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Sonder The Baker

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Signature Room, 1 Bedroom
Signature Room, 1 Bedroom | Living room | 48-inch LCD TV with digital channels, TV
Coffee and/or coffee maker
Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

Overview of Sonder The Baker

Sonder The Baker

3.5-star property
3.5-star hostel, convenient to Petco Park

7.4/10 Good

83 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Internet access
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
765 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Petco Park - 8 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 27 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 28 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 30 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 8 min drive
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 9 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 25 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 38 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 17 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 19 min walk
  • Park and Market Trolley Station - 5 min walk
  • City College Trolley Station - 5 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 9 min walk


  • Hodad's - 3 min walk
  • Zanzibar Cafe - 4 min walk
  • El Dorado - 4 min walk
  • Brian's 24 - 5 min walk
  • Basic - 5 min walk

About this property

Sonder The Baker

Sonder The Baker puts you within a 10-minute drive of San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo. Also, Balboa Park and Hotel Circle are within a short drive. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Park and Market Trolley Station is 5 minutes and City College Trolley Station is 5 minutes.


Catalan, English, French, Spanish

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

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


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 48-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 17570

Also known as

RK Buckner Hostel San Diego
RK Buckner Hostel
RK Buckner San Diego
RK Buckner
Buckner Hotel San Diego
Buckner San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Does Sonder The Baker offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sonder The Baker 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sonder The Baker?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, 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 Sonder The Baker?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sonder The Baker?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sonder The Baker.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder The Baker?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Sonder The Baker?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zanzibar Cafe (4-min walk), El Dorado (4-min walk), and Brian's 24 (5-min walk).
What's the area around Sonder The Baker like?
Sonder The Baker is a short 5-minute walk from Park and Market Trolley Station and 16 minutes' walk from San Diego Convention Center.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great boutique hotel in a convenient spot
Booked this hotel for a weekend trip to SD to visit some friends. Check-in was super easy and the free lockers on site were really handy since I got in a few hours too early to access my room. The hotel is in a great location. A short walk to the bars and restaurants near Gaslamp and a quick uber over to Little Italy. The room was also very clean, well decorated, and the bed comfy. There is some street noise and whatnot, but its in a dowtown area in a historic building...which I feel makes that to be expected. My only "complaint" would be that the TV wasnt working properly. I didn't use it much but the one time I did, it kept giving me an error when I tried to watch the "free tv" channel. And since I didn't want to log into my own netflix (and have to remember to log out) I just gave up. But overall I would absolutely stay here again!
Sarah, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

December in San Diego
I enjoyed my week stay at the Sonder The Baker. The location was convenient from the airport, also convenient to the major sights in the city and public transportation. My hotel room was spotless, updated, and attractive. The bathroom was modern with new fixtures. There were plenty of breakfast places and dinner spots within walking distance. In the evening, I would be greeted by the young people of Sonder who were personable and interesting.
PHILLIP K., 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little getaway
Cameron was an amazing host. Runs a tight ship and an excellent operation. Enjoyed our stay, immensely!
Craig, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heather, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Kristen, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Read the fine print: extremely noisy.
Quite simple: if you want a quiet stay don't go here. Read the fine print and all of the information on other sites before booking. We struggled for hours trying to get some sort of refund and moved to a better hotel. Noise, noise, noise, noise, banging pipes, bathroom door issues, noise...nuff said.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property. Information about how and where to park would have been helpful.
Diana, 3-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Ane Marthe Solheim, 7-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Karina, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Norman, 5-night trip
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