• Address

    230 W Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101

A SAN DIEGO HOSTEL FOR ADVENTURE TRAVELERS

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

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Queen Bed
Workspace
Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *CO-ED*
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Shared Bathroom
Single Bed *Females Only*
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Single Bed *CO-ED*
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Annex House Stays

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

Hostel Facilities

KEY AMENITIES

Free Wifi
Lounge
Communal Kitchen
Community
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

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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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GUEST REVIEWS

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Anastasia Afanassieva
Anastasia Afanassieva
19:35 18 May 22
Such a great experience, would recommend this hostel to anyone staying in San Diego! My bed wasn’t ready when I arrived... a few hours early so I was able to leave my bag, use the public areas and relax while I waited. Very social space, showers and bathrooms were all very clean, do it yourself breakfast was amazing 🙂read more
Dylan Johnson
Dylan Johnson
18:07 18 May 22
The view from the room and from the hotel in general on the sea is excellent I want to mention the pool, warm, covered,... beautiful and almost always nobody in it Breakfast is good, cooked scrambled eggs I want to note the bathroom without a door, the bathroom itself is small, the shower hose is short, with a height of 190 I had to sit down a bit There is no closing toilet lid in the toilet, the whole hotel, out of habit, claps sensationally all the time, I especially liked the pillows, I will buy myself such a houseread more
Francisco Valenzuela
Francisco Valenzuela
19:24 17 Apr 22
The room was stinky, the beds were not comfortable. People were doing drugs in the facilities, there were no lockers... available, no towels available, the restrooms were also dirty. Thank you for trying to improve but I already went back to San Diego and I booked another place where it was sparkling clean, they had a mich better service, they had lockers available, the beds were more comfortable and the price was lower.Honestly I don't think i will come back to you guys, there were broken lockers and I had to sleep with my suitcases in my bed, so far it's been one of the worst experiences I've had around the world. Thank you but no thank you.read more
Brandon Glenn
Brandon Glenn
12:35 15 Apr 22
The house is a nice historic home, nestled in the center of San Diego, close to Little Italy and a few blocks from the... trolley system. I enjoyed the shared sleep room, community room, and kitchen. Though breakfast is served most days, I assume, it was not served the morning I left. The staff are attentive, kind, and polite. Enjoy!read more
Jacob Samuel
Jacob Samuel
05:19 20 Mar 22
Located in a pretty awesome spot near Little Italy. The staff were super friendly (they let me have some of their... lasagna) and they had private rooms if you want! Only stayed their for a night though. Rooms have a college house/ hostel vibe.read more
Brennen Serre
Brennen Serre
04:55 14 Mar 22
Very great deal. Incredibly nice staff and free breakfast. The location is amazing.
Boudie Nation
Boudie Nation
21:01 23 Feb 22
Such a warm and inviting team running this place! Comfy bed, hot showers, quiet room and yummy breakfast. Nice little... sunny seating nooks all over to enjoy tooread more
Kyle C
Kyle C
05:12 08 Feb 22
Pros:People you meet are uniquePrice for a bed is fairParking is horribleLittle Italy 3 blocks awayTour bus comes... every week for beach5 showers & 1tubClean towelsFront porch & side patioWorkers are chillFree pancakes in the A.M.Netflix, Hulu, PrimeLaundry openFull kitchenCoffeeLarge dinner tablePiano other music equipmentWalk around with no mask5 toilets2 private bathsLockersCon:Bug bits on the arms.Towels are in low supplyManger rude to volunteers and customersWasher are rarely available.Update:I booked this place because I was here a year ago. The female volunteer is very uninviting and kind of rude. I had a reservation here and She told me "I suggest you wait until I get back when I ask to go inside" As she went around the corner to take 3 or 4 people to another location. I just needed to use the restroom.read more
Cameron J. Wallace
Cameron J. Wallace
21:55 29 Jan 22
Soft beds, good breakfast, nice amenities, very clean, friendly staff. Love staying here.
Ángela Ordóñez
Ángela Ordóñez
19:16 20 Jan 22
I really like this place. Amazing people and environment. The location is near little Italy which allows you to go to... the best restaurants and bars in the area just walking!!!read more
Brian L
Brian L
22:02 01 Oct 21
It's a cool spot, a more calm vibe than the ITH in PB. For the most part it was pretty quiet when I stayed there. There... are daily activities but a few of the nights were cancelled due to non-participation. One criticism I heard is that not everyone was "friendly" (but my own experience was great). Ultimately there is a bit of luck for any given moment because it involves who checks in, who works at the hostel, and your own effort to meet people. As for amenities, you are close to Gaslamp and Little Italy. The hostel has a unique look and charm. It's got a good location, only 5 min from the airport. I would stay here again!read more
pablo doggio
pablo doggio
01:46 01 Oct 21
Becouse of the good treat and kind people working an helping you ! Apart from the nice situation in little Italy 🙂
Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan
04:26 30 Sep 21
I have stayed here four times. Each time it is a unique experience. I always felt especially welcome here and staying... here has been the greatest stay value in downtown San Diego. I met the most interesting people in the crossroads here on my travels. People from all over the world. The staff has always been so helpful and work very hard to maintain a clean place. The rooms and common areas are all very clean. I could stay here a month if I had the time. One of the best hostels on my travels.read more
joe reichert
joe reichert
23:15 28 Sep 21
Good location and great people! A super diverse group of staff and guests from all over the US and the world. The... building feels very homey and is a great place to hang out. The staff did a good job communicating events with the guests and made me feel very welcome. They were nice to talk with, and helped me with any questions I had. Theres some street noise, but it was no big deal. I used ear plug a few times, mostly for early morning traffic, and slept well every nightread more
David Julian
David Julian
23:15 28 Sep 21
Definitely my favorite hostel to stay at in San Diego. The staff is very friendly and the place stays very clean. It’s... always a great place to meet international travelers and a live comfortably while you enjoy your stay in San Diego.read more
Diego Bassanini
Diego Bassanini
17:34 25 Sep 21
Very nice hostel, it has an excellent location, the staff is very nice. Breakfast is complete (omelette, eggs, jam,... coffee and juices). Bathrooms and bedrooms are always kept clean and sanitized.read more
Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler
18:59 19 Sep 21
The best thing about this hostel is the location in Little Italy. The rooms, however, are very small. The staff does... not communicate well and some of the policies are too rigid.Not recommended.read more
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 it’s located in Chinatown and surrounding by an amazing community. Such a beautiful city 😍 such a... lovely people🤩.The hostel service it’s great and the staffs and all team are fabulous. It’s one of the best breakfast i had so far and also, everything is so organized and welcome that made me feel in my home. Thank you so much guys for all the support and love🙏🏼🙌🏼🤩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
Annastasia
Annastasia
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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