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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Union Square)
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars NEW

Stayed here for around 4 nights with two of my friends, in a private room. Our room consisted of a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top. The beds themselves were really comfortable and had no trouble, but the size of the room was extremely small especially for the three of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here a week, and had a great stay! The whole places is very clean including bathrooms. The complementary breakfast is also nice, bagels with cream and jam plus some fruit. The group activities were fantastic! The staff who organised tours were very knowledgable. I would highly recommend the bike tour and the mission tour. Loved this hostel!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neighborhood is awful, just awful worst ever, very risky and dangerous to get to. Coming back from the city to this place is a huge problem, take a cab or something but never walk there. Rooms were small but to be honest, they were clean.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance, most people would think that this hostel was going to be a dump due to the fact that it's located right outside of the Tenderloin district, but to my surprise as well as my traveling companion, this was an excellent hostel! The location was perfect as it it was close to public transportation (BART stop, subway, trolleys,... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I've stayed here since my first visit to San Francisco. It has maintained its good standard of cleanliness and comfort. I stayed in a private room. The room is well equipped with a sink, fan, USB ports for charging devices and even a hair dryer. You'll hear noise in the corridor but apart from that,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in a few hostels around the world, this one was a little dated. First the staff was nice and friendly and were willing to answer all the questions I had and gave excellent directions. The beds were nice a lot of plugs to charge all of my electronics. TV room was nice and a seating area. The... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not the best HI I have stayed in, but a nice enough place. The hostel is fairly centrally located with bus, train and cable car stops nearby. Plenty of shops and restaurants to chose from, all within a few minutes walk. The check in staff seemed lovely and helpful but the maintenance and housekeeping staff didn't seem to understand... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at a number of H.I's during my time in the US and this one was lovely. The location was great and their facilities were absolutely fantastic and wonderfully unique. It's a great place to explore San Francisco from and it's close to public transport. My only grievance with this hostel is that when I booked my stay I... More 

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HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed our facilities and you found the downtown location convenient. The issue with the co-ed space really concerns me: our policy is to never move guests booked in a gender-specific dorm to the co-ed dorm (unless the guest specifically requests to do so), for obvious reasons. If this was a mistake on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here in early January for 5 nights. The hostel is in a great location. Close to the cable cars, shopping union square, and restaurants. Its also located directly across from car hire companies so handy for anybody interested in that ;) The Hostel itself is basic but does the job. The only big negative about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This hostel is so centrally located, it is about 2 blocks away from the Bart and Muni and pretty much in the centre of the shopping district (Macys, Sephora and major clothing companies) are all within a few blocks and a large CVS is also within a few blocks. Breakfast is included but it's nothing fancy, just bagels with cream... More 

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Address: 312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
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Number of rooms: 13
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