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San Francisco International Hostel

140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Poorly kept, bedroom wasn't vacuum I got a private room. There was trash leftover from whomever was there before me I could clearly see that they only changed the sheets and I was nibbled by bed bugs. Bathroom was also disgusting, no air circulation you have to leave door open which as a woman leaves me feeling insecure. The entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Ideal location for being in the hub of the city, also near public transport and Bart so can easily get to and from airport and around the city to different areas. Hostel was safe, clean and had great facilities. Easy to sleep at night. Only downfall is the lack of outlet plugs in the rooms, however the ensuite bathroom and... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place is everything you'd expect a big hostel in a big city to be, crowded, dirty and uncomfortable. The bathrooms are horrible. There are only a few bathrooms for a lot of people and they are gross. One night when I went to take a shower there was a clump of hair in the shower which is disgusting, the... More 

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Hull, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Kind of what you expect coming to a Hostel, but some things could be better. The bathrooms are rather scarce given the amount of people on each floor, and the showers are dirty. The eating / socializing area has strange decor, is dark, and always has some dodgy cheap multi-coloured fairy lights on around the place. In terms of social... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Being a recent international graduate student traveling on a budget I found this place very decent, reasonable price for higher than average service. People at the front desk are generally very friendly and more than happy to help with anything you need to know about SF. Bathroom is always clean, wi-fi is ok on the lower levels, but not so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Excellent location - steps away from Union Square. That is a 5. The rest is 1. Very dirty, they never take the garbage out in the rooms. The kitchen smells. overall the dirtiest hostel i have ever been.to.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very central location 1 block Union Square, BART and buses. Staff are wonderful, very friendly and knowledgable about the area. Free pancakes, free beer and free parties are the icing on the cake. Sadly my bed was the worst I have ever slept on and the street was ridiculously loud (just invest in earplugs). Would definitely stay there again!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stayed at the SF Int'l Hostel twice in one month for a period of 3-4 days each time. My purpose for being in the City was to show a friend around, and to have a good time. Basically, I only needed a place to sleep and shower. The hostel was perfect for that. All of the staff members I... More 

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Seaside, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I really liked it here. They were friendly at the door and the atmosphere of the other guests was great. Thinking about bringing a few friends to this place next time to rent out an entire room. One bathroom per floor may be too little, however, for some.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights, purely because of the location to the BART station. When I checked in, the staff member could hardly speak English so it was very difficult to ascertain how much my stay would be etc. The rooms are nice enough, although no fans or airconditioning means you have to leave the window open, and all... More 

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