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179 Julian Avenue, Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America – Show map
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Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 10 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is 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.
Pets are not allowed.
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I stay there because of the friendliness of staff and price
Location, right near the Bart Staff, very friendly and welcoming
Rooms are simple, but clean
the location (a block away from the bart station), the price
the noise at night, the neighborhood, the bed had wheels
It was worst hotel rent experience in SF. The manager (Miguel) was lied us by phone promising the available wifi in rooms. But it is not! We booked the room with two beds but when we arrived Miguel said there are no rooms with two beds despite we were with little child and we really need two beds. Before I paid I explained the internet in room is critical for us and Miguel assure us the internet is available. But after payment when we went to the room it was very narrow one bed and no internet available. It was a direct lie about everything! Next early morning I had very important negotiations through internet and manager suggested me to sit in front of manager office (quite crowded place) for negotiations! After I required refund he ask me to call booking.com and told me he is very busy and I require too much time. The sheets and pillow covers was dirty and I asked to change it but it was no result. The window had no safety stop when it was open and we had to install big bottle of water to prevent it from self closing. I was very scared for my child when she plays near the window because the window suddenly drop down and my child get trauma. We think about one hour, call the booking .com and require refund and change the hotel this night. I strongly don't recommend to stay - it was my first experience in US with direct lie from management staff. We loose money for one night cost as a fine for cancel booking.
It's expensive, the room is not clean and disgusted smell. It's also very small like pigsty but good location if you come from airport (5 minutes walk from Bart) and easy to go to everywhere.
The staff is helpful and friendly.
Wifi signal is pretty bad for third floor.
Cockroaches appear, on the first view clean Even at the Office hours nobody there
both managers were excellent
bathrooms broke on first floor
- The employee that checked me in was polite and friendly. - It's a fairly accessible place, although not the best for a girl to walk around solo at night.
- Booking.com had no information about late check-in after 5pm. The employee asked me to pay 25USD in cash for the check in fee but I refused and wrote a note on my receipt stating that I wasn't paying because that information was not on the booking special information. Because it was in the weekend I still don't know if I was charged, but I will complain if I am. - I stayed in room 33 where wasn't a single outlet! It's absolutely unacceptable. - The bedsheets didn't smell clean. The walls of the room were extremely dirty. - The bathroom and showers were poorly lit and very degraded. - I've paid the same price for much nicer accommodation, so it shouldn't be an excuse to keep the standards to the minimum. The overall is actually below zero.
I'd like to express my gratitude to Simon and Miguel for their assistance and sensitiveness.
The night staff guy was alright to chat to for a bit
There were cockroaches crawling up the walls, the bed sheets were faded/ripped/burned. Everything smelled of mouldy milk and there were no plug sockets. It was like being in prison. Outside was filled with prostitutes and crack addicts.
I honestly had a great time at the Sentient. This was mainly due to Simon, one of the staff members. He is such a dude. The room itself was basic but awesomely located.
Decent bathrooms and showers.
No fridge/microwave as described on the website, dirty furniture. The widow is just a hole cut out of the wall with blinds laid over and there is lots of noise at night- good luck getting any sleep.
The location was fine.
I would not recommend this hotel.
I prepaid for four nights, we stayed one night and it was very bad. People up all not in the alleyway, partying all night, did not get any sleep. Showers had no towels or any amenities, no table to put your clothes on, had to put on the floor, dried myself with a polo shirt., Manager was sympathetic and promised me a refund for the 3 remaining days. I have a receipt saying i will be reimbursed $267. Manager said it will take a week. It has been over 3 weeks now and no refund. I have tried calling and emailing the miguel at the hotel an no response back. If you can help me get my refund back, it will be greatly appreciated
The sentient was immaculate, no bed bugs or any other pest tpoblems do to the maintenance as well as the beliefs
Loudness of some of the GAY sex activity throughout the night . I don't wan tho the curmudgeon. Nut UI have 8897,000 work to complete in 3 says
location was good for nightlife/barhopping room was cheap fridge and microwave worked
room decor was poor location was really loud at night carpet wasn't very clean shower wasn't very practical/clean no chairs in room
Location close to downtown easy to get there by public transport
building needs renovation no reception! manager onsite only during regular office hours (9-5) $20 cash for check-ins after 5pm! (nowhere mentioned!!) Manager Miguel is the rudest person ever! 2-bed room reserved and paid, had to stay in 1-bed room sheets not clean (not changed from last guest)
Good in city location one half block to BART--also convenient to low cost cafes.
Very basic room in old Victorian--no tv or wifi or heat. The rooms are damp and some heat in early evening and morning would go a long way to make a comfortable stay! WORTH no more than $250 weekly. Too chilly and damp. Burrr.
The fact that they have WiFi is surprising. Although it was a bit spotty and would tune out at times.
The rooms are filthy and there are crazy people who live here. There was a refrigerator (as promised) but the single outlet was under the bed.
they let you have your privacy
lack of ventilations in the room
I never have seen worse hostel before. Stink, cat piss, untidiness everywhere!
Great hidden restaurants in the area. Friendly staff.
No televisions in the room, I was told they were recently stolen. Paper thin wall so if a neighbor is smoking (which isn't allowed by the way) your whole room will smell like smoke. No security. Outlets in the room placed high up on the wall, I had to prop my phone up on a stack of books to charge it. During my stay there was an incident with a belligerent guest, the on site attendant never came to address the situation even though it went on for over two hours. All in all you get what you pay for.
I had a great and enjoyable stay at the sentient. Me and my friend were very well looked after by staff member Simon. And we felt very safe and secure even though we were a million miles away from home. It is great value for money. It's a standard hostel, but certainly meets the needs of living and getting by. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone who needs somewhere to stay. The area isn't the best but stick to yourself and you will be totally fine.
The hostel smells like weed all the time, the neighborhood where it is located is a dangerous one. The rooms have no courtains. The bathrooms in all the floors are nasty.
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