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San Francisco International Hostel

140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The internacional hostel its awesome, the peaople its really nice, the pool table its perfect for the hostel because you can play with the other travelers and make friends, its nearby from all stuff and bus stops or train station, so if you want take the transportation you only need walk "nothing"

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay if you are a young traveller and don't need/expect too much! Myself and a friend stayed here for one week and had an awesome time. We stayed in a 4 bed male dorm (2 bunks) on the 2nd floor. The room was basic but was clean, had enough room and a sink and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You get what you pay for. The hostel is in a good location but some things do need to be considered for the future such as: 1. There's no power plugs in the bathroom or a sink on the 2nd floor - I could cope with no power plugs but no sink and soap! Extremely unhygienic. 2. There was only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I staid at this hostel for 3 nights i mid march 2015. This was the cheaps hostel we could find, and that was our goal. We were four girls staying in a fir girls room, so I didnæt get to experience the shared dorms. The hostel has a great location, pubic transportation is close and the shopping area is right... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was easy to get public transportation and it was very cheap. Two out of the three nights I stayed there they gave us free beer. Just some problems with the water pressure in the showers and the wifi but generally it was a great place to stay. Very nice staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great. Some of the staff are really friendly, some could be friendlier. The neighbourhood is fine as long as you don't go near the main tenderloin part. I didn't expect much for what i paid, so i wasn't that disappointed. It does appear i got put in one of the smaller rooms (506) which was slightly annoying... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night in order to participate in a job fair across the street at the Hilton since some like me, still looking for a job can't afford to stay at the Hilton. They have a very large common room, next to their not quite big, but still fairly large kitchen, and at night it gains a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel its really nice, the people who go there are very nice people, the hostel is central in the city, and if you want to go a little far, you have the train 2 blocks from the hostel, so the ubication its very good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This hostel was huge, the size of a hotel. Friendly reception staff, basic beds with no lockers in the room (but some downstairs). Breakfast shocking- literally just pancake batter and you fight for space to cook them. Tacky main room and a few other social areas. Good location near market street and financial district.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The nights staff remind me the government workers in Argentina, instead of a hostel that is supposed to be friendly and funny. There was a girl called Aral that every time he saw us had an angry face. I suspect that was because we made her work a little bit more as she is used to, since we wanted a... More 

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