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Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very good
101 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationBalboa Park7 min walk
Popular LocationHotel Circle5 min drive
Popular LocationSan Diego Zoo7 min drive
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)9 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory (1 of 4 Beds)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (1 of 4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (1 of 4 Beds)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only (1 of 4 Beds)

About this area

San Diego

ITH CoLive Balboa Park is located in San Diego's Hillcrest neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park, while USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air and Space Museum are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Petco Park, and consider making time for San Diego Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
  • Hotel Circle - 5 min drive
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 6 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 7 min drive
  • Port of San Diego - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • City College Trolley Station - 3 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 8 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 9 min drive

About this property

ITH CoLive Balboa Park

Beaux Arts San Diego hostel in Hillcrest, walk to Balboa Park
This hostel features a 24-hour business centre, coffee/tea in a common area and a meeting room. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus premium bedding and free newspapers. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes and showers. Bathrooms are shared.
ITH CoLive Balboa Park offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Hunting

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in between 3 PM and 2 AM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

MastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests wishing to book more than 1 bed in our Dorm style room types should make individual reservations for each traveler.

Property is also known as

ITH CoLive Balboa Park Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Diego
ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego
ITH Zoo Hostel
ITH Zoo San Diego
ITH Zoo Hostel San Diego
Ith Colive Balboa Park Diego
ITH CoLive Balboa Park San Diego
ITH CoLive Balboa Park Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at ITH CoLive Balboa Park and receive a full refund?
Yes, ITH CoLive Balboa Park offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to ITH CoLive Balboa Park cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 2 AM.
What time is check-out at ITH CoLive Balboa Park?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Hillcrest, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle. B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Port of San Diego are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for ITH CoLive Balboa Park

Very good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

It was nice to get away! Thank you for your hospitality, I will return(:

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Friends food soap clean towels privacy nice location

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Staff, Location, and funniez timez it’s got it all

Well I have stayed here before and that was ok but I would have liked a lower bunk bed. This year I was here for San Diego Pride 2019 and stayed for 2 nights. This time around I did get a lower bed which did indeed help a lot. The bed was nice and good to sleep. My roommates were nice and kept to themselves and that was an added bonus since I needed to get as much sleep as possible due to me volunteering for Pride. The showers were good but the one with the much bigger space the shower handle to operate it was loose but still managed to use it. But the most important thing was the staff was so helpful with my needs and I will always thank them for that. Overall I will come back and also an added bonus is: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. P.S. I wished I knew the staffs name that I met on Saturday night at the front desk. There was girl working the front but another colleague of hers was there to and he was helpful with information. Also I kind of thought he was a hottie jejeje. Thanks to all and see you next time.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great for Short Stay Solo Travelers

Clean room, common area and showers. Staff was helpful. Would visit again.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019