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Adelaide Hostel

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2.0 of 5
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
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed there in April 13, it was excellent! i stayed for 2 weeks and it was worth every cent i stayed in the basement, but it was still full of light and had a lot of privacy. people at the front desk were very nice and helped me book my trips

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the hostel experience and that we were able to help you plan your trips. Please come back and visit us again anytime! More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Adelaide hostel was really welcoming and all staff were helpful with advising about what to see. Bunks are comfortable with a little reading light, large lockable luggage space and curtain for privacy. Great social spaces and events everyday to meet other travellers. Overall a great place to stay whether travelling alone or in a group. Spotlessly clean and great showers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely one of the nicer hostels that I've stayed at. Love that each bed has a built in shelf, reading light, and plug outlet. The breakfast is healthy and one of the best in the San Francisco area. Friendly staff and Friendly travelers at the hostel. Great vibe all around!

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you! We do try to maintain a great vibe and a cozy, comfortable sanctuary for travelers as well as people looking to start a life in San Francisco. We're so glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the bunks and meeting new people, and we would love to host you next time you're in town! Cheers! More 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this hostel, probably one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The beds have a curtain and small wooden bar where you can charge your phone, laptop etc. Because of the curtain you have a little bit more privacy which I like. There is Wi-Fi throughout the enitre hostel. Breakfast is included and is not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, nice people, neat rooms and bathrooms and the cheapest choice downtown. Also good internet and breakfast. I was in a nearby hotel, it was expensive and worse in all aspects. When coming back to SFO I now know the place to stay

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Guido! Please come back and see us anytime! We always say that once you're here, you're part of the Adelaide Family! More 

Rostock, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its right in downtown, had some problems finding it but finally somehow I did...the staff is friendly and helpful...I liked the curtains on the bed, gave you a feeling from privacy...well hostels are expensive in the states but still a nice place to stay...no bedbugs whats also good for the states ;-) the free breakfast was the best I had... More 

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Beamitt, We don't recall ever having rats in the common area! If anything there may have been a mouse, but hopefully that was not the case either. We're glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise; we do try to offer the best free breakfast in San Francisco for guests to take advantage of, as well as bunks that offer complete... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is located near Union Square and quite easy for us to take bus / cable car to anywhere else in San Francisco. Privacy on each bed in the dorm as there were. The environment is quiet in dorm and respecting each other. The breakfast provided is the best that I have in any hostels that I have stayed... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was traveling to San Francisco primarily for a job interview, I wanted a place to stay near downtown that was affordable and near public transit options. The hostel was very easy to find (contrary to what some people had said in other reviews) and the staff were quite friendly and accommodating. I stayed in the Golden Gate room... More 

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our goal is definitely to offer affordable accommodations in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with clean and cozy rooms, the best free breakfast in the city, and the chance to meet new people. We're glad you were able to take advantage of the experience, and hopefully your job interview went well! Please come back... More 

Lakeside, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so rad. I stayed for 3 nights and loved every moment. Friendly, exciting, and foreign people shared my dorm and common area. It was cool connecting and sharing stories with other cultures. Free continental breakfast on crack. Any and every kind of jam/jelly/bread/bagel/muffin (literally, they had any kind you could imagine) + fruit + juice, coffee and... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is good if you like to party and it's near the downtown centre (with lots of shopping, dining and tourist stuff) otherwise the area is not very nice (dirty roads, just 2 blocks from an unsafe neighbourhood). The room was generally clean (at least in my room decoration looked nothing like the pic on the... More 

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lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Madeleine! We will take your comments into consideration and try to make improvements where necessary. We can't change anything about what is going on around us in the city, but we do pride ourselves on having a very convenient location in the center of the city which allows our guests to get anywhere easily and... More 

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