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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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.