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San Francisco International Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I would rather poop in my hands and clap than stay here again. Wifi was useless. Elevator was useless. Breakfast was a waste of time. Room smelt like cat urine. Bedding was not comfortable. Also there were plenty of odd units lurking around. Would be careful out front too as homeless people loiter around the entrance. Worth paying extra for...

Thank Dominic H
Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms don't lock behind you, a button needed to be pushed in from the inside of the door. No one in my dorm was informed about this upon arrival so our door wasn't always locked since people assumed it would lock behind them. Inside the rooms there are no lockers, they are out on first floor which felt very...

Thank Malin S
Roma, Italia
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had mice in my room from the first night to the last. Very dirty. Stuff quite impolite, Internet very slow, very few showers for the number of rooms. And bed very unconfortable. Just pay a bit more and choose another hotel or hostel.

Thank Lorenzo_Ragazzi
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2017

An impromptu trip to San Fran, we were just after a place to pop our head. Granted, when we ordered a twin room, I was expecting two twin beds - which is what I got, except they were bunks LOL! This is my bad, though, not the hostels. The mattresses were thin and the pillows this weird plasticky noisy thing,...

Thank jesscotttt
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed in much better hostels. Bathroom in private room not very clean. Staff are helpful but wouldn't trust their reccomendations. Very noisy at around 6am which meant you was up very early Wouldn't stay again

Thank MONET321
Irving, Texas
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The one who checked me in doesn't know how to smile, the whole building is showing age, even the beds are showing age, the elevator hasn't been changed since they built the building, you will get a free pancakes if you wanna stand for half an hour and sometimes for more than that, bathrooms are not so clean, the lockers...

Thank Ahmed M
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We are now towards the end of our CA holiday. After staying in quite a few hostels now unfortunately this one wasn't the best of the bunch. But as you will read from the countless other reviews it serves a purpose. Its cheap (comparatively), central location, and has lots of communal space. We had a 4 person room without an...

Thank andrewwootten
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I am writing not to complain about my stay. I am still here and I cried for the last 3 hours due to the fact that my purse got stolen in this place. I have been traveling for 10 years stayed in plenty hostels and it never happend to me that someone took my stuff. My purse is not the...

Thank Mille L
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

You get what you pay for. Very cheap and very simple. Location is great. Super quiet place. The common area is spacefull. The two people elevator doesn't feel safe at all. For people who don't care about this kind of stuff - and the other things that you've alread read at the other comments - and just want to lay...

Thank Diego F
St Davids, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a brilliant time at the San Fran international Hostel. The rooms were decent, and the facilities were pretty good too. But what made our stay was the fantastic staff, I'd like to mention Jose in particular. He was extremely helpful and professional. His local knowledge and willingness to help is what made our stay so great! Highly recommend.

Thank Sammmy3

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about San Francisco International Hostel

Address: 140 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2714
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: RM141 - RM428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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“spend a bit extra on an ensuite room”
andrewwootten, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
717rebeccae, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't book”
David36O, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No good rooms.”
Bumann84, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book in a different hostel / hotel !!!!”
C1428MCdavidw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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