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Youth Hostel Central & Hotel

116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

First of all location. The tenderloin district in the heart of San Fran. Google and you may be put off by results, but it is close to a lot of transport access, so that's a positive. Also, if you've ever come across a homeless person (San Fran is known for being supportive towards this community), you won't have any problems... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

For the price this is a decent hostel. I'll make it simple with pro's and cons and a summary: Pro: - Location. The location is absolutely fantastic in downtown SF close to BART, Westfield warehouse (where you can easily spend a day) and a lot of good and hip (sometimes both) places to go out. - Price, it was one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very busy, seemed to have lots of semi permanent people there. Just wasn't relaxing or inviting. We just stood at the counter waiting for personal conversations to finish. Left to go to Fort Mason the next day - what a fantastic hostel that is.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The worse hotel in my life they broke into my rent a car. They did not have onsite parking and the area were it was located was very dirty and a lot of bums. I will never rent a hotel in that area in my life!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

All of my reviews so far have been positive, but unfortunately I can't put a spin on his place... When arriving you will be confronted with a "jail" like door, needing to be buzzed in. Spend 5 minutes in the area and you will understand the next for the security.. The staff are very nice and hard working! The rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

+ : Room clean and faithfull to pictures on booking.com, nice guy at the reception, very close to Market Street and downtown, and very cheap price. - : slim walls let you here people talking until 2am. But the worst is the neighborhood full of homeless people, sometimes agressive people spitting near you while you pass. Avoid by night !... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is clean, the staff is friendly, and it's by far the cheapest price we could find. It isn't the best neighborhood for sure, but if you know how to handle yourself you'll be fine. The person who said they had to run in from their cab apparently just has extremely low tolerance for homeless people. Be warned though,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

In general, please try to avoid staying here. The area is beyond terrible, to the point where you just cannot be outside and have to run from a cab or car to the building. If not, you will get harassed by homeless people at the very least. The rooms of this hotel are exactly what you'd expect. Small, not cleaned... More 

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Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

When we got off the airport van the driver told us to be very careful. That was probably a premonition of what this place had in store. The barred gate is next. Twenty-five steps up the "Reception Desk" to check in. We were given the key to room 5 which sounds now like a room a previous reviewer had been... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had to find some hostel very fast so without more searching we chose this only available. Big mistake. Turk street is maybe in the very downtown but very unpleasant and not very safe. The room had one window with a view to another window and down at the yard was all night sitting some people, talking very loudly, playing... More 

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