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Encore Express Hotel/Hostel Reviews

1353 Bush Street, San Francisco CA, San Francisco, USA

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762 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Only two bathrooms were available to take showers in so that was quite a bother but for the two nights we were there, the hostel was just what we needed. The location of the hostel is the best part.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great stay overall! Very friendly manager, older but clean facility, kinda noisy from the practice rooms that share the building. (People from outside can just follow you in and you can't tell if they are there for the hostel, the music rooms, or neither. It never posed a threat to my partner and I, but if I was a lady traveling alone and had people hanging outside at all hours for the music space, it may have caused more anxiety.) I'd stay here again, however. Great value.


The room was very comfortable; maybe adding a reading lamp or two would be good. (Harder to read in lower bunk, less light....) Fridge and sink in rooms are really helpful! Good amount of closet and drawer space.


Situated on the edge of the Tenderloin neighborhood, coming and going is a bit unpleasant, but not dangerous. I saw numerous women walking. The Encore Express itself shows a few signs of wear, but is very clean, and the staff cheerful and helpful. No kitchen (there is a small fridge in the room, and one shared microwave). The small shared baths are distributed around the floor. The basement (two stories down) houses musical rehearsal rooms, and music filters up through, but stops at 11pm.


Good showers/bathrooms. Room was pretty clean. Found out that smoking isn't allowed...

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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