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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 29 December 2014

This is a huge and clean hostel. My friend and I stayed at a four-bed dorm for three nights and it was great. fast wifi access everywhere in the hostel and there's a charging outlet right beside the bed. The design is pretty user friendly and the breakfast is nice as well. the only bad thing is that the street...

Thank chianhenglee
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

My first time staying at a hostel... This place is wicked! Very, very central to everything - cable cars, union square, restaurants, theatre, big bus pickup/drop off and shopping. I stayed in my own private room and shared the bathrooms with others on the same floor. No problems at all, were clean enough. Would definitely recommend and come back again!...

Thank Briony H
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I stayed here one night. I traveled solo and stayed in a four bed dorm room. I met two really nice guys that were staying in my room. The reception staff was very friendly. The rooms get hot at night, so you need to leave the window open to bring in cool air, which unfortunately allows you to hear the...

Thank Carl T
Mpls MN
Reviewed 12 December 2014

A friend and I stayed at the hostel and found it to be clean and charming. The stay was great from check-in, to local eateries and check-out. We stayed in a private room and would stay at this location again. It is close to many things (food, shopping, transpiration, etc). The perk of having a breakfast in the morning and...

1Thank pnutsmommyMN
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I stayed with my girlfriend in a private room, and had no problem. The room was very good, ok the bad could be more comfortable. The shared bathroom in the floor was always clean, had a great quantity (I guess 3, being to two with showers) and also free cold water in the floor. There was a good kitchen and...

Thank Paulo L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I liked this place! Excellent location and friendly staff. My room had an en-suite bathroom which was a bit small. The room itself was not huge, but did the job. Would not hesitate in coming back again!

Thank Vineet G
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I think the beds and the facilities could be cleaner. At the end that is the main service! Breakfast was ok though. The location perfect also they are helping about the city what to do where to go etc. They promise discount on parking but that is general price on the other hand the bike cost less than average by...

1Thank altugyavuz
Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Not great but I guess you get what you pay for. I'm 35 and I guess that reflects in my review. We stayed in a privat room on the third floor with the windows towards a very noisy street. A guy was singing for hours outside our window late at night. The staff that did cleaning and breakfast were rude...

1Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Stayed 2 nights with a couple of friends and had no issues with the hostel - good location, friendly staff, clean and tidy. Enjoyed the pub crawl that the hostel put on with another couple of hostels nearby. Would stay again - wish I had stayed longer. Decent haul from airport but that's unavoidable. Plenty to do within walking distance.

2Thank L6699CTmiker
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2014

First time travelling to the States from Australia and this was our first stop. So after the 20 hours flying and sketchy cab ride to the Hostel (landed on Columbus day) we pull up to the desk to check in around 3pm. The guy who greeted us didn't even say hello, look up from the computer (must have been flat...

2Thank eric b

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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 sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in the heart of the city, just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the cable cars! HI-San Francisco Downtown is close to the best cafes, clubs, theaters, and shopping. You'll love our new look, low prices, and four-bed dorms (coed dorms range from 4-8 beds). Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet, guest kitchen, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, 24-hour reception, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

Address: 312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $85 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown 1.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Don't stay too high floor as sometimes the lift may be undergoing maintenance. Walking up the stairs may be tough for elderly folks.”
ChenSuRen, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“315 is quieter.. the hostel is on a corner of a busy intersection so there is traffic.”
Love2travelGuelph, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“"Rooms on those dorm rooms are quieter and easier than ever."”
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“Queen room with private ensuite bathroom if you can!”
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