I booked a deluxe double room with a private bathroom, to myself, as a cheaper alternative to staying in a hotel. The room was excellent - just like a hotel, if not better! It was very clean and comfortable, and nicely decorated. The communal areas had good facilities, were fun, generally good atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful, I loved all their recommendations, and their advice was spot on. Thanks guys! I was only there for a limited time, but there seemed to be lots going on in the hostel and lots of fun activities on offer. As a solo female traveller, I found the area a little 'iffy'. When you arrive the staff mark on a map the area around the hostel you should avoid walking through, which is helpful of them, but is unnerving. And I can believe it, because there was a fair bit of yelling going on outside, at all hours, and some unsavoury characters lurking along the street. I live in a city centre myself, so I am confident enough to handle this kind of thing, and nothing bad happened to me at all. Plus the desk is manned 24 hours, so once you're inside the hostel it feels safe. I'd probably stay here again. But if you're more nervous / cautious, then maybe this won't be ideal for you. The other San Francisco Hostelling International hostel (Downtown) is nearby, but in a safer, nicer area, and more conveniently located for the city's attractions etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience budget travel at its best: Both private and shared rooms available (only 4-5 beds per dorm), all rooms with private bathroom, restaurant-quality guest kitchen, cafe serving free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet lounge, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, keycard security, plush common areas, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. Recently renovated 1920s hotel near San Francisco's best affordable restaurants, diverse nightlife, and world-class Civic Center arts district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International San Francisco City Hotel San Francisco