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San Francisco City Center Hostel

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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ellis street”(25 reviews)
“homeless people”(54 reviews)
“tenderloin”(30 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
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All reviewsellis streethomeless peopletenderloineggs or pancakesbed dormcommunal areasbig kitcheni stayed in a private roomown bathroomdodgy areafree breakfast isunion squaretea and coffeea great staypublic transportenjoyed my staycable car
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of three HI hostels in SF. City Center is by far the best. It has the air of a boutique hotel. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. The bar/cafe area has a cozy, hardwood ambiance that you won't find in a hotel....More

Thank Nikolas W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, beware of the location of this hostel. It is located downtown, with walking distance to many things but it is in a dodgy area and if you are not comfortable around homelessness and other less fortunate people then you may need to...More

Thank nlarue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neighborhood: apparently it is located in Tenderloin neighborhood (a high-crime neighborhood -- Wikipedia). I was walking from Civic Center to this hostel at a rainy night (9pm), and it was a scary experience! Groups of people were lingering around, suddenly somebody was shouting/cursing/yelling/mumbling/singing. I felt...More

Thank Dedy S
Response from Molly S, General Manager at San Francisco City Center HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dedy, Thank you for staying with us, and for taking your time to leave a review of your experiences. I'm very sorry to hear that you were so effected by the neighborhood, and that you had such a gruff welcome. While we love our...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

I stayed at City Center for two nights with a friend. The hostel was clean and most of the staff were friendly. We stayed in a 4-bed female dorm, and aside from inconsiderate roommates the first night, everything went well. The mattresses were so comfortable...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The hostel is the best I've been in. Friendly staff. The free breakfast is just some bread, some cheese and coffee or tea. Oh, ad I forgot - there is also peanut butter ad jam... Adding a 1$ will give you either 4 eggs or...More

Thank Micael S
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US$57 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Reece F
2 December 2017|
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Response from Molly S | Property representative |
Hi Reece, We have a little Beer and Wine Bar where we sell (pretty local and inexpensive!) beverages to our 21+ guests. The bar is open from 6pm-11:30pm every night, with a happy hour from 6pm - 8pm. Because of the... More
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Karine A
25 July 2017|
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Response from CO911dispatcher | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was traveling as a single "mature" female and walked all over the city + took Lyft without a single negative encounter with homeless folks. The most interaction I had was a cheerful "Good morning!" Side note: My 13... More
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Milah S
23 October 2016|
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Response from LaurLaur824 | Reviewed this property |
You get one full size towel and one hand towel. There was also a hand towel hanging in the bathroom.
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"Get your own room on the 6th floor. Good views, and quiet."
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"Nothing specific"
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"4 bed dorm was satisfactory. Lockers available, ensuite was small but enough. Bed was fine"
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"See tip in review about Ellis Street"
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