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San Francisco International Hostel

140 Mason street, San Francisco, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.4km

Rating: 68% from 111 reviews

  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 77%Staff
  • 71%Security
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 85%Location
  • 67%Value for money
  • 56%Facilities

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  • 46%
  • 04 Sep 2015 fredy USA
  • Staff was quite good, but facilities were too old so whenever the person who stayed 2nd level stepped on the bed, it was quite noisy and moving. and there was severe mold smell in the room.. on my last day, I was extremly happy to free from the smell. They served free breakfast and it's only pancake dough. So I had to wait in the line to use gas and utensils. Compared to the facilities, quite expensive :(
  • 60%
  • 17 Aug 2015 Anonymous
  • The worst place I have ever stayed in. The room is very small, no any furniture, except a bed. No clearliness, just give you a sheet when check in, and ask you to return the sheet when ccheck out. Small cabinet in public area, but no locker. No toliet and bathroom in the room, you have to go to the public bathroom, however, just one male bathroom with 3 nozzles for the whole 6 or 7 floor building.
  • 34%
  • 15 Aug 2015 Anonymous China
  • atmosphere was awsome !
  • 94%
  • 14 Aug 2015 yacine Canada
  • happy to stay in this hostel, friendly staff, nice living room, enough space in dorm room, miss fresh air in room. but definetly good choice
  • 80%
  • 13 Aug 2015 Daan Netherlands
  • The bathrooms on a lot of the floors were not working. Some of the rooms can use a good clean up. The staff were great and the kitchen and common area were nice.
  • 63%
  • 11 Aug 2015 Joanna Canada
  • Pluses: each dorm room has its own bathroom. Location is a block away from the BART station. Minuses: The lineup for the pancake breakfast is so long, unless you're getting up at 6AM don't bother. You won't have time to make more than one small pancake. You should probably bring your own towel. There's a lot of people, so it can get on the noisy side downstairs.
  • 74%
  • 05 Aug 2015 Jennifer Canada
  • The staff were often bickering and didn't seem to be communicating very well. Very often when passing by the front desk they had problems with not knowing who actually lived at the hostel... The room (private dorm) only held a bunkbed and a sink. Not even a chair! The room had clearly not been cleaned for a long time, for example there were a used bandaid on one of the beds and mold on the window. Only one sheet + pillowcase were provided. The matress cover had stains, as did the pillow.
  • 57%
  • 02 Aug 2015 Anonymous Sweden
  • I enjoyed making the pan cake for breakfast.But if one staff stays there,it will be more organised. Thank you for the nice coffee! It was good that we could drink it any time.
  • 66%
  • 28 Jul 2015 Makiko Japan
  • This hostel is in a good location for easy access to public transportation. The building is old but has some character to it. The elevator is old and creepy but it works fine. If it is too creepy, take the stairs. Staff are nice. Free pancakes in the morning if you make them yourself. Bathrooms can be small and you might have to wait to get in sometimes but overall it is reasonable. Clean. Helpful people. Fun atmosphere. Good price.
  • 91%
  • 15 Jul 2015 Joshua USA
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