San Francisco City Center Hostel

San Francisco City Center Hostel

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685 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Great hostel with wonderful staff. They have a bar on premises for guests that's nicer than any hostel bar I've ever seen. They even feature beautiful artwork by the hostel staff. ... Read more
Rooms are gorgeous (max: five people; very nice). Rates start as low as $20-something for dorms. That's ridiculously cheap for an SF accommodation.But what makes this hostel even greater are the events and food nights (like Taco Tuesday) that really add to the value and experience.Highly, highly recommended.

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Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Kitchen

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Foster City

Gogobot Happy Hour was held at the bar inside the SF City Center Hostel and we also got a tour of the hostel. It is very well maintained old building and the art work done by the staff was simply amazing. It was converted from a hotel originally so the rooms are nice and only 4 (2 bunk beds) per room, making it roomy.

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Great hostel with wonderful staff. They have a bar on premises for guests that's nicer than any hostel bar I've ever seen. They even feature beautiful artwork by the hostel staff.

Rooms are gorgeous (max: five people; very nice). Rates start as low as $20-something for dorms. That's ridiculously cheap for an SF accommodation.

But what makes this hostel even greater are the events and food nights (like Taco Tuesday) that really add to the value and experience.

Highly, highly recommended.

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São Paulo

Pretty cool hostel, from someone who's travelled over 40 countries and stayed in all kinds of places you can imagine...

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Local from San Francisco

Recently renovated rooms. Hostel bar with good hostel fun. Quirky and cute and all those words in between. It's a whole thing. Get into it.

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Best hostel I've seen in SF. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here, and they have a beautiful space with an awesome bar (cheap beer and wine!)

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Local from San Francisco

The hostel itself has a laid back retro feel. It has a bar and a social feel including activities arranged. The biggest con to this hostel is the location. As a solo female I did not feel comfortable walking down the street alone during the day. It is in the Tenderloin which means it is near a lot of things but there is a high homeless population. Great food and nightlife nearby and easy to access public transportation.

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Nizwa
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Smack dab in the middle of downtown San Francisco, you'll find comfy rooms, free coffee, a friendly, helpful staff all at Hosteling International prices. A private room for two people translates into about 100 USD per night. Dorm beds are about a quarter of that. The big plus is that there's tons of great restaurants right around the corner and a hooka bar within walking distance. Dress warmly.

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New York City

There are a few Hostelling International locations around the city and this is the more night life oriented location. There's not a ton of character to it but it's practical for seeing the city. The dorm rooms have four beds, a bathroom inside and they recently redid the common area, which now resembles a cross between a cafe and a lounge. There are couches and chairs along with many tables and bars on each side. There is also a large kitchen and a bar. One thing is that it isn't the best neighborhood. I didn't really have any issues with it but I could see how some would.

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Montreal

Amazing place with my friend William.

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Belmont
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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
Parking
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator/lift
  • Library
Bath
  • Shower only
In-Room Dining
  • Shared/communal kitchen
San Francisco City Center Hostel

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