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Very basic room, no blankets or towels, sheets (have to make own bed),shared bathroom with 10 rooms for £100 per night.
RATS in bedroom - managers response "that's normal, what do you expect in an old building !!!!
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Response from HISFDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded 5 days ago
I'm terribly sorry for your recent hostel experience. It sounds absolutely dreadful.
Based on the details of your review, I am confident that these remarks were intended for another hostel. To name a few:
- our lift is in good order.
- our breakfast does...More
Great location close to the cable cars and Powell St. Station. Staff friendly and full of local knowledge. Free breakfast and discounts on the city bike tour groups. The location is a bit noisy, but that's part of getting somewhere so close to downtown. Rooms...More
My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in a basic double room with shared bathroom. The room was small and basic but comfortable after a day out. It was quite humid and seemed the room didn't have enough ventilation. Other than that the...More
We booked a private ensuite room and for a hostel this was good - although still pretty pricey for a hostel. Quite spacious and basic for what you would expect. Breakfast was fine - bagels, coffee, juice and pieces of fruit.
Location is good being...More
The first thing we learnt while looking for accommodation in SF is that the city is expensive beyond words. And so we booked ourselves into our very first hostel.
HI is centrally located and has easy access to transport. If you have booked a lot...More
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$67 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt... More
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt that it was unsafe nor did I encounter anything particularly "shady". Like another user said, it's very close to Union Square, a place buzzing with tourists and people.