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ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego

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3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying in the hostel for 6 months and it was so heartbreaking to leave it at the end. You don't have time to get bored, many activities are proposed to you and the friendly - family atmosphere makes you feel like home! delicious food is served and the hostel is situated in one of the best neighborhood surrounded... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! You were such a wonderful student to have around and we hope that you make your way back to San Diego soon! Safe travels! More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the hostel for a month. It was one of the greatest experiences I've had. Made a lot of friends, really clean, friendly staff and excellent location. I would recommend it to a friend. I was there for academic reasons, so I needed a place where I could study and relax but at the same time there were... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for the epic review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in a student room! It's great that you were able to find balance for your academic studies and fun during your leisure time. Please come visit us again soon! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really good time. I stayed 3 nights. 2 of the 3 nights I was overcharged from what tripadvisor quoted. The first night it was exactly what the website said. But the last 2 nights I was given the ring around about how the tax wasn't included. Which it clearly was on my recite. Just be careful that... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Hello there, I am sorry for the confusion about our rates. When booking on a third party website it is important to read the disclaimer, such as the one on Trip Advisor, which states that all taxes and fees are not included in the quoted price. I can assure you that no one was giving you the ring around about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son has lived here as a student resident since January, so I decided to stay here with him during my visit to San D. My first time here;I stayed 2 nights and everything exceeded my expectations. I was in a 6 bed mixed room with a window and large closet. 4 females, 2 males. Everyone got along great and... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad that our hard work gets noticed by our amazing guests like yourself! Providing delicious home cooked meals is an important factor in our business model. Through meals we bring people from all different cultures together! We hope you come again soon! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been there just for 13 days and I got a lot of friends that I can consider a family right now. Everything is organized and super clean. Delicious dinner and breakfast. Everyday they have activities and it makes the shyest person get involved with everybody. Thank you so much ITH Family, for give me the best days of... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are glad you liked our home cooked breakfasts and dinners! We are glad you had the chance to enjoy our daily activities. You were an exceptional volleyball player! Come back soon! More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This is one of, if not the, best hostel I have stayed in in the States. The volunteers that staff the place are exceptionally welcoming and warm, which helps massively in bringing together all the guests and having a real family feel to the hostel. There is always something going on with both daytime and night time activities every day... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

We are so incredibly happy that you such wonderful time when you stayed with us! That's great news that you had the chance to partake in our daily and nightly activities and eat our home cooked meals. Come again soon! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been staying at ITH zoo hostel for 2 weeks and it's been an awesome experience. The staff is helpful and very friendly. The food is great, when you consider the price and overall a very good hostel. I will recommend it to everyone but mostly people under 35. I will definitely consider coming back. Thanks

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, Viktor! We loved hosting you and hope you will come back and see us again :-) We hope you have safe travels in Australia! More 

San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hands-down the best hostel in town! Located in the heart of Hillcrest, steps away from a lot of cool restaurants, bars, and shops. Very friendly ambience and amiable staff. Free breakfast everyday and dinner four times a week. I initially booked a room there for a month and ended up staying for about 6. Easily the best time I've had... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

We are so glad that you felt at home during your stay ! We are fortunate to have wonderful long term guests like you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

By far the best Hostel I've stayed in. The staff here make you feel at home, they are very friendly and helpful. The home cooked meals make you feel at home. The daily activities are great to mix with other traveller/backpackers. Weekly pub crawls, farmers markets, hikes and weekly going on's around the city. Theres something for everyone at this... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that the home cooked meals made you feel at home! We are so lucky that our wonderful staff are such talented cooks! Thanks for being a wonderful guest! More 

Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best place to stay in San Diego, period! If you're fun, outgoing and looking for a good time for both short or long term stays near downtown and the main beaches in SD, this is 200% the place for you. And if you're not, don't worry, ITH will change your mind about cohabiting with people from every corner of the... More 

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Bobby D, Manager at ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your four month stay with us. You are right, our ITH family is pumpkin sweet! We were happy to have you as part of the family while you were here! More 

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