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San Francisco International Hostel

140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (SoMa)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros Location walking distance to BART station Reading room Large kitchen breakfast included and your own cooking Large lounge & pool table Cons Staff very grumpy, especially on check-in! Elevator not licensed and not working during my stay Rooms dingy, mold visible on walls and shower floor scummy. Luggage room large but not well guarded as keys a given out.... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Honestly people, this place is awesome. I am backpacking around US, staying only in hostels. I never have any expectations for 20 bucks, just a bed and toilet. So before I say anything - guys with negative ratings, please, change your mindset where you expect 5 star service from a 0 star property. Thanks. First of all, this hostel is... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Staying there right after our working holiday in Yellowstone, so this is the first hostel we stayed in USA. We stayed for one night, on the day of arriving, their WiFi was down. They fixed it on night. The water level for shower is low, but still that's warm water, not too hot. The room is clean, we were staying... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I rarely stay in Hostels in the USA. However because the World Series most of the hotels were sold out in SF. I decided to stay at SF International hostel mostly because of location, and some reviews. They were very friendly and helpful. It was very clean, with a really big common room. The showers and bathrooms were also nice... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is a really confortable and trustable place to stay , besides it is pretty close to the center and good for your pocket, only if it had sink in every rest room it would be better. It counts with free pancakes in the morning ! Which is perfect for a backpack Traveler.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Please dont ever stay here. Please. The lift was probably the most dangerous ten minute experience of my life ( to get to the fourth floor). Sometimes I would say prayers on the way up. Other times, Id just cry. It wasnt hot weather start of September and for some reason the rooms were constantly clammy. I had a cold... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Awesome place, awesome location and great prices. The location (a block away from Market St) is great..The staff is very friendly. They give away free beer and pizza like once a week...The place is clean (I've watched them cleaning the rooms and restrooms each and every day). Free pancakes every morning, a free pool table, a cozy lounge where you... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was here in March and I have just one good thing to say about the hostel: the location. What to say about the rest? - Breakfast: you have to make your own "pancakes". - Kitchen: dirt everywhere. One day the ceiling started leaking "water" - Rooms: OMG what to say about this?? Mattres...as you were sleeping on the floor.... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Pros: Great Location Nice Staff Nice Communal Area Great Price Free Pancakes Cons: Can get hot Issues with cleanliness Dodgy WIFI Overall the great location make this a great place to stay if you don't exaggerate expectations. Would recommend & stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Although it is a pretty cheap hostel, I certainly did not expect it to be so filthy. There is a funny smell right when you get in. Carpets are very smelly, too. Bathrooms are cleaned in the morning so by night they are very dirty and toilet paper wasn't replaced. I used to go to the kitchen in my flip... More 

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Address: 140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
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Number of rooms: 71
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