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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Average16%
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  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location wasn't great - as in the surrounding area - we were told that before arriving. But if you walk left when you come out of the hostel or straight up and right to go to union sq you avoid the middle of the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff was super friendly, it was very clean and not very noisy. I felt very safe and there are tons of yummy restraints near by. It was great that I could keep my bags locked away in a safe area before and after check...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Location, Location, Location ! The best value for your money Next to Union square , Market & Polk streets , continental breakfast included.... what else could you ask for ? Stayed 7 nights in a 3 pp bedroom and were able to walk every where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a private room, which had plenty of space, was clean and comfortable enough for us. The location was the highlight- we could walk pretty much anywhere and access public transport within minutes. Shame the staff were so unfriendly and unhelpful!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual room, cleanliness, location and general facilities were very good. However I was greeted by the most unimpressed staff member who would not give me any extra information I might need unless I asked for it. The laundry facilities are cheap, but no instructions...More

Thank yumeilim
Response from HISFDowntown, General Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Yumeilim, I am sorry to hear that you had this experience at our property. We pride ourselves on having truly excellent and engaged employees, so your feedback about our staff's lack of initiative is very disappointing and something I will be looking into. Your...More

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US$70 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
...More
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Maria Araceli R
26 April 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
The area has lots of pedestrian traffic and felt very safe to me.
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Kiwilover5000
10 January 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
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hpavey
27 December 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
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"Book an ensuite room, as you can still use the hallway toilets anyway"
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"Definitely get a room with an ensuite!"
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"The four bed female dorm was well worth the upgrade for me - nice to have a bathroom connected to our room"
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"The shared bathrooms are clean, but choose an on suite bathroom - super convenient, worth the money!"
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