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    Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
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    Overview
    • Excellent30%
    • Very good49%
    • Average16%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “free earplugs” (21 reviews)
    “female dorm” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    1.5 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 557 reviews

    Reviewed 23 July 2017

    I like YH and this was no exception. The people in the reception was just so incredible nice and helpful. Thanks. However SF in expensive and so is this YH. There is free breakfast in the YH, but is very crowded. If not this saty...More

    1  Thank Dorte L
    Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

    The hostel is conveniently located on Union street, easy to walk around to the cable car, big bus pick up point, the muni also passes near the hostel so very convenient to get off. The hostel is very clean, the female dorm is cute and...More

    1  Thank munira21
    Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

    This hostel was in a good location, and the hostel was nice, i especially loved the above toilet sinks. There were just a few frustrating things that would be so easy to change if there was a bit more attention to detail. There were charging...More

    1  Thank DonnaBerry
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 2 August 2017

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. If you can reach out to me, I would love to know which room you were in so that I can optimize the lighting fixtures and examine the USB ports. The ports have a small on/off button that I...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2017

    This was my first stay in a hostel and I loved it. The staff were incredibly helpful, the dainty little receptionist helped me carry my not so tiny case up to the 4th floor as the lift was out of order. The hostel is in...More

    1  Thank M_in_the_city1981
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 12 July 2017

    Thank you for your review. You'll be happy to hear that our antique lift is now back in working order, and I'm happy to hear that our staff were so helpful while it was resting! I'm sorry to hear that you experienced illness during your...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

    Overall I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, the location was pretty flawless for getting around and I really liked that my female dorm had an en suite. The breakfast was also great especially the four dollar pancakes (indeed 'pretty sick' as the guy...More

    2  Thank BabzJC
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager, HI-San Francisco Downtown at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 12 July 2017

    Thank you for your review of our San Francisco City Center location. I'm happy to hear that you had an excellent stay. That pancake breakfast really is amazing! Best. ~Dave Assistant General Manager, HI-San Francisco Downtown

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$74 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Union Square
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    • Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
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    Union Square
    Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
    in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
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    containing the largest number of upscale department
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    the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
    locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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    Karine A
    24 July 2017|
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    Response from Salina C | Reviewed this property |
    The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt... More
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    5 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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