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    San Francisco City Center Hostel

    685 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-8027
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    • Excellent31%
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    “ellis street” (24 reviews)
    “tenderloin” (31 reviews)
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    This is my first time staying in a hostile and I'm presently surprised. This place has a super funky feeling. Everyone here is very welcoming and helpful. The beds are super comfortable...I had a double with a bathroom. There's a night bar with beer and...More

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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Very clean hostel, I'm not the hostel type however my partner and I had a private room with ensuite here due to the expensive accommodation in San Fran and it was surprising clean and spacious. It was a fairly loud location and the room we...More

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    Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 3 days ago

    Hi There! We are aware of the poverty in the Tenderloin which is why we work closely with local non-profits to help make this area a better place for locals and travelers! The Tenderloin area is definitely not for everyone, but we do love it...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Ok, let's start by saying that you are probably staying in THE dodgiest spot in San Francisco. So if walking from the station to the hostel it may feel as if you're walking the gauntlet. But stepping through the door of the hostel, is like...More

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    Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 4 days ago

    Aww thanks for the kind words about our hostel! We are definitely aware of the neighborhood, so we do our best to make our hostel cozy and clean so that people feel comfortable here. One of the best parts about the neighborhood are the great...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I stayed at this hostel as a solo traveller for two nights and found everything to be very clean, the building itself is beautiful and the (underused) kitchen is great! The 24 hour coffee was a lifesaver as were the bagels and fruit at breakfast,...More

    Thank Jess M
    Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

    I'm glad you like us - and our neighborhood too! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Much appreciated! Happy Travels :)

    Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

    Incredible staff and service backed by great Hostel facilities and a breakfast that we really enjoyed! Fresh bagels were a great introduction to American food! Only issue is it's location, not the safest looking neighbourhood for a family or lone traveller...More

    Thank Will H
    Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 12 July 2017

    Thanks for staying, and taking the time to leave this sweet review Will! I hope our 'Incredible Staff' (!!!) were able to give you some good tips on good (cheap) eats and awesome art and culture to check out in our area while you were...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$61 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 75
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    Karine A
    25 July 2017|
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    Response from CO911dispatcher | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I was traveling as a single "mature" female and walked all over the city + took Lyft without a single negative encounter with homeless folks. The most interaction I had was a cheerful "Good morning!" Side note: My 13... More
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    Response from LaurLaur824 | Reviewed this property |
    You get one full size towel and one hand towel. There was also a hand towel hanging in the bathroom.
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    28 September 2016|
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    Response from natashabarresi | Reviewed this property |
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    "4 bed dorm was satisfactory. Lockers available, ensuite was small but enough. Bed was fine"
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    "See tip in review about Ellis Street"
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    "Do not bring food to the room"
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    "Ensuite (private room with bathroom)"
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