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Reviews of International Travelers House Adventure Hostel

Hostel | 1658 Front St, San Diego, California, USA 92101

93.5% Overall Rating

36 out of 37 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/09/2014)

Adam Green thinks…

"This is one of the best hotels I've stayed at. They had both morning and evening activities most of which where completely free. Good breakfast and lunch included in the price. You can spend your…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

San Diego City TOT Tax of 11.05% will be added by the hostel onto all nightly room rates .

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93.5%

Overall Rating

36 out of 37 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'International Travelers House Adventure Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
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Cleanliness
92.0%
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94.4%
Value
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adam Green

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2014 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the best hotels I've stayed at. They had both morning and evening activities most of which where completely free. Good breakfast and lunch included in the price. You can spend your time chilling out in the garden or you can party hard 24 7 it's got something for everyone.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the friendly and relaxed atmosphere in San Diego. They offer free activities at day and at night which are led by a member of staff which give you the opportunity to meet other people very easily. As I was traveling by myself, this was just the perfect hostel for me. It is great value for money and I felt comfortable and content the whole time!

Disliked: I was not sure whether my luggage would be safe in the bungalow because there were no lockers around.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Signe Damm

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 September 2014 Signe would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place. Would definitely stay there again, I didn't want to leave!! The staff are very helpful and friendly. It is a small hostel, so you quickly get to know everyone staying there. The pancakes for brekkie were delicious!!

Disliked: You have to bring your own locks for the lockers. I wasn't aware of that and didn't have time to look around for one. I signed up for an event (Mystery tour) on their website for Friday morning at 9. But the staff didn't know about any tour. So don't book online. Call the hostel instead to get the event schedule.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Peter Braden

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2014 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Great value, especially as it includes breakfast and dinner. The other guests were from a variety of countries. There are lots of free activities (jam sessions, tours, etc) and the place has a real quirky charm. Staff were very friendly and enthusiastic.

Disliked: The bathrooms in the bungalows could be a bit cleaner, and my sheets had a couple hairs on them when they arrived.

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Ashlyn Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2014 Ashlyn would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are what made this hostel amazing. All the volunteers were what made this place great as I felt right at home almost instantly. Free breakfasts and dinners were a nice touch, and a great way to meet so many others. Likewise with all the free activities. I particularly liked the laid back atmosphere: it felt like a community rather than a business (with all the rigidity), and that made you feel like you were at home rather than a guest. Thanks for the stay! :)

Disliked: Perhaps the beds could have brighter lights and the pillows less flat, but aside from that, it was pretty darn great.

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Lyz Watkinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2014 Lyz would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel! Made my San Diego stay! Great free events, breakfast and dinner and the most incredible friendly staff (especially Steve and Christina - those guys were exceptional, thank you!) Loved celebrating ITH's 2nd birthday with them - here's to many more, they're doing great things for backpackers!!

Disliked: Nothing

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Lindsey Tischuk

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

27 July 2014 Lindsey would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, good service, friendly staff

Disliked: Lack of AC

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Johanna Englert

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2014 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best youth hostel I've ever stayed at! Besides the fact that breakfast AND dinner are offered, which saves you quite some money, the atmosphere at the hostel was amazing. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. During my visit the other people staying at the hostel were all very sociable and fun to be with. The location is great since it is in a quiet area, but still in walking distance to the bars and clubs of the Gaslamp Quarter (Little Italy is right around the corner) and the trolley stop isjust a 5 min walk from the hostel. The activities offered by the hostel were also really fun and it was great that you got an opportunity to meet the people staying at the ITH Zoo Hostel. The Hostel is always very clean and although people go out together regularly the staff makes sure that the noise is kept down not to disturb the other guests.

Disliked: Johanna left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2014

Liked: good location

Disliked: little breakfast

100.0%
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Alexander Johnson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 May 2014 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel goes above and beyond in accommodating it's guests. I've stayed in several hostels in the past and this one is easily the best bang for your buck. They provide meals and even have a fridge available for storing personal items. Hands down the best part is the free activities that they provide: pub crawls (free cover charges to bars), sail boat trips, hikes, adventures around town...They also make it easy to meet people and all of the staff are extremely laid back and friendly!

Disliked: Alexander left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how close this was to Little Italy

Disliked: I disliked that there is no real beach in walking distance. This is more in the financial district and you have to bus or take bikes to the beach.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, very friendly. Lots of great activities on offer. For any staff reading this that were concerned about me crossing the border to Tijuana airport, I made it just fine!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kylie wates

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2014 kylie would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay, with breakfast and dinner provided (just get in early!) the staff and other travellers were really friendly and it was cool to have daily activities planned that you could do. Location was great with an amazing market just one block away on Saturday.

Disliked: nothing.

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Timothy Moran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2013 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe, friendly staff and comfortable beds. Also they arrange a lot of free activities everyday and breakfast and dinner is complimentary. It's a no brainer - best hostel

Disliked: Timothy left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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Bernhard Semlitsch

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Work / volunteering

10 July 2013 Bernhard would recommend this property

Liked: I positively impressed by the character of the hostel. I travel a lot and this was on of the best hostels I stayed in. The arranged activities (including the free food) are awesome, and therefore the hostel is also perfect for travelers that travel on their one.

Disliked: The way to the beach is quite long ... , however, it is close to nightlife.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of great tours. Friendly staff. Easy access to public transport.

Disliked: N/A

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Marie Eve Grenon

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2013 Marie Eve would recommend this property

Liked: -Staff are really nice and friendly. -It was really cold and they found us a heater (thanks again!). -Taco Tuesday's night was funny -a must in San Diego.

Disliked: A bit far from a supermarket and the main attractions.

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean sheets excellent housekeeping

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nathan Foster

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel. Well worth the money! Free breakfast every morning which was great, free dinner every night which, again, was good, staff are friendly & helpful, the events they organise are brilliant & if you stay here you HAVE TO go to Tijuana!! Amazing experience!

Disliked: Not a lot really. Location is a little far from the main area but not a long walk!

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa

24 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, very friendly and all of them were young guys, very welcoming.

Disliked: anything! :-)

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

VARVARA ALIMISI

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2013 VARVARA would recommend this property

Liked: friendly atmosphere, good location, great place to meet ppl!!!

Disliked: hm,breakfast a bit, but ok for the prics..

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfy beds :-) very friendly staff and plenty of info on San Diego and surrounding areas + lots of group activities and chances to meet people and socialize. Quite clean, and breakfast + dinner included in the price makes it really good value. Also, the area feels very safe and it's only a 10-15 minute walk from the Gaslamp Quarter with all the pubs and restaurants.

Disliked: Not enough restrooms, though I managed to escape the big crowds by showering early in the morning. No lockers in the dorms, but there are a few small lockers for valuables in the kitchen (bring your own padlock or rent it), and the staff is super helpful with storing your luggage after check-out. Would be nice to have individual lights for each bed, lockers in each dorm, and maybe to enforce the "noise curfew" a little bit more energetically. The staff members recommend that after 11-12pm all noise be avoided, but nobody is actually doing anything to make sure that the rule is respected. For those who may be there to study/work rather than to party every single night, having people who play guitar in the veranda until 1 am or come back in the middle of the night from a pub crawl and turn on the lights in the dorm room is not much fun.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. The facilities are new and very well maintained. Plenty room to socialize, get to know people or just hand out.

Disliked: Nothing. It is great. You should definitely stay there.

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Laura Young

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The daily activities on offer were great, as was having dinner provided, which was a great way to meet people. My favourite hostel in the US.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and fun activities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.