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Lecco, Italy
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I've been in different hostels and this is absolutely the worst one I've ever been. Rooms are small and dirty, toilet and showers are in two different floors outside the room. Any kind of security: all the lockers are at the first floor and are on charge. Only good thing is the location, close to downtown.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Was in town for a big congress and all the best places were already full, so i found this hostel. not-so-clean beds and bedrooms, one bathroom (only ONE) for each floor, that has more than 10 rooms...you hava to cook your own pancake and the kitchen looked filthy at the end of the morning. full of trumps at the front...

Thank Daniel R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

WARNING!!!! Only two pPL can ride the elevator--PER RIDE. I made the mistake getting the room with no bathroom. Why? I will tell you y. There are no lights in them. The housekeeper warned me??? And told me to to the one downstairs.I instead went to the lobby to ask for a upgrade. Fine? Well, I eventually make it to...

Thank wunikah2016
Reviewed 27 November 2016

As my title says don't punish yourself 1. Beds & pillow all dirty 2. No free breakfast at all - have to cook your own pancakes 3. Big tramp community outside the hostel 4. The toilets not clean! The money I have spent on this I could stay in a clean - people friendly staff and with a whole free...

Thank David36O
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have stayed in hostels all over the world, including many 3rd world countries, and those are all paradise compared to this hostel. For starters, I wanted cheap and most other places were fully booked on the Friday and I didn't want to have to change hostels, BIG mistake. I ended up staying here 3 nights in the 4 person...

Thank Bumann84
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I'll preface this review by saying that I'm not a fussy person when it comes to accommodation, I can pretty much sleep anywhere. This Hostel, although cheap, should be illegal based on basic hygiene and cleanliness. Others have commented on the 1 shower per floor, this is dirty and there is nowhere to put your things while you shower (there...

Thank Kiret
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place is the worst place I ever stayed! Indeed it has a good location but this Hostel should be demolished! It has bugs, it's really dirty, the shower it's a infected room. Check the video when i'm chasing the bugs :-s. Overall, just spend extra and don't ruin your holidays.

Thank C.c. C
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I booked it for two days, and ran away after first night there, spent more money for the other hotel but was glad to leave thus hostel with a feeling that I'll never have to come back. When I book a bed in a room with bathroom and pay extra for it, I expect to have a lock on this...

Thank Юля Б
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

well, it is very old, not enough showers, wifi is very very slowly in the evening. my bed was not a matraze but wood. location is good, and price is ok as well. however, expect nothing and then you are satisfied.

Thank Remo G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very central. Should have more shower and restrooms available, Not the safest of areas. Staff helpful and knowledgable. Within five minutes walk of market street (the city`s major thoroughfare} and Powell st Bart station

Thank R H

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about San Francisco International Hostel

Address: 140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $43 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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“spend a bit extra on an ensuite room”
andrewwootten, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
717rebeccae, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't book”
David36O, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No good rooms.”
Bumann84, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book in a different hostel / hotel !!!!”
C1428MCdavidw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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