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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As my title says don't punish yourself 1. Beds & pillow all dirty 2. No free breakfast at all - have to cook your own pancakes 3. Big tramp community outside the hostel 4. The toilets not clean! The money I have spent on this I could stay in a clean - people friendly staff and with a whole free... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in hostels all over the world, including many 3rd world countries, and those are all paradise compared to this hostel. For starters, I wanted cheap and most other places were fully booked on the Friday and I didn't want to have to change hostels, BIG mistake. I ended up staying here 3 nights in the 4 person... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll preface this review by saying that I'm not a fussy person when it comes to accommodation, I can pretty much sleep anywhere. This Hostel, although cheap, should be illegal based on basic hygiene and cleanliness. Others have commented on the 1 shower per floor, this is dirty and there is nowhere to put your things while you shower (there... More 

Thank Kiret
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place is the worst place I ever stayed! Indeed it has a good location but this Hostel should be demolished! It has bugs, it's really dirty, the shower it's a infected room. Check the video when i'm chasing the bugs :-s. Overall, just spend extra and don't ruin your holidays.

Thank C.c. C
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I booked it for two days, and ran away after first night there, spent more money for the other hotel but was glad to leave thus hostel with a feeling that I'll never have to come back. When I book a bed in a room with bathroom and pay extra for it, I expect to have a lock on this... More 

Thank Юля Б
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176 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

well, it is very old, not enough showers, wifi is very very slowly in the evening. my bed was not a matraze but wood. location is good, and price is ok as well. however, expect nothing and then you are satisfied.

Thank Remo G
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very central. Should have more shower and restrooms available, Not the safest of areas. Staff helpful and knowledgable. Within five minutes walk of market street (the city`s major thoroughfare} and Powell st Bart station

Thank R H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

San Francisco is an expensive city so accommodation is expensive. Whilst this place appeared to be cheap - it is not worth the saving. Bay just a few dollars more and get sooooo much better a deal. SImple things - this place does not give you a towel. You can get one from reception, but ker-ching! that's another $5. Doesn't... More 

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Reykholt, Iceland
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I stayed here past week with a group of friends and we booked a room for 4! the check in was easy and helpful but we ve got another room then it was written on my receipts! so we booked 2 nytes on a name and another nyte on other name and I went to ask second day if we... More 

Thank GMoraru
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I've stayed in probably about 50 or 60 hostels across Australia, Europe and America, and I'm normally happy anywhere, but this hostel was too much. The staff at the reception are unbelievably rude - I don't know how they get away with it. Maybe the worst thing about it is the shower/toilet situation. There are six floors, about 15 rooms... More 

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Additional Information about San Francisco International Hostel

Address: 140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: £22 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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“Don't book”
 of 5 bubbles David36O, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No good rooms.”
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“Book in a different hostel / hotel !!!!”
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“Just don't do it!”
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