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5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic team greeted me at The Adelaide and arriving jet-lagged and dazed, they took great care of me. I was delighted to find this place and it's slap at the heart of SF. They also run many events and tours and it's an ideal way to meet people. The room was clean and quiet and very comfortable. The breakfast... More

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Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved living so central in San Francisco and meeting really nice people during the everyday activities organised by the hostel like free chilli and Wii, beer olympics, trip To twin peaks.... The staff was always happy To help and very friendly :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So, I've been living here for a week now and I'm still going to stay for another one. This place is just great. It's located downtown, so easy access to all shopping and "must see" areas, and easy access to transportation to areas in other parts of town. It's the cheapest one I could find for such a long stay,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a relatively inexpensive place to stay with a family in central San Francisco in August 2014. We came on the idea of a hostel, and found the Adelaide. It looked lovely, centrally located, friendly and with a good reputation. We rang and booked a private room for three nights to accommodate the family. We arrived on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel has everything you can wish for! To begin with, when you check in, the staff is more than just friendly, they will do whatever they can to make your stay the best experience, such as helping you make plans. The rooms are very big, I stayed in a 4bed room. There is plenty of space to store your... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Adelaide hostel for 2 nights at the end of June. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful! I was in a 6 bed female dorm and it was perfect, the beds come with a privacy curtain and plugs at each bedside which were extremely useful! The lockers under the bed are huge and mean the room... More

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Vienna, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was fantastic, fresh fruit at the free breakfast, individual shower/toilet rooms (not stalls), great free events and free dinners! The beds have individual curtains to draw across them, so even though it does nothing about noise, if someone turns the light on at 3 am, you're not going to notice. The only downside is that the plugs for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed mixed dorm room. The hostel is a bit on the pricier side, but is well worth the vibe and central location. Staff are friendly and knowledgable, although my 3am check in was a bit confused. The beds are comfortable, but slightly noisy. Ask for a lower bunk if you expect... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Adelaide for 12 nights in total - six in a private room and six in a female dorm. Having spent one night at the nearby Green Tortoise, I'd say the Adelaide compares very favourably indeed. This place is conveniently situated in downtown San Francisco, down a side alley, very close to Union Square. I only stayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dorm rooms were really good (tiny curtains in front of the beds) and very clean, the showers and bathrooms were very clean as well, the staff was super friendly. Breakfast was good and so were the evening activities. One of the best hostels I've ever been to :)

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Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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