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  • Address

    707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

  • Phone

    (858) 412-5878

PACIFIC BEACH HOSTEL WITH AN OCEAN VIEW

LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BOARDWALK OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN IN PACIFIC BEACH, THE ATMOSPHERE DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER! THE ITH BEACH BUNGALOW SURF HOSTEL OFFERS COZY BEDS, BEACHFRONT FACILITIES AND FRIENDLY HOSTS WHO HAVE A PASSION FOR SHOWCASING THE LOCAL CULTURE. BRING YOUR BEACH CLOTHES AND FLIP FLOPS AND PREPARE TO KICK BACK AT OUR SURF HOSTEL.

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THE BEACH BUNGALOW HAS BEEN A LEGENDARY HOSTEL IN PACIFIC BEACH SINCE THE 1980S HOSTING COUNTLESS TRAVELERS AND MAKING MEMORIES. AT ITH, WE ARE PROUD TO KEEP THE VIBES RIGHT AND ENERGY HIGH FOR ALL TYPES OF TRAVELERS REGARDLESS OF YOUR ITINERARY TO CREATE A SOCIAL, FRIENDLY AND FUN ATMOSPHERE. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, GO FOR A SURF AND ENJOY OUR OUTDOOR SPACES TO RELAX ON DURING YOUR STAY WITH US.

We have several room options, including female-only rooms, Coed dorm-style rooms, and private rooms. All rooms are ensuite with private bathrooms. The hostel has multiple lounges where guests can enjoy a variety of cozy spaces to relax or work from.  

The external floor plan offers lots of outdoor space to meet other travelers. The hostel has a large private outdoor deck where travelers can socialize, check out the waves and soak up the sunshine.  

Hosted social events happen every day for you to connect and meet other travelers. Surfboard, wetsuit and bike rentals are available at the hostel. Wellness and yoga are close to our hearts at ITH, and so we have partnered with top-rated studios for you to experience and feel great during your stay.

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Hostel Rooms

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AMENITIES

Bunk Bed
4 - 12 BED DORMS
Pillows
COZY BED

   

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Lockers
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Self-Service Breakfast Included

Female or Mixed Dorms

Outlet Plug

WiFi

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Self-Service Breakfast Included

Female or Mixed Dorms

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AMENITIES

Bed (1)
QUEEN BED
Workspace
WORKSPACE

   

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PRIVATE BATHROOM
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SMART TV
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Fridge*

Ceiling Fan

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*Not available in all Private Rooms

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Self-Service Breakfast Included

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Ceiling Fan

WiFi

*Not available in all Private Rooms

Hostel Facilities

KEY AMENITIES AT OUR HOSTEL

Beachfront
Surf Rentals
Laundry
Communal Kitchen
24/7 Reception
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Lounge
Work Space
Lockers
Coffee & Tea
Paid Parking Lot
Free Wifi

Things To Know

Check-in: After 4:00PM
Check-out: Before 11:00AM
Bring Good Vibes
Embrace Global Cultures

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Where You’ll Be

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Pacific Beach In San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

Pacific Beach is a lively beach neighborhood of San Diego with a population of approximately 36,000. It is a great spot for those looking for a fun and relaxed atmosphere, with its sandy beaches, boardwalk, pier, restaurants, and bars. It is the perfect place for anyone looking to experience the local beach culture of San Diego, with its lively atmosphere, great shopping and fantastic nightlife.

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How To Find Us

  • By Car

    The Hostel is located in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Free street parking is available but limited, if you have difficulties finding a spot to leave your car you can park at the Hostel’s parking lot for an extra fee.

  • Closest Airport

    San Diego International Airport SAN is located 15 minutes away by car. We recommend using UBER for around $25 as the easiest way to go to or from the airport.

Pacific Beach In San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

Pacific Beach is a lively beach neighborhood of San Diego with a population of approximately 36,000. It is a great spot for those looking for a fun and relaxed atmosphere, with its sandy beaches, boardwalk, pier, restaurants, and bars. It is the perfect place for anyone looking to experience the local beach culture of San Diego, with its lively atmosphere, great shopping and fantastic nightlife.

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San Diego, US
4:26 am, June 16, 2024
temperature icon 62°F
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Humidity 88 %
Wind Gust: 0 mph

How To Find Us

  • By Car

    The Hostel is located in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Free street parking is available but limited, if you have difficulties finding a spot to leave your car you can park at the Hostel’s parking lot for an extra fee.

