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Located 3 mi away from Central San Diego, ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego provides guests with a daily free breakfast and free food to cook nightly. It offers mixed dormitory rooms equipped with free WiFi.

Each air-conditioned dormitory room offers a work desk, a walk-in closet and a dresser. Private lockers are available. Free access to iPads is provided.

Free weekly activities which include beginner surfing, snorkeling, hiking, boat parties, brewery and walking tours, balboa park picnics, sailing, target shooting and food tastings are offered to guests.Guests can also relax in the hostel library with a book or visit the games room which features a billiards table. ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego offers discounts to additional local tour companies which offer sightseeing tours, beach tours, and snorkeling.

Guests can enjoy free catered local food each night except Taco Tuesday. Vending machines featuring snacks and drinks are available.

The San Diego Zoo is 2 mi away from ITH Zoo Hostel. San Diego International Airport is 11 minutes’ drive away. Ocean Beach is 7 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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About ITH Colive Balboa Park

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  • Is there a shower and restroom in room

    The shower and restroom are communal and down the hall, not inside the rooms.


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    Answered on June 24, 2020
  • parking available?

    Hi, yes there is metered street parking outside, as well as unmetered parking on the next blocks over as these are residential.


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on December 3, 2020
  • Do I need ID

    Hi! Yes, we need your ID.


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    Answered on July 19, 2020
  • So is it private rooms with shared bathroom or only dorm living?

    We have both styles!


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on November 19, 2020
  • Do you need a international passport to stay or can you use a california id?

    Dear guests you can use your California ID as long as is not a local (San Diego area).


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    Answered on March 22, 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes. Our events change daily. Check on reception for the next activity.


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    Answered on October 29, 2019
  • Hi, Do you have female only dorm?

    currently no


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    Answered on September 26, 2021
  • I work nights and wanted to find out about early check in and late check out on the same day.

    Sorry for this response being behind, we have front door hours from 6:00 am to 12 am. We can check you in to the community areas any time between then. We wait to check people in to the rooms after 3pm for House Keeping to be completed. Thank you!


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    Answered on September 25, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    yes, free for early check ins and late check outs. $5 per day per bag for storing bags without a reservation.


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    Answered on October 29, 2019
  • Do you have private single rooms?

    Yes, private rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Large enough to accommodate two.


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on November 19, 2020
  • How about my E.S.A.? Problem?

    Well if you mean emotional support animal then we accept them on a limited basis. You must book a private room in order to stay with us.


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    Answered on August 28, 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    yes.


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    Answered on October 29, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes. If you don't have one, we are located right across from Rite Aid, where you can find a lock anytime.


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    Answered on October 29, 2019
  • Is street parking plentiful and convenient?

    Street parking is decent, with a few spots directly out front. It does get a bit busy during the day though due to traffic from the salon and ramen bar downstairs, but theres always parking at night.


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    Answered on November 19, 2020
  • Have hitter in the standart doble room?

    Hey, we don't have heaters if that was the exact question.


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on February 25, 2021
  • Does one bunk bed available mean that the other bunk bed in the same room has been booked?

    Not exactly or entirely. That could represent a different situation


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    Answered on July 28, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes. Usually it is a bit noisy on Fridays and Saturdays night when the guests are up to party but the common areas are far from the dorms, so noisy isn't a issue.


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    Answered on October 29, 2019
  • Do you accept cash

    Yes! We accept most common forms of american currency.


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    Answered on November 19, 2020
  • Hello. just wanted to make sure before I book. If I book for 4 people in a 4 bed mixed dorm room, would the 4 of us be booked into the same room? I prefer not to be in a room with strangers. thank you

    If we have availability in the same room, yes, you can have the room with your friends, but if we have guests already in the rooms that would be impossible to move everyone around. In the summer it would be difficult to find 4 bed dorm empty.


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    Answered on July 14, 2021
  • do you offer late night check in (midnight)?

    The latest checking is 11.45 - 12 midnight. After midnight the reception it is closed.


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    Answered on July 14, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Broadway San Diego
    0.2 miles
  • San Diego Zoo
    0.8 miles
  • Old Globe Theatre
    1 miles
  • California Tower
    1.1 miles
  • San Diego Museum of Man
    1.1 miles
  • The Prado San Diego
    1.2 miles
  • Natural History Museum
    1.2 miles
  • Balboa Park
    1.2 miles
  • Divisionary Theatre
    1.2 miles
  • San Diego Hall of Champions
    1.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Japanese Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Indian Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Jakes Wine Bar
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Sushi Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Baby Cakes Cupcake & Cafe
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Pappalecco Italian Coffee
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
    1.9 miles
  • San Diego - Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station
    2.1 miles
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    2.3 miles
  • USS Midway Museum
    2.3 miles
  • University of San Diego
    2.6 miles
  • SeaWorld San Diego
    4 miles
  • San Diego State University
    5.5 miles
  • Coronado Beach
    6.8 miles
  • La Jolla Cove
    9.8 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Coronado Beach
    4.4 miles
  • Ocean Beach
    4.8 miles
  • Crown Point Beach
    4.9 miles
  • Silver Strand State Beach
    5 miles
  • Sail Bay Beach
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • San Diego International Airport
    2.4 miles
  • Tijuana International Airport
    18 miles
  • McClellan-Palomar Airport
    27.2 miles
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Amenities of ITH Colive Balboa Park
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Snack bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Parking options available
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules ITH Colive Balboa Park takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express ITH Colive Balboa Park accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note: Guests are not allowed to stay longer than 14 days in 1 month.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about ITH Colive Balboa Park

  • ITH Colive Balboa Park offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Diving
    • Library
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Yoga classes
    • Movie nights
    • Entertainment staff
    • Fitness classes

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at ITH Colive Balboa Park (subject to availability):

    • Street parking

  • Check-in at ITH Colive Balboa Park is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • ITH Colive Balboa Park is 2.3 miles from the center of San Diego.

  • The prices at ITH Colive Balboa Park may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.