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PodShare San Diego

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Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Twin Room, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of PodShare San Diego

PodShare San Diego

2.0 star property
Within easy reach of San Diego Zoo

6.6/10 Good

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
500 West Fir Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Lockers available
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Soundproofed rooms

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Balboa Park - 12 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 16 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 17 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 21 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 23 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 25 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 26 min walk
  • Petco Park - 31 min walk
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 43 min walk
  • Harbor Island - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 9 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 20 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 36 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 9 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 15 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 7 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 12 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 16 min walk


  • Bencotto Italian Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Monello - 2 min walk
  • Filipi's Pizza Grotto - 3 min walk
  • Mimmo's Italian Village - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Zucchero - 3 min walk

About this property

PodShare San Diego

When you stay at PodShare San Diego, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from San Diego Zoo and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. Also, Mission Bay and Balboa Park are within a short drive. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: County Center - Little Italy Station is 7 minutes and America Plaza Trolley Station is 12 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an access code

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

PodShare San Diego San Diego
PodShare San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
PodShare San Diego Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Does PodShare San Diego offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, PodShare San Diego does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at PodShare San Diego?
As of 7 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at PodShare San Diego on 12 December 2022 start from ₹6,196, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at PodShare San Diego?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at PodShare San Diego?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at PodShare San Diego?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at PodShare San Diego.
What are the check-in and check-out times at PodShare San Diego?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - 9:30 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near PodShare San Diego?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Zucchero (3-min walk), Cafe Gratitude (3-min walk), and Pappalecco (4-min walk).
What's the area around PodShare San Diego like?
PodShare San Diego is a short 7-minute walk from County Center - Little Italy Station and 12 minutes' walk from Balboa Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location. Close to harbour. Helpful staff.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Eric, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Podshare and Friends
Excellent PodShare location. Staff is friendly and helpful! They offer day pass use for both the common area and the lockers in the lobby. There are a couple long term guests and some who are overnight only. Exactly what I would expect!
Cherae, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the Top 3 Hostels in San Diego!
Was just in town for the night on a gig contract and have stayed at Podshare several times in the last few years. Steven & his staff do a great job managing the place plus I'm glad to see that ownership allowed them to put up a "Clean your dishes" sign!
Ricky, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Matías, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Paid for a non refundable reaervation, didn't bither staying. It was unclean, smelled, and did not have ac as previously advertised
thomas, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the Top 3 Hostels in San Diego!
I've stayed here @ Podshare when I cruise thru San Diego several times since I first discovered it a couple years ago and loved it. The staff there (Steven & Nigeria - lovely young lady not the country, haha) anyway they're great, super nice, keep the place very clean & make sure the other guests follow the rules & respect others, all in a very nice way. The location is incredible being in a popular part of San Diego known as Little Italy, great restaurants, shops and just a few blocks from the waterfront, value times many! Not trying to let the "cat out of the bag" but if you're traveling to or thru San Diego this summer you owe it to yourself to check the place out, great value for the money!
Ric, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Still one of the top 2-3 hostels in San Diego!
I just got back from a month in Mexico and stayed at several hostels and every time now when I come back thru San Diego I stay at Podshare in Little Italy, they're the best! The staff (Steven & Nigeria) are always super nice and look to make your stay enjoyable, the place is always very clean, the amenities (kitchen, TV lounge & laundry) are great & being in Little Italy you can't beat the location! Anytime I visit San Diego Podshare is where I stay.
Ric, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent location and convenience. Best bang for buck if you fall within a specific category of traveler. A bit more privacy in bunk areas would be nice, but isn’t a deal breaker and I will definitely stay again.
Amir, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review