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Adelaide Hostel
Berlin, Germany
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“love this place!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

nice location - just on a small side street so it's quiet (street noise can be a problem with some other san fran places). very cozy common area, nice rooms but what actually makes it for me it's adelaide's staff - good people are working there. making you feel at home. recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your review! Yes, we do try to make sure it's calm and quiet and that we have the best and friendliest staff in the city! Come back and see us again anytime!
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We booked a private double room and at check in they told us to go to the Fitzgerald hotel just around the block. This is not a hostel but a budget hotel, the room was facing Post street, a bit noisy but it was big enough, clean, it had fridge/microwave/tv things I was not expecting in a hostel. The price for a private room was very good compared to other hotels in San Francisco. If you're looking for a cheap accommodation downtown this would be the place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Adelaide Hostel what a beautiful place. from the moment you walk in the staff is ready to help you, from checking in, to storing your bags, to helping you find your way around the city, great Staff in good moods :) I stayed for 11 day and it was the best time iv had, i love the activities they have set up for each night of the week from chili night, wine and cheese night, to pub crawls and more. This place ROCKS. This little gem feels like a home away from home. Also gotta give a huge shout out to the Dakota, another great place to stay. When ever Im in San Fran i will always stay at the Adelaide. See you Next Year :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thanks so much! We'll be glad to have you again next year, and anytime! We're always making improvements to make everything even more cozy and more fun! And "home away from home" is indeed the vibe that we're going for, so we're happy you got to experience that. See you soon!
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Our room was clean and tidy w it's own bathroom, fridge and microwave. For $52 pp/pn it was great value, especially considering our room was made up each day & fresh towels ! The hostel staff were friendly & there were free planned activites each night !

  • Stayed October 2013
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your response, Julie! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we do pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful staff! Come back and see us again anytime!
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Battle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Despite being a little way down a dead end alley this hostel was very friendly. It has a very cosy feeling about the place and the staff were very helpful. The private rooms were very nice and had an en suite and they even made our beds every morning!!! (hence the 5*!). Breakfast was very good with bowls of fresh fruit prepared for us, porrides, bagels, muffins et al. Union Square was about a minutes walk away. Did have one night which was very noisy with a drunk outside but you could get that anywhere. All in all a good place to stay and wouldn't hesitate going back there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Michigan, North Dakota
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I always prefer to stay in hostels instead of hotels because of the people you meet and the overall experience. And the Adelaide Hostel was one of the best places I've ever had the pleasure of staying in! They were very accommodating to the business traveler, with plenty of common areas that clearly had a lot of care put into the decoration and atmosphere. I was able to get work done as well as meet the other travelers who were passing through, and also enjoyed socializing at some of the free evening events that were offered, such as wine and cheese. I made good friends during my short time there and was happy to get a chance to explore the city with them- San Francisco is beautiful and I highly recommend not only the downtown Union Square shopping area, but the Mission if you get a chance, and Golden Gate Park as well as the historic Haight Ashbury, which has lots of great vintage shopping.

I forgot to mention the best part of the Adelaide Hostel which is the huge free breakfast! That, and the staff are all very helpful and knowledgeable about the city. I recommend 100%!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed here over the weekend of a large music festival which was taking place in the city and they put the price up by around $17 per night. Furthermore they charged some pay in my room less than they charged me. Very unfair tactic for a youth hostel for travellers with limited funds and indeed, knowledge of events in the city, such as the music festival.

Total price came to $55 a night which no youth hostel in the world is worth. Asides from that, good vibe, good rooms. Could do with a few more showers - 4 between entire dorms in hostel isnt enough and queues each morning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Tim M
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Elizabeth O, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Hostel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hi Tim,
Thank you for your response! We value your feedback. You happened to stay during one of the busiest weekends of the year in San Francisco, and so what you were paying was a similar rate to what you would be paying with any of the other hostels in the city. This is standard for any hotels or lodging, that rates go up when availability is limited, and I assure you that you would have had a similar experience at any other hostel on that weekend. Your roommate who was paying less must have booked his reservation much farther in advance. This is also standard, whether you are booking a hotel or airfare, that the farther out you book, the lower the rate, since that also has to do with availability. So, it's not a deliberate scheme since we are dedicated foremost to providing affordable lodging for our travelers- it's just the necessary par for the course of being one of the largest hostels in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. But we're glad you enjoyed the other parts of your stay and safe travels!
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Property: Adelaide Hostel
Address: 5 Isadora Duncan Ln, San Francisco, CA 94102-1220 (Formerly Adelaide Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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Ranked #10 of 50 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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