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HI - San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.2km

Rating: 84% from 87 reviews

  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 81%Value for money
  • 82%Facilities

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  • This is the second time I've stayed in this Hostel and would happily go back again and again. The location of this is in the heart of the city and nearby to all the great areas of SF. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The rooms, we stayed in a private room this time and I've stayed in a four bed female dorm, and both rooms were great. The private rooms are super cute, as we saw some of the newly painted rooms as well. The shared bathroom and individual showers are kept very clean.
  • 91%
  • 12 Feb 2015 Lisa USA
  • I spent 5 nights there. Staffs are friendly and helpful. It is located in center of city, so it is good to travel and go for a jog along the piers. The facility is clean and tidy. Just one poor point is that Wifi is a little bit weak around the Living roon on 2nd room.However, it is valuable hostels for stay.
  • 80%
  • 05 Feb 2015 Yohei Japan
  • The location is handy to get to from the airport, and has a lot of amenities nearby, but it didn't give me a very good experience of San Francisco. The Tenderloin is full of homeless, and it can be quite frightening. In hindsight I think I should have stayed in the North Beach area.The facilities were fine, but the bathroom in the dorm wasn't particularly clean, and the door was really hard to open and close (also very loud). I wouldn't stay here again.
  • 60%
  • 04 Feb 2015 Anonymous Australia
  • best hostel i've ever stayed in
  • 94%
  • 31 Jan 2015 pedro Brazil
  • PROs: good location, nice communal spaces good for getting to know other travelers. CONs: old facilities, smelly, moldy dorm rooms, funky smelly beds, old stained bed linens, dilapidated building, impersonal front desk, aggressive homeless people near building, general lack of cleanliness that is subversively marketed as "bohemian", rooms are hot and stuffy in winter, large windows are hard to open and if you do manage to pry one open there is no guardrail to prevent drunken accidents.
  • 51%
  • 07 Jan 2015 Anonymous USA
  • We loved staying there. The location i perfect and the place is so cosy. Staff very friendly. The only but was no free parking! Recomment this place to everybody :-)
  • 100%
  • 31 Dec 2014 Ida Denmark
  • The staff at the front desk could have been nicer and more informative. The place is clean and seems secure. It seems you have to buy their lock to use the locker. I recommend buying your own small lock.
  • 63%
  • 30 Dec 2014 Ricky USA
  • Convenient location, good service.
  • 100%
  • 21 Dec 2014 Anonymous China
  • generally is is a good hostel, good location、good service、reasonable price, but i found the price is little higher than I book the room on website.
  • 83%
  • 20 Dec 2014 Anonymous Taiwan
  • The location of the hostel is really great, and the rooms are nice. However, when I came back to the hostel after checking out to ask the staff a few questions, whoever was working at that time treated me with a decent amount of rudeness and even asked me if I was homeless. It was incredibly inappropriate for someone that works in customer service and additional not a smart way to treat a customer. I was going to right a nicer review but his rudeness was too much.
    Owner Comment

    I am truly sorry and embarassed that this happened at our facility and absolutely agree with you that this was unacceptable behavior. I hope that your time in San Francisco was not clouded by this incident. We are usually very proud of our track record of providing a wonderful experience. Please accept my apologies for our failure in this instance. I will be reaching out to you directly for more details on this event to ensure this remains and isolated incident. Sincerely, Mike Foyder - GM

  • 54%
  • 08 Dec 2014 Allison USA
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