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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free earplugs”(21 reviews)
“free breakfast”(53 reviews)
“female dorm”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is safe, also in a reasonable area of San Francisco, breakfasts are free and available 7-10am. They also store your luggage after checkout and can print your boarding passes. It was not very noisy and we enjoyed the stay.

Thank vaclean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GDC attendees informally call this the "Indie Hostel," as indie game developers from all over the world stay here. You can find them hanging out in the lounges, at breakfast, etc. It's great! Free breakfast, WiFi, coffee, earplugs. Coin-op laundry. Short walk to Moscone.

Thank geoffhom
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed here in February. The location is ok but not great if you wanna see the bridge, pier 39 or china town. The hostel is safe needing a key card to get in then you have to show it to the staff before heading upstairs....More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed here for a week in two different private queen rooms. The first was on the fourth floor was very basic, outdated but clean. They could do with double glazing as the windows did nothing to stop the draughts or block any of the...More

Thank taly_70uk
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I stayed with a female friend in a twin private room with private en suite bath.The location is great, I felt very safe during my visit. Guests have to show their room key every time they return to the hostel, which is a nice safety...More

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Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$62 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$62 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (273)
Room & Suite (112)
Dining (30)
Family and Play Areas (6)
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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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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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mehta80
17 October 2017|
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Response from lucystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
You need to email the hostel directly
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Room Tips
"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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"See if you can not get a room that DOES NOT face the street"
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"Private ensuite rooms well sited"
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