San Diego Area Housing

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by tommy9'0", Jun 16, 2014.

  1. tommy9'0"

    tommy9'0" Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I'm going out to California sometime in the next few weeks and need some place to stay. Ill be in the San Diego area for a few months. I'm on a pretty tight budget so any place thats gonna cost a fortune is out. Anyone have a spare room or couch they wouldn't mind renting? Help a brother out!!
  2. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Yeah, there is an international only one right by the OB pier, but a regular hostel out by Point Loma High on Voltaire as well. Check craigslist for rooms. I found one to crash in for FREE for two weeks when I first moved there because I left before my apartment was ready. It was in La Mesa, but free is free.

  3. Son Bather Bob

    Son Bather Bob Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    US Hostel. Gaslamp quarter (next to whiskey girl) - $50-60/night

    Trolley to old town, old town to Belmont (#8) $5/day pass

    California burritos for lunch - $5/day
  4. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
  5. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
  6. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    oh oops...............
  7. El Tron

    El Tron Active Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    Banana Bungalow - at the end of Reed street....about 3-4 blocks south of Garnett...
  8. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Yeah, the shared rooms in OB were going for like $10 per night about 12-13 years ago. People were camping out there for months at a time. Not sure what the going rate is, but it's not that much....

    And I can't stress this enough, Southern California is filled with strange people, that think a little differently than most, so you would be surprised what kind of a "room" you may be able to score for a few months for next to nothing.

    I.E. Found a room to stay in at this Hippy Chicks house for a couple weeks when I moved there. She said she had a back injury, but if I helped her clean up her house and move some of her furniture, I could stay there as long as I want, for FREE.

    There are tons of people doing business travel, people out of work that need help with rent. I have been BAFFLED by the things I have found on SD craigslist. Free surf boards, free fins, a free wetsuit....

    Just throw a post up saying the deal that you are in. You are trying to flop in SD for XX amount of time... Blah blah... You could get someone hitting you back saying you can crash with them for $100 a month. You never know.

    Every sob story I have EVER posted out there has been met with FREE services. Not kidding. I jacked my Jeep up years ago off roading on Fiesta Island, I put a craigslist sob story asking for someone to look at it for free, cause I couldn't afford it... This guy on coronado told me to bring it down. He was retired Navy. He not only looked at it, but fixed it completely free and worked on it for about 2 hours. I was blown away...

    Works every time... To date, I have not encountered a murderer or crazy person, so good luck with that.