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Reviews of Encore Express Hotel

2 star Hotel | 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, California, USA CA 94109

82.6% Overall Rating

121 out of 138 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/04/2014)

"This property is somewhere decent to stay if you're on a budget. No drills, but you get what you pay for, and San Francisco is generally expensive. Overall it was clean and quiet (when the rehearsals finished!), with…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We would like to inform you that our Front Desk is only open from 9:30am to 11:00pm (Monday to Sunday). Guest will need to call or email us for special late check in or early check in instructions. You will find all the contact details on your booking confirmation email. Upon check-in at the photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. 15.5 % Tax is not included.

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82.6%

Overall Rating

121 out of 138 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Encore Express Hotel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
81.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
87.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and location

Disliked: Nothing. It is an excellent place to stay for the price

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This property is somewhere decent to stay if you're on a budget. No drills, but you get what you pay for, and San Francisco is generally expensive. Overall it was clean and quiet (when the rehearsals finished!), with good security on the front foot and bedrooms.

Disliked: It was basic and we had to share a bathroom. Not really a problem as we didn't ever have to wait, but a bit inconvenient.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Caroline Giroud

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2014 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Central Location, clean and quiet ( after 11pm)

Disliked: The lack of a common room to meet other travellers and a kitchen to cook your own food.

97.1%
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Ulukbek Abdubaliev

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2014 Ulukbek would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place, good location, low price, big beds (like really big).

Disliked: No breakfast offered

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean hostel.

Disliked: No kitchen.

85.7%
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ana jacobsen

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2014 ana would recommend this property

Liked: The best things I like about this place are the cleanliness (they keep it amazingly clean and they change the sheets/towels everyday) and the location (it's really close to Polk street, which is a bohemian street of the city).

Disliked: They don't have a living room where people who are staying at the hostel can hang out and they don't have a kitchen.

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Mitchell Pollan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 March 2014 Mitchell would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING ! SHOWER FACILITIES WERE VERY STRONG.

Disliked: THAT I COULDN'T STAY LONGER THAN 14 DAYS!

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Timothy Lord

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 February 2014 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, convenient location. Maybe not great for a single woman walking at night, but it was fine for me. Internet, when it worked (which was most of the time) was nice and fast.

Disliked: Bath down the hall isn't as nice as one in the room, but Hey -- an easy trade for the nice price. Electrical outlets were extremely loose. Had a few (but not very long) internet service outages.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice rooms actually - feels more like a hotel than a hostel. Staff very friendly and helpful on arrival.

Disliked: No communal facilities or cooking facilities. I know these weren't advertised, but it would have been nice.

97.1%
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Jaetjeans Joseph

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

06 January 2014 Jaetjeans would recommend this property

Liked: It is a great place for a crash pad in the the city at a good rate.

Disliked: Missing out on a common area and kitchen to cook meals.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Julia Arena

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2013

Liked: Good location, showers were cleaner than expected, room was ok

Disliked: No lounge, no kitchen, coffee only available from 9.30, no hostel atmosphere

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

David MacLeod

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

21 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for the money.

Disliked: No lift

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: More like a hotel located in knob hill. Close to many sights in San Fran, the area looks a little rough but is actually safe. Hostel is more like b grade hotel with communal showers but we got a private room for 50 a night. A cleaner came in everyday to tidy and change sheets. Staff were meh, neither friendly or unfriendly.

Disliked: No kitchen. But do have a microwave and kettle

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No the typical hostel but very clean & secure

Disliked: no kitchen or bar lounge area

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly guests

Disliked: Ended up having to re locate to another hostel round the corner fir some reason

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yasuhiko Shitan

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2013 Yasuhiko would recommend this property

Liked: Clarks were kind. Nice atomosphere and taset of funitures.

Disliked: I just wanted preared rock for doom room.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, clean room (beds made and room cleaned each day by lovely housekeepers) Some of the staff were super friendly. Location was pretty good, think there are better in San Fran but it's not so big a place so was easy to get to everything each day.

Disliked: I asked a member of staff for some WD40 or something to that effect to stop the bathroom door from creaking everytime someone used it, especially in the middle of the night as it woke everyone up-I was even willing to o it myself but she couldn't comprehend me at first and then I think basically ignored me as it was too much hassle! Just a note to the hostel really-oil the door! It's next to some sort of music club, so if you don't like noise when trying to sleep then don't go here.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 August 2013

Liked: No kitchen or common room made me creative in the food department. I have to be because I've a tight budget. Worked ok with the microwave available, & besides fresh fruit is good. Not called a hostel so E E gets away with it. Lots of coffee available is good. Enjoyed my stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2013

Liked: Dorm beds were comfortable. Never had to wait for the shower or bathroom.

Disliked: I accidentally walked up from market through the tenderloin district to this hostel and it was pretty scary.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, quiet.

Disliked: no complaints. price perhaps slightly high.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a really clean place, beds are made every morning. Free towels. Showers are really clean too. Beds are super comfortable. Very safe, you get a magnetic card to access the property, however, it is close to a not so nice neiborghood. If you are looking for a more friendly or get together atmosphere: not the place. They don't have a common area or a kitchen to meet new friends. Overall, good experience if you are looking to rest and have a really clean place!

Disliked: No kitchen or common area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and local amenities

Disliked: Our room faced Fern Street and in the early morning there are street cleaners and dust carts, which are noisy and need ear plugs to block out the noise.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stylish room.

Disliked: No stuff help about car parking subtleties.