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San Francisco City Center Hostel

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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ellis street”(25 reviews)
“homeless people”(54 reviews)
“tenderloin”(30 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Pros: Cheap! Paid <$30 per night for an en suite 4 bedroom female dorm. Adding to that, breakfast is free (although limited and repetitive) and it's in the middle of town so everything was a short walk away. Space is sufficient and furnishings are tasteful....More

Thank Halyxs
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stayed here for a week in August. Arriving from the airport on the BART we emerged from the station into a square with beggars and vagrants all around us. The walk up from the station was an education - streets full of unfortunate people...More

1  Thank morningstar1966
Response from Molly S, Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 13 October 2015

Hi there, Thanks for your review! The Tenderloin is definitely an eccentric neighborhood. While the amount of homelessness can be a bit intense sometimes, we love the Tenderloin for the delicious food, the art and theater scene, and it's proximity to much of the San...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

Cozy hostel with cool deco and ok breakfast, but incredibly noisy due to the same heavy metal CD playing for several days nearly all day, very loudly, so that there's no escape to work or have a proper conversation anywhere, and requests to change are...More

18  Thank j4na
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This hostel is awesome! I was there alone and met a lot of people from all different countries. The breakfast was really good and if you pay 1 more dollar you have Eggs or Pancakes! The staff is awesome! always looking for your comfort. It...More

Thank Nicolas L
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I had never stayed in a hostel before but always wanted to. My sister and I opted for this hostel when we found the one at Fisherman's Wharf already full. We did read a number of mixed reviews about the location. Let's face it -...More

1  Thank yvgfJayne
Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 5 October 2015

Dear Jayne, What can I say? I LOVE your review! you really got the neighborhood and our hostel pegged, and it makes me so happy to see our intrepid guests dig deep into our neighborhood. True Grit all around! Thanks for staying, for having a...More

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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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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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"Get your own room on the 6th floor. Good views, and quiet."
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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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