• Address

    230 W Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Located just a few blocks from the waterfront in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown, you can enjoy a great night’s sleep at a California styled hostel in San Diego.  ITH Hostels Downtown San Diego offers cozy beds, comfortable facilities and friendly hosts who have a passion for showcasing the local culture.  The San Diego International Airport, Gaslamp District and San Diego Convention Center are all nearby and easily accessible.

Housed in a remodeled victorian building from the early 1900’s, the International Travelers House Downtown San Diego Hostel has spaces for all types of travelers regardless of their itinerary to create a social, friendly and fun atmosphere.  Make yourself at home and enjoy our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to relax on during your stay with us.

Inside you’ll find San Diego based decor, original paintings and art by our very own.  You can book a private room for extra space and privacy or save money with a single bed in a dorm room.   All rooms have been equipped with the latest bed designs for a comfortable night sleep.  The exterior grounds offer multiple spaces to meet and spend time with other travelers. All the guests gather regularly in the evenings to trade stories and laughs.

Social hostel by night, our friendly hostel is also designed to be a place where you can relax and hang out or work while on the road.  You’ll also meet super-friendly travelers and soak in the ultra-homey vibe.  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


Queen Bed
Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *CO-ED*
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Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *Females Only*
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Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *CO-ED*
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Shared Bathroom

Annex House Stays


Double Bed
2 Single Beds
Shared Bathroom
Double Bed
Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *CO-ED*
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Shared Bathroom
4 Private Rooms
Six Bed Dorm Room
3 Shared Bathroom

Hostel Facilities


Free Wifi
Communal Kitchen
Work Space

Things To Know

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

Where You’ll Be


Little Italy In Downtown San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

Little Italy is an excellent neighborhood to stay in offering great food, craft bars, and great markets. You can easily access the trolley to go anywhere in the city.

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How To Find Us

  • By Car

    The Hostel is located in Little Italy in Downtown San Diego. The Hostel does not have a parking lot. Free street parking is available but limited around the Hostel. There is a paid parking lot adjacent to the Hostel for $20 a day.

  • Closest Airport

    San Diego International Airport is located 6 minutes by car. We recommend using the UBER for around $15 as the easiest way to go to or from the airport.



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Doug Urbach
Doug Urbach
04:29 01 Sep 21
In 14 years, in traveling all over the world. And staying in hundreds of hostels. This is by far the number one hostel... for me, anywhere. What makes it great, is the staff. Lindy, Santi, Tana, Luccila and Diego. They are the real deal. If they ever lose these people. Then it might go down hill. Let's hope not, so fingers crossedread more
Guy Fairon
Guy Fairon
03:45 28 Jul 21
Really fun spot, very international. Great accommodations and cool people. Tana was my main dude there, such an... excellent presenceread more
Kim Peters
Kim Peters
21:46 21 Jul 21
Cool place, low prices, solid building, several shared bathrooms, the staff is great!! Wish there was A/C!!
Karen Sass
Karen Sass
03:16 08 Jul 21
If you like privacy this isn't the place for you! We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and fellowship of the staff and... guests. Clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Great location. Zoo and Balboa park are in walking distance (about 2 miles), Little Italy is 2 or 3 blocks away with great food and the harbor area is about 8 blocks. Parking is limited so recommend getting reservations at a parking garage nearbyread more
Jayden Gardiner
Jayden Gardiner
05:47 27 May 21
I've stayed in over 40 hostels internationally, and this is in my top 3 favourites! I have renewed my stay multiple... times since I'm having such a good time here. Here's some reasons why I love this hostel:1) Location. This morning, I went with one hostel worker (Tana from the Ivory Coast, best dude ever) and 2 fellow guests to an English pub read more
Paris VR 444
Paris VR 444
21:41 18 Apr 21
BED BUG ALERT!!! INFESTED WITH BED BUGS! All the staff/volunteers KNOW! They don’t tell you and refuse a refund! One of... the other residents told me on day 3 after I looked like will smith in the movie hitch!!! My legs, arms, feet, and back were severely bitten 🙁 They are very rude and will not return emails or phone calls, I traveled in from ATL and I drove! All my clothes , blankets, pillows, etc were infested! I have pictures and emails to prove this. DO NOT GO THERE! Room 25&24 are the WORST!read more
Gilney Lima Photography
Gilney Lima Photography
19:48 11 Apr 21
The Hostel is in a great location. The staff are well trained and very friendly. They helped me in many questions... always with a smile on his face. The breakfast, bbq and bed were perfect. I made a lot of friends and had a great time! I highly recommend it!read more
Henri Lezar
Henri Lezar
06:06 29 Nov 20
Not bad for the price but the living space is very tight especially when 50 people are living in a two floor, 6 room... building with only 1 kitchen, no dining room, and only 1 living room. Finding power outlets to charge your phone is a fight between the guests. The mattresses are very hard on your back as they do not have springs and the bottom bunk is extremely low to the ground and too tight to sit upright. There are no tables for laptops except the kitchen table. This place is more appropriate for young college kids, not grown adults.read more
22:09 19 Oct 20
Best place ever. I actually loved being here, the people were awesome and super fun. Happiest I've been in a while.... Will definitely miss it. Nothing fancy but the hostel was pretty clean overall.read more
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