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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a little overpriced in my opinion (I stayed in a six bed dorm), but then again, it's in San Francisco so it makes sense. Room was nice, the staff were friendly, bathrooms could've been a bit cleaner, but overall I had a pleasant experience at Adelaide. Do not expect much from it. This is a hostel, not a hotel.

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Thank sushinoodle
lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, San Francisco is an expensive city, particularly so in the summertime when everyone is on vacation and visiting. We strive to offer the most affordable yet comfortable option possible to travelers, which is why we installed curtains and reading lamps to give a sense of privacy while in a shared dorm. There are lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect location for travelers in San Fran! They offer a nice breakfast, clean rooms, wifi, etc. We also went on a bar crawl that the hostel suggested and had a blast, met many young, fun, people, and saw some cool bars! They people there are very helpful and interesting! Not too expensive either, definitely worth it!

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Thank Megan P
lizlora, Guest Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you got to enjoy a fun night out on the town and make friends along the way! We try to offer the most activities and amenities for your dollar out of any of the hostels in San Francisco, and always have a kind and interesting group of people working and staying with us! Please come... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This downtown hostel is in quiet lane in the heart of San Francisco. Our room was spacious and clean with a large window overlooking the hostel's terrace. The hostel staff were super helpful and friendly and the communal areas were neat, tidy and relaxing. Breakfast was included with different types of breads (and spreads) for toasting with maybe fruit salad... More 

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Thank Roost68
lizlora, Guest Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We also hope that you don't have to wait another 20 years before you are in SF again. :) Although, if that much time passes you will definitely have to come see us as we are always improving and redecorating and surely there will be many more fun changes for you to enjoy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a great hostel. The price was one of the best for San Fran. The staff was super helpful giving lots of infiormation and very welcoming. The location was great, close enough to walk or ride a bike to a lot of attractions and close to good bus routes. We were slightly disappointed by the selection of restaurants within... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The location was good, rooms were great and the breakfast was fantastic. However, staff weren't very friendly. but what put me off the most was that they moved my things to another room without my consent which results in LOSING SOME OF MY BELONGINGS.Talked to the staff about it, they were not apologetic at all. Apparently a group had booked... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a hostel, I wasn't expecting much but only downside was the people coming in late and believing they were in a private room ( not the hostels fault) The beds were bunk beds in a large high ceiling room. Had a sink and washrooms down the hall. Breakfast was bread and cereals with condiments, did the trick... Staff... More 

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lizlora, Guest Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review! It's too bad you had some disruption late at night, we do try to enforce 10pm quiet hours the best we can but of course sometimes some things fly under the radar with it being a communal space. It's also a shame you found that everyone was on their smartphones, and that is... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I decided on Adelaide Hostel because it was my first solo travel and the emplacement was great and seemed safe. I'm really happy I did that. The hostel has a lot of great deals with others companies, like the shuttle and activities (example: a bit more than half price with the bike company). The second night of my stay, I... More 

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Thank TiteQuebeke
lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! It sounds like you made the most of your experience at the Adelaide Hostel and we're so glad you did! We designed our rooms with the ultimate hostel experience in mind- getting to engage with people and enjoy the budget price of our accommodation, while also being able to enjoy some privacy. And yes, we offer the best... More 

San Diego, CA
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was not my first stay at a hostel but the second time. Having two Girl Scouts daughters...and had the chance to go with them to San Francisco for bridging the Golden Gate Park. This hostel is the ideal place for a Girl Scouts in terms of affordability and convenience of public transportation. It's located close to many eateries, public... More 

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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We booked Adelaide hostel but got send to Dakota Hotel when we checked in. We are not given any notice that this is happening. If we had known, we would have gone somewhere else. As we found out, there is a reason why Dakota gets such a low rating in Tripadvisor. There are positives about Dakota. The location is great.... More 

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Thank starfire888
lizlora, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are sometimes overbooked and so we send guests to our sister location, the Dakota Hotel. All of the amenities and activities are the same as in the Adelaide building. We're glad you found the staff to be friendly and enjoyed the location as well as the free breakfast. Sometimes the smell you mentioned can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Very friendly hostel staff, nice rooms, homely atmosphere, great location. Organized activities like free meals, pub crawls, tours etc. There are discounts on rentals like bicycles, great tours to Yosemite and Muir Woods.

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Additional Information about Adelaide Hostel

Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $50 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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