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Reviewed May 14, 2011

We booked at the Adelaide Hostel, but they 'upgraded' us to the Fitzgerald Hotel around the corner. The room was good value with breakfast included, but the rooms were very small with hardly room to stand if not on the bed!. The rooms were also very noisy with thin walls and other loud guests, didnt get a good nights sleep in 3 nights. Also the old elevator was noisy so avoid a room near this. The hotel is however in a great location just off Union Square and all that it offers.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank MF2011_11
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

I was in S. Francisco for three days with a friend and we choose Adelaide because of its fame. The first night we were in different shared rooms (4 beds) because there was no other place and the other two niths in a double private room. The place was dirty and the staff (someone of them) was very rude with us. The prices didn' t match with that of the website and we paid too much for the services offered. I'm sorry but we were very disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Maristella D
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

We picked the Adelaide Hostel accommodation in San Fran to stay at because of the good reviews it had on the internet. The hostel sounded like it was in a good location, safe, friendly, good amenities and rooms so we chose to stay here rather than a cheap hotel.

When we go to the hostel, we were advised that our private room was in their sister property across the road at the Dakota Hotel. Why they didn't advise us of this via email when we first booked is not good. We would have looked at other cheap hotel options if we knew that we were being put up in one of their properties which had absolutely no hostel facilities whatsoever.

The staff at the Dakota Hotel were friendly and helpful however that was about it. The lift was old and not well maintained, the window locks did not all work, the room and bathroom were old, unclean and not maintained and this was definitely not with hostel facilities like we had been advised when we booked. Breakfast and luggage storage were fine - however again that was at another property next door. If we wanted to cook or do laundry we had to cross the road and walk half a block to the Adelaide Hostel.

If you are a single traveller and request a private room, I would strongly suggest that you ask which accommodation you will be booked into. I also think that the Adelaide Hostel should advise travellers that on their website they have three properties and you could be booked into either one of these properties. Then, if you are booked into the Dakota Hotel - you should read the traveller reviews for the Dakota Hotel not the Adelaide Hostel. The rates that we were charged in comparison to the rates on hosteworld varied as well.

The location and airport shuttle were reasonable but that was about it. I would not recommed the Dakota Hotel to travellers looking for a hostel stay, I would say for the same price for two people you could find a nicer cheap hotel in the same area.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank travellingfuntimes
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

We stayed in a private double across the street in the Fitzgerald hotel which allowed us access to the common room there as well as the common room in the Adelaide itself.

The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. It was very nicely decorated too. A it was ensuite, it felt a lot more like a hotel than a hostel! The shower in the room was good and powerful.

The $5 dinners were amazing value. We had them two out of our four nights and were unable to find anything of better value in the city. They were also very sophisticated and original. We had carrot and ginger soup, parmesan crusted chicken with crushed potatoes and an apple pudding one day and a Thai curry with a vegetable salad roll and peanut sauce another. Both were delicious!

Breakfast was bread and bagels to toast, which was nice and filling. There was also fruit available.

It was a very social hostel, with things going on every night. The people there were very friendly, both staff and guests. We didn't feel at all left out because we were staying across the street.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Thank Muesli_f
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

We stayed at the Adelaide for 4 days, we were suposed to stay in a 10 bed dorm but they upgraded us to a 4 bed room with 2 double beds in for no extra cost! The hostel is clean and has a good vibe to it & they do a free breakfast of bagels, englidh muffins, fruit & porridge which really helps keep the cost down and fills you up until lunch. The hostel also provides a free walking tour of the city called 'Fogcity tours', Kelly the tour guide is awsome & also very knowledgable about the city & its history, she took us to parts of the city that we would of never found on our own & it included an optional stop off for lunch in a great place so I would definately reccomend you do this if you stay here. The location was really great, just 5 mins walk to union square and the main shopping area, overall we enjoyed our stay!
Carry-Louise, UK

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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