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ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego

2.0 of 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a traveler's hostel, not a 5 star hotel. Keep that in mind when booking. That said, I was in town for 3 days apartment hunting and this place fit my needs to a T. The staff is friendly, the facilities are kept very clean, the halls are quiet at night, there is free breakfast and dinner. What more... More 

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was my first and best hostel, good people from so many different culture. surfing, jumping into the sea at boat party, I did it for the first time :) Love the way it is managed, feels like family staying with hostel. love u guys :*

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It's in a cute little queer-friendly part of town (right on the AIDS run route). But that's a little bit north of downtown San Diego. I'm not sure what the public transportation is like, but I ended up taking the 30min walk to the part of Balboa Park that has all the museums, then getting the Trolley Tour from there... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and tell about your experience. To follow up on a few concerns from your review, I steam cleaned all the carpet in the hostel with a professional steam cleaner rental which we do quarterly to freshen up the place. We also purchased more silverware and dishes to guarantee everyone... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was so much fun! this place is awesome! I spent a month in the Zoo Hostel and I had the time of my life! the staff ( I like calling them my friends ) are super nice, the atmosphere is so lovely! If I am to go back to San Diego, I will not waste my time googling places,... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really enjoyed having you here and we wish you all the best as you continue your journey. More 

Versailles, Île-de-France, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

ITH is awesome place not only because of the activities they prepare for guest, or great breakfast and dinners, but mainly because of the people. Everyone who lives at this place is part of the ITH family. The stuff is so nice, kind and they try to do their best. Everytime I needed something, they helped me. ITH recommended and... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a review and telling of your experience. We are pleased to know that you found the volunteers very helpful, we are all working very hard to guarantee everyone has a wonderful experience at the hostel and feels like a part of the ITH family. More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After traveling around America for 4 months I thought I was done with partying - until I arrived here! The staff are AMAZING, fun-loving party people who make you feel so welcome. There are countless events (during both the day and evenings) which are really cheap or most of the time FREE! They do dinner 4 times a week and... More 

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

Thanks again for staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. I am pleased to know you enjoyed all the family dinners of home cooked meals and the social parties. All the best to you as you continue your journey. More 

Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I recently stayed here for my birthday and vacation all rolled into one and stayed a total of 8 days n 7 nights. I loved it! Staff was great!, Food was great!, Even the guests were great! I met a ton of people I never would have in my life. My advice to get into good rooms is to book... More 

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

Colin! Thank you so much for sharing your birthday and vacation with us here at ITH! It was a pleasure to get to know you! Let us know next time you are in town, and we would love to host you on another epic ITH experience! Enjoy beautiful Alaska for us all! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Free breakfast, dinner 4 nights a week, activities every day and night, clean and friendly sociable staff - what more could you want from a hostel. It is pretty hot (minor flaw) and there is noise but thats what you expect from a party hostel. The staff are volunteers who are also travelling which make them great company. I was... More 

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

April, Thanks so much for such a beautiful review! It was so nice to have you here during your trip here in San Diego! We try to ensure that everyone feels a part of the ITH family during your stay with us! Please feel free to come back anytime you're in San Diego, we would love to see you again!... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This hostel was super friendly and social, the staff made the place and it was also a halls of residence so the people that lived there all knew each other and it just made it really friendly. There were free food nights organised about 6 days a week and the food was gorgeous, the staff honestly put such a lot... More 

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

We are so glad to know that you loved the place. Thank you for the acknowledgement as we do work very hard to make the ITH Zoo Hostel a unique and clean place for travelers and students. We do apologize for the internet connection, we are adding what we can to make the internet service better by providing direct LAN... More 

San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

ITH was my first hostel experience, and it was totally wonderful. I made some lifelong friends in the crazy artistic halls of the hostel, and I feel so lucky I found such a cool haven to spend my whole summer in while I interned in San Diego. In the hostel, there is always someone trying to party, play, hit the... More 

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

We just wanted to say thank you for staying with us this summer and taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your time here in our hostels and San Diego. May you have the best of times as you continue your journey through this life. More 

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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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Hotel Class:2 star — ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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