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This hostel is so centrally located, it is about 2 blocks away from the Bart and Muni and pretty much in the centre of the shopping district (Macys, Sephora and major clothing companies) are all within a few blocks and a large CVS is also...More
This hostel is average.We got a private room, not on the streetside so not noisy at nights. The beds and the bathrom were okey although the air was humid and the towels smelled chlorine. Cleaning was good, new towels every second day. The whole hostel...More
First the positive: great location and staff. Unfortunately the negatives outweigh the positives by far. As some other reviewers have mentioned street noise is an issue. Mason is a street with lots of activity. The noise is partly coming from the traffic and partly fron...More
On the Hostel website, they had stated a link with Lorries transport service at a rate of 14$ per person.Booked Lorrie's shuttle which was recommended by the hostel and had paid full but at 1am, Lorrie's shuttle failed to turn up at the airport. I...More
3 Thank Kiran0905
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 8 January 2015
I am very disappointed to hear about the difficulties which you had in getting to our property and the poor reception and assistance you recieved at our facility. The described actions of the staff member you mentioned not only go against the training...More
The hotel is perfectly located(next to the union square). The room is simple but clean. There is a small hairdryer available. The wifi signal was pretty good in the room. The breakfast if too simple though: some confiture, any kind of white cheese, bagels,...More
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US$52 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
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
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 that it was unsafe nor did I encounter anything particularly "shady". Like another user said, it's very close to Union Square, a place buzzing with tourists and people.
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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"