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711 Post Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

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90%

Rating
3573 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel. The free breakfast has everything including delicious pancakes and fruit. There are also a lot of great free activities each morning and night including walking tours, gospel choir trip, and free drinks night. Despite being a really big hostel these activities made it really easy to meet people and see the best of SF. I would definitely recommend staying here.


77%

Good location - only 10-15 minute walk away from Market Street and the trams and train station etc. Walking around the area at night didn't feel super safe, once you headed from the hostel in the opposite direction to downtown, but day time was fine. Bathrooms were clean, and the rooms were plenty roomy! (We stayed in a 4 bed dorm). Massive kitchen and heaps of room to eat and hang out which was good.


94%

Awesome hostel, probably the best I've been to. Great staff, always willing to give advice and help you out. The activities organised by the hostel were also top notch, such as the walking tour and pub crawl. Good location and pretty central in SF - a little close to the Tenderloin (the shadiest part of SF) but you are definitely fine if you follow the staff's directions (i.e. walk to Powell St first before going down the hill to Market St).


89%

Would recomend this place to others. Have been traveling now for around 6 months and this is one of the best hostels be stayed in. Room set up is great. Location is good and can't ask for lot more.


86%

Had a great stay here. The hostel is really fun the only thing that let it down was the toilets and shower rooms. They were not up to the cleanliness standard of the rest of the hostel and some toilets didn't have sinks in them.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

It was perfect for a getaway. The staff is helpful, the location is good. Overall great hostel.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

great place to meet new people during breakfast! I had such a great time here.


97%

Awesome hostel in great location, receptionist was a bit unwelcoming on arrival but other than that can't fault this place. The bar down stairs is absoloutley rocking at the weekend they have a big fridge where u can keep your alcohol and drink it in their kitchen/pool room area.


94%

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. And I feel like the San Fran location is the best among the three chain USA hostels I stayed in. The other two are in LA and San Diego. Great facilities downstairs! Large kitchen and dinning room and there is even a bar and a movie room. Activities are great for meeting people and having a good time!


100%

I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough . The staff are amazing , not to mention the place is clean and breakfast is provided . When you are travelling money is tight so having that free breakfast really helps. The pub crawl I went on run by ed was one of my best nights in the usa . Brian's walking tour was also a highlight ( even on a hangover ). If you visit San Fran defiantly stay at this hostel . You won't regret it .


100%

One of the best hostels i've stayed at. The atmosphere is great with plenty of hostel activities to help you see the sites of San Fransisco. The facilities are amazing even including a theatre room! The staff were friendly and the place was clean. All good :)


100%

The girl with pink hair gives great walking tours of the city.

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


71%

Wish the staff had more activities to get people to interact better. The chairs in the common room are pretty uncomfortable. Bunks are flimsy. But not too bad.


100%

The facilities in the room are very appropriate, and are very comfortable to use. It holds different activities and trips for the travelers through which you can meet new friends. The location is excellent, next to the great brunch cafe and shopping places, my hands were full every night when I stay there.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Stayed here years ago, and the current state of this hostel is a pleasant surprise! Seems to have undergone a face lift on interior design and facilities are all clean, efficient, functional, and accommodating. The staffs were pleasant, and the location of course is desirable. Will definitely return here, especially now that the hostel had upgraded itself to a very comfortable and stylish place while still is reasonable in pricing.


97%

The hostel is really good! People are friendly, facilities are clean and useful, a lot of activities (although I haven't attended to any). It is very central, close to Powell station, Market street and the tram station. The breakfast is ok, although it could have more options. I just didn't like that people should wash their own dishes. Not that I care washing, but I don't know if other people do it carefully. Dirty dishes is not cool!


100%

This was of the best hostels I have ever been to, with very convenient public transit and a myriad of extra benefits from tours and a great kitchen to a bookable airport shuttle. It is cool, well maintained and very secure though the outside can appear intimidating when there are people chatting outside the hostel. It is near Tenderloin but not half as bad as I was expecting. There needs to be more showers though. Everything else was pleasant and fun! I will definitely recommend and return!


100%

Great location, you can go walking everywhere from the hostel! The breakfast is quite good. Cool staff


94%

Great place to stay, cool vibes but as San Fran is just hills walking from this place to say Fishermans wharf will take it out of you super quick


100%

Great hostel, friendly staff and clean rooms and facilities. Good to have all the activities to do as well!

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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