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ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have stayed at ITH on Front St for a week. Initially I was supposed to stay for 2 days but extended as loved it so much. Some great aspects of this place are:
- all breakfasts and dinners inluded (and some activities have free lunch too)
- all activities are free (sailing, Tijuana trip, clubbing outing, beach trips, picnics in the park etc)
- clean bathrooms and toilets (3showers for 24ppl; 3 toilets). I haven't had to wait much for bathrooms :)
- clean sheets and towels (no bedbugs!!)
- kitchen to cook own food if required ( helpful for food allergies or intolerances)
- $10 shuttle to and from airport
- Awesome staff and volunteers
- great part of town : near Little Italy with funky bars, restaurants and cafés; 10min walk to downtown, 15mins to gas lamp quarters, near harbour if you like to run its perfect to run the jetty/harbour waterfront, 15 mins to all the museums in Balboa park.
- close to main train line / trolley to take you to outer suburbs
- awesome homely feel

To be honest I have made this my home away from home, love the place so much that I spent hrs in the courtyard with a cuppa and book and then drinking beers on the patio at night. The rest of the visitors became like family. Have travelled worldwide and this has been my best hostel experience yet :)

For those less used to shared living, please keep in mind this is a HOSTEL, there will be ppl coming in and out of the room at odd times on occasion and some more drunken than others. Always keep earplugs if you have a problem with this and you'll be fine.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Alia_Mea
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Internati0nalTravelr, Owner at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Hi Alia_Mea,

We are glad to see that you enjoyed our hostel! Our team works hard to make sure the hostel is a special place for travelers! Enjoy your trip and we hope to see you next time you are in SD!

Cheers,
Bobby

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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed here briefly but man did we have some fun! Free breakfast and dinner each night was brilliant. The staff are out to have a good time and make sure the guests are having as much fun as possible. There's fun activities to do day and night. We were shown around San Diego and taken to all the best spots that we'd never have even thought about... They had organized a pub crawl and only 5 of us signed up (smallest group yet) but they still went ahead with it and we had a great night. A great time over all I'll definitely be back.

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

Thanks for staying with us! Our free breakfast and dinner is always a favorite. We are doing homemade sushi, BBQ and many other delicious meals. Our staff are crazy and we wouldnt have it any other way. They are such hard workers and give their heart and soul to each and every guest. We are now offering FREE adventure activities. So if there was every anything you missed out on, that sounds like an amazing excuse to come back and hang with us at ITH

-Danger Dave

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Read no more - stay at this hostel.

It really is that good. A fantastic balance of efficiency and elegance, excitement and organisation. It has a quirky nature but that only adds to its charm. The social scene is 1st rate.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank James C
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Internati0nalTravelr, Manager at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thanks for your review! We are working hard for you every day, from our free breakfasts and dinners, our free adventure activities, funky jam sessions in the garden and crazy art on the walls. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay please come back soon!

-Danger Dave

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I spent only 2 nights there but I wish I stayed longer! This place is just amazing, the staff is incredible! They love working there and they're so nice and kind and they make you feel comfortable! There are different activities every day and night. I felt like at home there and I miss this place and the people who work there. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank CamBou02
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Internati0nalTravelr, Manager at ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

We cannot thank you enough for singing praise about our hostel! Come back soon you know where we are! Our staff are hard at work to make each and every experience truly amazing. I'm glad you got to join us on our free activities during the day. And hopefully you had some of our delicious cinnamon, blueberry banana biscuits cooked by Backpacker Bob. The free meals are amazing so if you missed out, Please come back
Safe Travels

-Danger Dave

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

It is certainly one of my best hostel stay in US and I had a great time staying there. There is free wifi, Ipad available beside the "reception" area where you can use it anytime at your leisure. The rooms was clean, conducive and that the place is painted with lively colors and design. The restroom was kept clean as the staff has been really hardworking and committed to keeping it clean and dry.

The place is near to Little Italy where they have buildings, gourmet and cultures of Italy. It is conveniently located near to Amtrak station, Trolley and within walking distance to places like Gaslamp quarter, stadiums where you could watch baseball matches, etc.

The biggest advantage and plus point for the place is that breakfast and dinner are provided at no additional charges. Also, they have private vehicle services available, where you pay a really affordable rate and get to tour and visit the various place in San Diego such as the Zoo, La Jolla Beach, etc. The staff there is definitely helpful and approachable, who you can always just drop by the counter and enquire almost anything and they will be there to help. An interesting part of the hostel is also that they have daily activities planned for residents and that you can join them at a minimum charge or for free (depending on what it is) and that the programs are different for 7 days a week.

It has really been a great and pleasure stay and I would definitely recommend my friends to stay there.

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

Thanks a million for your amazing review! We are working hard every day to provide you with wifi and ipads to stay in touch with friends. The staff are constantly cleaning and coming up with new ideas for art, entertainment, and activities. We are so blessed to be close to Little Italy, public transportation, and some other amazing attractions in downtown San Diego. I'm glad you got to experience them! Our free breakfast and dinner is always a favorite and we are happy to see the trend continuing! And now, our adventure activities are free for all guests. Come snorkel, surf, snowboard, sail, and celebrate with us...all for free!!!
Come back soon!

-Danger Dave

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