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Reviews of AAE S.F. European Hostel

Hostel | 761 Minna St, San Francisco, California, USA CA 94103

62.5% Overall Rating

48 out of 93 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/04/2014)

Eduardo Silva Lira thinks…

"The cost/benefit relation in this place is what makes it good! I've already been in several hostels, and this one was in the same patterns. The bathrooms were really clean, even though you have to…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 3.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Important Information

Cancellations made within 2 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of the first night’s stay. Dorm Beds require ID out of San Francisco area. Males over the age of 30 cannot occupy a dorm bed.

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62.5%

Overall Rating

48 out of 93 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'AAE S.F. European Hostel'

Atmosphere
56.8%
Location
62.4%
Facilities
61.6%
Cleanliness
58.4%
Staff
64.8%
Value
67.2%
Safety
66.4%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2014

Liked: .

Disliked: Rude unhelpful staff, no one wants to chat or make friends

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Eduardo Silva Lira

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

02 April 2014 Eduardo would recommend this property

Liked: The cost/benefit relation in this place is what makes it good! I've already been in several hostels, and this one was in the same patterns. The bathrooms were really clean, even though you have to share them with the other rooms, and so was the kitchen. The beds are really confortable, and it's just a few blocks from transportation to any part of the city! It also offers lockers, so you can be "safer", and all the bedrooms have keys. I felt really good staying there.

Disliked: I just stayed there for one night, but I missed the "gathering" thing, you know? The promotion of interaction between people hosted there. Also, even though the rooms and bathrooms were clean, there is a mold smell in the halls.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff

Disliked: Not enought showers

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's quite easy-located, and it jas everything you need. For cheap.

Disliked: Noy enough showers/restrooms.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people at the reception

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

John Raven

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Overall great Hostel. Best place for me to stay for my trip and least expensive! Central location and near a Bart station. Very nice bars and businesses in the area. Nice kitchen fully equip (stove, oven, fridge, freezer...) Some reviews here are over negative...

Disliked: San Francisco has patches of places with more homeless people etc so like always be careful where you go at night.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

19 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Friendly staff and easy booking process.

Disliked: The location is kind of in a sketchy part of town, but at least there is secure, guest-only entrance.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

David Nowlin

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 January 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is great. Helpful. Like that they have WiFi. Good price.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: The staff seemed apathetic. The place smelt awful from the moment we arrived. Overall a bad experience. Will spend a bit more money so I dont have to stay there next time. Sink in kitchen was full of dishes and out of order. There was an extra person trying to stay in our room for free. I will stop there.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

kestutis pauliukonis

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 kestutis would recommend this property

Liked: The price was well worth it...... And the surroundding of the enviroment is somewhat need to be caution area.... This can be easily unsafe if there were same many color people is can become unstable and unprotection. Be more on the look out and watch behind your back.

Disliked: I was a bit of surprise and disappointed....using the bathroom is one thing but no towel is another thing.... I thought was strange that Hostel don't provide the towel and I didn't know til I arrive.... (Thank God they have a soap for me to use it....)

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Lauren Sykes

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 September 2013

Liked: Low cost.

Disliked: Value even less than the cost.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2013

Liked: Cleaners were good

Disliked: Lack of space in rooms, lack of info

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the price was good, wi-fi

Disliked: not very clean, in a shady neighborhood, no coffee or breakfast

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

pierluigi sonsini

Alone

City break

15 July 2013 pierluigi would recommend this property

Liked: There is a decent kitchen, fully equipped, the beds are also fine. Location is good, also. Good internet connection, I had WIFi in my room.

Disliked: The place is very dirty, we saw a rat wondering around the kitchen the first night. Bathrooms are also not clean, and definitely not enough. Only two toilets/showers per floor. I had to wait in line nearly each time I went to the restroom.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the city centre and shops

Disliked: Bathrooms not very clean

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and price

Disliked: Basic accomodation, but then that's what you expect....

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The city and the busstop is really near, perfect for sightseeing.

Disliked: There is only one bathroom at each floor, not enough.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Anna Newton

With my spouse / partner

City break

04 June 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen and common room. Bathroom was great, lovely hot water and the roof terrace was a real bonus.

Disliked: The location was a positive and a negative. It was really central so able to walk everywhere but it wasn't safe to walk about at night. Also on road parking was advertised but wasn't available at all.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

mminxian wu

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

01 June 2013 mminxian would recommend this property

Liked: good one

Disliked: mminxian left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2013

Liked: Cheap, central.

Disliked: Lockers outside of the room, too small for certain padlocks

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Shelley Du

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

08 April 2013

Liked: The staff are lovely. I quite like the decor. Cheap.

Disliked: Very cold. No elevators. Located in a particularly inconvenient area.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 April 2013

Liked: It had a free bed open the first night of my trip. I was really glad I was moving on to another location afterwards. Super impersonal experience, but the price reflects this...

Disliked: Cleanliness, location, which really covers almost everyhting.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Markus Hinsche

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2013 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: cheap

Disliked: beds squeak

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was not that crowded with average hostel backpaper people most of the time. So I really could stay for my own if I wanted to. A really big plus is the fast internet connection that did also work on the rooms.

Disliked: Not much public space and not much space at all.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

05 December 2012

Liked: Bathroom to resident ratio was adequate. Staff member was always present at the door. Sheets were given folded by the staff member (this reassured me that they were not dirty) Fast Wifi!

Disliked: Shady location (lots of bums). Chair was dirty. A desk or a sitting isze table would have been nice. Bathroom felt dirty.