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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay while we were in San Francisco. The people were friendly and we were handy to everything. As usual when you get to a new town it takes a bit of finding, but we got there. They even looked...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

PROS: I stayed at the private en suite room, and must say that the cleanliness and functionality of the room exceeded my expectations. The bathroom was super clean, and the queen-sized bed was comfortable enough. I stayed on the third floor, so had close proximity...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 4 nights in this hostel at the end of June. The room itself was nice and spacious. We stayed in a twin room with an ensuite. The bathroom was clean and had good water pressure. We were able to store our bags on the...More

1  Thank Sardec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location wasn't great - as in the surrounding area - we were told that before arriving. But if you walk left when you come out of the hostel or straight up and right to go to union sq you avoid the middle of the...More

Thank nodnoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was super friendly, it was very clean and not very noisy. I felt very safe and there are tons of yummy restraints near by. It was great that I could keep my bags locked away in a safe area before and after check...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Details
Price range
US$73 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$73 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (274)
Room & Suite (113)
Dining (30)
Family and Play Areas (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
Nearby
Union Square
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
...More
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Maria Araceli R
26 April 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
The area has lots of pedestrian traffic and felt very safe to me.
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Kiwilover5000
10 January 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
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hpavey
27 December 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
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Room Tips
"Book an ensuite room, as you can still use the hallway toilets anyway"
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"Definitely get a room with an ensuite!"
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"The four bed female dorm was well worth the upgrade for me - nice to have a bathroom connected to our room"
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"The shared bathrooms are clean, but choose an on suite bathroom - super convenient, worth the money!"
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