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    Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$164
          US$106
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          US$164
          US$117
          Traveller (244)
          Room & Suite (82)
          Dining (23)
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          Overview
          • Excellent30%
          • Very good46%
          • Average16%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible2%
          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Breakfast included
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Airport Transportation
          Wheelchair Access
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          1.5 Star Hotel
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          USA Hostels San Francisco
          1,095 reviews
          #4 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
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          417 reviews
          #7 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
          The Inn at Union Square
          1,584 reviews
          #5 of 228 hotels in San Francisco
           
          Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
          375 reviews
          #1 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
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          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Central location, we stopped over here for 2 nights. Both of those nights we struggled to sleep the noise from outside the building was very loud! Overall the hostel was clean and friendly and appeared to have good security. The breakfast was also a bonus,...More

          Helpful?
          Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

          Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us. I'm very sorry to hear that you couldn't sleep due to our location in the heart of Downtown SF, but I'm glad that you enjoyed our facilities and amenities! Safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Lets start with, San Francisco is ridiculously expensive when it comes to accommodation prices. And since all i needed was a centrally located room with a private en-suite this hostel came with the perfect solution and with an unbeatable location just 200m from Union Square....More

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          Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

          Thanks for taking the time to write us this detailed review! I'm really happy to hear that we met all your needs and we'd love to have you back anytime. :) Safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Our experience was great in this place. It's very well located, the spaces are big and clean. The room is equiped and comfortable. It's good to know that the staff were always open to help us, so they were very nice people. The breakfast is...More

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          Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

          I loved reading this review! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave this feedback. Really glad you enjoyed meeting our staff, and we hope to have you back someday! Safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Clean and cozy place with free coffee and friendly/helpful staff. Nice kitchen and also rather quiet. Guests were of all ages: 18 to 80. Tipp: At night, avoid following Mason street to Powell station, since it's crowded with homeless people at this time. There are...More

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          Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

          Thanks for taking the time to pen this review, including tips for future travelers! So glad you enjoyed meeting our staff. Take care and safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          Stayed here in May for 3 nights - location was perfect for what we wanted - right in the middle of downtown and easy to get to transport to take us wherever we wanted. The room was clean and comfortable. Staff were really helpful and...More

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          Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

          Wonderful to hear that we fulfilled your expectations! Looking forward to hosting you next time. :) Safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

          USA Hostels San Francisco
          1,095 reviews
          #4 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
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          417 reviews
          #7 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
          The Inn at Union Square
          1,584 reviews
          #5 of 228 hotels in San Francisco
           
          Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
          375 reviews
          #1 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
           
          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • Price range
          • US$66 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 13
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          • Location
          • United States >
          • California >
          • San Francisco >
          • Union Square
          • Also Known As
          • Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
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          Traveller (244)
          Room & Suite (82)
          Dining (23)
          Hotel & Grounds (137)
          Bathroom (16)
          Family and Play Areas (6)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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          in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
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          the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
          locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          kathrynms89
          Hi, just wondering if the rooms have lockers in them? Thanks heaps!
          7 May 2017|
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          Response from Joe W | Reviewed this property |
          Hello, under the bed you have a metal cage. Bring your own lock. Its pretty big. And also not so handy, but save enough. Joe
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          Asilb66
          I am attending a wee long class in August and I'm unable to find reasonable accommodation. I'm considering the HI San Francisco, but I'm 50 and wondering if I will be completely out of place here
          16 April 2017|
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          Response from Michael F |
          Absolutely not! All ages are welcome and there are always plenty of people in your age group staying with us. Give Hostelling a try, you will love it!
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          Francisco O
          We're family of 4, i need 1 room only. how many beds in the room? is that a private room?
          16 April 2017|
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