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Bordeaux, France
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I wanted to check in at that hostel upon a friend's recommendation, when I arrived there as a complete stranger (with no former reservation might I add) the woman at the reception was very welcoming and although she told me they were out of rooms to rent for the next few days, she took my reservation on the spot and... More 

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Stuttgart
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

i stayed 4 nights in this hostel and i liked it. since i was traveling by myself, i expected to meet a lot of new people to hang out with.. and yes, staff was very friendly and i met many new people. bath room was a little bit dirty, but this is what you expect for this price. i wanted... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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122 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2011

Great location near busses and trains. Easy to get there from the airport by train or bus (cheaper). Staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful giving travel options (bus, train or trolley) including costs. Free computer use. Breakfast and kitchen OK. No TV in common room. Good security except no lockers. Excellent value.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

The place is really cheap considering it's earshot to everything in downtown SFO. The street outside gets a little dodgy starting sundown, was walking towards the place and come across a man getting restrained by a couple of cops. There is no lift/elevator so not really great if bringing heavy stuff. The rooms and the place in general are a... More 

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Altdorf, Switzerland
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2011

The locaton is great. The most Tourist attractions, shopping center, cinema & cable car station are in walking distance. The staff and the people there were nice. But there's just 1 shower next to the kitchen (a small room behind the kitchen), just 1 toilet for every floor WITHOUT a lavabo (just Disinfecting gel)! In the room was a lavabo.... More 

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2011

Location is good but a bus driver told me Ellis St. gets dangerous from Taylor St. to the west at night. People get mugged, raped, shot... as tourist you wouldn't imagine cause it's almost in front of the Hilton! Hostel smells bad, food sucks, bedrooms are dirty (including quilts which I really didn't like). People is nice and it's cheap.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2010

Located on the edge of the Tenderloin and Financial district, this location is good if you are traveling with someone else or are okay with being bothered by crack dealing hobos. Luckily (in some ways) I'm used to dealing with crack heads and hobos so this didn't bother me at all, but was rather entertaining. Overall, decently located in downtown.... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2010

The WORST receptionnists EVER!!! No heater on the first floor....54°F (12°C)so i felt sick as many other people in the hostel! Receptionnists were incompetent and were thinking of leaving the heater that way for still a week...! I had to leave as they weren't even planning on giving any discounts to the hosts! Oh and...they were rude! NEVER EVER go... More 

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dublin
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2010

This is a good central location. You can get the BART straight from the airport to leave you just 5min walk away. Keep an eye out thought because you can easily walk by the entrance to Globetrotters. The staff are cool. Other people staying there were friendly. When they say free breakfast they mean you can use the following; peanut... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2010

This is a very simple hostel. (kind of) old, not very clean, beds and linen not so comfortable/clean. You have to carry your bag(s) upstairs to reach the rooms. The staff is OK. There was a free internet service in the front desk, but just one computer for everyone. I spent only one night in a room shared with 2... More 

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Address: 225 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $33 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Globetrotters Hotel San Francisco
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“The fewer people (4 rather than 6), the better the sleep quality (less snoreing possibilities)”
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