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Adelaide Hostel

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed there for 3 nights. The bunk beds are dangerously high up with ladders that gave me blisters after 2 days. You have to pay to rent a towel and the linens and towels are apparently made of sandpaper. And, worst of all, the shuttle service drives right on by if you are not waiting there early and then... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

***DO NOT STAY HERE. THEY HAVE BED BUGS.*** I stayed here in September on a solo trip of the west coast. On the morning after my second night, I woke up with itchy bug bites. Confirmed the worst a day later, after I'd left--it was bed bugs. I washed and dried everything on hot before coming back into my apartment,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is clean, staff are really friendly, it's in a great location. The hostel provides you with more than enough information abtd activities to ensure you see everything. If I'm in San Francisco again I'll definitely stay there and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best out there in general. Great location, great rooms and an awesome staff. They have activities for every day of the week. It is conveniently located close to Bart and not far from any location in SF. The staff was completely committed to making sure my stay was great and it was twice. The beds were... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few nights in a private room and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I could be as sociable as I wanted to be or keep to myself as much as I wanted (and I did, when I wanted to defeat jet lag!). The location is interesting: a short walk to Union Square and Market Street, a short walk to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is very close to union square. Breakfast is great with fresh fruits, oatmeal and lots of choices for bread. The dorm room is small but each bed has night light and curtains for privacy. Bathroom is pretty clean, they clean it twice or more each day. Staff are nice but some receptionists have an attitude probably they are... More

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Elsdorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a couple for four nights at the end of our road trip. We were actually exhausted after traveling and staying at a different hotel each night. I was not really amused of staying at a hostel again as we had a bad experience in Las Vegas. BUT: We arrived in a very nice looking chill out... More

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Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I already came three years ago at the Adelaide and came back this year and i must say it looks even greater : new painting, new beds; love the new decoration the cosy livin room is still sooo nice and cosy and comfortable and really super location close to union square and other shops-restaurants would go back there for sure... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It needs curtains around the beds on the bottom floor. And the staff are not very friendly (except for Judy and Will). They are pretentious and biased and aloof. Plus all the labelled food gets stolen. And it's super noisy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Adelaide Hostel and it turned out to be really great. We heard about this hostel while still staying in the New York Loft hostel in Brooklyn NY, and it came highly recommended. The hostel is very well located - it is down it's own short alley. But overall quite close to everywhere you'd like to be. The... More

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Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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