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    Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown

    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1704
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    Traveler (276)
    Room & Suite (112)
    Dining (30)
    • Excellent31%
    • Very good48%
    • Average16%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
    Travelers talk about
    “free earplugs” (21 reviews)
    “free breakfast” (52 reviews)
    “female dorm” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    1.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed January 12, 2014

    This hostel is is a pretty good location for getting around. The staff seem very friendly and helpful and there are plenty of organised activities with the hostel that you can sign up for. My main gripe is that it is very noisy - not...More

    Thank Whitby29
    Response from HISFDT, Front Office Manager at Hostelling International- San Francisco/ DowntownResponded February 4, 2014

    We're very sorry to hear you had to endure some noisy guests during your stay. Our staff strives to ensure quiet hours are enforced from 11PM-7AM. If we'd be so fortunate to have you stay with us again in the future, please feel free to...More

    Reviewed January 11, 2014

    I visited SFO during May 2013 with two friends. We stayed in HI San Francisco - downtown during 4 days. The positive points of this hostel are the location (close to Union Square) and Friendly atmosphere. The staff are so friendly also and helpful. It´s...More

    1  Thank Alle A
    Reviewed January 10, 2014

    I arrived quite late at night alone to downtown San Francisco and got quite a scare as I took a wrong turn into Tenderloin, quite a dodgy part of town, which is quite close to the hostel. If you're going back to the hostel at...More

    2  Thank Erin_14492
    Reviewed January 8, 2014

    The neighborhood of the hostel is pretty dangerous, better to walk on the side near Macy's. There are people who smoke in the bathroom and the smell would spread to our room, but I guess there is nothing the front desk can do about. Other...More

    Thank trochanter
    Reviewed January 4, 2014

    Stayed here for my first few nights in America and first time in a hostel all together, needless to say I was shattered so slept like a log! We stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with a HUGE bathroom, showergel (i think!) in a...More

    Thank 661natalies661
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Price range
    • $54 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • California >
    • San Francisco >
    • Union Square
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    • Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco
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    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
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    January 9, 2018|
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    Response from donw540 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, there are washers and dryers.
    December 26, 2017|
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    Response from Matt P | Reviewed this property |
    No. you pay up front for the booking on arrival.
    October 17, 2017|
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    Response from lucystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
    You need to email the hostel directly
    Room Tips
    "The four bed female dorm was well worth the upgrade for me - nice to have a bathroom connected to our room"
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    "The shared bathrooms are clean, but choose an on suite bathroom - super convenient, worth the money!"
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    "See if you can not get a room that DOES NOT face the street"
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    "Private ensuite rooms well sited"
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