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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2006
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2006

I have stayed in easily over 10 youth hostels and this is the worst. The staff dont really care, the buling is falling apart and the communal areas are all run down. Plus points are that its in a great location, near Union Square and not too far from the BART station. Okay for one night stay, but there are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2006

the HI at union is not bad. we stayed in a private double, which was small, but clean. the facilties were OK, but the location is the major plus being in the heart of downtown san francisco. everything was adequate, but for the same price we met other people that had got into nearby hotels with en suites and cable... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2005

We booked this hostel with big hopes after checking out their website and reading some other good reviews on the HI-hostelling website. But, were we in for a surprise or what... Having stayed in more than 20 different youth hostels around the world in the last 4 months, I can sincerely say this one is the WORSE! The lady who... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2005

The best thing about this hostel is the location.. it is fantastic.. one block from Union Square, close to restaurants, and across the road from the Nikko and the Hilton - hang your laptop out the window and you can use their wifi (expect to pay though). The rooms themselves are pretty basic. I had an internal room.. noise was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2005

The HI at Union Square is in a very convenient location. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean but the hostel is in a state of disrepair. Various things need to be fixed, like the doors, the room blinds, all the Internet computers. The worst part was that the traffic noise at night from Mason Street was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2004

I stayed here Autumn 2003 as part of a solo trip to San Fran. Its a goodish location, slightly un-nerving at night, but no worse than any big city. Its a good base for getting your grip of the city, the rooms are small and bathrooms good - except the sharing with another room ajoining, potential embarrasment. But i'd recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2002

I stayed at the AYH Union Square hostel on my first trip to San Francisco in May 2001. We had a clean room with three beds AND a private bath for $26 a night. The staff was super friendly, I felt very safe, and the location is second to none. I was close to everything, shopping, food, transportation, etc. I... 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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