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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

The hostel is set out in a great way with laundry rooms, kitchen, toilet and shower rooms and a social room. There are lots of posters around the social areas and hall ways advertising attractions and events plus a board with the staffs personal recommendations....More

Thank GINAS2710
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 18 September 2015

Glad you enjoyed your stay and caught the staff recommendations! -Andy Stevenson, Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here at the start of September for 3nights, San Francisco hotels cost a fortune so we decided to try this hostel as it was reasonable price with good reviews. It was perfect, we stayed in a private double room, with our own bathroom and...More

1  Thank Jimmy M
Reviewed 15 September 2015

+ Very friendly staff + Excellent location + Bath room was clean - Breakfast - The beds were not clean (found used socks in one of them, in another we found hairs) - Very small room - You could hear everything (from the streets) so...More

Thank Kelly V
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 17 September 2015

Hi Kelly, I'm very sorry that you experienced a lapse in our housekeeping! I've sent you a private message for details, which would be very helpful in training staff and making sure something like this doesn't happen again. Thank you for letting us know! Best,...More

Reviewed 11 September 2015

I stayed in a Private room (it sleeps 3) and used the shared bathroom. The room was facing into one of the internal open atriums, so the flow of air was limiting, but the room had a fan and could leave the window open at...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

I really did like this hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing seemed too much. The room was a good size (we had a private double) and the bathroom big too, with its own huge window. Good quality linnens, quirky interior design etc....More

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US$66 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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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
"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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"See if you can not get a room that DOES NOT face the street"
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