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    Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
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    Overview
    • Excellent30%
    • Very good49%
    • Average16%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    1.5 Star Hotel
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    USA Hostels San Francisco
    1,121 reviews
    #3 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    San Francisco City Center Hostel
    426 reviews
    #7 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
    396 reviews
    #1 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
    5,198 reviews
    #16 of 229 hotels in San Francisco
     
    Reviews (820)
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    1 - 5 of 548 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    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

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    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

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    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

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Hotels in the area during my business trip to SF were just way to expensive so we decided to book a private triple room at this hostel instead. Having never stayed in a hostel I did not know what to expect. Interesting is the word...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was my first stay in a hostel and I loved it. The staff were incredibly helpful, the dainty little receptionist helped me carry my not so tiny case up to the 4th floor as the lift was out of order. The hostel is in...More

    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review. You'll be happy to hear that our antique lift is now back in working order, and I'm happy to hear that our staff were so helpful while it was resting! I'm sorry to hear that you experienced illness during your...More

    USA Hostels San Francisco
    1,121 reviews
    #3 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    San Francisco City Center Hostel
    426 reviews
    #7 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
    396 reviews
    #1 of 50 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
    5,198 reviews
    #16 of 229 hotels in San Francisco
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$75 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • California >
    • San Francisco >
    • Union Square
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    • Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
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    Traveller (245)
    Room & Suite (82)
    Dining (23)
    Hotel & Grounds (138)
    Bathroom (16)
    Family and Play Areas (6)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    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
    ...More
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    Questions & Answers
    Maddy B
    5 June 2017
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    Response from Irina A | Reviewed this property
    Tax is not included. You should add 14% tax, 1% city tax and 3 USD service charge per night.
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    kathrynms89
    6 May 2017
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    Response from Joe W | Reviewed this property
    Hello, under the bed you have a metal cage. Bring your own lock. Its pretty big. And also not so handy, but save enough. Joe
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    Asilb66
    15 April 2017
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    Response from Michael F
    Absolutely not! All ages are welcome and there are always plenty of people in your age group staying with us. Give Hostelling a try, you will love it!
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    Room Tips
    "Try to get the lower level floors"
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    "Las habitaciones al frente tienen vista a la ciudad"
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    "I stayed at a 4-bed woman room with private bathroom. It was clean, but a little smelly, since there are..."
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    "Rooms on the alley side can be a bit noisy during the night."
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