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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stated at the International Youth Hostel in San Francisco in August 2014 and my experience was ok. The 4 person female dorm i stayed in was quite small, there was not a lot of space for all our belongings, which is fine when you are traveling light, but could be an issue with 4 people and 4 big bags.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst experience I have ever had in a hostel. I came with my boyfriend who has stayed in more hostels than I and we were both absolutely disgusted!! The room was a private room with a sink and we had to share a bathroom. The first night we were sleeping and we could hear the tap leaking... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the worst hostel experience I've ever had. They were rude, they didn't have a bed for us despite my booking and calling to confirm the reservation. We showed up and they tried to tell us we couldn't stay because we didn't have our student IDs and because we had AMERICAN passports and this was only a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst hostel on the planet. Booked months in advance for one bed. Got here and the place was fully booked and didn't have one bed to spare. They then blamed me for their mistake. Had to stay in exprnsive hotel on other side of town, which is pretty hard to organise and work with when you are a backpacker. Avoid... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location but what a gross mess. I am certainly not fussy most of the time, but when there is one shower per floor and I it doesn't get cleaned in the three days we were there, it is yuck. No wonder it was the only place left when we booked. Last to fill by the looks of things

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a 4 person female ensuite room for my self and 3 friends. However due to a flight cancellation we could only stay 2 nights instead of 3 as originally planned. I rang the hostel 3 days before we were meant to check in and I was told I could cancel one nights reservation no problem provided I sent... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel with two friends of mine and our experience was beyond terrible. The staff members are not very friendly and give you the impression that they do not really care about your thoughts and needs. The rooms are VERY small and the beds uncomfortable. The metal frames of the beds are of bad quality. Furthermore, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So you are staying in hostel in down town San Francisco you shouldn't have amazing expectations. I stayed with 3 others in a 4 bed dorm..free tea and coffee all day and a free pool table made this place. The area is a bit dodgy yes- but its in the centre so to be expected. The rooms only had 2... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't actually stay at this hostel, but I made my reservation online, paid my deposit and everything, only to be flatly and rudely turned away at the front desk when I got there. I had a personal problem with the assistant manager at the Hollywood Youth Hostel in Los Angeles, and THIS hostel happens to be owned by his... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to find cheap hostels in San Francisco, so this one is definitely well priced. Donna and the rest of the staff were helpful, fun and great to be around, and the hostel is very centrally located - 5 mins walk from the cable cars and Union Square. The actual neighbourhood is called the Tenderloin, which is known for... More

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