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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Let me start by saying that yes, it is a hostel so expectations of facilities were lower. But considering that we could have stayed at a hotel nearby for a similar price there were a number of things which could be improved on. The place was fairly run down but kept fairly clean at all times. It has 6 floors,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I've stayed in way better hostels that this one, but still it isn't that bad. It's really cheap for SF and you get what you are paying for - a bed to sleep. The Wi-Fi is great you can use it in bed. I was there for 6 days, 3 of them the water presure during the day was really... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for a few days in SF, great location, close to downtown and cable car. We had a private dorm with own bath, nice room. Every night there's a small party with free beer and beerpong in the lobby and the basement. The people working at the hostel are all very helpful and easy-going. The valet parking done by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

You like Heineken? Heineken is the best beer in the world. I grew up drinkin' Heineken. Heineken! If you like to party in your hostel, this is where you should go. Free beer every night, a party area in the basement where there's a party every single night. If you're into that, you can have a whole lot of fun... More

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in total. The rooms were average size, beds comfy, bathrooms clean, and staff very helpful. They provided free pancake mix and free beer after 10pm which is pretty good if like to party. The rooms were quiet and wi fi worked throughout the entire building so you could be online in your bed! I... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We came to San Francisco all the way from the UK. We had booked a room at this hostel about one month in advance. The day we booked the room we made a mistake and put the wrong day in the booking. We immediately called to tell them about it. We were told the problem had been solved and that... More

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Avoid this hostel, there are other better, friendlier, cleaner and more organised hostels in this town. Me and a friend booked a room more than a month in advance. We made a mistake of booking the wrong date on their on-line webpage and called them immediately to rectify our mistake. We were told that everything was ok and that it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This hostel seems like it is perfect for travelers in their young 20s who don't mind quality of service or convenience. The hostel has a cool vibe, and most of the people who stay there seem fun and social. However, the staff (and in particular, the owner), made this stay unenjoyable. In fact, the owner barged into my room at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

After hearing such good things about this hostel we thought we'd give it a try after staying at two other horrible hostels in the City (Amsterdam Hostel and Union Square Backpackers Hostel). Rooms weren't very clean. Smallest bathroom ever to share between whole floor. My face actually touched the door whilst I was peeing - its that small!! One mutton... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Stayed here in Jan/Feb 2012. The location is great, central San Francisco, close to shopping centres, buses and everything you need. I met some interesting people while there. I mean for $20 a night, it's pretty alright. Recommended.

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