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The Pontiac Hotel

509 Minna St, San Francisco, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.9km

Rating: 68% from 14 reviews

  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 74%Staff
  • 72%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 54%Location
  • 70%Value for money
  • 71%Facilities

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  • Worst doormen that I met in my life. The place is clean. The price is good. The location is in the downtown so is not the best neighborhood that you can find in san francisco. the breakfast is good and the room is good too.
  • 57%
  • 29 Apr 2015 Anonymous Brazil
  • Love this place. It works if you are a single or a couple on a budget and want to be in the center of everything in SF. Best value in town!! Just know though, the price you are charged from DOES NOT get subtracted from your total at The Pontiac Hotel, it is a percentage receives for booking the room, you have to pay the whole total at checkout.
  • 89%
  • 10 Apr 2015 Donna USA
  • Poor neighborhood, not a good place to stay if your are alone or a girl. Staff is nice and helps you out if you ask. Don't expect too much for the price, room doesn't have a sink, you gotta use the bathroom with others, which is mostly clean. Continental breakfast includes cereal, bread, fruits and coffee or juice.
  • 54%
  • 19 Dec 2014 Anonymous Germany
  • Great room! Nice workers! Great wifi! No parking but overall great deal!
  • 80%
  • 08 Nov 2014 Anonymous USA
  • it was the worst hostel I have been! Wi fi does not works, the employees are uneducated. Moreover, it is very expansive and have a bad localization!
  • 26%
  • 04 Aug 2014 Joao Vitor Brazil
  • If you have never seen what San Francisco looks like along 6th Street and Market, and south from there, you will need to prepare yourself: there are some crazy homeless people there. And… they are basically harmless. Once you get to the Pontiac, you will find yourself in a clean environment, surrounded by friendly staff and fellow guests who are all lovely people. I was suspicious about being almost 50 years old and having to share a bathroom down the hall. Four nights, no problems.
  • 89%
  • 03 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • poor wifi good breakfast
  • 77%
  • 25 Jun 2014 Anonymous Taiwan
  • Yes, this hostel is in a somewhat "gnarly" part of the city, but as a single woman, I still felt quite safe and the private room was comfortable and quiet. The shower was hot and clean. Having breakfast available each morning helped me financially. I relied on public transportation which was easily accessible. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you can somehow put your blinders on when going out into this part of the city, this hostel is well worth the price- and then some!
  • 83%
  • 11 Jun 2014 April USA
  • The area around the hotel is really dangerous! Impossible to go for a walk or come back at night or after the sunset. A lot of homeless and drugs in the area. There are two bathrooms each floor and it is hard to find them available. The staff is nice. There is a computer that you can use for free and breakfast . Breads, bananas. apples, cereal, milk, coffee. We had to order food at night because we couldn't go out, there were homeless people all around and people buying drugs.
  • 51%
  • 04 Jun 2014 Caroline
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