We stayed here for a week and had a private double. It was average at best. The room smelt funny for starters and it was on the main stairwell - noisy! Apart from the noise of people on the stairs all night there were frequent banging doors and the stomping of feet above. There was also a bench outside our room which, despite being in a corridor of rooms, seemed to attract people to sit and skype on it early in the morning. This was the inconsideration of fellow travellers as there were many communal areas that would have been more suitable and would not have disturbed anybody.
The shower was also a dribble and there were 2 provided for a large floor of people. The lock on the toilet was tricky which lead to somebody walking in on me when I was in there.
We have stayed in many hostels and this was certainly not the best. I would not stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of the city, just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the cable cars! HI-San Francisco Downtown is close to the best cafes, clubs, theaters, and shopping. You'll love our new look, low prices, and four-bed dorms. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet, guest kitchen, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, 24-hour reception, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco