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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free breakfast”(53 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Clean and safe. Staff was super warm and eager to help. Kitchen has fridges for your leftovers or groceries. Breakfast is great, bagels, coffee, fruits. No air conditioning but we were there in July/Aug and the nights were very cool. The only downer was that...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the hostel to be greeted by friendly, helpful staff. Quick check in and we were up in our room within 10 mins. We were a little dubious about staying in a hostel, particularly a shared dorm, but the room went above and...More

1  Thank Miss-Mards
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 11 August 2015

Glad you enjoyed it! Ell is the best! Best, Andy Stevenson Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 3 August 2015

Hard to find a cheap bed in SF the weekend I was there. Have stayed at other HI hostels so I gave this one a try. The location was great. Easy walk to places in any direction but north. (Yikes, that hill was steep.) Great...More

Thank DAuntDeb
Reviewed 31 July 2015

the private room that we got placed in stunk so much that we had to go and buy our own air freshener. it smelt like a toilet but we didnt even have our own bathroom. the hotel was very noisy, there was constantly kids running...More

1  Thank Danielle L
Response from HISFDowntown, General Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 7 August 2015

I am very sorry to hear that you had this experience. I want to honestly thank you for the feedback and bringing these items to our attention. We are always looking for ways to improve our facilities and practices to ensure our guests have a...More

Reviewed 31 July 2015

We found the hostel very welcoming and all was really very fine. Staff members were nice and helpful as well. I would truly recommend the hostel to stay in. I regret only one thing - that we do not have more time to spent in...More

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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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Maria Araceli R
April 26, 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
The area has lots of pedestrian traffic and felt very safe to me.
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Kiwilover5000
January 9, 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
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hpavey
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
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Room Tips
"Definitely get a room with an ensuite!"
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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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