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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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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 #38 of 47 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Capitan Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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