The hostel itself is in a good location, very central. The building is very old but they have gave it a touch up with some paint to try bring it back to life! Stayed in a 4 bed dorm. Very basic rooms but clean and no bugs! Bed very uncomfortable. Theres a toilet and shower in the room. Not once did i see housekeepers but they must be about at some stage cos we got our toilet roll topped up. Other than that i never saw anything done. Bins not empied, bathroom floor never cleaned, soap dispenser was empty for a whole week! Beware of a guy in reception with dark hair and wearing glasses, very unfriendly. I asked a reasonable question and he answered me with sarcasm! I stayed a week and not once did i see him smile or be friendly to anyone! One more thing i'd like to add and it was a big problem for me, there was just one socket in the bedroom and it didnt work. I had nowhere to dry my hair or charge my electrical items. Internet is only available in a lounge. I wanted to make a skype call back home but i couldnt as there was no privacy and music was playing throughtout the room. I would maybe recommend this hostel for a short stay but believe me by the time my week was over i was glad 2 see the back of it!
- 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 (coed dorms range from 4-8 beds). 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