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HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

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312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704 See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stayed in a private room. The room size was great and the bathroom ok but the carpet was filthy and very stained and there was a lot of mold on the bathroom window. Even though it is a very old building for the price I...More

Thank bluebelle1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a budget, and want to visit and don't mind sharing with fellow travelers, then this is the ideal place. I was very reticent when booking, but the Hostel exceeded my expectation. Service was great, the amenities are well maintained and it really was not...More

Thank Riedwaan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms were all very clean, bed not particularly comfortable but did a job. Rather far from pier but pretty central location so can’t complain. Nice common areas for use, good facilities such as laundry. Very good if you’re on a budget and just need a...More

Thank marshallht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is perfect and easy. The staff really really nice: I must mention I got my flight canceled last minute, I emailed them and there were able to adjust my booking without me having to pay!!! Breakfast included and awesome, just like the kitchen...More

Thank irenegiuggi
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I was a bit aprehensive about the noise levels here after reading some reviews, but clearly those reviewers have never stayed in the middle of a city before! I've had much worse in London and Paris and to be honest I slept very well! We...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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US$70 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
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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 theaters 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
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Maria Araceli R
26 April 2018|
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Response from lbiscuit | Reviewed this property |
It was fine, but as another person said, there are a lot of homeless people around and I was woken up by someone (poor guy) making a lot of noise in the morning when we stayed here. Obviously he was very unwell. Anyway, it... More
10 January 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
27 December 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
Room Tips
"Choose the rooms with en-suite."
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"521 quiet but stained!"
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"Book an ensuite room, as you can still use the hallway toilets anyway"
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