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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The staff are really friendly and helpful, running activities everyday. They provide free breakfast (yay!) and mostly free activities. The rooms are good size and in a great location. The hostel allows you to book a lot of stuff at a discount. Clean place, looked after and well run. No complaints at all. I had a great time and met...

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HISFDT, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

From here to the moon, thank you kindly for your lovely review. We're incredibly happy we were able to offer you a truly San Francisco experience full of fun and free activities! We look forward to having you be apart of our (temporary) family again in the future! Love, HI-SF Downtown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This hostel is one of the best I've stayed at. I stayed in room 505 - a four bed dorm with ensuite and everything went smoothly. Can't beat the location, the breaky, the rooms were cleaned daily. Fresh sheets and you even get a complimentary towel. Nice community here too, and the wifi works great in most areas.

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HISFDT, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you kindly for such a positive review of our location. Please know that your usage of the word "breaky" genuinely brought a smile to my face. I hope the next time you're in San Francisco you'll join us for another pleasant stay and complimentary breaky. With hugs and our hearts, HI-San Francisco Downtown

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014

As hostels go, I'd put this one about mid-table. Clean, well run and pretty good staff. Although I did take exception to the cleaner persistently banging on the toilet door to clean it until I came out. Very odd! Also find the was basin in the room very strange, it disturbs everyone in the room as there isn't one in...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Clean, friendly and safe neighbourhood. We had ensuite room, better than some ,motels. Expect it too be noisy I think it's the price you pay for the location. Good breakfast. Lots of restaurants nearby and good transport links easily walkable.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Just one block away from the Union Square and Macy's department store. Within five minutes, you can reach the BART Powell Street station, and cable car terminal. The check in counter staff is really friendly and helpful, you can get a free city map from them. Free wi-fi is available and there are kitchen available. Next time in San Francisco...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2014

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

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Auburn, Maine
Reviewed 6 May 2014

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2014

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

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Union Square
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.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in the heart of the city, just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the cable cars! HI-San Francisco Downtown is close to the best cafes, clubs, theaters, and shopping. You'll love our new look, low prices, and four-bed dorms (coed dorms range from 4-8 beds). Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet, guest kitchen, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, 24-hour reception, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

Address: 312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: £50 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown 1.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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