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San Francisco International Hostel

140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at this hostel the lady on the front desk was quite rude and we felt very unwelcomed, there was no information given about the hostel or even where our room was .. The level we were staying on both toilets and showers were out of order which was very annoying. The rooms smelt moldy and damp and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I forgot what it is called, the exact room that my friend and I were living in. But we tried the room with 4 beds, without toilet for our first night of stay, and the room with 4 beds, yet with toilet for the rest of the 3 nights. The first room (4 beds without toilet) was terrible. The room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located In an old building, it's difficult to expect much from this place. Our room was a bit dirty, which was probably helped by the fact there was no locker inside - just some small ones in a common area - and previous guests forgot to clean after their stuff. The bathrooms were OK, with a sufficient number of them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

People have such ridiculous standards when it comes to hostels. You get what you pay for! The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the location was brilliant, there was an elevator!! The room was a little cramped for 4 people and all our things and there was no air con so the room was really hot most... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Same thing I said about Amsterdam hostel: If you can get a bed for less than 40-35 bucks, you made a good deal, otherwise you are overpaying. Good things: Big common areas, water dispenser, decent wifi (not everywhere though) and location. Bad things: Mattresses, too few working toilets and showers..they are just not enough and usually they are trashed. People... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I travelled coast to coast through America camping and in hostels. This hostel was by far the worst for cleanliness. I'd suggest to bring a sleeping bag if you wanna stay here. It is however in a good location and ideal if you just wanna crash somewhere. Be warned they offer the chance to win a free stay if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For the price you pay, I guess it is ok. But the service when we arrived was quite crappy. First of all they told us we have to pay a guarantee fee ($10, not too much) but it had to be in cash. It did not say anything about this when we booked. We did not have cash on us,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We found this hostel clean and safe. Wouldn't want to stay for longer than 3 nights as the beds were not that comfortable. The bathrooms are on every second floor which is a bit of a pain but I fins that when i'm backpacking these things don't matter as much. Staff were friendly and helpful. If staying in a shared... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was here for 3 nights.. The first night I slept for 12 hours and after the travelling iv done I needed it, the only issue was sharing a bathroom in the morning, by the time I got up the shower was dirty and the toilet was blocked. As there was no window in my room I was unsure of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

So I stayed here for four nights with some friends. The only positive aspect about our stay was..... Come to think of it. Nothing really. Room was dark and musty. Cleanliness was poor. The hostel building is old and falling apart at the seams. Bathroom facilities were horrebdous. One bathroom per floor and a extra toilet (situated in a closet)... More 

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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 theaters 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 sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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