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We stayed here on the 2nd of October 2012 we booked quite late as we were not planning on spending the night in San Fran. For a start the staff were less than helpfull and rude on the phone and on arrival even worse. The...More
Think we're just not used to so many people in so much of the spaces. This is a large hostel with many folks around. We stayed in a private room with private bath. The building is ancient, so the wooden doors and thin walls let...More
Dont expect hotel standards..it's a hostel.
If you're not a member of Hostelling International, you will need to pay an extra $3 a night.
Bathrooms and showers were clean.
Decor is good, rooms are clean and tidy, you will feel safe.
Friendly staff and a...More
We stayed here for a week and had a private double. It was average at best. The room smelt funny for starters and it was on the main stairwell - noisy! Apart from the noise of people on the stairs all night there were frequent...More
Location: close to attractions, shops and transport but also close to a dodgy neighborhood. we felt very unsafe walking home after dark and altered our plans in san fran to avoid being out past dark, which was a little dissapointing considering the fun nightlight on...More
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$76 - $212 (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.