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Ideally set in San Francisco, citizenM San Francisco Union Square features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is around less than 1 km from Moscone Center, a 16-minute walk from San Francisco City Hall and 2.7 km from Oracle Park. The property is non-smoking and is situated 400 metres from Union Square.

It’s a modern and well locate property!!

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9
Wonderful
3,158 reviews
Price from
$134
per night

Just 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Financial District, this luxury hotel offers on-site dining. A fitness centre is also available.

Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco offer a flat-screen TV. En suite bathrooms include an Italian marble bath tub, complimentary luxury soap and shampoo products, bathrobes and slippers.

great location, newly refurbished rooms, accommodating staff

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9
Wonderful
445 reviews
Price from
$386.93
per night

Featuring stunning views of downtown San Francisco from each spacious guestroom, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero offers gourmet on-site dining, in-room massage services and easy access to sites such as Chinatown, 7 minutes’ walk away.

The view Everybody knew our name

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9.1
Wonderful
277 reviews
Price from
$418.50
per night

Located five minutes’ walk to the shops and restaurants at Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, this San Francisco hotel provides a full-service spa, an adult indoor lap pool and a restaurant.

Select suites feature a view of San Francisco at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Each elegant room is equipped with a seating area, a large soaking bath tub, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Bathrobes, slippers and large deposit boxes to store valuables are also provided.

excellent location and service great gym downstairs

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9.1
Wonderful
160 reviews
Price from
$415
per night

Centrally located at the intersection of California Street and Montgomery Street, Omni San Francisco boasts a restaurant and elegant rooms. Offering service to San Francisco International Airport, Montgomery Street BART Station is 6 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

The bed was soooo comfy. Staff absolutely lovely

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9
Wonderful
559 reviews
Price from
$208
per night

Set in San Francisco in the California region, Beautiful Condo in Sun Drenched Garden has a terrace and garden views. Both free WiFi and parking on-site are accessible at the holiday home free of charge. The property is non-smoking and is situated 4 km from Oracle Park.

Very nice hosts, all worked well and the flat is very beautiful and well equiped - and very silent

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10
Exceptional
5 reviews
Price from
$182.25
per night

Featuring garden views, Sunny Victorian with Stunning View and Wraparound Deck provides accommodation with a balcony, around 2 km from University of San Francisco. Both free WiFi and parking on-site are available at the holiday home free of charge. The property is non-smoking and is located 3.6 km from San Francisco City Hall.

The living-dining-kitchen area was lovely, the deck provided gorgeous views, the entire unit was spotless, there was always ample street parking, it was surprisingly quiet, the location was convenient, and I could walk around the corner to a little grocery store.

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9.6
Exceptional
10 reviews

Featuring a balcony with garden views, a garden and a shared lounge, Beautiful Edwardian Victorian Homestay B&B can be found in San Francisco, close to Ocean Beach and 2 km from Baker Beach. With city views, this accommodation offers a patio. There is a sun terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.

Absolutely the Best B&B experience! This Beautiful Victorian home was so inviting, comfortable and sparkling clean! Our hosts Darcy and Nick, went above and beyond to make our stay perfect! We LOVED the breakfast prepared every morning by Darcy!! Her homemade skillet potatoes and sourdough bread are amazing, along with bacon, sausage and eggs if you would like. She has everything...yogurt, fruit, cheese and granola as well as coffee, tea and juice all perfectly placed for you to make yourself at home. Darcy, Nick and Yogi are now part of our family and we truly loved our stay!!! We will be back!!

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10
Exceptional
15 reviews
Price from
$275
per night

Set in San Francisco in the California region, San Francisco Retreat Just Steps from Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach! home features a patio. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3.6 km from University of San Francisco, and guests can benefit from on-site private parking and complimentary WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 6.2 km from Golden Gate Bridge.

Beautiful home, great location.

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9.4
Wonderful
10 reviews
Price from
$462.29
per night

Offering city views, Perfect Location - 4BD,1BA - Restored Redwood Home is an accommodation set in San Francisco, 1.2 km from Pier 39 and 1.5 km from Ghirardelli Square. It is located 1.4 km from Union Square and provides a shared kitchen. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Coit Tower is 700 metres away.

Amazing location and a great bang for your buck in this location. Sara was very helpful and kind with everything.

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10
Exceptional
7 reviews
Price from
$595
per night

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  • citizenM San Francisco Union Square
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 3,158 reviews

    Ideally located in San Francisco, citizenM San Francisco Union Square has air-conditioned rooms, a fitness center, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    Perfect location, great breakfast and really nice staff!

