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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
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We've stayed 2 nights and booked a private double room and ended up in a 4 bed room with bathroom by ourselves. After one night we've welcomed another person who booked in our "private room"... the Staff member Corey was so welcoming to give us the requested two bed room without hesitation. The hostel is an average one, not too...

Thank Kim G
Widnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016

In fairness the location was great, two minutes from the BART system and near union Square with all the shops. I know some people have said it is a rough area and whilst there was a number of questionable homeless people and other sorts what do people expect in the main shopping area, it is no worse than any other...

Thank tetleyteafolk1
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The place was a complete dive!! DO NOT STAY HERE! The rooms were basic but extremely old- at least they were clean. The hallways were full of dust, despite a cleaner hoovering every single day! The showers were more appealing in Alchatraz! The male bathrooms had 3 shower-only 1 had running water, it had damp and blue mould all around...

Thank Thedisman
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The staff are not particularly helpful, especially one of the girls working at reception. I would go as far to say she was very rude. The cleaners stole a bag from my room with laundry. There are constantly homeless outside the hostel. The lift does not go to the top floor. The kitchen is regularly locked and i am not...

Thank Stephen K
Venray, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It was the cheapest place tot stay in SF at that periode of time soms wouldn't expect something fancy. The mixed bedroom with bathroom was at the front, 4th floor bit noisy, beds were thin but I slept OK. The place smells of asian all over zo pull open te window in the room. Breakfast is baking your own pancakes...

Thank leanderjansen

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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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Additional Information about San Francisco International Hostel

Address: 140 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2714
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $40 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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