I stayed at this hostel with my mother because there are also private rooms with ensuite bathroom (we paid 138 US$). The reason to choose this place was its location which is very, very central. It's very close to Union Square, Powell St., Market St. and the BART Powell station (we just walked from the station to the hostel). The area seems to be safe enough and there are several dining options within walking distance. We tried for example Loris' where we loved the atmosphere and the sweet potates chips.
Our private room was quite simple (no TV, no fridge, no micro-wave, no coffee facilities) but spacious, nice furnished and very clean. Its only negative side was the noise from Mason St., so it'd be better to have a room away from it in a future stay.
With reference to the common areas of this hostel, there is a very well equipped big kitchen where a basic complimentary free breakfast is offered, there are also computers for guests (they cost 1$ for 10 minutes), a laundry, a lounge and even a room where they show films. Additionally the nice hostel staff organizes activities to explore San Francisco, so it is definitely a good place for young people but also for middle-age people or even for people like my mother.
- 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