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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!
Assistant General Manager
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
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
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
Came here after two weeks of hiking and the place exceeded all my expectations.
The staff was sharp and knew the area very well, the location was good, and the facilities fine.
Breakfast is bagels with PB and J and oatmeal.
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
US$47 - US$154 (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"