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San Francisco City Center Hostel

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“homeless people”(54 reviews)
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair access
Free Parking
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a private, comfortable, and quiet room and not pay for the usual San Francisco hotel prices then this is a great option. I booked a private room which had my own bathroom and incredibly comfortable bed. Pretty much like a...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in a private room. It was a welcome change from a typical hotel culture. It has great common areas and people from all over the world. There's a bar with affordable drinks inside, free breakfast of bagels/coffee/tea/fruit, and for $1...More

Thank Joe M
Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for staying Joe, and for leaving this great review! We love hearing that our vibe and decor really resonate with out guests, and that you enjoyed our hearty (and very reasonably priced) breakfast! It's also very cool that you got to know our neighborhood...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was amazing, really clean and comfortable and in a good location. It's true as many reviewers say that it's in a rather bad neighborhood in the city. But we already knew that and to be honest it wasn't as bad as some people...More

Thank Arantzazu M
Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 1 week ago

Hey! Thanks for this awesome review! You touched on all our great attributes, except one: Great guests like yourself are what truly make us fun and cool! Come back again soon, and in the mean time, have as many fun adventures as you can! Happy...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is one of three HI hostels in SF. City Center is by far the best. It has the air of a boutique hotel. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. The bar/cafe area has a cozy, hardwood ambiance that you won't find in a hotel....More

1  Thank Nikolas W
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

First of all, beware of the location of this hostel. It is located downtown, with walking distance to many things but it is in a dodgy area and if you are not comfortable around homelessness and other less fortunate people then you may need to...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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Bar/Lounge
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US$58 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reece F
2 December 2017|
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Response from Molly S | Property representative |
Hi Reece, We have a little Beer and Wine Bar where we sell (pretty local and inexpensive!) beverages to our 21+ guests. The bar is open from 6pm-11:30pm every night, with a happy hour from 6pm - 8pm. Because of the... More
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Karine A
25 July 2017|
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Response from CO911dispatcher | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was traveling as a single "mature" female and walked all over the city + took Lyft without a single negative encounter with homeless folks. The most interaction I had was a cheerful "Good morning!" Side note: My 13... More
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Milah S
22 October 2016|
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Response from LaurLaur824 | Reviewed this property |
You get one full size towel and one hand towel. There was also a hand towel hanging in the bathroom.
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Room Tips
"Get your own room on the 6th floor. Good views, and quiet."
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"Nothing specific"
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"4 bed dorm was satisfactory. Lockers available, ensuite was small but enough. Bed was fine"
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"See tip in review about Ellis Street"
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