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Hostel is in a great location in SF, a little pricey, but it is SF! Rooms are clean, spacious & everything works. The staff were very friendly, helping us plan activities during the day & other social events are organised through the hostel which were...More
I'm not a regular hostel goer but this was actually a really nice one! It's perfectly located, right in the centre of things! I found the beds to be very comfy, the staff to be friendly and all the facilities to be very clean.
I like YH and this was no exception. The people in the reception was just so incredible nice and helpful. Thanks. However SF in expensive and so is this YH. There is free breakfast in the YH, but is very crowded. If not this saty...More
The hostel is conveniently located on Union street, easy to walk around to the cable car, big bus pick up point, the muni also passes near the hostel so very convenient to get off.
The hostel is very clean, the female dorm is cute and...More
This hostel was in a good location, and the hostel was nice, i especially loved the above toilet sinks.
There were just a few frustrating things that would be so easy to change if there was a bit more attention to detail. There were charging...More
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Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your thoughtful review.
If you can reach out to me, I would love to know which room you were in so that I can optimize the lighting fixtures and examine the USB ports. The ports have a small on/off button that I...More
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US$76 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt... More
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt that it was unsafe nor did I encounter anything particularly "shady". Like another user said, it's very close to Union Square, a place buzzing with tourists and people.