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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
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Address: 2361 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Mission
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 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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