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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed in the Adelaide hostel for 2 nights at the end of June. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful! I was in a 6 bed female dorm and it was perfect, the beds come with a privacy curtain and plugs at each bedside which were extremely useful! The lockers under the bed are huge and mean the room...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hostel was fantastic, fresh fruit at the free breakfast, individual shower/toilet rooms (not stalls), great free events and free dinners! The beds have individual curtains to draw across them, so even though it does nothing about noise, if someone turns the light on at 3 am, you're not going to notice. The only downside is that the plugs for...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed mixed dorm room. The hostel is a bit on the pricier side, but is well worth the vibe and central location. Staff are friendly and knowledgable, although my 3am check in was a bit confused. The beds are comfortable, but slightly noisy. Ask for a lower bunk if you expect...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I stayed at the Adelaide for 12 nights in total - six in a private room and six in a female dorm. Having spent one night at the nearby Green Tortoise, I'd say the Adelaide compares very favourably indeed. This place is conveniently situated in downtown San Francisco, down a side alley, very close to Union Square. I only stayed...

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Salzburg
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The dorm rooms were really good (tiny curtains in front of the beds) and very clean, the showers and bathrooms were very clean as well, the staff was super friendly. Breakfast was good and so were the evening activities. One of the best hostels I've ever been to :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2014

room for 2 was reasonable for the price - nice place to explore the city. facilities were good, breakfast ok (bagels, oatmeal, fruits) - walking distance to union square and geary street. we travelled as a couple and stayed there for two nights. we would definitely recommend this hostel again (the single rooms)

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 July 2014

After traveling in Europe and Australia you kinda start to miss the hostel culture/kinks. This hostel has an awesome free breakfast, nightly activities, involvement from local tours/activities, a friendly staff, and an ideal location downtown. All these things combined they foster great international traveling relations. The only thing I would tell people to remember is that it is a youth...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed here while I was in SF. Stayed in a dorm on the second floor. Bathrooms were clean and staff were helpful. Great little spot to meet fun people from all over and the location is ideal. I spent a lot of time on Polk st eating and late nights with friends. Close to union square, but whatever... better shopping...

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ricohampton
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a four nights in July. I must say this is hands down the best hostel I've visited in all my travels. The staff was super helpful and sweet. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. The beds were comfortable and private (there are curtains on each bunk!). It looks like the hostel has revamped the space. it looks...

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Indianapolis
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I stayed at the Adelaide Hostel during the last week of May 2014. It was a mere 3 blocks from the Hilton where my conference was being held. I reserved a bed in a 6-person room. My original room was overrun by very messy women who took all of the footlockers. I complained and the staff quickly assigned me to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Adelaide Hostel

Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: £34 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Try to get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor that is on the opposite side of the entrance. Much less big city noise.”
 of 5 bubbles RandyCosmos, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else if given Dakota”
 of 5 bubbles starfire888, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bottom bunk if possible. Secure your valuables in the locker or store them in a locked bag.”
 of 5 bubbles 754dianeh, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I would not recommend Adelaide to people with accessibility concerns, as the location does not allow for an elevator and accessible rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles natspark16, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Private double room with en suite is good.”
 of 5 bubbles kieskeurig, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
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