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AAE S.F. European Hostel Reviews

761 Minna Street, San Francisco, USA

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628 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 62%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 52%Facilities

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The hostel was ok for one night. The athmosphere was a Little sad. The area where the hostel is located is not save. A lot of strange People around.

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Thank you for choosing The European Hostel and I'm sorry you found our hostel to be sad. We have many guests from around the world who stay for more than 1 night to explore the city. Our hostel is in the SOMA district and is very safe. There are homeless people but that's part of San Francisco especially since we are centrally located. The Holiday Inn is just half a block up from us and people pay a lot of money to stay there, so I can say that we are not in an unsafe area.


Place was super basic and you get what you paid for, saw some pretty sketchy things out the front which was off putting and bathrooms were pretty terrible

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay at The European Hostel. We offer the lowest rates in all of San Francsico at less at less than $30/day. For San Francisco that is a steal and therefore we keep our amenties at a basic. We know our guests are here to enjoy the beautiful city and want them to be able to stay at an economical place. We offer a fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, common areas, towels, linens, laundry facilities, luggage storage, lockers so not sure what more you're looking for.


The staff were not friendly, dead pan, in fact. The area is DODGY! Drug addicts and drunks hanging in the street, not safe to walk back at night.

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I'm sorry that our staff was not friendly and you did not have a good stay with us. Usually our staff is wonderful and we pride ourselves in having a superb staff. We are located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, a few blocks from City Hall, 2 blocks from Market Street and our area is actually very safe due to the city offices. Yes, there are many homeless people but they are everywhere in San Francisco, you simply can not avoid them, even in the richest part of the areas.

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