  • Closest Airport

    San Diego International Airport SAN is located 15 minutes away by car. We recommend using UBER for around $25 as the easiest way to go to or from the airport.

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GUEST REVIEWS

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Fiby JohnFiby John
17:16 15 May 24
Great location with amazing staff. Real close to the beach and public transport.
Filipe BednarczukFilipe Bednarczuk
16:00 02 May 24
JAGODY studioJAGODY studio
05:38 29 Apr 24
Perfect spot for chill and fun 🙂
Ron LjubasRon Ljubas
22:01 26 Apr 24
I recently stayed at ITH Hostel in San Diego and I must say it exceeded all my expectations! The location couldn't have been better - right in the heart of San Diego, making it incredibly convenient to explore pacific beach.What truly made my stay memorable was the wonderful staff. They were not only helpful and accommodating but also incredibly friendly and welcoming. Whether it was providing recommendations for local attractions or simply engaging in friendly conversation, they always went above and beyond to ensure I had a great experience.Overall, ITH Hostel in San Diego offers a fantastic atmosphere, with comfortable accommodations and exceptional service. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable stay in San Diego.
Moises RodasMoises Rodas
22:27 20 Apr 24
Alexa GouldAlexa Gould
21:20 17 Apr 24
This hostel has an extremely close place to my heart. I stayed 9 months ago and had so much fun I returned last week. The thing that makes this hostel stand out is the location, the people in the hostel, and the overall relaxed vibe. There is food spots all around you do not need a car. The night life is happening all days out of the week. The staff was extremely friendly and I made LIFE LONG friends here. Everyone is super accommodating and sweet. I 10/10 recommend this hostel for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. I will be back very soon.- from the twins
Savannah MooreSavannah Moore
22:42 28 Mar 24
So I video chatted my bestie who was here for a weeks stay.....The room was not what was expected per photos. It is a hostel so it seemed tolerable. On arrival, after check in there was the mention of no hot water, once more after checking in and paying for the stay. After days of no hot water, being told there was one room with hot water and being asked to be refunded that did not happen. I was on the phone for each of these conversations along with video chattting. This facility is a health code violation. Not only do they offer free breakfast but the black grit from their flat top from when you cook your breakfast. I just expected more and an actual refund for the remaining days (The manager said he would not only give the remaining days but two days refund. Once more I was on the phone over hearing this conversation.That never happened instead you claimed she stole towels after she left the property(she remained on the property for about an hour waiting on a refund before being told it would be the next day before it was returned to her card.) Without physically being there I can verify, just as a second party the service is extremely terrible.
Mi SungMi Sung
22:05 21 Mar 24
It's very dirty and expensive. It's smelly, noisy, and there are no windows, so it's frustrating. Don't be fooled by the posted photos. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't receive any service that was worth the price.
will volpewill volpe
18:30 18 Mar 24
It is in a great location and was able to walk to a different taco place every day. The staff was extremely welcoming and I easily became friends with them, shoutout Kitty, Onya, Margo, Alex, and Stacy. Was a great experience being able to meet so many people from different backgrounds. The shared spaces helped foster an amazing environment for getting to know people. This was my first hostel experience and I would say it was an overwhelming positive one. Lastly I highly encourage participating in the events they hold every day it’s a great way to try new things and meet people.
Will JWill J
06:32 09 Mar 24
Onya, Margaux, and Val where amazing hosts and made my stay here unforgettable.
Branislav BlagojevicBranislav Blagojevic
08:59 25 Feb 24
Great location, mediocre stuff, bad rooms
jack moralesjack morales
04:49 18 Feb 24
Pretty weird it was mostly americans staying at this hostel. which detracted from the genuine culture exchange ethos plastered on the walls. some of them were pretty fkn kooky too. it was just a lot of bong smoking and drinking. not my idea of a good time … couldn’t tell who was working and who was guest. it seemed like a revolving door behind the counter. and they definitely didn’t stick to their own noise restrictions/curfew. the way there wasn’t much organised in terms of sightseeing or recommendations had me a bit deflated. love when u go to a place and the person working there is like ‘oh u should go here’ ‘must visit that’ etc. these ppl seemed to restrict themselves to staying in the hostel and getting high?
Blaine PettitBlaine Pettit
02:33 04 Feb 24
K DK D
17:41 26 Jan 24
The guy at the front desk had a bad attitude lol
Charlotte LyonCharlotte Lyon
00:59 17 Jan 24