  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 445 reviews

    Just 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Financial District, this luxury hotel offers on-site dining. A fitness center is also available.

    Location excellent,friendly staff attention to detail.

  • Omni San Francisco
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 559 reviews

    Centrally located at the intersection of California Street and Montgomery Street, Omni San Francisco features a restaurant and elegant rooms.

    Helpful staff Great location for visiting the city

  • Samesun San Francisco
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,032 reviews

    Well located in the Marina District district of San Francisco, Samesun San Francisco is located 1.6 miles from Crissy Field East Beach, a 10-minute walk from Ghirardelli Square and 1.2 miles from Coit...

    Big room, quiet at night. Friendly staff. Great value.

  • HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,683 reviews

    Centrally located in San Francisco just 5 minutes’ walk from shopping and dining in Union Square, Each bright room is practically furnished.

    Everything was great, awesome vibe, free breakfast!

  • Hotel Majestic
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,904 reviews

    Set within the Victorian neighborhood of Pacific Heights, this historic hotel features early 20th Century architecture and is adorned with French and English antiques.

    Staff were lovely and really helpful. Thank you all.

  • The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,821 reviews

    Conveniently set in San Francisco, The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness center, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    Beautiful hotel. Well kept rooms. Very friendly staff

  • Green Tortoise Hostel
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 846 reviews

    Located in the lively North Beach Little Italy district, this San Francisco hostel is just 3 minutes’ walk to the renowned City Lights Bookstore and the entertainment district. Free WiFi is provided.

    Shared breakfast with people from all over the world

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  • Beautiful Condo in Sun Drenched Garden
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 5 reviews

    Beautiful Condo in Sun Drenched Garden is located in San Francisco, just 2.5 miles from Oracle Park and 2.9 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

    Beautiful garden. Nicola was so helpful and communicative!

  • Perfect Location - 4BD,1BA - Restored Redwood Home
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 7 reviews

    Perfect Location - 4BD,1BA - Restored Redwood Home offers accommodations in San Francisco, 1.2 miles from Alcatraz and 1.5 miles from Moscone Center.

  • Pacific Heights Chic Jr Studio
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Pacific Heights Chic Jr Studio offers accommodations in San Francisco, 1.6 miles from Crissy Field Beach and 1.2 miles from University of San Francisco.

  • Modern Luxury 3 BR Near Presidio & GG Park
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Providing a garden, Modern Luxury 3 BR Near Presidio & GG Park features accommodations in San Francisco.

  • Beautiful Edwardian Victorian Homestay B&B
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 15 reviews

    Beautiful Edwardian Victorian Homestay B&B is located in San Francisco, just 1.2 miles from Ocean Beach and 1.2 miles from Baker Beach. With garden views, this accommodation offers a balcony.

    The home was beautiful. We had room to rest after busy days. Darcy was very attentive to what we might need.

  • Beautiful Spacious House 2BR / 4BR in Silver Terrace
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Beautiful Spacious House 2BR / 4BR in Silver Terrace enjoys a location in San Francisco, 6.2 miles from Union Square and 7 miles from University of San Francisco.

  • Sunny Victorian with Stunning View and Wraparound Deck
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 10 reviews

    Sunny Victorian with Stunning View and Wraparound Deck is located in San Francisco, just 1.2 miles from University of San Francisco and 2.2 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

    Great location, awesome views, kitchen set up and bathroom was great

  • Private Yacht in San Francisco
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Just a few steps from Pier 39 and 0.6 miles from Alcatraz, Private Yacht in San Francisco features accommodations in San Francisco with a terrace.

  • San Francisco Retreat Just Steps from Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach! home
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 10 reviews

    San Francisco Retreat Just Steps from Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach! home offers accommodations in San Francisco, 2.2 miles from University of San Francisco and 3.9 miles from Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 160 reviews

    Located five minutes’ walk to the shops and restaurants at Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, this San Francisco hotel provides a full-service spa, an adult indoor lap pool and a restaurant.

    excellent location and service great gym downstairs

  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 277 reviews

    Featuring stunning views of downtown San Francisco from each spacious guestroom, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero offers gourmet on-site dining, in-room massage services and easy access...

    Appreciate hospitality and proactiveness of staff.

  • Sunset Edwardian Bed and Breakfast at Golden Gate Park
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 3 reviews

    Sunset Edwardian Bed and Breakfast at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco offers accommodations with free Wifi 2.3 miles from University of San Francisco, 4.2 miles from Golden Gate Bridge, and 4.2...

