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509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America – Show map
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The Pontiac Hotel & Hostel's staff speaks: Norwegian, Spanish, English
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Norwegian, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Located in San Francisco, California, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from Chinatown and a short drive from Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access.
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Less than a mile from Route 101 and just 2 blocks from the Great American Music Hall, this motel features free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking.
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Placed in downtown San Francisco's Tenderloin district, only a few minutes from popular attractions such as Union Square, this motel offers comfortable accommodations in a central and convenient...
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Low room rate, close to BART/Metro-Station
Located in a rather shady area - many homeless people and junkies roam the streets around the hotel. The whole hotel smells very bad, even after opening the windows the smell wouldn't dissapear. 2 showers and toilets for a whole floor and those are left often very dirty. I had a room that was facing the street, so it was very noisy at night ( that included people down the street screaming at each other) and the neon sign of the hotel lit up the room despite all the blinds being shut. The breakfast was very simple and served in papercups and paper plates. A tour company I booked a tour with, called the hotel regarding a reconfirmation and they said I wasn't staying there yet, even though I did - thanksfully I managed to reconfirm the tour myself on time! I would definitely spend more money, rather than having a overall unpleasant experience like this!
Wi-Fi, breakfast, bed is very confortable.
Location and streets a rounds. Many homeless and drug dealers/addicts.
Great helpfull staff.good coffee.centrally located(close to everything)
ran out of time
It's worth it
The neighbourhood is not nice. But still you can stay there. Very good location
Low cost considering the average hotel price.
The communication was poor. My boyfriend phoned using the general hotel number to speak to me, spoke to the hotel receptionist but noone told me that he called. I also told a female receptionist that I would like to have an early breakfast the next morning 'cause I had to be at the airport at 6. She told me that it could be done and that she would inform the next receptionist about it. Unfortunately, the message wasn't passed on to the male staff working from early Tuesday morning onwards. Thus, I didn't have breakfast that morning. The neighbourhood was frightening; there were a lot of people with psychological issues walking around the hotel premises. No fruits aside from an apple for breakfast, cheap low quality bread, sugary cereals and low quality jam.
A good hotel for its price and very close to central part of the city and cable car start stations. Nice lounge area to breakfast and just use during day.
Shocking neighborhood, full of homeless permanently staying on those streets. Not the most pleasant 2min walk to the hotel from the main street...
The entire hotel smells like a chemical and its so strong that the smell will be there in our worn dress until we wash it. Staff is not courteous but not so rude. This hotel is the last resort when one is in a desperate situation that there is no other hotels available.
Nothing at all!!
Where to start!! The location is awful, full of homeless people and the actual hotel its self is full of very unsavoury characters staying there. We felt unsafe from the moment we were dropped off by the taxi! The showers did not work and the water wasn't even hot!! It was so bad here we booked a 5 night stay and stayed for 1 and that was only because our flight was late and we were tired!!! Do not stay here if you have any standards at all.
Clean hostel. Got some issues with the parking, and the zone at first sight seems dangerous around. The place seems to have good security inside. The relation price-confort is fair.
The price is good for what you get. It's a nice central location and close to many busstops to go anywhere you want.
There is only one shower per floor. It can be very noisy outside & our heater was broken ans constantly on max.
The staff was very kind, the breakfast was good and the facilities clean.
The location is not as safe, there are a lot of homeless people around.
How much I get for my buck (compared to other very seedy and more expensive hotels in that vicinity).
Lack of noise control to other guest...(loud music, partying , Raging ) until 5:00am.
The place is very clean and new. They even use keycards instead of keys. Napkins were fresh, room was nice. Internet is fast and they even serve breakfast! I really enjoyed my stay and would try to book this place again.
I can't really remember anything bad. Well, it's not the most expensive place, so bathrooms are shared, but they are very clean and convenient.
It is close to bus stops and it is close to a lot of stores.
It is not safe to go out at night.
The staff was nice and polite. The breakfast was OK.
the hotel is located at a narrow backstreet. The moist moldy smell came right to your face when you opened the room door. The panoramic window is non-openable. At night, a cold bed and street noise kept you awake for quite a while. The shared bathroom was not pleasant as well. Anyway, choose another place to stay.
Fair price with breakfast provided. Can make new friend with young travelers from all over the world.
Stuck in the elevator for 15 minutes.
Breakfast is good and it's a fair option if you have a short budget
Take into account that the hostel is located in one of the dangerous places in the city.
Really convenient ! And the staff are really friendly.
Sometimes it is nosiy on the street, and felt a little unsafe when walking in the evening.
Do not stay! Staff is super rude, and rooms have roaches. Not to mention it is so loud, you won't be able to sleep. This entire place smells of urine?!?
It is in a good place...close to market but the streets around there could be a little bit creepy, But the price is great.
weird and crazy people around the place.
Staffs were nice & breakfast was good.
Rooms was so smelly. The heater was broken. I moved to another toom and still the heater was not functioning. The location was pretty sketchy.
The hotel room was fine, it had a mini fridge and TV.
the area isn't for everyone especially solo travellers as there is a lot of homeless/ people on the street. But it's a short walk to the Main Street with shopping.
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