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Stayed here a week, and had a great stay! The whole places is very clean including bathrooms. The complementary breakfast is also nice, bagels with cream and jam plus some fruit. The group activities were fantastic! The staff who organised tours were very knowledgable. I...More
At first glance, most people would think that this hostel was going to be a dump due to the fact that it's located right outside of the Tenderloin district, but to my surprise as well as my traveling companion, this was an excellent hostel!
This is the second time I've stayed here since my first visit to San Francisco. It has maintained its good standard of cleanliness and comfort.
I stayed in a private room. The room is well equipped with a sink, fan, USB ports for charging devices...More
I have stayed in a few hostels around the world, this one was a little dated. First the staff was nice and friendly and were willing to answer all the questions I had and gave excellent directions. The beds were nice a lot of plugs...More
Probably not the best HI I have stayed in, but a nice enough place. The hostel is fairly centrally located with bus, train and cable car stops nearby. Plenty of shops and restaurants to chose from, all within a few minutes walk. The check in...More
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US$47 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt... More
The hostel is located in a prime location and in walking distance to transit, car rental place, food, etc. As with many locations in a city centre, it is not unlikely that you will encounter homeless people but I never felt that it was unsafe nor did I encounter anything particularly "shady". Like another user said, it's very close to Union Square, a place buzzing with tourists and people.
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"The four bed female dorm was well worth the upgrade for me - nice to have a bathroom connected to our room"