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San Francisco City Center Hostel

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ellis street”(24 reviews)
“homeless people”(54 reviews)
“tenderloin”(30 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
1.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay here if you want to be in the centre of everything San Fran has to offer. Great rooms and really helpful staff. There are also plenty of spaces to spend time outside of your room. Computer room, theatre room, lounge and kitchen. Wifi is...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

- Well, i stayed there for only 2 days with some other girls, everything is perfect, maybe the room of 4 is a little bit small, but eh .. its a hostel that you will only spend some few days in it. - I had...More

Thank Yehia E
Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for staying with us Yehia! And for taking the time to leave this nice review :) I love that you loved our hostel, and our staff! Great guests really make this place what it is, so thank you for adding to that goodness and...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Its in very strange area of San Francisco (many homeless and drug addicted people on the streets around). But the hostel itself is really good and safe. During checkin we have got a card which we had to show everytime we come in - therefore...More

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Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for this great review! I'm so glad to hear you felt safe and comfortable during your stay with us. We work hard to make sure our guests have the best time possible in SF, and our temperpedic mattresses help ensure everyone gets a cozy...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

My 31 year old daughter booked into the hostel due to the price of the hotels in San Francisco..and asked me to join her...at 58..! The hostel was better than some of the 3* hotels I have stayed in. The staff were great and very...More

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Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks so much for staying with us, and for taking the time to leave this great review! I love hearing stories of first time hostelers, especially when our dear little hostel helped to set a good impression about how fun, helpful, and communal these places...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Friendly staff, classic backpackers accommodation. Take your own lock for luggage storage. When checked into my shared room, the other occupants were all smoking weed, and as I have a no drugs policy at work, i asked to change rooms and they did straight away....More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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Bar/Lounge
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US$ 46 - US$ 150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$ 46 - US$ 150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Traveller (146)
Room & Suite (25)
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Reece F
2 December 2017|
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Response from Molly S | Property representative |
Hi Reece, We have a little Beer and Wine Bar where we sell (pretty local and inexpensive!) beverages to our 21+ guests. The bar is open from 6pm-11:30pm every night, with a happy hour from 6pm - 8pm. Because of the... More
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Karine A
25 July 2017|
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Response from CO911dispatcher | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was traveling as a single "mature" female and walked all over the city + took Lyft without a single negative encounter with homeless folks. The most interaction I had was a cheerful "Good morning!" Side note: My 13... More
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Milah S
23 October 2016|
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Response from LaurLaur824 | Reviewed this property |
You get one full size towel and one hand towel. There was also a hand towel hanging in the bathroom.
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"Nothing specific"
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"4 bed dorm was satisfactory. Lockers available, ensuite was small but enough. Bed was fine"
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"See tip in review about Ellis Street"
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"Do not bring food to the room"
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