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“I'll definately stay here again” 5 of 5 stars
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USA Hostels San Francisco
711 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109   |  
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“I'll definately stay here again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

I loved the feel of the place from the moment we walked in. Very friendly staff greeted us upon arrival and continued to invite us to parties/events throughout our stay. The rooms are very pleasant as it's an older building so they're pretty with big windows. I stayed in two dorms during my time there, one en-suite and one communal bathroom and both were clean, comfy and I never had to wait for a shower! Which were also always hot. I met some lovely people at the social events they ran and beat the boys in the pool tournament! It was a very handy location - we were able to walk or easily catch public transport to all points of interest. Just make sure you don't walk down the hill as there's a very dodgy area near-by, but as a lone female I had no trouble walking along Post Street where the hostel is situated. I had a wonderful stay and would highly reccomend it to other young travellers.

  • Liked — Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and clean, spacious rooms.
  • Disliked — The fact that many of the bathroom locks stuck... a bit scary on a number of occasions!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

Great bargain, stayed for 6 nights and really finds the place full of energy,friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed. Most important is it is clean! never have to wait for toilets and shower. Walking distance to central SF and easy to take public transport from here to most of the tourist place. near some great eateries and shopping too.As a caution, avoid the left side of the cities coming out from entrance, many homeless. they dont really bother me much but I would take a longer route at night to return to hostel after 9pm.

  • Liked — cleanliness & free Wifi.
  • Disliked — have to pay for PC internet but got free wifi
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

It has been very difficult to me the task of choosing this hostel rate. That's because I trust reviews when I am looking for acomodation and I don't want to give a bad perception.

This is a place managed by young people (or at least this is my impression). They tried to be kind with us since the moment we arrived and they invited us to the night party (everyday a different party is celebrated). However, we had a 'missunderstanding' with money and they charged the normal rate instead of the Internet rate. We also needed to do a local phone call and any telephone booth at the hostel worked, so we asked for help but anyone paid attention to us. Speaking about broken machines, our TV only tuned 4 channels and WIFI was imposible to be kept more than 5 minutes. The room was pretty cool for the price (it had a station to charge the ipod and listen to the music!), but the bathroom was untidy. In spite of everything, I still think that's a good option if you want to stay in the middle of San Francisco (a few steps of Union Squares) for a very low price.

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

The staff at reception were very helpful and friendly from the start and throughout my entire 4 day stay. The room was very clean and comfortable, and nice and bright (it has just been painted). Lockers were also available in our room. The hostel also had a free all-you-can-make pancake breakfast every morning which was great, and fun group activities on all the time. It was a great culture there. Will definitely stay there again next time I'm in San Fran.

  • Liked — Cheap, convenient location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

i booked a stay here thru the website and it was so cheap i thought it would be a hole!

but it wasnt, it was quite nice, i stayed in a 4 person dorm,rooms were clean and safe, with a locker in each room that you lock using your own padlock.
pretty good location! a little near the tederloin, but still i had no problems. i wouldnt worry about that.

just kinda round the corner from union sq.

staff are fantastic. i was so jetlagged and they didnt have problems drawing maps for me and recomending clubs, locations etc.

over all if youre considering this but not sure, go for it.

  • Liked — the staff!
  • Disliked — the lift!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Utrecht
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

We had a great time at this hostel. We stayed at a double room with private bathroom.

The room: Not big, but who needs more than a bed, toilet, shower and some space for your suitcases? It was there and it fitted. The view was terrible but we didn't bother, whoe stays on their room anyway?

The staff: Kind and helpfull a little too 'I'm so populair' but they did their jobs.

The hostel: great big kitchen with lots of space for al your food and drinks. Somebody enjoyed our bread without asking but eeey the hostel can't help it. And we survived ;o). The pooltable and fussball were great. The pancakes too sweet for our dutch stomages but it filled the stomages.

The area: minutes walking to shops :o)) more minutes walking to cable car, and even China town in walking distance. Around the corner is a cheap (SF cheap it is) parking garage where you got discount through the hostel, great!

Overall we had a lot of fun here, we didn't hit the clubs but the hostel isn't noisy so we slept well.

  • Liked — Location, cheap, laundry room and the vibe
  • Disliked — View of room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

This is probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in, the staff was wonderful, the location was great, and everyone seemed to be having a blast. I only stayed for 3 days but I was able to see most of the city during that time. Alcatraz is a must see. What topped off the trip was going on Dylan's city tour and Muir Woods trip, I ended up getting to see the whole city, different neighborhoods, but most of all meeting some really cool friends. It was a little cold in San Francisco which i wasn't expecting but it didn't affect the stay.

  • Liked — The staff and the city tour
  • Disliked — The weather
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 711 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 48 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 3 blocks from Union Square and close to tourist attractions, this award-winning hostel offers value-priced dorms and privates. Rates include a daily breakfast of fresh fruit, baked goods, all-you-can-make pancakes and oatmeal daily along with fruit juice, coffee and tea. The hostel hosts daily free activities offering solo travelers and other many chances to make new friends and take home great memories. Most guests are young, international travelers and this is not the appropriate property for families with young children as the hostel has some late night events. ... more   less 
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