like most HI hostels it is very (for lack of better words) non-offensive and politically correct, though lacking in atmosphere. Due to this is caters for all ages and families but does not make it a 'worldly travelers hostel'. They have great activities that run everyday and if you use these you will meet cool people.
Very clean, nice rooms for the price and awesome location, though i did find the staff to be particularly unhelpful and somewhat rude.
DO NOT use the parking lot directly opposite, i got double charged and car was broken into. if you have your own car there is parking lots all around! do yourselves a big favor and make the effort to go for a sunrise or sunset over the GGBridge. Simply amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of the city, just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the cable cars! HI-San Francisco Downtown is close to the best cafes, clubs, theaters, and shopping. You'll love our new look, low prices, and four-bed dorms (coed dorms range from 4-8 beds). Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, DSL Internet, guest kitchen, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, 24-hour reception, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Hotel San Francisco