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El Capitan Hotel

2361 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed here so I could be really close to BART train (literally 5 blocks or so away) neighbourhood is definitely not safe to walk around alone at night. must cab to & from location. it's not the cleanest hotel but the rooms were clean. you have to share a bathroom with everyone else & it's pretty smelly & gross. but... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The place is an over priced dump that I may have accepted as part of the travel experience until they made unathorised charges on my credit card and refuse to talk to me about having them reversed. STAY HERE WITH CAUTION!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed there 3 nights in room 126 and our staying was plesent. We paid 53$ a night, Mission district is a great location and this hostel close to everything. The guys from the desc were very nice and help us with some stuff. This is not a fancy place, if u used to 3-4 stars hotels u will get... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Look the staff were actually pretty friendly, but that is the only nice thing you can say about this place. It smells like urine and marijuana, the bathrooms are shared and so gross I opted to stay unwashed. Finally it is a bit of a trek from anything interesting in San Fran and it is kind of a dodgy area.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

booked it through expedia and it was listed as a hotel .but it was not . we stayed in room 143 they even charged us a 20.00 deposit for two keyes for a room .. the room was in bad shape first the sink was broken and holes in the curtains and no fire alarm in the room . the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

El Capitan hotel is filthy and poorly maintained. The toilet backed up EVERY time we used it. The bed was broken so the mattress sunk to the floor in the middle (not kidding). The window was smashed - and it led to a balcony that was accessible to other room windows - so NO security. The only reason we stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Negative - There is one parking downstairs but you need to pay so big amount of money to stay there + you can leave a car for a night parking,because there is a cleaning in the early morning. - Rooms are so dirty as hell + you don't have a conditioner or fan - The toilet was full of s.h.i.t... More 

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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ok, I lived in this hostel for the summer. If you're looking for something fancy, then I suggest going elsewhere. If you're not bothered by the amenities of where you're staying and you're just looking for a cheap, clean place to stay during your trip to SF, then I would recommend this place. The staff are friendly enough. Beware there... More 

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North Hollywood, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is perfect if you're on a budget and are not looking for anything fancy. Check-in was very easy, no fuss. My boyfriend and I got the room with a full bed and a shared bathroom. Yes the rooms are pretty basic and crappy but if you're just looking for a place to sleep it's perfect. It's right in... More 

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