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2516 Mission St, Mission district, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

If the majority of reviews prior to this one are true then I can say with confidence that this hostel has changed significantly for the better. I have recently stayed here and there was absolutely no evidence of bed bugs, homeless people or bad service. The location was good, my room felt boxfresh and I thought the staff were helpful.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011 via mobile

Where do I start?! Firstly we had payed for a 12 bed doorm (their cheapest and largest room) when we got the room there where 14 beds in there, not a major thing id admit but it just adds to the shoddyness of the place. The lock on the room was damaged and almost never shut. The bathroom lock was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

My partner has bed bug bites from head to toe (including on her face) from staying in this place. I'm lucky that bed bugs don't like me as much and I only have a few bites. Many other guests has similar experiences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011 via mobile

I only wish I would've discovered this place sooner.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

All I really have to say about this hostel is that you get what you pay for. It is the second cheapest hostel in San Francisco, which is great, but it's not the best. I stayed there for about a week and the first night gave me over 100 bed bug bites all around my body. The vacation was definitely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Bedbugs. And not apologetic about it - that's all I'm gonna say.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 via mobile

There were bed bugs all over. The mattress was gross with yellow dusty smelling sheets and pillow cases. People from the night club underneath had access to the hallways of the hostel. Now im terrified to go home.

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We were expecting a youth hostel and ended up sharing a number of rooms with older homeless men, although nice people there was no atmosphere whatsoever, nowhere to hang out with the other people in the hostel.... more of a homeless half-way-house with many of the people living there full time in the dorms. The manager was lovely but most... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This Hostel is Bedbug ridden,the service is basically non-existent,it's very loud and inhospitable.

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Davis, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I stayed here with friends the night of a bachelorette party and we woke up in the middle of the night with bedbugs crawling on us. Actually, the thing that first woke us up was a random guy showing up in our room (we had reserved the whole 6 person dorm room) at 3 am looking for his stuff b/c... More 

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Address: 2516 Mission St, Mission district, San Francisco, CA 94110
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Mission
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Elements Hotel San Francisco

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From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.