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“Good base to take in San Fran!”

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USA Hostels San Francisco
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Good base to take in San Fran!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst taking in the sights of san fran. We stayed in a private double room. The room was basic but fine with fridge, sink and Tv and the view was of a wall of the opposite building but it didnt matter really as the amount of time spent in the room was little.
The hostel was fine and good for a base to do all the touristy activities. Check in was straight forward and really have no issues other than the room could of been a little cleaner but maybe thats just me!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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pittsburgh
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed in this hostel 1 night with my boyfriend in a private room.
We had a room on the first floor close to the kitchen area. The room was great with fridge, sink and TV, and very clean. Although we were aware that the room was close to the kitchen (really big but dirty), we were expecting that the staff could ask to the noisy people to be quiet during the quiet hours (11pm-8am). But we have been woken at 3am by screams, doors slammed and runnings that lasted untils 6am. And nobody told nothing to these persons! It was unacceptable.
But beside this awfull night, the hostel is not bad for really young people that like to party all night. The staff is good and helpfull. But i don't recommand this hostel for someone who wants to sleep!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

My best friend and i shared a 4 person dorm here and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff are so friendly and they organise lots of activities to keep you busy. The walking tour with Brendan is very worthwhile, he is very funny and full of interesting stories. We recommend this hostel to any young travellers going to San Fran!!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Had a great time here in November '12. Staff were extremely pleasant and approachable. Kitchen facilities are amazing. Room was spacious and included a sink. Privacy is great with screens incorporated into each bunk with personal nightlights and power sockets. Also excellent was inclusion of power sockets within the lockers meaning valuable electronics can be charged safely whilst out of the room. In a decent location up from Union Square, very accessible. I will definitely return when in San Fran.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room with own bathroom for four nights in early December. Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. it was also very well heated and not noisy. The hostel is perfectly located just a few blocks from union square with wifi, breakfast and optional hostel activities each night. It is close to all transport including the BART which is a cheap and easy way of arriving from San Fran airport. There are a few homeless people around so stick to the main streets esp at night but I always felt completely safe. There are some great Thai restaurants and cafes nearby also! The owl tree bar just one block towards h ion square is also good for a happy hour drink and watching sport. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone travelling to San Fran who wants to stay close to the main action for a reasonable price!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

stayed here 5 yrs ago when it was at a different location (1 block away). anyway, the new location is just as good. its a fair hike up the hill from union square. but it's to be expected...it is san francisco :p

room can get abit stuffy if not open window during the day, as there's no air cond. there's heater there for winter use.

we stayed in a double bed room with private bathroom/toilet

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We booked a private room with bathroom attached which is pretty nice and well maintained. Checkin was simple & fast. Staff are friendly & helpful. A very nice location which basically you can just walk your way around. We joined the walking tour lead by this very friendly and nice guy - Brandon. I think this is a "must join" tour, it's about 2.5 hrs (Up and down hills). We started off at the hostel and end up at fisherman wharf. It's a bit rush for a big city like SF but it gives you a good understanding of the place and tell you where to go, what to do and a lot more other useful information. We actually picked up quite a fair bit of information from Brandon and that actually helps a lot on our following days.
We did not pay much attention to the bed whether is good or bad, soft or firm, probably we were too tired after the day walk, so just dive in and sleep right away. :-)
Parking was like just around the corner for $17/day.
Breakfast was ok, you get juice, coffee, tea, milk & unlimited your own cooked pancake. Store right across the street where you can get beer, food & etc. (very convenient).
Will stay here again on our next visit !! Good job USA Hostels !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: USA Hostels San Francisco
Address: 711 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6105
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — USA Hostels San Francisco 2*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 3 blocks from Union Square and close to tourist attractions, this award-winning hostel offers value-priced dorms and privates. Rates include a daily breakfast of fresh fruit, baked goods, all-you-can-make pancakes and oatmeal daily along with fruit juice, coffee and tea. The hostel hosts daily free activities offering solo travelers and other many chances to make new friends and take home great memories. Most guests are young, international travelers and this is not the appropriate property for families with young children as the hostel has some late night events. ... more   less 
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