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Hotel Description

Victorian hostel near Balboa Park

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Little Italy hostel, you'll find Balboa Park and Waterfront Park. Port of San Diego and USS Midway Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

Free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden are available at this hostel. Enjoy the free English breakfast each morning. A 24-hour business center, a snack bar/deli, and a library are also on offer.

Luxe linens, free WiFi

The shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Other amenities include washers/dryers, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers.

Single Bed In Six Bed Female Dorm

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Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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Single Bed In Six Bed Standard Dorm

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ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego

Everyone (1)
2 out of 5

loud, party theme, tough to sleep

Pros: great location
Cons: see above
Location: central in city
cheap, but not worth it for what you get. run by seemingly college kids, which are very friendly, but it leads to a party-like atmosphere where it's very loud and hard to sleep. Some might like the party thing, but I just wanted to rest after spending days/nights in city. coming in/out room at all hours pretty dirty food in AM looked pretty bad, but I wasn't there for the food

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 10, 2016 by Manager

Dear Valued Customer, We appreciate your feedback. We are always interested in what our guest have to say. We apologize for the experience you had. We are a young company always striving to get better. Thank you for you feedback and we hope to host you again in the future for a better experience. Best Wishes

About the ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego

Location 230 W. Cedar, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Victorian San Diego hostel.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • Built in 1888
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: County Center - Little Italy Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego offers 25 shared accommodations with washers/dryers and safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free English breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The hostel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • ITH Adventure Hostel San Diego
  • ITH Adventure Hostel
  • ITH Adventure San Diego
  • ITH Adventure

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.