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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free earplugs”(21 reviews)
“free breakfast”(52 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 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here a couple of weeks back and were disgusted with our experience. Our first encounter with the staff made us really uneasy. The really loud obnoxious guy behind the desk didnt make us feel welcome at all. As soon as we said we...More

3  Thank Liz S
Response from HISFDowntown, General Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 8 July 2015

Thank you for your feedback. I have reached out to you directly for additional details as well as discussed this review with all 11 of our front desk associates. We take a lot of pride in the professional, helpful, and friendly people who work here,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2015

For a Hostel and the price this place is amazing. It has a great atmosphere and is well decorated. The dorms are spacious and the beds are really comfy.Even breakfast is provided and the kitchen and laundry facilities are great. The staff are really friendly...More

Thank Triztan S
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 8 July 2015

Hi Triztan, Thank you! Our daily activities (like the Mission District tour with Ell and Mel) are our pride and joy! Best, Andy Stevenson Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Last time I was in San Francisco was way back in early 90's. I came to see it again. So I chose a place where it was central to dine drink or just go to other parts of SF. I loved the staff and meeting...More

1  Thank Angmut
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Second time here our first was back in 2013 and the hostel has upgrade the facilities and the area surrounding has change a bit. The Hostel is super clean even being an old is very well keep. The breakfast bagels are great and the rooms...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

I stayed at this hostel in March/April 2015. I had a private triple room configuration (a double bed on the bottom and a single bed above). The room was a great size for a hostel. I have been in many hostels over the years and...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$59 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$59 - US$178 (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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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
27 December 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
17 October 2017|
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Response from lucystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
You need to email the hostel directly
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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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"Private ensuite rooms well sited"
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