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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free breakfast”(52 reviews)
“female dorm”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
1.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend went to this place last week end. The position was good but there was a smell of pee in the hall, the breakfast was poor and we were at the 5 floor and the elevator was out of service. The best...More

Thank FEDERICA G
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 2 days ago

Federica, I am very sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent stay with us. The elevator breaking was quite the unexpected hardship. Although our staff (and myself) were happy to transport all luggage to and from guest rooms, even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very quick 1 night stay at the HI San Francisco and chose one of the female dorm rooms with an ensuite bathroom. It was a lot nicer in the room than I expected and I lucked out with getting a bottom bunk....More

Thank starbright31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Central location makes it easy to get around, especially to/from the airport. Great facility for a hostel. Everything was pretty clean. I got lucky and was assigned a bottom bunk. Good kitchen set up. Felt safe as a solo traveller.

Thank globalgal90
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I don’t usually go hostels but decided up in San Fran due to expensive accomodation. HI has great facilities, was close to many food places and the great Westfield shopping centre. Easily accessible by uber too. Would stay again.

Thank Amanda K
Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 20 January 2018

We're very happy that we could provide you with an enjoyable stay and a warm introduction to hostelling, and we hope to see you again soon! Best. Dave, Assistant General Manager HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first stop on my 6-week trip across the USA. After landing at LAX, then finding out my flight up to San Francisco was delayed, then cancelled, then I was rebooked on the next flight which was also delayed, meant I arrived about...More

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Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you!!! After dealing with international flights for dozens of hours...there's nothing like a warm reception to ease that pain. I'm glad you found that with us. :) Best. Dave, Assistant General Manager HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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USD 55 - USD 172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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Kiwilover5000
10 January 2018|
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Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are washers and dryers.
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hpavey
27 December 2017|
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Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
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17 October 2017|
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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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