  • Big Lux Home w/Beaches, Golden Gate Park & Bridge.
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2 reviews

    Big Lux Home w/Beaches, Golden Gate Park & Bridge. Is located in San Francisco, just a 15-minute walk from Baker Beach and one mile from China Beach.

  • Outer Sunset Home Sleeps 6 Parking Wd
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 3 reviews

    Outer Sunset Home Sleeps 6 Parking Wd is located in San Francisco, just 5.9 miles from Golden Gate Bridge and 6 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

  • Orchard Hotel
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,365 reviews

    Located in Downtown San Francisco, this boutique hotel is just 2 blocks from Union Square. It features an on-site restaurant, a cardio room, and spacious rooms with free WiFi.

    Lovely and quiet hotel, kind and nice staff, had a great time!

  • Orchard Garden Hotel
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,363 reviews

    Located next to Chinatown, this hotel is 1.9 mi from San Francisco Art Institute. It features a rooftop garden and patio, and offers free WiFi.

    Great location. Rooms were clean and plenty of space.

  • Galleria Park Hotel
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 658 reviews

    This hotel is centrally located in San Francisco's lively Union Square, which features shopping, dining and entertainment options.

    great location downtown with friendly and helpful staff

  • LUMA Hotel San Francisco - #1 Hottest New Hotel in the US
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 974 reviews

    Located in San Francisco, 1312 feet from Oracle Park, LUMA Hotel San Francisco - #1 Hottest New Hotel in the US features accommodations with a private parking, a fitness center, frette bed linens,...

    Very beautiful place to stay. Staff was very kind as well.

  • Marriott Vacation Club®, San Francisco  
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,027 reviews

    Only 4 minutes’ walk away from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Marriott Vacation Club, San Francisco features contemporary features such as a state-of-the-art fitness center.

    everything was perfect, room, staff, location, etc.

  • Powell Place
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 32 reviews

    Powell Place provides rooms in San Francisco near Coit Tower and Moscone Center.

    Emplacement, le personnel, cuisine équipée, confort

  • Inn at Union Square
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 377 reviews

    The Inn at Union Square San Francisco is a sophisticated and unique San Francisco hotel retreat in the center of it all.

    Great bed and sitting area! Love the ceiling fan too.

  • Golden Gate Park Sweet Home- 3 Bedrooms
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 12 reviews

    Golden Gate Park Sweet Home- 3 Bedrooms offers accommodations in San Francisco, 1.8 miles from Ocean Beach and 2.8 miles from University of San Francisco.

  • Inn at the Opera
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 221 reviews

    Ideally located in the heart of San Francisco's Performing Arts District, near vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood.

    Safe area, amazing and helpful staff. Nice and clean room.

  • Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 4,137 reviews

    This boutique Union Square hotel, located on the Powell Cable Car Line, is just 2 minutes' walk from cafes and shopping at Tiffany's, Macy's, Niketown and other popular Central San Francisco stores.

    Great location and cute hotel with old school charm.

  • Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,071 reviews

    Located in San Francisco, 656 feet from Union Square, Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel features accommodations with a fitness center, private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

    Beautiful historic building right in the city centre

  • Hotel Via
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 540 reviews

    Located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, with Oracle Park across the street, Hotel Via is outfitted with modern, custom-made furniture and features a sun terrace and views of the city...

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  • Columbus Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,905 reviews

    Located in San Francisco, Columbus Inn is located 984 feet from Lombard Street and 7 minutes’ walk to Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests can enjoy free covered parking at the property.

    Location was great and they had on site parking which is a must in the city

  • Kimpton Alton Hotel, an IHG Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 886 reviews

    Located in iconic Fisherman's Wharf, Kimpton Alton Hotel is just a 4 minute walk to Ghirardelli Square and within 1 mile of Alcatraz Cruises and the entrance to Chinatown.

    Rooms very clean and beds very comfy. No smell in a room

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  • Coventry Motor Inn
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,027 reviews

    Coventry Motor Inn offers accommodations between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Free WiFi and free covered parking are offered to guests.

    Location was good with range of restaurants near by

  • Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,554 reviews

    Located in San Francisco, the Cow Hollow Inn and Suites offers nonsmoking accommodations to guests. Free self parking for 1 car per room and free WiFi is provided.

    Really clean, good location, comfy and nice people

  • Chelsea Inn
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,156 reviews

    Centrally located between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, Chelsea Inn is 0.9 mi from Ghirardelli Square and 0.9 mi from Lombard Street. Free WiFi is available in all guest rooms.

