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ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego

1658 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked five nights here at the end of a busy west coast road trip and this was the highlight. I ended up staying for eight nights as I made so many friends and always had so much to do. Almost every hostel I've stayed at advertises lots of freebies that never actually materialise. But ITH was definitely the exception... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited San Diego about 4 weeks ago and stayed at this hostel. I have to tell you, the hostel offers and delivers over and above a standard hostel, or a hotel for that matter! I have stayed in about 10 internal hostels so far and counting... This hostel scores very highly. Where do i start... The hostel is very... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at ITH Adventure Hostel for 2 weeks in total, after extending my original stay of 8 nights, bit by bit. I just couldn't bear to leave! This hostel is genuinely the nicest, most awesome place I have ever stayed, and certainly the best hostel in North America. Hopefully I will be back one day! The volunteers at the... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In planning this trip we were looking for a place where my son and I could stay, yet have our own personal space and time for rest and relaxation. We felt a Hostel would give Him plenty of people to meet and do things with and I just needed to get away. After reviewing Trip Advisor and ITH websites-we chose... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few nights back in May - was my first time travelling on my own and first time staying in a hostel & this place was a great place to start. If you're on your own the free breakfast & evening meals give you a great opportunity to meet other people, chat, compare travelling experiences etc and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Honestly I have never stayed anywhere that comes even CLOSE to this hostel. The location is great near little Italy and close to downtown, train station, waterfront. The staff were super friendly from the moment i walked in, hilarious and fun. Daily trips and events (like 2 or 3 per day) which include road trips to nearby attractions (the hostel... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I fell in love with this place on my first visit and had to come back to spend more time with all the amazing friends I made there. Bobby and James who founded this hostel have a way of making everyone feel welcome from college age travelers to people in later years in life (I brought my mom on the... More

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Oslo, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Authentic and homely with the most genuinely friendly staff. Uncountable possibilities of getting to know the other guests through several free of charge daily events. Great value, even breakfast and dinner included. THE place to stay in San Diego.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I can't speak highly enough about ITH and have been telling people on my travels about it since I left. The hostel feels like home, with friendly staff and guests, great free daily and evening activities, giving everyone a chance to get to know each other, with free breakfast and dinner each day. If you're anything like me, you'll be... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This is the best place to stay in SD, especially if you are traveling on your own. Instant friend, instant fun and it's so safe! I made lifelong friends here,and had amazing experiences here at ITH. Everyone is so nice and helpful and all the staff truely love working here which makes your experience better. I stayed in room 4... More

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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Hi Katskitcat, Thanks for being so kind and staying with us! It was awesome having you join our hostel experience!! Have fun during your travels! Come back soon!! :) Cheers, Bobby More

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Address: 1658 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for being the Top Rated Accommodation in San Diego! We are ideally located in Downtown near San Diego Bay, we offer FREE hot cooked breakfast every day and FREE cooked dinners six nights a week. FREE adventurous daytime activities are offered everyday including: surf trips, sailing, snorkeling, hiking, picnics, yoga beach trips and more! Limited spaces are available with our daytime activities. Our social night time activities makes our hostel one of the best in San Diego! Our variety of dorms and private guest rooms are designed with the latest bunk beds, allowing travelers to enjoy a cozy nights sleep at an affordable price. The unique design of our historic victorian building allows guests to have numerous outdoor sitting areas in addition to multiple social areas inside. Our goal is to provide travelers with the complete experience of seeing San Diego while making friends with other travelers from all over the world. Our guests have access to the use of brand new iPads to surf the web and contact their friends on Skype.Our social activities give our travelers the best insights to San Diego including pub crawls, poker night, sports games, walking tours, creative workshops, taco Tuesdays, social olympics and more!Please note that guests staying with us must be over 18 years old and carry an international passport or reside outside of San Diego County. ... more   less 
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