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Fantastic hostel with free breakfast! The location is perfect for union square, china town, catching the cable car etc. It's a great hostel for meeting people. The shared bathrooms could be cleaner, but the rooms are great! The staff were very helpful too.
Kind and helpful staff, funky decor, cosmopolitan and young crowd, and EXCELLENT location. They got all kind of activities going on all of the time, plenty of opportunities to make friends/travel buddies. Highly recommended.
Excellent location, staff is very kind and helpfull, breakfast is good (considering hostel breakfast standarts). I previously read some reviews about the surrounding area being unsafe, this is partially true, you can even hear them during the night yelling (don't know why the homeless in...More
I guess it's fine as far as hostels go but I'd look for somewhere different next time. The room looked inwards to a few grungy walls. Bed was comfy. Basic modern furniture. But there was a damp and orherwise unidentifiable smell. The shared toilets and...More
FYI: I stayed in a double room with en suite bathroom.
This room was not cheap, but importantly it was clean and the location was convenient. You might think that this would be like a hotel room but in a hostel, but that wasn't quite...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
US$52 - US$150 (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.
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt... More
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt that it was unsafe nor did I encounter anything particularly "shady". Like another user said, it's very close to Union Square, a place buzzing with tourists and people.
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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"