ITH Zoo Hostel & Co-Live

Hostel Description

ITH Zoo Hostel & Co-Live is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. It's the closest hostel to the world famous San Diego Zoo. ITH Zoo is a very social hostel with an emphasis on community. In fact, it's also a co-living space for students and other young people staying long term in San Diego. 

There are common areas for every purpose. Chill out with a book in the library, watch a movie in the lounge, or challenge a new friend to a game of pool. With daily activities scheduled both day and night, there's always something to do. Start the day with a free continental breakfast and then join us after the day's adventure is through for a free community dinner, seven nights a week!


Rooms and Prices

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free tea & coffee
  • Mixed dorms
  • Female dorms
  • Kitchen
  • Dinner included

Free Wi-Fi

Air conditioning

Towels included



8.7 average from 561 reviews


The atmosphere in the ITH Zoo Hostel is just amazing. The staff is all super friendly and helpful and they play along with the games or other stuff you're doing. The free breakfast and dinner was a super big plus, the food was really good. There are also at least one or sometimes two fun activities per day planned. I only stayed there for 3 days, but I felt so close to everyone there after such a short time, yes cheesy. Would definitely recommend, and would love to come back myself!

Female, 18-24 Netherlands


This hostel is in a great location, close to a Rite Aid, Whole Foods, and a bunch of restaurants. It is in a great place to great around without having to be in one specific kind of neighborhood. It is also nice to be able to walk to Balboa Park. Staff was great and friendly. It was also really nice to have breakfast and dinner as part of the accommodation fees--quite unique from my experience with hostels here and abroad. I would recommend this hostel!

Female, 25-30, USA


Awesome hostel, great staff, cool vibe, great neighborhood. A little hot at night but the awesome atmosphere, and free breakfast (and dinner!!!) more than makes up for it. Beds comfortable, and had the largest hostel showers I’ve seen. Definitely will be staying again.

Male, 18-24, USA


  • Cancellation policy: 24 hours
  • Check-in: 4 PM
  • Check-out: 11 AM
  • Taxes not included
  • 18 and older
  • 14 day maximum stay
  • All guests must have photo ID from outside San Diego County.