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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I (ages 68 and 60 respectively) got a private room with a bathroom with a shower en suite here, for quite a bit less than we would have paid for a comparable hotel. A good breakfast of bagels, fruit, oatmeal, coffee, etc. in the communal kitchen was included. There was refrigerator space and cooking utensils available if... More

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HISFDT, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire staff, thank you kindly for your feedback. I'm incredibly happy to hear you elected to stay at our hostel over a hotel, especially since you were able to engage with other guests at our location. Our mission to to help all gain a greater understanding of the world and its surroundings through hosteling, and it... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly it has to be said it's in a great location within 5 minutes walk of Union Square and Chinatown. As a note this hostel shouldn't be confused with the other HI Hostel in the Tenderloin where there is a lot of homeless people and can feel unsafe. The hostel is close to lots of eateries and restaurants too so... More

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HISFDT, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

We're glad you found our downtown location a great place for starting your exploration of San Francisco! We're currently in the process of installing new bunk beds that include two power outlets, two USB outlets, a reading light, and a privacy panel. By August 1st these bunks will be fully installed in all the dorm rooms. I'm genuinely stoked about... More

Montreal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two twins private bathroom room. Ask for one on 5th floor. There are LOTS of homeless people and you'll hear some of them during the night as windows are paper-thin. I felt safer higher up and I'm used to cities. Clean place. Well decorated with a good atmosphere and a great lounge conducive to meetings others and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Francisco Downtown YHA is good value for money. We have stayed there a number of times in a double room with private facilities. It also has dormitory, double and twin rooms and shared bathrooms. It has a large kitchen and common rooms on each floor. They provide breakfast and staff are friendly, patient and helpful despite dealing with... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Im not really a fan of old buildings like this one, prefer a more modern feel but it has charm. The hostel itself is everything you would expect from a hostel although a little on the pricey side, but thats California. The rooms are ok, the beds are not fantastic but do the job and the wifi is best down... More

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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice hostel with a good location. I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2014. The rooms were quite spacious and had their own bathrooms which was handy. The staff were friendly and helpful when we asked them about various things. It was a close walk to quite a few bars, about 40 mins walk back from Fisherman's... More

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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With two other adults and six 17-year-olds in tow as a chaperone for a Girl Scout trip, I was really pleasantly surprised at the location and quality of this hostel. Too often in the US hostels are in a sketchy area, but this one is in a safe area, near high-end hotels. Bathrooms are clean, showers are fine, but wear... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 5 days, slept in 4 bed dorm w own bathroom which was nice. The street noise was quite loud but got used to it very quickly, actually it bothered only at first night. Breakfast good, also had once a common pasta dinner there, good too. Location was great, only couple minutes to Union square and Bart station etc.... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Location, location, location, it's one of the best pro's for the hostel. Furthermore, the hostel is one of the better options in SF if you want to sleep relatively cheap. Where other cheap hotels don't offer you thing else as a place to sleep. This hostel offers a good room, with 'private baths' if you book a full 4 person... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The staff are really friendly and helpful, running activities everyday. They provide free breakfast (yay!) and mostly free activities. The rooms are good size and in a great location. The hostel allows you to book a lot of stuff at a discount. Clean place, looked after and well run. No complaints at all. I had a great time and met... More

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HISFDT, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

From here to the moon, thank you kindly for your lovely review. We're incredibly happy we were able to offer you a truly San Francisco experience full of fun and free activities! We look forward to having you be apart of our (temporary) family again in the future! Love, HI-SF Downtown More

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Address: 312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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Stay in the heart of the city, just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the cable cars! HI-San Francisco Downtown is close to the best cafes, clubs, theaters, and shopping. You'll love our new look, low prices, and four-bed dorms. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet, guest kitchen, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, 24-hour reception, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. ... more   less 
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