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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 earplugs” (21 reviews)
    “female dorm” (11 reviews)
    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
    1,156 reviews
    #3 of 52 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
    405 reviews
    #1 of 52 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    Adelaide Hostel
    634 reviews
    #10 of 52 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
     
    The Herbert Hotel
    1,346 reviews
    #78 of 229 hotels in San Francisco
     
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    11 - 15 of 549 reviews

    Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

    I'd never stopped in a hostel prior to visiting so I was expecting all of the negative stereotypes that people tend to associate with Hostels but they weren't to be and it was in fact a nice stay. The kitchen is often hectic around usual...More

    1  Thank Ben S
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 4 July 2017

    Thank you for your thorough review and for complimenting our activities! Our activities director, El, puts a lot of effort into creating those positive experiences. That's a great tip concerning the convenience store. I scold myself every time I purchase the $6 coconut water when...More

    Reviewed 16 June 2017

    We stayed at this hostel for 5 nights and we had no hiccups. The facilities were clean, we got what we needed when we needed, the location is convenient, staff were helpful, and overall our stay was great.

    1  Thank Salina C
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 4 July 2017

    Thank you for leaving such a clear and concise review. We're glad we met all of your expectations! Hopefully you were able to enjoy a few of our hostel's daily activities during your five night stay. If not, next time! Best. ~Dave (Assistant General Manager)

    Reviewed 8 June 2017

    Hubby and I enjoyed our stay here. We had a private room which was quite spacious, clean and comfortable. The street noise is a thing but that is what you get with an old building in a very good city location. Use some earplugs and...More

    1  Thank lucystarbuck
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 15 June 2017

    Thank you for your very detailed and informative review. I'm glad you and Hubby enjoyed your stay with us! With as much as there is to see and do near our downtown location, I'm not terribly surprised that our backpackers were up with the sun....More

    Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

    Clean and comfortable rooms, great communal areas, good free breakfast, friendly staff, good location. Decent, reliable wifi and lots of opportunities to socialise and other amenities like computers and a movie theatre. The pub crawl could have been better and there's also quite a lot...More

    1  Thank kirbzzz
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 15 June 2017

    I'm very happy to know that you were able to enjoy our social activities and amenities during your stay, including our weekly pub crawl. If you have any suggestions on how to make that particular hostel event better, I'd love to hear them. See you...More

    Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

    The hostel is well located, just 2 blocks from Union Square. The guys at front desk were friendly and helpful. Security was fine: you have your own locker below your bed, however, in my opinion is not practical because it is easy to take out...More

    1  Thank Sandy V
    Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 1 June 2017

    Thanks so much for taking time to share all of these details about your stay! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope to welcome you back again someday. Until then, safe travels! -Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

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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 76 - USD 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Union Square
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    Karine A
    25 July 2017|
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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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    Maddy B
    6 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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    "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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