I think we paid around $80/night for a private room/shared bath. The location is great. Safe, in the middle of everything. Not really in the Tenderloin, but very close. Can be loud (street noise) but that's like any city. Check in can be slow, depending how many people are working. The crowd skewed young-ish but I literally saw ages 2-75. Families, grandparents, kids, were all represented, which was cool. The rooms are a good size, but the bathroom get kind of skanky. Bring flip flops to shower in, you will thank me. Breakfast is free and decent (bagels). It seemed like there were way more people from Europe/Asia than from America.
If you are going and expecting first class accommodations, silence, and impeccable housekeeping for cheap, you will be disappointed. But if you go with an open mind, and realize how cheap your rate is (the hotels across the street are prob $200/night) then you will probably like it. As of May 30th, the elevator was broken indefinitely. So it's not so much fun to haul your stuff up all the stairs (esp if you are on the 6th floor, or have trouble walking up all those stairs).
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco