Myth Debunked: Hostels Have Private Rooms

Earlier we debunked some common hostel myths in one of our most popular blog posts. Despite laying out the facts, it appears that one myth keeps trying to spread. It’s that hostels only have dorm-style rooms.


We get it. Hostels are known for dorm-style rooms.


What they should also be known for is evolving. In fact, hostels across the United States are embracing the sharing economy. With this embrace comes a shift in many of the amenities and experiences that hostels offer. At International Traveler’s House (ITH), we are welcoming the change through expanding both room options we offer.


Hostels have private rooms!


At ITH, you can find private room options in four of our properties:



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We want everyone’s San Diego or Big Bear adventure to be incredible. We realize this means accommodating different sleeping options. For travelers who aren’t feeling the dorm style or looking for a couple’s getaway, check out our private room options. Many times, we host young professionals who love the ambiance and affordability of hostels, but prefer more secluded sleeping arrangements. Other times, we have those who are young at heart, but celebrate birthdays in quarter centuries, opt for a more withdrawn room option.


As long as our guests are down to share a meal and possibly a beer after a long day out adventuring, they are welcome here! Here’s an outline of the types of people who are welcome underneath our roof.


All of our private rooms enjoy the same perks of staying with ITH. This starts with free meals twice a day. And when we say meals, we don’t mean burnt toast and cardboard cereal. We mean full on home-cooked, delicious meals. On any given day, we serve up dishes ranging from pancakes to scrambled eggs to hash browns to waffles and more.


The other advantage of staying at an ITH property is free daily adventures. From surfing to brewery tours to pool parties and more, we have your itinerary covered.


We’re excited to continue evolving as the best accommodation in Southern California! We are always working to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the travel space, as well as creating different options that cater to all types of travelers. This means not only having private room options, but also female only, mixed dorms, student housing, and group accommodations.


Currently, we have five different properties that appeal to a variety of guests. This gives us a lot of room to explore ways to push the boundaries on what a hostel can provide. We have some fun things on the horizon. (Can you say tee-pee?) Until then, see which one of our current properties is best for your next San Diego or Big Bear Adventure.