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Reviews of HI San Francisco - City Center San Francisco Hostel

685 Ellis Street, CA 94109, San Francisco, USA

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 66%

Safety 80%

Staff 90%

Value 84%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

For bookings with 8 people or more, please contact the hostel's groups department. The property reserves the right to cancel online bookings made for 8 or more guests and your deposit will be lost.

Check in time to hostel rooms is anytime after 3pm on the day of your arrival. If you will arrive to check in after 23:59 on the night of your arrival we recommend contacting the hostel to alert them so your reservation remains in tact and you do not incur a no show fee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

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Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 66%

Safety 80%

Staff 90%

Value 84%

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89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Rooms were clean with nice matresses. Good breakfast. Nice helpful staff.

Disliked: Price was a bit expensive especially when the womens rooms were more then mens. Location was also unfortunate. We parked next door at a hotels garage per the suggestion of the hostel staff for safety. Then walking to the Hostel from Union Square on the Ellis street was uncomfortable for two women due to so many homeless people.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The general feel of the hostel was very cosy and welcoming.

Disliked: Not the greatest location.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location and staff in Hostel and kitchen

Disliked: The staff on the reception was very often unfriendly from the first day on. Not professional!

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The atmosphere is absolut top notch a real SF style

Disliked: The location in the middle of Tenderloin..at night it gets tricky

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: The location is convenient. Great atmosphere and staff. Beautifully decorated.

Disliked: Although the location is convenient the neighborhood doesn't feel safe. I experienced a lot of harassment from men on the block of the hostel and the blocks around it.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The bar, the kitchen.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Nice, big room. Clean.

Disliked: The area is a bit unpleasantly as it is in the worst area of SF in relations to homeless peoples hanging around on the streets.However I did not feel unsafe. And otherwise the location is central in SF.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location only a few blocks from Union Square, although you do have to walk through some pretty scummy areas to get there (definitely not advised at night). Very clean with and elevator to help carry luggage to room. Nice thick mattresses on the beds so had a very comfortable sleep. Staff were generally friendly and loved the breakfast included. Excellent value for money.

Disliked: Nothing really!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: chARMING ATMOSPHERE, GOOD DECO

Disliked: LOUD DISNEY MOVIE AT 7AM IN THE LOBBY

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The staff were great, the breakfast was an awesome bonus and the kitchen was roomy.

Disliked: THE LOCATION! I thought we booked the one in Union square so I was pretty disappointed to end up in the tenderloin. Super sketchy area.

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