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USA Hostels San Francisco
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Clean and in a good location with good breakfast . All staff were very helpful and desk staff were very friendly even though I left my card in my room everyday. They always have fun stuff to do in the evenings if you are on your own.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hostel does the job. I was not blown away by friendliness or cleanliness, but the location is good and there are a lot of free or cheap activities.
Staff is somewhat friendly, although some had a really careless attitude.
The kitchen is messy and dirty, and I know that this is on the guests, but that does not make the cooking (and eating) experience any better.
All in all, I would recommend it, but definitely not my best hostel experience.

Room Tip: I was in an economy room that was discounted because it was right above the kitchen area. The noise...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Concord, California
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91 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I checked out early just to go to my next destination so that I wouldn't have to brave all the nasty communal restrooms. I booked a 4 bed, dorm style room (sadly without a restroom).

Checking out was a nightmare. It was my first time at this particular hostel, any hostel, as a matter of fact. The lady with the pink hair, named ***tie did not inform me of the checkout process. She was defensive and condescending, saying that the rules were posted on a wall behind the door. There were no rules in the location described, only a towel rack. Also, she refused to give me her name and also refused to give the guest before me his $10 deposit, due to the hostel overbooking.

Apparently the night before, the computer kicked him out of his room, marking him as checked out, giving his room to other guests. The night staff arranged for him to sleep in another room. When he requested his refund back he got "the computer shows you checking out yesterday". The guy was really nice, enduring her pitiful excuse for not calling in a manager for an override or even researching further. I have since checked in to another hostel and have been treated how a customer should be. Due to this one person's bad customer service and dirtiness of restrooms, unfortunately, I will NEVER check into hostel again and I will tell all my international friends to avoid like the plague. There are so many choices in San Francisco, why would I spend my money to be treated like a second class citizen.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I spent New Year's eve at this amazing hostel. Convenient location, really nice decoration and clean. Breakfast is included and surprisingly good. The staff was really nice and for this occasion we went all together to see the fireworks at the bay. I had a wonderful time there!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Had a 2 night stay at this hostel (4 bed dorm) as part of my week long trip to the city. The hostel is very smartly designed and is well maintained. The room was clean and the bathroom was spotless. The lounge area is a great place to socialize and they also offer a number of activities like pub crawls, etc for people to get together. The staff was helpful and friendly. The only reason I couldn't stay longer, was because the room was too hot and stuffy for me at all times, but for most people it would not be a problem. The lockers were big enough to store my backpack with ease and the privacy pods were great and offered space to keep small things while in the bed. The free WiFi connection was good too and I had no issues with normal browsing and some quick Skype calls. The location is just perfect - a couple of blocks away from Union square and walking distance to most major downtown sights and food/drink options.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Taipei, Taiwan
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is the 2nd time I live in USA hostels.
Truly love the atmosphere here, relaxing and comfortable.
Staff here are all so nice to answer your questions no matter when you are from.
And location is just near downtown union square, so convenient to go everywhere.
I would definitely recommend my friends to live here when they are in San Francisco.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Santo Andre, SP
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at USA Hostels for 6 nights in january 2014.
It is very well located, at walking distance from Union Square Powell and Market Streets.
The room was small but not at all cramped. Bathrooms were clean, as well as the kitchen. There was free breakfast and walking/bike tours.
I met awesome people there and had a great time!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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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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