Great stay here in a women's-only dorm. Pointed out to one of the hosts that the lights outside illuminating the door & stairs were out, but there are some smaller solar lights on the steps themselves. A little concerning he said he didn't know that they had ever worked. The sink in the bathroom was broken, but there was another sink to use in the main form area, so that was okay. I'm not from this geographical area, so I'm not sure if this is normal, but the windows are all propped open a half inch or so, gives a nice breeze off the water but was unwelcome when the dumpster next door was emptied around 6:30am, very loud. Otherwise great experience. My window had an ocean view.
Alex TokiwaAlex Tokiwa
03:40 16 Jun 23
I stayed in two rooms during my time; 8-bed female and 12-bed mixed. My review will reflect on both of these experiences. The cons are significant, so I’ve started with these as I feel strongly about highlighting my concerns.Cons:- Our door did not properly lock in the 8-bed female. The staff also did not know how to lock it upon check-in and therefore couldn’t show me. There was a sign on the door saying to turn the handle up when closed but this would not work, therefore, the room was very often left unsecured.- No one closed the door for the 12-bed mixed. It was open ALL the time. While I could put small valuables in a locker, I didn’t feel safe leaving anything outside of the locker in this room. I kept everything in our rental car at all times, which was inconvenient.- I heard from other guests that a man that no one recognized as being a guest at the hostel trespassed into their room and was looking through their belongings, shining a light on people, and spending time in the bathroom in the middle of the night. This was the room where the door was very hard to secure, as mentioned above, but I had moved out of this room by that time. I did not experience this myself, but knowing any room I stayed in had an open door either by an unsecured lock or lack of safety enforcement by staff (telling people they need to close the room doors) makes my skin crawl. I feel very uneasy knowing I was potentially at risk of an unsafe situation during my time here.- The bathrooms are VERY dirty. Dirt and dust caked an inch thick along all the baseboards. The sink had handfuls of hair for more than one day, making me think they did not get cleaned.- The hostel rooms overall were dirty. All window sills in the 8-bed female looked like it had little eggs of some type of bug all over it, although, I can't confirm if that’s what it was.= It was extremely loud at night and there was a lot of partying. While I love to enjoy some nightlife, the nights I wanted to sleep/wake up early I wasn’t able to.Pros:- Excellent location. Right by the beach, number of restaurants/bars around. A convenience store is a 5-minute walk away.- Very social. Easy to meet people, everyone was quite friendly. I really enjoyed spending time with the people that I met here!Organized socials. Especially great for a solo traveler. Mostly based around drinking but other opportunities such as yoga.- The deck area is super vibey and cute. The hammocks are great and you can see the ocean from there. There is also a spot to have a fire back there, which is awesome. A great hangout spot!Breakfast included (pancakes and eggs) is a great bonus!Overall, I enjoyed the people that I met, the beachfront location, the friendly staff, the deck, and the socials. Despite this, I would NOT recommend staying here. It was not a safe experience for myself or my belongings and basic cleanliness is not a priority here.
Julia GoodwinJulia Goodwin
14:23 04 Jun 23
This was my first hostel experience, and I would definitely come back! I stayed in the female dorm, and all of the guests were kind, clean, and respectful. The staff were friendly and helpful. The deck is lively and fun, but I had no problem going to sleep at 9 on a Saturday. It’s a great place to meet new people, if that’s what you’re looking for. The location on the beach is perfect!
Wanderlust OneWanderlust One
23:37 24 May 23
This place was fantastic. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. There were pancakes and eggs provided for breakfast. And super strong coffee! I loved it! The other guests were friendly and respectful. There were guests of all ages not just young people. It was a laid back chill hostel. It wasnt fancy as far as sinks and tables werent shiny and new but It was right on the beach and a beautiful view day and night. The location was excellent I didn't have a car so I took the bus or walked. There's a grocery store 2 blocks down. Lots of restaurants shops bars etc. WORTH IT! If I could give 10 stars I would.
Bailey CBailey C
18:35 22 Feb 23
