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“really international house” 5 of 5 stars
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ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103   |  
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San Diego, California
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“really international house”
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, the bus party also every week, bonfire, beach , free breakfast every day and and free dinner 4 days a week.
clean place,location is amazing near downtown and few steps to balboa park,.
my advice go there and you will never regret it ,this place is awesomeee ;)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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 can perfectly choose between partying and studying, it's up to you! As a long term resident you will become part of an awesome family.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 in this hostel. I totally recommend the people to stay in it even for couple of days because it's really enjoyable and fun to feel living around lovely nd awesome people. Specially my favorite person in the hostel Racheal (the princess) & Meg (the manger).

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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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 rooms/beds/bathroom/kitchen were also okay. The room doors were a bit thin, so you might pick up some noise from the hallway.

Finally for me there was nothing to complain about but please keep in mind: It's a reasonable hostel (and not the Four Seasons).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 four 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! Multiple male and female restrooms allows our guests to always have access to a hot shower! Our huge social lounge is equipped with a billiards 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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