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509 Minna Street, South of Market (SOMA), 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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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 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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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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Based on 616 reviews
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Very convenient location, close to all major attractions (transportation). Very friendly staff, responsible to every request. Nice breakfast with all you need (cereal, toast, good coffee). Clean facilities. Comfortable room & soft bed. Definitely value for the money spent!
Just one shower for the whole floor which gets busy sometimes.
Central Location, nice staff, clean, best price we could get in SF
Area is not really safe. Maybe not perfect for every traveller
Close to the downtown. Typical hostel breakfast, with some fruit.
The area has a lot of homeless, But don't worry! This is San Francisco!
Breakfast is good:)
Hostel is old building, so it is inconvenient to open and close door.
Loved having my own room; a rare treat in a San Francisco hostel. Great staff, helpful and friendly. Hot water and coffee downstairs. A working elevator. International guests. Not posh, but safe and clean. Bathrooms for solo users. Oh, and hearing an opera singer practicing arias nearby one morning!
More people in really rough condition in the Tenderloin than I remembered; I felt rather uneasy walking to and from the Pontiac, but nobody bothered me directly. The (historic) window mechanisms weren't functional, so I had to prop up the window with a piece of wood to get some air. Would have preferred an en suite bath but that's asking a lot for an affordable place to sleep in the City.
Good price for a hotel located in downtown San Francisco. Room and bath areas were clean and tidy. Reception was friendly and helpful.
Located in a dicey part of the city with a lot of dregs and bums hanging about. Not a good environment for ladies or if you have children with you.
i like how clean the establishment was and how friendly the staff was. i also like the fact that area that the hotel & hostel was located was also clean and not alot of riff raff running around.
The room was OK. Staff also helpful.
The neighborhood was really bad. I travelled alone and didn't walk there after dark.
no breakfast option for celiac diet
The Stuff is very helpful and professional. The coffee at breakfast was perfect.
Rooms are noisy, the shared facilities are cleaned only once during the day, the neighbourhood where the hotel is, is very poor.
We left one night earlier. The stuff told us there won't be any refund for that night, we accepted that as we just wanted to leave this pleace. After all my credit card was credited with the about for the last night, that was nice surpprise.
Awfull, doggy district, tons of homeless, smell of pee on the street Rooms do not smell well No breakfast No parking Very noisy form the street in the night
Pro: good location, breakfast was OK, with fi was good, ,most of the staff were quite helpful except for one grumpy elderly staff There were several convenience stores which was helpful and a number of eateries nearby
Sleazy neighborhood, lots of homeless people but they don't bother you
Not far from nice areas even though you have to pass true some unsafe blocks
The location was no far from some interesting places on the city but the hotel is located in a very dangerous area. You must be careful about going around at night times.
It's located central to the city. Clean room. Very nice and helpfull staff. Reception is open 24 hours and they arrange transport to the airport.
There are no bathrooms in the room. Thats not a big deal, but there are only 2 shared bathrooms at one floor. To many people for one shower. Also the bed was realy small. The hotel is located in an area with a lot of homeless people. Not theatened, but still...
Just the price...it's good!
The bathroom always dirty...and the staff forgot clean my room when I requested one day before...too bad!
Cheap. Good Wifi.
Clean and simple homely environment Courteous staff Good complimentary breakfast Rest rooms quite clean
Walking at night safe from 7th street but not 6th street. Lack of intercom service to reception.
Hosting in San Francisco is precious then the cost was honest but the installations are actually very precarious ... the staff is very kind and helpful.
the neighborhood where is located ... depending on the time scares!
Close to Moscone Ctr Everything was clean, just rundown.
Bathrm sink area - very small. Sheets are threadbare. Pillows are flat, just old.
surroundings, hobos on the street
In the worst part of town but safe and a great location close to all the attractions of San Francisco. Free coffee and tea all day and very friendly staff.
When I first got there the sheets and pillows smelled terrible, like something died in there. When I told the receptionist about though he immediately changed the sheets and pillows and fixed the issue.
good location, clean, nice brekfast, friendly stuff, good price
no shower/ restroom/ sink in the room
kitchen opens 24 hours. Employees were friendly.
Doors made a lot all night. You could se smoking from other rooms.it's near by homeless.
You're paying for the location because it is central. Although the neighborhood is a bit crazy, you just have to be extra careful. If you're going to stay in your room the whole day, this isn't the hotel for you. It's really more for tourist who will just sleep in the room at night and do the tourist thing during the day.
It was relatively close to everything
Cigarette burns on the comforter No AC Only one shower per floor Dangerous neighborhood No parking options
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