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1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   761 Minna St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
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European Guest House
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome to the place to hide from the thousands of homeless crackheads walking around like zombies in the neighborhood. In this hidden gem you can almost stay safe at while squeezing in with 9 other people in tiny rooms. If you're not scared to avoid showering for days, and have no problem with dirt, bedbugs or toilets that have never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Do not stay here if you expect to do anything but sleep here. The hostel is located about a half an hour walk from the coast and in an area mainly inhabited by drug dealers and homeless people. The people running the hostel are quite helpful and friendly however. But what they won't do is fix the serious mice problem... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing fancy...a bunk bed in a shared room with bathroom down the hall, and a kitchen/lou ge space donstairs, with a slow but free wifi connection. Rooms are co-ed, so pretty young women might want to beware. It's also in a rough neighborhood. But my fourth floor room was clean and quiet and very cheap, and the young man who... More 

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Lancaster
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I stayed here with my husband and some friends at the end of our road trip up the West Coast. We had stayed in many motels and hotels on the way but we ended up at the European Guest House because all other accommodation was booked up. We had all stayed at hostels in the past so we weren't exactly... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

To every traveller that wrote a bad review - you are all a bunch of pussies. Scared of a dodgy alleyway? And bad location? Or homeless people? You're in the real world. This hostel was fine. You get what you pay for - More importantly, at the end of each night you have a roof over your head and somewhere... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'd had great experience of hostels in other cities and was looking forward to staying here. Even the dodgy street it's on didn't put me off. But the room did. I was in 6 bed form and travelling alone. The room was tiny... with space for maybe two bunk beds but not three!! The beds are poor quality and horribly... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

When we first arrived, we had trouble finding the hostel as it's down a small dodgy alleyway. When we finally found the right road, there were a few homeless people having various needles confiscated them by the police. Made a great first impression... Despite there being a cleaner who came in daily, the kitchen and living area was still a... More 

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San Bruno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good place to tay, convenient location, safe al most except midnight, clean bed, room & bathroom, thanks the authority for good maintainance. Better if they add some more furnitures in rooms, plenty of natural light in room, ac was working nicely

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Okay first the only pro, there was pot everywhere, you'd take a step outside and there'd be a guy selling you some. so if you're into that, you won't care about the cons... But there's a few, 1) it's location is bad. In two ways; it's in a really dodgey area of San Francisco, didn't really feel safe walking alone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

this hostel is disgusting, ive travelled devloping countries and never seen anything this bad. the room was full of people smoking weed and it smelt like feet when it didnt smell like weed. there arent enough bathrooms for the amount of people. one of the staff was extremely unhelpful - i asked him how to get somewhere and he just... More 

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Address: 761 Minna St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — European Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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