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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free breakfast”(53 reviews)
“female dorm”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

I stayed here with 5 friends in January and we had a great time. We had arrived from Mexico so the cleanliness was warmly welcomed! The beds were extremely comfortable and warm and they have 5 powerpoint and a light above each bed which is...More

2  Thank G01234
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This is certainly the best hostel in San Francisco. The staff are friendly and helpful and the building itself is clean while maintaining the rustic appeal of an aging city. The location is prime, right in the heart of downtown SF, within walking distance of...More

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Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 19 March 2015

We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We do take pride in our daily staff-run activities as one of the things that sets us apart and fulfills our mission of cultural exchange. We want to show our guests the San Francisco that we (the staff) know,...More

Reviewed 9 March 2015

Very impressed by this hostel as I was a bit nervous as it was my first time staying in one. My brother and I were traveling together so we opted for the private room which was perfect and worth paying the little extra, and you...More

1  Thank Els91
Reviewed 8 March 2015

My first hostel stay in a very very long time and while I was apprehensive about the idea I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised. The guests varied from youth, to international travelers, families and middle aged people alike. Not what I recall when...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Stayed here for around 4 nights with two of my friends, in a private room. Our room consisted of a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top. The beds themselves were really comfortable and had no trouble,...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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US$ 62 - US$ 190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 62 - US$ 190 (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 theatres 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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Kiwilover5000
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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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mehta80
17 October 2017|
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Response from lucystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
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Room Tips
"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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"See if you can not get a room that DOES NOT face the street"
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"Private ensuite rooms well sited"
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