Felt unhappy with the staff at this hostel at times. Myself and my friends arrived to check in at 1.52. Check in time was 2pm, an unhelpful woman on reception just told us to 'wait', rather than perhaps seeing if our rooms were ready or letting us check in a little early, so we took a seat. A guy looking to check in then strolled up to the counter, and a different woman let him check in early! I felt annoyed about this as it seems inconsistent. When 2pm came around a load of people barged straight through the door to check in and there was no acknowledgment from the rude woman that we were there first, and we instead had to que. I also never saw her smile. On the other hand, the guy with the cool sideburns was really nice.
The rooms were nice and clean but my major problem was the outside noise. Sleeping was difficult because there were a huge amount of drunk/homeless people right outside that were very loud in the evenings. The flip side of this is that being so central was great in that you can just walk to union square and to the tram, shops, etc.
Overall I'd say it was a nice hostel with loads of activities (some free) in a great location, but very noisy outside and night and some of the staff had something of an attitude problem
- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
- Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel
- 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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