What an incredible find/stay! The view was amazing, and it was such a fun atmosphere!We only stayed for one night on a Monday, but the staff was very friendly and helpful. We paid $20 to park out front, but there were neighborhoods less than a block away where you could park for free. Check in was quick and easy. Beds were clean, fresh sheets and a comforter, two pillows.They have cool daily events, there was a bonfire the night we stayed, and the staff member hosting was really friendly.I wish we stayed for one more night and could have taken advantage of the $25 surf board + wet suit rental.Two of us stayed in a mixed door, and we ended up with a roommate who was very nice! They put someone else in our room in the middle of the night, but they were quiet and respectful, so I didn’t mind. Each of the rooms has lockers for your stuff (bring your own lock), and the bathrooms were clean.For breakfast, they had make your own pancakes/eggs- nothing too crazy, but we enjoyed it! We sat out on the patio with coffee in the morning and played chess. There were quite a few people out there chitchatting and watching the surfers- again, such an awesome vibe!This is a hostel, so keep in mind that there are a lot of younger people on vacation or backpacking, and the vibe is not for everyone. There were a couple interesting characters while we were there, but everyone was respectful and friendly.I recommend checking out more photos and reviews if you are hesitant on whether or not this would be your vibe. We were there during a weekday, so there wasn't anyone that was too rowdy, but I’m sure the weekends are busier.There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance, such a great area! Thank you for the great stay!
JAMES LAFLEURJAMES LAFLEUR
05:01 19 Feb 23
Awesome few days spent here! I’ll just toss out the pros and cons for anyone who’s interested:PROS: The staff are super polite, very welcoming and helpful. The location is right on the beach, I loved sleeping to the crashing ocean… The price is very fair (although they did attempt to double charge us- so book ahead of time and bring your printed confirmation if using third party) a bus stop and grocery store is nearby as well as some decent food. We loved the Brazilian Coxinha place. Also there’s a very chill cat! And the hostel crew does have events every night, like trivia or BBQ…CONS: The room we were in (4 beds) was very small and the shower was kinda spotty- you’d have to “find the sweet spot” to catch a warm shower. The sink was a bit stopped up and drained slow and our heater didn’t work. You can also hear everyone talking/partying outside of your room so definitely bring ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper.. you’ll have to provide your own lock for the lockers and the kitchen is very very small. Only 1 person can cook at a time which basically means you’re kinda forced to eat out or order out. If you’re not 420 friendly you might not enjoy the constant smell of weed.All in all, we had a great time, the place has a chill vibe and would probably stay again. If you’re young and into partying this is definitely the spot for you- if value decent sleep to wake early or plan on cooking your meals- maybe not so much.
Brian MannBrian Mann
17:34 13 Feb 23
This hostel is pretty good. Location is right on the beach, and they staff is generally very helpful. They run a lot of activities for guests, (I will say these activities usually are going to involve drinking). I imagine the majority of people are expecting to party when coming to PB.I saw some bad reviews about safety, and cleanliness. I'd say generally it's a safe place. They have locks for your belongings. And they do a really great job of keeping things clean. I really appreciated the filtered water, and free coffee!
A&E WintersA&E Winters
18:18 07 Feb 23
The Location is fantastic. For the money you simply can't do better. The staff was ok Mike seemed to be the best. He was the one who checked us in first night. The rest of the time I couldn't tell staff from guests. The Breakfast is make your own pancakes which is fine But there was NO COFFEE! Our room was the private queen which has a TV microwave and small fridge and bathroom with a shower. Like I said For the Price this little beach bungalow was best for the location.
JG MJG M
02:14 06 Nov 22
After reservation we arrived at the hostel. We could not check in after 1600. At 1900 o clock we checken in but after dropping one beer form the fridge we where asked to leave the place. We would try to clean the place but they asked us to leave immediately. No space for a good conversation! Dropped on the street and were forced to find another place. Very bad service. No room for a conversation. Thanks!
Nita ChvostovskyNita Chvostovsky
20:25 01 Oct 22
This hostel is awesome! I really liked the staff and atmosphere.We unfortunately needed to leave due to my daughter having a severe allergy. They didn't have to issue a refund, but that is what they're doing. What awesome customer service and kindness. Thank you so much for understanding
Rebecca CusterRebecca Custer
19:06 18 Sep 22
This was a great stay. I was in town for a conference and I stayed on the girls dorm. I needed a quiet safe place to sleep and this was. The view from my bed is attached. Because I had to study I could not partake but there was a great party atmosphere and events daily as well as affordable rentals for surfing. It is on the beach so it has a great view and access. Staff and guests are all friendly and make your own eggs or pancakes I the morning was perfect.The building is old and out of date, and not very clean. They are replacing blinds with curtains which will probably help somewhat.
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