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“Cosy and Comfortable”
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Adelaide Hostel
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I was really pleasantly surprised by this hostel - tucked away in a little side street, it has tons of character and was comfortable, clean and good value. Good location too, walking distance from Union Square (5 mins) and Powell Street BART station (10 mins). They organize free tours or social events most nights which is good for meeting people if you're travelling solo.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback! We’re so glad you got to take advantage of the location and our many free events! Come back and see us anytime!

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

I stayed there for three nights in December 2013 in a mixed 6 bedroom dorm. Everything was very clean, including the bathrooms/showers on all the floors - the curtains for the bunk beds were also great for providing some extra privacy, especially if you hate having to always go to the bathroom to change! Breakfast was great value - lots of different kinds of breads (bagels, wholemeal/white slices, raisin toast, english muffins) and spreads as well + pretty tasty oatmeal and small bowls of fresh fruit. Their weekly nights are great for meeting people - I was travelling solo and everyone was very friendly both in the dorms and for their special events.

Some hostel staff were warmer than others but would give you useful advice when asked. One of the showers on the top floor is pretty tragic but everything else was fine. Would advise to not walk down Taylor St on your own as you walk straight into Tenderloin (dodgier part of town) but you can easily get around it to get where you need to go.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you, Tracey! Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do pride ourselves on the unique bunk beds with privacy, a variety of free weekly activities, and of course, the best free breakfast in San Francisco! Come back and see us the next time you are in the Bay!

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is my secondary location if i cannot book in the hi san francisco hostel near union square. Its just a little more inconvenient to walk to from the powell bart station. The hostel is located near the theatre district of san francisco. I guess the issue I have with this place is that as a single traveler i've had to switch rooms a few times to accommodate larger parties. I will say that the location is much quieter then the hi san francisco if you value your sleep.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

I visit this place last month and I really loved it!!! It is a beautiful place, very clean, nice rooms and lovely staff! Many thanks to Patrick, the owner. A really intelligent and warm person. He's doing everything for all the guests and made me feel at home from the beginning. I spend time with lots of different people, lots of different cultures, what I highly enjoyed. Thanks to everybody, specially Patrick. Maria Annuziata Porlisi, Stefania's mother.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you, Maria! We’re glad you had a positive experience- Patrick (along with the rest of the staff) certainly does work hard around the clock to make sure that the Adelaide is a “home away from home” for guests! We hope to see you again the next time you are in San Francisco!

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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this place in late November 2013.
It was pretty easy to get here (BART train from airport followed by short walk from Powell station). When here, we were told that we would be in their sister hotel next door called hotel Fitzgerald.
It was a clean and comfortable place, basic amenities like tea and coffee (good coffee!) were available in the room. They also had excellent free wifi as well as free breakfast every morning which was a huge bonus at the hostel rates. Reception staff were helpful, a number of travel brochures were available at the desk, and you could use further kitchen/hostel facilities at the Adelaide hostel.
Very close to union square and there were a number of cafes and restaurants at walking distance. We were told the bar downstairs called barrel room had great wine but unfortunately we didn't get around to trying it!
Overall, this place is very good value for money and we would definitely recommend it to anybody travelling on a budget.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you! We’re glad you found the Fitzgerald clean and comfortable- hopefully you’ll come see us again, and try out the wine at the Barrel Room!

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

the room was not clean at all very small for six bad and smells , the front disk not friendly at all and the breakfast is pof they were running renovation in the next room so horrible noise and the rooms looks nothing like the picture. the only good thing is the location but again you can find a much better hostel with the same price right in the corner
honest advice go somewhere else

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Spent 8 nights at the hostel. Location is very central, although it's a bit of an uphill climb from the BART station. There are other options to get here of course.
A friend had the bad luck of sharing a room with someone who urinated on the floor. I was told the only thing the staff did was fabreeze the carpet. The general cleanliness of the hostel was good, however.
The rooms have a sink, in addition to the shared showers/restrooms outside of the rooms. There are a couple of free dinners throughout the week. They got board and card games, and a really comfy common area.
My advice would be to either go out and stay late Sat/Sun night or check in another day, because those two nights the city is LOUD.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed most aspects of the stay with us, and as for the issue with the carpet- it’s likely that Febreeze was just being used to hold things over until our professional cleaning staff could come in and take care of it (they only work certain hours). And San Francisco is loud, but with our tucked away location down an alley, strict quiet hours, and wooden bunks with curtains, we try to provide the quietest atmosphere possible to get a good night’s sleep!

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Additional Information about Adelaide Hostel

Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Ln, San Francisco, CA 94102-1220 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
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Ranked #10 of 54 Speciality Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range: £30 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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