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|Distance to city centre||0,8 km|
|"It's truly a great Hostel experience."||(in 123 reviews)|
|"Really clean rooms and great breakfast!."||(in 25 reviews)|
|"This hostel exceeded our expectations."||(in 103 reviews)|
|"Full of alcoholics, drug addicts and drug dealers."||(in 45 reviews)|
|"The location feels very unsafe."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Tenderloin district isn’t great."||(in 10 reviews)|
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|city center||in 30 reviews|
|close to public transport||in 17 reviews|
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|eggs and pancakes||in 120 reviews|
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|friendly staff||in 219 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 268 reviews|
|great bar||in 49 reviews|
|homeless people||in 144 reviews|
|hostel is located||in 211 reviews|
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|san francisco||in 55 reviews|
|tenderloin district||in 36 reviews|
The breakfasts were good staff were very helpful
The neighbour hood was not the best and noisey and the bathrooms were a bit grubby and the rooms where hot need a fan
Great vibe in the hostel itself. Breakfast was nice and the staff super helpful and friendly. Coffee and tea available all the time & great wifi. Dorms a bit small but pretty much all you need for the stay. Each dorm room had its own shower and toilet which was great as we've had to share showers with a whole hostel before, ugh.
Everyone gets the jist from other reviews - homelessness is an issue. They wont bother you directly, they tend to stick to themselves but coming from NZ, it was an eye opener. If anything it makes you appreciate what you have. As a solo female traveler, you may like to be in before dark or stick with a group. Its common sense really. Street sounds are an issue - i.e homeless people with loud boom boxes and fire engines, car alarms etc. Solution = ear plugs.
Room smelled like cigarette smoke, I had a few bags to take up to my room, had no help and was not offered but 2 workers were at the desk screwing around on the internet with no one else there, I had to wait about 10 minutes to use the only crappy elevator in the place because the cleaning staff was using it and didn't even offer to let me go first, they just rushed right in front of me, and I have disabilities, some Hostel more like a prision. Tacky and outdated.
This was my first experience of staying in a hostel. It was super safe, clean sheets and comfortable. The place has got interesting decor. Some corners are of hippie vibes and some are of very European. Breakfast was outstanding with the choice of bread, cereals, juice, coffee and spreads.
Some corners outside the hostel are a bit scary with the homeless people. Otherwise, it was good.
Price is great, staff was very friendly.
Don’t forget to take earplugs from reception as AC could be sooooo loud at night, especially when your bed is next to it.
With a stay at HI San Francisco City Center, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, just a 4-minute walk from Van Ness Avenue and 6 minutes by foot from Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
based on 2 166 reviews
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- Clean rooms
- Friendly service
- Clean facilities
- Friendly atmosphere
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FAQs when booking at Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel
Where is Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel located?
Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel is located at 685 Ellis Street in Tenderloin, 0,8 km from the centre of San Francisco. Asian Art Museum is the closest landmark to Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel.
Does Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel offer free parking?
No, Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel does not offer free parking.
Does Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel from the airport?
Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel is 18,4 km from San Francisco. Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel is 19,2 km from Oakland.
Does Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel have a pool?
No, Hi San Francisco City Center Hostel does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Asian Art Museum 0,4 km
- Grace Cathedral 0,9 km
- Cable Car Museum 1,3 km
- Museum of Modern Art 1,4 km
- Lombard Street 2 km
- Exploratorium 2,5 km
About the neighbourhood
Tenderloin is known for: foodies, graffiti, diversityMore
|San Francisco||18,4 km|
|San Francisco (Civic Center), California||0,6 km|
|San Francisco (Conv Ctr), California||1,3 km|