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“Cheap, good location”
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Europa Hotel
Ranked #48 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Cheap, good location”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed at the Europa Hotel over New Years Eve. It was by far the cheapest option in a good location. If we'd had the money we would've stayed elsewhere, it is very run down. However, for what we wanted (good location and cheap) it was fine... as we all are seasoned travellers that have seen much worse!

We wanted to be somewhere close to restaurants and nightlife for New Years Eve and this area of San Francisco did not disappoint! We had a plethora of italian restaurants just outside our doorstep and discovered great understated hole-in-the-wall type bars all within 10 min walk from the Europa.

If you have high expectations for your accommodation I would not recommend the Europa Hotel, but if you're easy going and glad to have a cheap place to sleep and shower while sightseeing around San Francisco it's a good spot!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Oban, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

This hotel is basic but clean, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. This might not be the ideal accommodation for everyone, however... it's located between a couple of strip clubs and while we didn't feel unsafe, it can be a bit noisy at night. It's also right nearby some fantastic Italian restaurants and within walking distance to the Fisherman's pier.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Having travelled the world and stayed in basic accommodation in Thailand and Cambodia this is by far the worst accommodation we have ever stayed in.

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Our room was filthy, the bed was infested with bed bugs, the sink was stained with nail polish and the shared bathrooms are full of cigarette butts, trash and hair.
The 'hotel' is full of long term tenants who are nocturnal and make noise all night. The corridors smellt of cigarettes.
My partner and I were woken up one night by drunken young girls knocking on our door and running around in the corridor.
The place is in the red light district of chinatown with a brothel next door.


There are cheaper and much nicer places to stay in San Fran, please don't make the same mistake as us. San Fran is such a beautiful city, and there are plenty of nice hostels and hotels.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We booked multiple rooms here for the weekend of NYE for a family group. You can't beat the price, great central location. Downsides are the noise and general appearance of the whole place; but with the right budget traveller attitude it's really not a big deal. If I'd had the money I would've stayed somewhere else, but for two nights max it's fine.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This hotel is above a busy bar and alongside a busy road so loads of noise. Also, the hotel appeared to be more of a 'residential place' with long term guests so not quite what we expected but was central to China town and Fishermans Wharf was only around a half house walk plus Little Italy was only around 10 minutes away.

The room itself was clean, but pretty shabby and despite being no smoking, there was cigarette ash on the floor. Was noisy at night too with people coming and going - just not a great feel to this place and not really a tourist hotel, should have guessed when the receptionist sits behind secure glass!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Europa Hotel

Property: Europa Hotel
Address: 310 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,233 - ₹ 7,881
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Europa Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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