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685 Ellis Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States of America – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 24 per day.
Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Dutch, Spanish, English, Greek
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Any additional children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Score from 634 reviews Good
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Score from 637 reviews Very good
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Location was good in proximity to Union Square (15 min walk approx). You do not want to walk from Union Square to the hostel by Ellis St. A lot of beggars, homeless, and people urinating on the street. Trash was all over the street. We always walked a few blocks uphill to Geary Blvd to walk towards Union Square. Even then you'll be approached several times for money. But beggars were still nice and not hostile when you smiled and shook your head no.
Staff were helpful. Security in the building was good. Breakfast was good and for additional fee pancakes or eggs were available. Great coffee. Great atmosphere and a lot of character to the building.
Location is Gd thought, in early morning and late at night it's kinda NOT gd atmosphere.
The staff are really nice and friendly.
The area is a little dodgy, but as a woman I didn't feel like I was in danger. The staff tell you to walk up 2 blocks and across and thenarea is fine. If you are a first time traveller you might be scard, but don't worry your in good hands.
Everything was great! Staff are super helpful, double room was great, bed was so comfortable. They have a bar and have some games on, and won things. Would recommend this place!!
Kitchen closed 1-3. Extremely in convenient when you want to make lunch.Although no problem with lots of younger groups there studying English, last few days it was so noisy on mezzazine - groups of kids shouting - had to go back to room to read.Dorm small/bed very soft.
Old converted building, good common spaces & kitchen. Friendly, helpful staff.(other than grumpy Arjen ). Good advice re things to do in SF. Good breakfast.
I was staying in a private single room and It smells really, really, bad in the rooms, the location is not great but the worst is the smell. The staff is nice but the owners really messed up choosing this location
the free breakfast is better than I imagined, we could each have an apple if asked.
there is no elevator...
the location is good, and the bed is comfortable
The wifi would cut off occasionally but it's not the biggest issue in the world. The location is sketchy, don't walk around alone.
Free breakfast planned activities (went to a bar crawl which was an awesome way to meet people) pub right in the building
Wifi is very unstable.
Clean and tidy with a nicely decorated common area. Staff are nice and helpful.
The hostel is located in a very sketchy area. Lots of homeless people with mental illness, and drug addicts, porn movie theater and "massage" places..I didn't feel that safe walking alone to/from it at night.
Clean rooms, a few minutes from downtown by bus, and a few blocks from a BART subway station. Good continental breakfast.
The location is unfortunately full of homeless people and drug addicts which isn't really good. Anyway, The hostel guys helped a lot giving me the best option to work around to avoid them and also gave me a voucher to share a car. If you don't want to walk around use UBER POOL or LIFT. It's cheap and they don't mind a short drive as they will understand you don't want to walk.
The hostel is very clean and comfortable. I like the rooms with the clean bathrooms for each room which makes a lot of difference with other hostels. The tour activities, movie nights and specials are good.
HOUSEKEEPING PERSONNEL WERE ON THE JOB / SPOT, BUT MANY TRAVELERS NEED TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR MESS IN COMMON AREAS . . .
FACILITIES INSIDE CLEAN WITH VERY SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE. WI-FI WORKED GREAT AT THE COMMON AREA, 2ND FLOOR. THE BREAKFASTS WERE NICE AND CONVENIENT. BAR WAS AVAIL. BUT DID NOT USE . . .
The only problem is the location. There are a lot of homeless people in the neighborhood.However, if you avoid 2 streets it is ok. Just ask the staff which area you should avoid.
everything looks new, the room is clean and the beds are super comfortable. The staff were really nice and helped us to get around san francisco. The price is very cheap for everything that they offer. The breakfest was delicious too.
The wifi wasn't the most reliable thing, kept loosing connection, irritating if you were watching a film online! The area around the hostel wasn't too nice but it's not the hostel's fault. The staff did told me which streets to avoid and I didn't go out on my own after dark.
It was right in the center of San Francisco and as long as you didn't mind walking a bit, you could get everywhere from it. Staff were always very friendly and eager to help you out with anything
Well, the location is good, easy access to the public transportation in tree blocks from the hostel. But the neighborhood isn't that safe.
Really confortable room and bed. Doesn't look like an hostel, looks more like an hotel. Cool decoration and nice staff.
smell of the room, unstable wifi, too many homeless around
staff are nice
Bad Odour in the lobby Located next to Junk yard of the city you will find homeless people. But be safe and keep a distance.
Breakfast and clean facility
The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave me advice about how to get to places I wanted to see.
No normal place for to eating. Breakfast bad.
Staff verry good
What a great location! very very friendly hosts, good breakfast, clean and quiet rooms, pancakes and eggs for breakfast, convenient area, lots of features like a chinatown tour or movie night and a very good selection of songs in the lobby. the area is interesting and easy to access from all over the city. I stayed for 4 nights and really felt like visiting friends.As a plus it was no problem at all to print some tickets or maps. Thank you very much!!
The hotel is very backpacker friendly, which can be quite hard to tell from the description if you are not traveling as a backpacker. Fx people had to wash their own dishes after breakfast which was ok for us, but some might dislike this, as it was not expected. The neighbourhood was quite tough(lots and lots of homeless people). You should not stay here if you plan to return to the hotel later than 9 pm each day. The hotel is a bit far from the main attactions of the city, but still within walking distance for most.
The hotel was decent in all aspects. Room and bed was as expected.
-The neighborhood (but if you know beforehand it isnt that bad)
-Hostel has a good vibe -Has a nice kitchen and bar -The common rooms are nice
Stayed at a private room with an ensuite. The pricing was fair and most of the staff were friendly. Can't beat the $2 breakfast.
location might look strange as for the downtown - lots of homeless people in the neighbourhood. I was told in the hostel that it's historically the city district where lots of sites for homeless were established decades ago.
bathroom in the room; breakfast and free coffee/tea during daytime; convenient to get from the airport and from touristic places; very helpful staff ;-)
There were a lot of homeless near to the hostel
Very clean and comfortable, with a good breakfast and nice people
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