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494 Broadway Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133 – Show map
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Pool Table, Sauna, Bicycle Rental, Evening Entertainment
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Italian, Spanish, English
From 4:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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A security deposit of USD 20 is required upon arrival for incidental charges. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.
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Serving a daily breakfast with bagels, fruit, coffee, and more, this San Francisco hostel is conveniently located within a 5-minute walk of Union Square. Each guest room includes free Wi-Fi.
Score from 332 reviews Very good
Centrally located in the SoMa District of San Francisco, this hostel is 1 block from the Moscone Center and Warfield Theater. It features 24-hour front desk service and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 559 reviews Review score
Featuring a daily free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, USA Hostels San Francisco is just a 5-minute walk to cable cars and Union Square. San Francisco’s Chinatown is just a 10-minute walk away.
Score from 367 reviews Very good
Conveniently located near San Francisco’s fashionable Union Square, the Amsterdam Hostel places you in the center of the city and close to many of the area’s major attractions.
Score from 288 reviews Review score
Lots of activities for the guests
hot rooms bathroom not so clean
The receptionist Nicholas was very helpful
A lack of bathrooms
complimentary breakfast was good staff was helpful and they have plenty of initiatives and tips the location is ideal, close to the center and close to the bay
the street is a bit shabby (not unsafe, just a lot of clubs and strip clubs around) and if your room is facing the main street get a pair of ear plugs or you will be bothered by the music
Locattion Affordable price with good facilities
Atmosphere, People, Staff, Awesome Free Dinners on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Kitchen, Tours, Close to Chinatown
Haight, Mission and Ocean are far away No Bikes provided
These guys really know their job :) The staff is very professional and helpful. Everything in the hostel is well thought of, down to the smallest detail. They can provide you with tea, wifi, sunscreen, lockers, laundry detergent, pub crawls, steam bath... You name it, they have it :) The rooms are clean and cozy, the common area is big enough and has a very friendly atmosphere. Free dinners on Mon-Wed-Fri and music nights complete the experience. Totally recommended!
Just one tiny little thing - I assumed the lockers come with locks inside, but in reality you need to buy the lock separately.
The very large dining room/lounge. Free healthy meals twice a week. Breakfast was good. The fact that you can book tour out of the hostel. Beds were comfortable. Sauna being there. Very clean. Building has character.
The staff weren't consistently friendly. Some bathrooms were very small but I know it's an old building. The main criticism is that it could be a bit cheaper. You can be sleeping in a room for 7 and you are all paying about $50 each - that's very good takings for the hostel.
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Such a comfortable place to stay!
This is a great hostel. Staff is very helpful. Everything is clean and rooms are big. Évents every night to meet people. Big breakfast and dinning room with a big and fully equiped kitchen. Great breakfast. A good place to stay in SF !
Good location. Nice free breakfast and good wifi. Locker storage in rooms was good and power and light right beside beds was great.
Was already in a room of 8 then late at night someone else got put on our floor. Very noisy from other rooms and people in corridors at night, got woken multiple times including someone thumping on doors for almost an hour at 3am.
they have activities the area is good and safe, they make dinner every other day, the breakfast is good, there are bikes to rent, they have a couple of computers around, a really big common room, i definitely had a great time there and recommend other people to go there!
it's still a hostel, i mean you can't eat of the floor but it's clean and all.
The people at the reception are really nice, the rooms clean and the beds comfortable. I definitely recommend this Hostel!
It was pretty warm in the room
Interesting people and evening events People on reception desk are very kind and helpful
Breakfast was poor Night club near hostel You need to pay for the towell
Comfortable stay, free breakfast! Love to stay again!
nice place to stay with free breakkfast, dinner and wlan. cozy place, great staff
Was more crowded that I thought it would be.
I was hesitant about staying in a hostel but I found the staff and other guests to be very friendly and engaging. There were free breakfasts in the morning and a couple times a week there is also free dinner. If you help cook dinner you get free beer! It seemed like the hostel staff had some kind of fun event planned every night (pub crawl, discounted restaurant dinners with the group), where people could mingle, which is great for solo travelers. I had a bunk bed in a dorm that slept 4 and everyone was very courteous.
The room was clean and comfortable. There were two flights of stairs and no elevator, but the staff helped me with my bag. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location is superb, although close to the strip clubs.
If you're looking for a place to make new friends with fellow travelers from all over the world, this is the place to do it. The social events that they hostel organizes are a lot of fun. The rooms are fairly nice and if you wear earplugs, the bars across the street aren't a problem. The guys at the front desk are awesome (especially Joe!).
Close to everthing. Breakfast provided everyday as well as dinner some nights. Staff were good (Nicolas was very helpful).
Clubs outside were quite loud to early morning in weekend.
The staff, the many activities organized (tours, dinners in and out of the hostel), the amazing vibe with all of those travelers you can meet in the big lounge, the breakfast (real orange juice, eggs, bagels, cereal) and the amazing decoration... Not just a place to sleep, but a home for travelers on the move managed by people with a heart fro nomads. Very diverse crowd (ages, origins, etc.). Large and safe storage space (for free) in the room.
Rooms a bit cramped, hairs on the toilet (they only seem to clean the parts most easily in reach). A bit far from Bart & Muni trains, but in charming North beach area. A bit expensive possibly (50 usd for a simple bunk-bed in August), but it's sf...
free self-service breakfast though it's very simple and basic. clean bathroom. very convenient location.
not enough bathrooms, need to wait in the morning. This is the only one of all the hotels and hostels I've stayed that I wake up constantly during the night because of the noise coming from the street that our room's window is right towards.
Well localized and has a good breakfast
The room lockers could be better
The location was very convenient to anywhere I planned to go for this trip. The janitor worked very hard. The person worked in the kitchen was nice.
The roommate I stayed with made lots of noise after midnight very night. And, she talked to herself during both day time and night time. I couldn’t get rests at day time and night time. I tried to switch the room but failed. I was forced to stay with her for 3 nights. That meant I couldn’t get any rest for 4 days.
The green tortoise was a welcome relief after staying at another horrible hostel in San Fran, changed our view of the city.nGreat location
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