    A value hotel with excellent care and professional staff

  • Lombard Plaza Motel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,320 reviews

    This motel is in San Francisco's Marina District, minutes from Fisherman's Wharf and other attractions. The motel has free on-site parking.

    That's so adorable Motel😊 and staff so kind 😍☺️

  • Hotel 32One
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,245 reviews

    Adjacent to the landmark Dragon Gate in San Francisco's historic Chinatown, this hotel offers guest rooms with free WiFi and a 24-hour reception.

    Everything was perfect, amazing location, very safe

  • Infinity Hotel San Francisco, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,020 reviews

    Located in San Francisco’s Marina District, Infinity Hotel San Francisco, Tapestry Collection by Hilton offers spacious rooms with free WiFi and a cable TV.

    Great location, helpful staff, great roof top lounges

  • Greenwich Inn
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,237 reviews

    Located in the San Francisco's Marina District, this motel is 15 minutes' walk to the Palace of Fine Arts and a minutes' walk to popular shops, restaurants and bars on Union Street.

    Super friendly and helpful staff, good value for your money!

  • Kensington Park Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,444 reviews

    Located 2 minutes’ walk from Union Square and a classic Cable Car stop, this San Francisco hotel is in the heart of downtown San Francisco shops, galleries and restaurants.

    The cleanliness. The location. The staff. The comfort.

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Cheap hotels that guests love in San Francisco

  • Avg. price/night: $252.06
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,136 reviews
    We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Caza! The staff were lovely, our room was very clean and spacious with a lovely view of Alcatraz and the Joseph Conrad Park. Huge credit to the room cleaning staff who did a wonderful job on the room every day. The location is ideal , close to everything.We loved San Francisco and Hotel Caza and can't wait to be back!
    Anna
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $234.34
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,365 reviews
    Great accommodation. Very clean, tidy and comfortable. Ideal location and far enough away from the Tenderloin District. We felt very safe. Great value for money. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Room was very well equipped and was very spacious.
    L
    Lukas
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $98.01
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 674 reviews
    It's incredibly affordable so it's a small room with a comfortable bed, closet, blowdryer, t.v. and a sink. Shared bathroom. The staff is lovely and it was very clean. The location is perfect and it was exactly what I needed. When I go back to SF, will definitely book there again
    jj
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $148.08
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,032 reviews
    I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It’s in such a good location that feels very safe and is close to lots of good pubs/restaurants as well as lots of beautiful walking paths with ideal views of the city, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. The staff were all really friendly and the rooms were very clean.
    Delisser
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $167.68
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,653 reviews
    It suited our budget. Excellent location...easy walk to Fishermans Wharf and Peir 39 and close to restaurants and bars on Columbus. Good public transport links. Hotel itself is old and the room we were in was small, but it was clean and comfortable. The shared amenities were spotlessly clean with plenty of liquid soap,shampoo, etc. The Reception staff were friendly and helpful. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and if visiting San Francisco again, would happily stay at the San Remo again.
    Susan
    Family with young children
  • 8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 507 reviews
    Very friendly staff that helped my combine two booking so I could stay in the same room. Clean and comfy bed and a spotless common area (shower, lounge) Affordable especially for the location within San Francisco. Late checking is available to my knowledge.
    Sebastian
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $283.97
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,043 reviews
    It's a great location for accessing San Francisco, and public transport is really good in the area. But the room was tiny and hot and didn't have air conditioning despite being described as having it. The price was a lot cheaper for the location than other hotels and you can tell they've cut corners to make it affordable (tiny rooms, no daily cleaning unless you pay extra, not tea/coffee facilities in the room) but for somewhere to sleep whilst you explore the city it's passable.
    Kate
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $187.16
    6.6
    Scored 6.6
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 608 reviews
    The manager was lovely and helpful and we got a light breakfast each morning which we weren't expecting. The bed was very comfortable and the accomodation was very clean. We had everything we needed for a smaller budget, and most importantly being in the Fisherman's Wharf location, close to many restaurants and a couple of blocks walking distance to Pier 39 and Pier 33 Alcatraz ferry. We had great views from our room too of parts of the city.
    Jacqueline
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $80.61
    5.8
    Scored 5.8
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 726 reviews
    Super convenient location and affordable price are the only pros. Better than a bunk bed in a shared room in the hostel, so will do for a couple of nights if you are young, on a very tight budget and NOT a light sleeper.
    Gari
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $96.65
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 472 reviews
    Location is great! Price is cheap! Service is not bad! Cleanliness is reasonable! You got what you paid. I think it is a fair deal!
    Wai Lun
    Solo traveler

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