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Orange Village Hostel Reviews

411 O'Farrell street, San Francisco, USA

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79%

Rating
954 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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66%

I put cleanliness as average because I think the kitchen can be more clean and organised, in particular, the washing sink. It is always messy. Perhaps, the management can do something about this. Having said that, the room and the en suite bathroom is very clean and the bed is comfortable.


66%

I stayed in a double room with a private shower room. In general it was clean and tidy and what I would expect from a hostel, however, the room had an unpleasant smell about it which didn't go away even after leaving the window open., also one of my sheets has old stains on it which was a bit off putting. Good central location though and it felt secure.


60%

Was next to a bad naighborhood. My rom was pointed to the streed, and because of the heat we had the window open. There was lots of noise. Homeless skreaming and fighting and dumpster truck that emtied the trash in the middle of the night. Get a room away from the street if you are going to stay here.

  • 21st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Depressing room. The tv doesn't work. I don't like the neighbourhood.


80%

Double twin room with private bathroom was spacious, but dirty, with wall grime (appeared to be throw-up) from previous occupants and areas that had clearly not been cleaned in weeks. Sheets had bleach stains, but the bed was comfortable and the room was cheap for SF. It would be nice if the rooms were checked / cleaned more thoroughly before visiting - the food waste on the wall and floor is not inviting.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Good hostel only a few blocks away from the famous Tram line and what's considered the centre of San Fran and plenty of stores near by. Staff could be ALOT friendlier, half the time they act as if you are bothering them when you approach reception to ask for info this isn't very comforting when in a foreign city. They have a few activities throughout the week however somehow they still don't feel very social. Efforts there, execution isn't


66%

Decent hostel for a short stay. Not a very lively atmosphere. If you're looking to meet people I'd suggest to look for somewhere else.


91%

Stayed in a girl dorm with four. The rooms was clean and so was the private bathroom. The locker is only big enough for your backpack, so take an extra locker for your bag. There's a big kitchen where you can cook and meet people from all around the world. The laundry room is open all day and they offer free soap. The location is great and at night it was ok to walk around (up to certain areas). My only big complaint: the "towel" they offer is actually a bathroom rug. Awful! Take your own!


94%

A nice hostel with great, helpful staff, right in the centre of San Francisco. It was clean, safe and had comfy beds in spacious rooms. I enjoyed my stay.


77%

Comfortable stay in downtown SF, close to shops, trams and Bart trains. Friendly staff and the free waffles for breakfast were amazing. Good lounge common area, rooms good and showers not too bad. Hostel has regular events, and there are always sociable people to meet here. I enjoyed staying here, in the Tenderloin district of town, be careful walking the streets late at night, lots of homeless people.


100%

international hostel!u can get more new friends in there!


77%

A only stayed one night here and it was okay but I found a better social life in another hostel in San Fran. I wasn´t keen on the bathroom in the bedroom which wasn´t very private and had a separate sink. But, it was run by lovely staff and it is a fine place to stay in San Fran.


83%

The window in my room (#209) were REALLY dirty like it has NEVER been wiped since day one. It would have been helpful to rent out locks for the lockers in the room. I explore a lot of cities alone but was scared by the mere amount of bums/crackhead roaming streets at night....


94%

Nice and helpful staff, location near Union square, so it´s easy to find. Clean room and bathroom, the linen smell amazing. We loved free breakfast, delicious pancakes and cereals. Perfect place to stay for few nights.


83%

The hostel is 5 minutes walking to Union Square and any transit you could want to take . The hostel was basic (as most hostels are) but nice! We stayed in a private room, which was clean and secure.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


34%

Try to clean the hostel, and if not, maybe it should not be so expensive.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Friendly staff who were helpful. Enjoyed my time there, especially the free breakfast.


54%

staff was terrible, the atmosphere and cleanliness too.


74%

Would certainly recommend staying here if you're looking for a cheap place in central SF. Location was great and the staff was very helpful and enthusiastic. Not the best atmosphere or space, but there were events and the hostel staff tried to facilitate interaction to improve the experience. Don't expect the best hostel experience, but far from the worst.


80%

The location was great - right in the center of town. Breakfast was great and the room was good however the common room and staff let the place down. The common room stank and in the morning one of the staff members was rude when we were making breakfast.


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