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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%
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    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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    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    We booked a private queen room with ensuite for a 4 night stay. The Hostel is located in a good area in Union Square - close to restaurants and bars, and central for travelling. Room was clean, bed was OK. Bathroom needed updating - over...More

    2  Thank gem26_xox
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 31 August 2017

    First, thank you for your review. As you said, our hostel is centrally and conveniently located near everything one might wish to see on a visit to San Francisco. Sadly, the city is experiencing a serious homelessness epidemic, with many of these victims suffering from...More

    Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

    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

    Thank TravellingOtis
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 31 August 2017

    Thank you for your very positive review (especially the parts concerning the work and care given by our staff)!!! I'm glad to hear you were able to participate in some of our many scheduled hostel events (hopefully you enjoyed one of our walking tours, which...More

    Reviewed 27 July 2017

    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. It...More

    1  Thank molly1994_11
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 31 August 2017

    Thank you for your positive review! I'm glad you appreciate the nature of our breakfast, but I agree in that I would like to see it expanded. Currently we offer bagels, bread, apples, bananas, oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, and tea...but we're exploring the idea of...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2017

    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

    1  Thank Dorte L
    Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$47 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • San Francisco >
    • Union Square
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    • Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
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    Union Square
    Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
    in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
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    containing the largest number of upscale department
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    Response from Salina C | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    "The four bed female dorm was well worth the upgrade for me - nice to have a bathroom connected to our room"
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    "The shared bathrooms are clean, but choose an on suite bathroom - super convenient, worth the money!"
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    "See if you can not get a room that DOES NOT face the street"
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    "Private ensuite rooms well sited"
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