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El Capitan Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2361 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The only possitive thing I can say is we got a refund ... No parking option (but to be honest, there isn't one almost anywhere in SF), dirty rooms, poor bathroom... Wouldn't stay there ever again, nor recommend this place to anyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

I have traveled all over south america, so im used to the usually cheap hotel, but this crap is by far de worst place i have ever stayed anywhere in the world. The guy on the reception is the more aggressive person i have met in the city, after showing us a room that clearly smelled like some one just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Terrible place to stay, the room was dirty and smelled really bad as did the beds. I tried to run the tap for some water but all that came out was a brown fluid which you definitely couldn't call water. There was no aircon so it was very difficult to sleep. I really advise against staying here

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Belfast, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The first thing you notice is that the carpet throughout the hallways is covered in stains and rubbish,it's obviously never cleaned or even hoovered and absolutely reeks of urine! The rooms are slightly better but i had to go across the road and buy cleaning supplies and BUG SPRAY the floor was covered in sticky dirt and there was a... More

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Poznan, Poland
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is very weird hotel. It is very cheap- that's true, but i think it is the lat good thing about this place. It is big building with lot of rooms (people live in some of them). This place looks like hotel from 1960 - everything is from this years and I feel like it was never renovated. The bathroom... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Hi, I stayed at this place recently. The staff were a mixed bag. One of them was helpful, and did all the basics well enough. One staff member I asked to call a taxi for me and he gave up waiting, so i said i would do it instead. Overall I felt the staff just saw you as money. While... More

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Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

In Mission Street, the entrance is made of a metallic door resembling a side door to a car-park, and then a long, narrow and steep staircase up. No frills, pretty stark and dark, but I would say it meets the minimum cleanliness standards. There is WiFi but it´s bad, there was a TV set in the room but didn´t work... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011 via mobile

Ok, so I am all for roughing it but this was something else. For a start its not realy a backpacker hostel, more of a boarding house. Inside it looks like it hasn't been cleaned properly in a good while. Shared bathrooms are filthy and some of the locks are broken, also no sinks to wash your hands. We thought... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Just left this hotel (stayed Friday 10th). At first we entered the room which was pretty old and worn, but figured it would be ok for the night. We were back packing after all, not expecting luxury! However, found 5 or 6 bugs on our bag, and went to ask for bug spray. Man behind the desk seemed shocked and... More

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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Just another garbage hotel in the Mission District. I had to negotiate to get $40 for a night. The room felt OK but depressing and spartan. There was a TV and a small sink. Shower's in the hallway. I went into the hall one night and there were bed sheets on a cart... More

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Address: 2361 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Mission
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Ranked #35 of 45 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Capitan Hotel 2*
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