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ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel

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707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3961
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LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BOARDWALK OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN IN PACIFIC BEACH, THE ATMOSPHERE DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER! THE ITH BEACH BUNGALOW SURF HOSTEL OFFERS COZY BEDS, BEACHFRONT FACILITIES AND FRIENDLY HOSTS WHO HAVE A PASSION FOR SHOWCASING THE LOCAL CULTURE. BRING YOUR BEACH CLOTHES AND FLIP FLOPS AND PREPARE TO KICK BACK AT OUR SURF HOSTEL. THE BEACH BUNGALOW HAS BEEN A LEGENDARY HOSTEL IN PACIFIC BEACH SINCE THE 1980’S HOSTING COUNTLESS TRAVELERS AND MAKING MEMORIES. AT ITH, WE ARE PROUD TO KEEP THE VIBES RIGHT AND ENERGY HIGH FOR ALL TYPES OF TRAVELERS REGARDLESS OF YOUR ITINERARY TO CREATE A SOCIAL, FRIENDLY AND FUN ATMOSPHERE. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, GO FOR A SURF AND ENJOY OUR OUTDOOR SPACES TO RELAX ON DURING YOUR STAY WITH US. We have several room options, including female only rooms, Coed dorm style rooms and private rooms. All rooms are ensuite with private bathrooms. The hostel has multiple lounges where guests can enjoy a variety of cozy spaces to relax or work from. The external floor plan offers lots of outdoor space to meet other travelers. The hostel has a large private outdoor deck where travelers can socialize, check out the waves and soak up the sunshine. Hosted social events happen everyday for you to connect and meet other travelers. Surfboard, wetsuit and bike rentals are available at the hostel. Wellness and yoga are close to our hearts at ITH, and so we have partnered with top rated studios for you to experience and feel great during your stay.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Adults only
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Patio
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Rudy H wrote a review Apr. 5
San Francisco, California9 contributions3 helpful votes
Pro: lot's of sunshine Cons: this is a hostel that call itself as a surfer hostel. I know surf hostels, I've stayed at so many other surf hostels including in Bali and all of the Hawaiian Islands (my second home) and all of them were cleaner than this place. bathroom in the room is super tiny (literally) with dripping (yes, dripping) low water pressure. the other two bathrooms in the common areas are both not so much different. noise all over the hostel, not from people having conversation but from the music by the coworking guys who lives there.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Christi B wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Worst mistake booking a room at this place, highly misleading rate and environment advertised on website, I’ve stayed in hostels around the globe with awesome experiences, but this is not one of them. One big party flop house with absolutely no class but plenty of both loud music and young drunks. Its nothing more than an overpriced, rundown shack on the beach. $200/night is what I paid to step into an episode of Jersey Shore! If you’re looking for a little R&R on beautiful Pacific beach, look elsewhere because you will not find it here. Beach Cottages across the street are your best bet. Same rate for a much better beach atmosphere and relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yamil G wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Amazing location Awesome staff Best sunset ever Unforgettable nights Free breakfast 420 friendly ! Daily activities This is a party hostel If you don’t like to party stay somewhere else else Best place ever <3
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Garrett C wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Me and some friends found this place last minute and booked it same day. The staff and occupants were all very friendly and being located right on the boardwalk there were plenty of options for food, fun and more. Would most definitely stay here again, can’t recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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239Adam101 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Burbank, California21 contributions6 helpful votes
Just had a wonderful night's stay last Wednesday. Fellow older travelers - they say everyone's entitled to an opinion, but please don't book here for the lower rates and then rage that you didn't find a shiny new Hampton Inn with smart, chirpy business managers lined up for you! Some of the criticisms here may be factually true, but you have to realize the beauty of this place is that it is more of a primitive beach shack than a hotel. I took a private room as I didn't want to foist myself on the college age guests - no TV (you have to visit the TV room they have if you want). Security is really basic - the ceiling is covered with bamboo and a wall fan bolted above the bed if you need - but there was something soothing about the wind blowing through the open windows and the roar of the breakers all night. Late that night, went to the sundeck where someone was playing guitar to a group of guests. The staff are friendly and laid back - and I mean laid back! Again, please don't stay here for the price - there are plenty of places around Pacific Beach and San Diego to get standard hotel service. the Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel - if you can enter the spirit of it - is just a very nice escape - from COVID, from politics, from work or the worry of getting work now. It really felt more like I was in a remote place in Mexico than downtown San Diego. Also, no shortage of fantastic clubs and rooftop restaurants within a very short walking distance!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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US$85 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
banana bungalow san diego hotel san diego
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Banana Bungalow San Diego
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoPacific Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Mission Beach (0.5 km), The Promenade at Pacific Beach (0.1 km), and Motu Hawaii (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kono's Cafe, La Playa Taco Shop, and Oceana Coastal Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (5.2 km), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (7.1 km), and Whaley House Museum (7.2 km).