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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hostel. Great location. Close to Powell St and all the main transport. Close to shops. The staff were extremely lovely and helpful. The rooms were very clean. The common room was nice. Free breakfast was a good plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean tidy rooms, good bed and shower, breakfast included, friendly staff, great location and lots of different events and tours. They delivered on everything, from the moment we walked in the staff were lovely offering restaurant suggestions which was great considering we had just got off a 14 hr flight and were hungry! The breakfast was abundant and yummy. and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a private room with bathroom. It was excellent. The hostel is older but it was clean & tidy & I really only used it for sleeping & doing some washing. It's only one block from Union Square, just so central. Only pitfall, there was only one washing machine working at the time, so had to wait for quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steps from the Hilton and the Nikko, this hostel is clean, well-run, and has a nice atmosphere to it. Yes, old building, but it is a hostel after all. We had a private room which was supposed to be big enough for three people but was actually a single over double bunk-bed. Check on this first when you select your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in downtown San Francisco, this hostel is definitely a gem for backpackers. For the price that you pay, you'll get a cozy and comfortable hostel situated in the heart of San Francisco. There's plenty of restaurants and bars around the corner and it's near Union Square and Powell St. They provide free breakfast in the morning, beautiful and fully... More

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

From the bottom of my heart, I hope you're a professional blogger! Thank you tremendously for the detailed account of your stay at our hostel. I look forward to you visiting us again in the near future. As a whole, we'd love to give you something more to write about. From San Francisco with love, HI-SF Downtown Team More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the HI Downtown in Early Aug 2014. The location of the hostel is great, just around the corner from Union square and Powell st, which are the central locations. On the other hand, the hostel is surrounded by homeless people which can be a bit intimidating, and a walk away from the town centre takes you to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was situation in a great location, close to what I feel the best part of San Fran. Pros - Doors don't slam! - Friendly staff - Free breakfast!! - Great wifi - Large bathrooms Cons - In the four person dorm there wasn't a lot of floor space to put my suitcase - No charging outlets for top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and i just stayed 3 nights in this hostel and were very impressed- central location, clean, friendly and helpful staff, and the breakfasts could not be faulted. Would recommend this hostel to any travellers wanting a good place in central San Fran!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a private room with a private bathroom. Cute, clean, modern looking room. Everything we needed was there. The shower didn't drain however which was slightly gross. It was also noisy as hell due to the traffic and construction in Union Square. Bottom line, if you are a traveller, this place was great. Wifi, laundry, free breakfast, unreal location,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're just coming to the end of a four night stay here. Positives: Great location close to all transport links Good facilities in the room we had an ensuite, plenty of hot water and individual charging points/ reading lights, a sink in our room Good breakfast - bagels, cream cheese, tea, coffee, fruit, porridge available 7-10am Clean and well maintained... 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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