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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.

ITH Colive Balboa Park has been welcoming guests since Apr 23, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

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There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose ITH Colive Balboa Park

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  • The staff speaks English
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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
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
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
  • 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!


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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


Until 12:00 PM


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 are not allowed.

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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

  • 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 offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

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

  • 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.

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