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Blows away the competition. Always impressed with the impeccable service and friendly staff working the counter. The beds are extremely comfortable and you couldn't ask for a better location in the city. Often the accommodations are nicer than many boutique hotels I've stayed in throughout...More
Really enjoyed our stay here. Excellent location in the heart of downtown SF, and plenty of activities everyday including walking tours and pub crawls. Free breakfast is great - bagels, cream cheese, oats, fruit! Plenty of bathrooms and places to hang as well, even a...More
I'd never stopped in a hostel prior to visiting so I was expecting all of the negative stereotypes that people tend to associate with Hostels but they weren't to be and it was in fact a nice stay.
The kitchen is often hectic around usual...More
We stayed at this hostel for 5 nights and we had no hiccups. The facilities were clean, we got what we needed when we needed, the location is convenient, staff were helpful, and overall our stay was great.
Hubby and I enjoyed our stay here. We had a private room which was quite spacious, clean and comfortable. The street noise is a thing but that is what you get with an old building in a very good city location. Use some earplugs and...More
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 1 week ago
Thank you for your very detailed and informative review. I'm glad you and Hubby enjoyed your stay with us!
With as much as there is to see and do near our downtown location, I'm not terribly surprised that our backpackers were up with the sun....More
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US$71 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.