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    Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
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    • Very good49%
    • Average16%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    Free Parking
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    1.5 Star Hotel
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    USA Hostels San Francisco
    1,121 reviews
    #3 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    San Francisco City Center Hostel
    426 reviews
    #7 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
    393 reviews
    #1 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
    5,192 reviews
    #16 of 229 hotels in San Francisco
     
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    Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

    Private double with ensuite was good choice alternative to a hotel in downtown San Fran. Friendly and helpful front desk; room spacious; breakfast a wholesome start to the day. Lift wasn't working and we were on 4th floor, so bit of a chore getting up...More

    1  Thank hard_travelin_too
    Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

    We stayed for four nights here. It was clean and comfortable with large rooms. It is old world and quaint, though basic enough. It's been restored or renovated lately enough by the look of it Breakfast was okay but the real selling point is your...More

    1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    Went for a night with a friend. The hostel was very nice and clean. It was in a busy part of town so it was a bit loud early on in the morning. But overall it was in a great location that allowed us to...More

    1  Thank Kellymaradiaga
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 13 April 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review! Hope you can join us for some of our fabulous activities on your next visit. ;) Safe travels! Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

    Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

    My first nights in San Francisco I stayed in this hostel. Like a lot of thing, the pictures are better on the web. I had the cheapest room with four men. The bed was small, i'm 6'3". The room was not dirty, not real clean....More

    2  Thank Joe W
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 11 April 2017

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback! It helps us to improve our services and amenities, so I really appreciate it. I'm so glad you were able to receive good service from our staff and that you enjoyed the vibe...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2017

    There was nothing that I didn't like: the location is fantastic (shopping, restaurants, public transport nearby), great breakfast with fresh fruit, bagels, cereals and much more, the staff is friendly and helpful and they offer all sorts of activities that you can participate in. Also...More

    1  Thank Celinesophie90
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 11 April 2017

    I loved reading this review! You made our day. Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience. So glad you took advantage of all our activities and amenities -- we can't wait to host you again next time! Safe travels, Lydia...More

    USA Hostels San Francisco
    1,121 reviews
    #3 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
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    393 reviews
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    Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
    5,192 reviews
    #16 of 229 hotels in San Francisco
     
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$75 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 13
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    • Union Square
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    Maddy B
    6 June 2017|
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    Response from Irina A | Reviewed this property |
    Tax is not included. You should add 14% tax, 1% city tax and 3 USD service charge per night.
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    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
    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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    "I stayed at a 4-bed woman room with private bathroom. It was clean, but a little smelly, since there are..."
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    "Rooms on the alley side can be a bit noisy during the night."
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