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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic stay at the hostel and we’d recommend staying there. It’s a beautiful building, full of character. Our room and en-suite bathroom were spacious and very clean, and we had views of downtown San Francisco from the window. The hostel staff were very helpful and friendly with extensive knowledge of the city. The hostel is very centrally... More 

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Honeydew, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed in this hostel consistently over the last 10 years, whenever I come into the city. I always come back because it's clean and friendly and it seems to be improving every year. I really love the decor, and the staff are very helpful and nice.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hostel. Members of staff really nice (especially Sean). Didn't like the area but the hostel was so nice and clean that it didn't matter. Great atmosphere and amazing tea and coffee facilities for us British girls!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me begin by saying that this hostel is great with quaint look and jolly atmosphere. I usually go to the downtown hostel in San Francisco, but I stayed with them for a change earlier this year. I had a very comfortable stay with them, and I had no issues with their staff or logistics. They were doing fine job.... More 

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1 Thank jeffr992016
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I appreciate your take on our eclectic hostel, and glad to read you had an overall good experience. It's always our goal to provide each of our unique guests with a cool and comfortable stay! I am of course very concerned with your assertion that staff were... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Safety of the location is of a huge concern. There is a big issue with those suffering from substance abuse and living homeless in the area. Tenderloin district of San Fransisco is also very dirty and run down. Hostel itself is good, but nothing special

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2 Thank cutleree
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I am sorry the area surrounding the hostel was such a concern for you. I hope you found the hostel to be a safe and comfortable retreat from the busy urban neighborhood we're located in. I know it can be hard to tell, but there is a silver lining... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was good. The room I shared and public space was clean. I shared the room with three other room mates and they were respectful. Staff was kind and answered to many questions I asked. The area hostel located in wasn't ghetto though, I felt the neighborhood was not so safe. I smelled strong marijuana many times as walking... More 

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3 Thank Kazukibisnw
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm glad to hear you were happy with the accommodation, especially our lovely guests and helpful staff! I know our neighborhood can seem pretty intense, especially when guests first arrive. While their is a big issue with homelessness on the West Coast, and especially in San Francisco, the vital services... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was my first time staying in a hostel and it was a great experience. Staff were friendly upon arrival and very helpful. The group of girls I stayed in a dorm with were from my city and my age, whether this was intentional or not it was nice. Beds were very comfy and it was very clean. Had no... More 

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1 Thank Aliciawilde
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

You know what Alicia?... YOU'RE awesome!! Great guest make great hostels, and you just made us that much better by staying. Come on back again soon! Until then, Happy Travels ~Molly More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in June. Hostel was clean, beds were fine. The free breakfast was ok. Better than a lot of hostels I've been in anyway. The real highlight of the hostel was the bar. Considering San Fran is generally a really expensive city the pints were pretty cheap, especially during happy hour. The beers they had... More 

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1 Thank Ross C
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ross, Thank you so much for this sweet review! I'm glad you found our little bar charming, we love it too and do try to keep those prices down for our guests. Every little bit of savings goes towards something else awesome to add into your trip, and we love helping out with that. Happy Travels! M More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private double room for 3 nights. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened the door to our lovely double room. Sunlight was streaming in onto the beautifully made bed. Everything was so clean and lovely. Much more character than a hotel room too. Staff super friendly too. Would definitely recommend 👍🏼

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1 Thank Katherine C
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

What a lovely and poetic review Katherine, thank you! We've been updating our private rooms over the past several months, so it's very nice to hear you found your room so welcoming and comfortable! Happy Travels ~Molly More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Our experience was very nice. The staff is very friendly, and go above and beyond in their customer service. Free breakfast is quite basic, however, for $1 you can get 4 pancakes or a plate of eggs, which is more than one usually gets at a hostel breakfast. The location is good in the sense that it's not too far... More 

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1 Thank AnnaY_16
Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center Hostel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay Anna! And found our staff to be so helpful. We love our guests, and you all make it very easy to be nice! Happy Travels ~Molly More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience budget travel at its best: Both private and shared rooms available (only 4-5 beds per dorm), all rooms with private bathroom, restaurant-quality guest kitchen, cafe serving free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet lounge, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, keycard security, plush common areas, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. Recently renovated 1920s hotel near San Francisco's best affordable restaurants, diverse nightlife, and world-class Civic Center arts district. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Francisco City Center Hostel

Address: 685 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-8027
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $57 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — San Francisco City Center Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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