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ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego

3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here at ITH zoo hostel, which is also a student residents. It has such a homely feeling to it which is great. I stay in a private 2 bed room with my boyfriend for 77 nights, our room was big with a fridge, desk, chair and wardrobe. . When we arrived the staff checked us in quickly and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price I think you couldn't ask for more. Staff are very friendly and there is a general good vibe in the place. The bathrooms were surprisingly clean (usually hostels are a bit gross...I've been to many over the years) and so were the rooms and the common areas. Sometimes it got a bit noisy, but what can you... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a review that is long overdue but the ITH Zoo Hostel deserves a huge THUMBS UP! I stayed over at this hostel for 12 days (since 13 was the maximum for short term stay) from the 07/05/14 to 07/17/14. I chose a 6 bedder mixed room whereby two were occupied by long term students- a tad messy but... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

if you are going to SD, so this is where you should stay,i have been there over than 6 months and i had the most fun experience,meeting people from every where, and we become like one family. staff was super amazing, The manger Meg and Rachel do everything to satisfy us, plus the amazing activities that been held every night,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 6 weeks. I did a clerkship as a senior medical student at UCSD. This place is awesome for students: cheap, beautiful, clean, the ambient is great, you meet people for all around the world, the food is always great and it's made by the international staff so you can have a taste of different cultures, you... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have stayed at ITHHOSTELS hostel for 3 months before I move to an apartment. It was one of the the best time I have spent in the US. The management, the staff, the location and the activities were amazing and useful. I have met great people and I still in touch with many friends who were living with me... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I spent six months in SD, from September 2013 to February 2014, with the International Travelers House (ITH) family... The most amazing time that I've ever had !!! Highly recommended !!!! miss ya guys, all the best, Fernando

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the room is VERY noisy -- right next to street. the social aspect is good - good international ambiance and chance to meet nice people. beware of the steep san diego room tax surprise which is not stated during the reservation and not included as part of TOTAL but hits your card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a really nice stay in April 2014 here. The hostel is a bit hard to find b/c only the entrance is visible on street level (and at the time not visible in Google StreetMap) but the hostel goes all the way back on the first floor. For a hostel and the cheap rates it was fairly clean and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Brilliant hostel. Fantastic location and very quiet rooms. Helpful and friendly staff. Bagels for breakfast was a great start to the day! Reliable wifi access all around the hostel and a library for some quiet time!

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Address: 3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
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Welcome to the International Travelers House Zoo Hostel. Your destination if you are looking for the best experience and most comfortable rooms during your holidays in San Diego! FREE hot breakfast and coffee is prepared every morning for our guests. We also cook FREE premium dinners three nights a week and provide free food for guests to cook with 7 nights a week! FREE daytime adventurous activities are offered daily including: surf trips, sailing, snorkeling, hiking, picnics, beach trips and more! Our night time activities show guests the local sides of the city and are designed to allow travelers to meet others and have fun! We are the closest hostel to the San Diego Zoo and also offer wholesale pricing for tickets!!Multiple male and female restrooms allows our guests to always have access to a hot shower! Our huge social lounge is equipped with a billards table, darts, art chalk walls, iPads, TV, Games, and plenty space for relaxing!The unique design of our zoo themed building provides guests with plenty of space for meeting people in our variety of common areas. FREE Internet is provided to all guests as well as having access to iPads and computers!Our goal is to show you the ultimate experience and best time during your holidays. With this in mind we guide our guests on a variety or daytime adventures including: Surfing Trips, Beach Trips, FREE Sailing Tours, Nature Walks, Snorkeling Excursions, Local Happy Hours, Sightseeing Tours, Tijuana, Mexico Tours, Waterfall Hikes, Brewery Tours and More!Once the sun falls and the nighttime is here, we take our guests on the best social activities including: Pub Crawls, Club Nights, Local Restaurant Tours, Wine Tastings, Art Nights, Game Nights, Movie Nights and more! ... more   less 
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