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ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights and was very impressed by the friendliness of the staff and how outgoing they were. Many them are travelers staying for a few weeks or months and so it is easy to meet people and there are activities on every day and night - especially good for a solo traveler. It is fairly laid back and relaxing, yet there are plenty of activities such as the beach easily accessible.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Internati0nalTravelr, Manager at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us! I'm so happy to hear that you loved our staff. We thrive on spreading peace through knowledge of culture and having a diverse staff can help so much! Our daytime adventure activities are free for all guests so please come back and experience something with us!

-Danger Dave

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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Hostel was very clean, great location and atmosphere. The staff were so friendly! Free breakfast and dinner included was amazing. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Thanks for staying with us! Glad to hear you enjoyed our free meals and appreciated our staff! We would be happy to have you stay with us again anytime!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I love love love love love this hostel!!! I had the best time here in San Diego! The hostel is in little italy, a great cosy part of town. Everyone at the hostel are so freindly and nice. San Diego is the kind of city where everything is spread out over a large area and it's hard to get around with public transpertaion, but the hostel arrange so many great activities and take you out to all the places worth seeing! I had so much fun here with Neil and Steve and was tought to surf by the best teatcher Eric! I am coming back!!! Very soon!

Room Tip: Sorry, no swimming pool or fitness center, but I can change it :-/
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Laura S
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Thanks for joining us on your trip at the International Travelers House! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our activities and appreciated Eric's skills on the surf board!

It is also great to hear that you were able to explore Little Italy and appreciate the beautiful neighborhood we are in! We love where we are at! Come back and stay with us anytime!

Cheers,
Bobby

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Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and had a great experience!

Amazing value - breakfast and dinner included in the room price. Accommodated our vegetarian meal requests each night which was great! Food is simple - lasagna, pizza, rice and beans, always a big salad. Breakfast was almost always pancakes, and you can make your own oatmeal.

The bathrooms and showers were INCREDIBLY clean, and excellent ratio for the number of guests. Never had to wait in line.

The rooms are clean and spacious (except the discount room which is small). Thoughtful extras make the stay extra comfortable: each bunk has a plug and a shelf, new sheets, pillows and duvets. Rooms cleaned daily.

The only thing I would warn you about is that it does get noisy and there is a late quiet time (midnight). The people are so nice there though, that even if you aren't a partier you may find that you're up late hanging out til then anyway!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Danielle12345
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Thanks for kind words about our Travelers House! Our volunteer team works very hard at keeping the house and especially the bathrooms clean for our guests!

We will also keep in mind the after hours noise level in our social garden. Our goal is to provide a great time for our guests yet more importantly a comfortable place to sleep while the travelers are on the road! See ya next time!

Cheers,
Bobby

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in February. Hostel was very clean and the hosts extremely welcoming. The free breakfast, dinner and internet are great additions. The hostel is in a safe neighbourhood and is walking distance to the popular gaslamp quarter. There are plenty of organised activities and excursions; I went on the Tijuana day trip and had an amazing time.
Dave is an excellent host and awesome guy! Highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

We are glad to hear that your really enjoyed our hostel. The neighborhood and security where we are at is amazing and Little Italy is such a great place to hang out our grab some tasty meals! :)

Dave is a character and a legend here at the Travelers House! Come back soon!


Cheers,
Bobby

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for just one night in November, so we didn't get much opportunity to take advantage of all it had to offer. The staff seemed friendly, there is free breakfast and dinner every night and free internet which is all great! The main bathroom is downstairs and most rooms are upstairs but there is a little toilet and shower room upstairs that we were able to use no problem at all. It's only very small so I imagine it's a pretty friendly, intimate and quiet place to stay. They also arrange a bunch of really fun sounding trips. I would have liked to have stayed longer.
The only bad things I picked up on is that there were only 2 power sockets in a dorm for 4, which isn't ideal, and it's really difficult to fit two international adapters in at the same time so that makes it only 1 for us johnny foreigners. Also, it was a bit further out from the city center and there seemed to be quite a lot of homeless people in the general vicinity when we arrived, although not directly at the hostel. The other girl in our dorm told us that if you go walk the wrong into the city you can end up in a pretty dodgy area.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lorna89379
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Thanks again for staying with us and sharing your tips and concerns! We have not updated our rooms so that every bed has a shelf and a outlet! We also have some international adapters donated by guests around the hostel that travelers can use!

Hopefully next time you are in San Diego we will get to host you again and show you around our neighborhood of Little Italy as well as take you out on some awesome adventures!

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We were one of the first ever people to stay in this hostel and the owners and all of the workers were some of the nicest people we've ever met! The place was beautiful, colourful and clean. They shared their alcohol and mixers with us, they fed us bacon and eggs as a midnight snack and pancakes were freshly cooked for us for breakfast! And all included in the price! It was the best hostel I've ever stayed in!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank MBrox_9
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

We had so much fun showing you a great time! Our friendly bunch of volunteers are just so happy to be here in SD and providing the guests with a true local's experience!

See ya next time in SD!!

Cheers,
Bobby

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Address: 1658 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-2920
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 65 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range: $30 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded the 2014 & 2015 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 and we offer FREE continental breakfast every day and provide FREE pizza catered from an authentic local Italian restaurant 6 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 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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