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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot recommend you to not stay here enough! It was awful. We booked a private room after staying in a hostel in Boston and having a pleasant stay. It was not the same, room was horrible- was small and stuffy and had no furniture other than the bunk beds (which were tiny) and a dirty sink in the corner! We...

Thank RHulett
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever we go to San Francisco my wife and I try to stay at the midtown hostel. Just a couple blocks from Union Square it's in the heart of the tourist district. Seriously- why pay fancy prices for location when the hostel is across the street? This is an old hotel probably built 1910-1920. Nothing fancy. Staff is super friendly,...

Thank bkkctest
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and my friend had been travelling around California staying in hostels during August and up until this hostel had experienced great service. However, on our first nights stay after a long day of travelling we both couldn't sleep and were in pools of sweat only to realise that there was a scalding heater beside our beds (now why there...

Thank Julieanne C
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The hostel is dirty, the restrooms did not work for one day. Breakfast DIY really bad they only have pancakes but there is a large queue to make your pancakes ( a waste of time). We reserved a private room and they did not respected that they separate us in two different rooms. Only one electrical outlet for 4 persons....

Thank Christian T
Porrentruy, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This hostel was the worst that we have ever been !!! We got a booking for 3 nights with twin beds instead of that we got bunk beds. The free breakfast is not really one, it's only some pancake dough waiting in a disgusting recipient that you find a clean pan to cook it by yourself. And it's "irst here,...

Thank Romain A
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay in San Francisco. The room was very clean and well maintained for its age. The staff were friendly and very helpfull. There is a basic free breakfast but there is a huge kitchen where you can cook your own meals. The cafe and bar is a good place to meet others at the end...

Thank Dave S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

After looking around for where to stay in San Francisco we decided on the San Francisco International Hostel and it was a good decision! Firstly it's in a prime location and we were easily able to get around the city. The hostel itself provides good facilities and staff are super friendly. While staying we had hired bikes and were conscious...

Thank Ben_Park87
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In fairness the staff were nice but that's all it has going for it. I stayed with 2 friends for 3 nights and couldn't wait to leave after the first hour. From stained mattresses (I'm hoping it was vomit or else I dread to think) to dirty bathrooms to unhygienic kitchens. It really is appalling, I felt sorry for the...

Thank Honkeyman
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place is cheap for a reason. If you're on an extremely tight budget, the people are nice enough but that's where the positives end. I had to pay $3 for a towel and went to the bathroom to find it dirty, slimy and barely any working showers. The one I finally ended up using had the shower head taped...

1Thank Dana M
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money and your time in this terrible place!! You cannot feel safe here at all! You barely can sleep tranquil. I had sunglasses stolen from INSIDE of my bag. The hostel's responsible told me that they will solve my problem, that they will help, that if the suspect person (which Asal Honey, one of the receptionists, saw...

1Thank Ana Carolina U

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included

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Address: 140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $40 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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