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San Francisco International Hostel Reviews

140 Mason street, San Francisco, USA

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66%

Rating
1946 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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57%

I would recommend that the hostel quit the cheap beer in the basement and spend the money on some substantial breakfast and decent coffee. Furthermore, I didn't feel the need to go to Alcatraz, as room 506 was like a prison cell with an extremely uncomfortable bed and only one light source. I feel like this hostel has a lot of potential. Too bad it is not living up to hostel standards.


69%

I stayed in here for 5 nights Excellent location that 3 mins to metro and cable car station Bring a lock as the lockers are not enough Two computers in total are available so bring your laptop if you need it desperately 12-1pm kitchen closed I am not annoyed by bed bugs Two plug in places in my room Poor wifi in my room

  • 21st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


29%

- SOOO DIRTY, showers are just terrible !! - Staff disagreeable and unpolite !! -Free lockers ? There is hundreds of people and only few lockers. Never had the opportunity to use one ! -Laundry ? The machine are always broken. Clothes soak of water. add to pay extra. 1 guy even got stolen his clothes. -The staff super unfriendly, they don't care, too many people. Even worse this asian guy call EJ, the manager act like a king and kick out people if he don't like them. I had the sad exp.


89%

The bathrooms can be cleaner


49%

-Free lockers ? There is hundreds of people and only few lockers. Never had the opportunity to use one ! -Laundry ? The machine are always broken. Clothes soak of water. add to pay extra. 1 guy even got stolen his clothes. -The staff super unfriendly, they don't care, too many people. Even worse this asian guy call EJ, the manager act like a king and kick out people if he don't like them. I had the sad exp. -Free wifi ? Don't expect to have any in your room, only common room.


74%

The restrooms kept getting clogged. They offer free beer every night at 9:30 which is really cool. How ever right before they begin the Fiesta, a guy with a loud blow horn goes to every floor and announces it to the whole building felt like a boot camp a little. It is also very loud since everyone is drunk by midnight. So bring ear plugs and a sleep mask if you are planning on staying there for an extended period.

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

The room was very un-clean, especially the bathroom.


91%

Amazing hostel. Friendly staff. Nice rooms and decent showers. Free pancakes and beer every night is amazing

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

The room I stayed in was very smelly. The bed smells so bad and is not comfortable at all. The rest rooms are disgusting especially during morning because they get clogged up easily and nasty things will greet you in the morning.

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great facilities and warm staff. The beer party alarm at 9 o'clock was crazy!!! Thank you for everything, for sure I will come back next year.

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Best hostel i ve been in my entire life throughout the whole trips i had

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • jesusnavarro
  • Bolivia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Super friendly staff


80%

I've gotta say, some of the TERRIBLE reviews are unfair. The staff are pleasant and organised, free beer by enthusiastic Benjamin was great (plus beer pong- get stuck in, you don't have to be good, it breaks down walls!!!) Location is great. Just tell the homeless people you have no change, there are homeless people all over the world not just in this area! Ask for directions to Target on first day- 10 min walk but cheap food/groceries and better than ramen/ pancakes! GOOD hostel!

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

it was kind of noisy in midnight but for that value, I was satisfied.


83%

This was my first hostel experience and I was impressed. The location was awesome, just a short walk from public transit, shopping, restaurants, etc. I will defiantly stay there if I find myself in San Francisco again!

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

really awesome, just it would be great if more lockers were allocated. in general very very good.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

We had a great time at the San Francisco International Hostel! The accommodations were nice (nothing crazy/out of the ordinary) and the free beer was awesome!!!!!!


74%

Well, I would recommend this hostel to young people, who wants to party, meet with other travellers etc. The main ´Advantage' could be free evening's beer for everyone, but if you are rather in peaceful environment and dont want to use this, you may like another place more. Rooms were ok, toilets as well, showers had problems with hot water sometimes. Free breakfast was nice, too. 4/5 overall. Thanks for stay anyway.


83%

Good hostel. But the parkin lot is not $15. It's $20.


91%

I had a great time in the SF International Hostel, great atmosphere and great people, made a lot of friends.

  • 3rd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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