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Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is in a convenient location just 3 minutes walking distance from Union Square. Staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very nice. We stayed in a private ensuite room, for which we paid a very attractive price considering this is downtown San Francisco. We didn't expect housekeeping in a hostel, but our beds were made every day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, wow. I was kind of sketched out about staying at a hostel for the first time in a while but this is hands down the coolest hostel I've ever stayed in. As soon as I got there I was like, "Damn, this is awesome!" Everyone I met there (staff and tourists alike) was friendly and cool, the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with an en suite shower room, simple room, but clean, have a light breakfast every day, very nice, great hotel location near Union Square and Market Street, near public transportation, hotel staff nice and courteous, fair price and great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was booking HI San Francisco DownTown, reading the reviews from various websites made me feel quite confused as some reviews were raving while others disappointed. However, I am so glad I went with booking HI SF DT! It was clean, amazing location, great friendly staff. I honestly didn't want to leave! Great vibe and atmosphere especially for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is perfect located... We stayed there as a couple and got the private room with private bathroom it was super cool and had everything you needed even a hairdryer! The free breakfast and laundry facilities were great! Would stay there again, the staff were also helpful and knowledgable.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the private room with bath, toilet. After our 4 day long weekend road trip to Yosemite, Kings canyon park and hwy 1 drive, we needed to fly back from SFO airport. We drove down from our hwy 1 drive at 8.30pm July 4th, parked the car in the garage conveniently opposite ($22 for overnight parking). We checked... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stayed at a Hosteling International facility in San Francisco and I think this was the best one. It is within a short walk to Powell Street so it was very easy to get around using public transportation. We stayed in a private room with a shared bath which was clean and always available.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This HI was perfectly located and easy to access from the airport. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Like the usual hostel amenities, you get your own towel and bed sheets, with your own reading light and power points. Breakfast is included every morning - free bagels and fruit! There is also a shared kitchen that is very spacious. Would... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in early February during the Super Bowl Weekend (completely unbeknownst to my brother and I until just before our arrival) in a private double room with ensuite bath. Since I am writing this review for a hostel, not a hotel, I will say it was very good. And you can't beat the price in downtown San Francisco.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, really near to the Powell Station, from where you come by BART from the airport. Staff were all the (many) times I need them very gentle and helpful, solved all my issues. The environment is clean, neat, great décor, rooms are comfy, warm, lines and towels are provided, read ligh and plugs next to you in the bed.... More 

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Staying in Union Square

Neighborhood Profile
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

Address: 312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $83 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown 1.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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