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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

You get what you pay for. Very cheap and very simple. Location is great. Super quiet place. The common area is spacefull. The two people elevator doesn't feel safe at all. For people who don't care about this kind of stuff - and the other things that you've alread read at the other comments - and just want to lay...

Thank Diego F
St. Davids, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brilliant time at the San Fran international Hostel. The rooms were decent, and the facilities were pretty good too. But what made our stay was the fantastic staff, I'd like to mention Jose in particular. He was extremely helpful and professional. His local knowledge and willingness to help is what made our stay so great! Highly recommend.

Thank Sammmy3
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Probably the worst hostel I've ever stayed at! I have so many complaints.. First.. The bathrooms!!!! Don't get me started... It was disgusting! The bathroom is common but all the sinks are in the individual rooms. There was hand sanitizer next to the toilet but it ran out and was out for 2 days!!! Disgusting! Second: The elevator..... It only...

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This hostel is located in downtown San Francisco. The location might be great but the rooms are dirty and kind of old. The elevator only fit for two person. The shared bathroom in our floor was not opened. They left us with one share bathroom on the first floor (ONLY). Me and my two other friends have booked this hostel...

Thank Dyah P
Lecco, Italy
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been in different hostels and this is absolutely the worst one I've ever been. Rooms are small and dirty, toilet and showers are in two different floors outside the room. Any kind of security: all the lockers are at the first floor and are on charge. Only good thing is the location, close to downtown.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Was in town for a big congress and all the best places were already full, so i found this hostel. not-so-clean beds and bedrooms, one bathroom (only ONE) for each floor, that has more than 10 rooms...you hava to cook your own pancake and the kitchen looked filthy at the end of the morning. full of trumps at the front...

Thank Daniel R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

WARNING!!!! Only two pPL can ride the elevator--PER RIDE. I made the mistake getting the room with no bathroom. Why? I will tell you y. There are no lights in them. The housekeeper warned me??? And told me to to the one downstairs.I instead went to the lobby to ask for a upgrade. Fine? Well, I eventually make it to...

Thank wunikah2016
Reviewed November 27, 2016

As my title says don't punish yourself 1. Beds & pillow all dirty 2. No free breakfast at all - have to cook your own pancakes 3. Big tramp community outside the hostel 4. The toilets not clean! The money I have spent on this I could stay in a clean - people friendly staff and with a whole free...

Thank David36O
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I have stayed in hostels all over the world, including many 3rd world countries, and those are all paradise compared to this hostel. For starters, I wanted cheap and most other places were fully booked on the Friday and I didn't want to have to change hostels, BIG mistake. I ended up staying here 3 nights in the 4 person...

Thank Bumann84
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I'll preface this review by saying that I'm not a fussy person when it comes to accommodation, I can pretty much sleep anywhere. This Hostel, although cheap, should be illegal based on basic hygiene and cleanliness. Others have commented on the 1 shower per floor, this is dirty and there is nowhere to put your things while you shower (there...

Thank Kiret
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about San Francisco International Hostel

Address: 140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $28 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 717rebeccae, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Don't book”
 of 5 bubbles David36O, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“No good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Bumann84, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“Book in a different hostel / hotel !!!!”
 of 5 bubbles C1428MCdavidw, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
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