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HI Downtown, San Francisco. - San Francisco

HI Downtown, San Francisco.

Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown: Backpackers' accommodation in downtown SF. Hostelling International- San Francisco/ Downtown Review
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During my four day visit to San Francisco I stayed at the Hostelling International (HI, formally known as YHA) Downtown Hostel. Located on Mason Street, a very short walk from Union Square, this hostel has an excellent location. The only problem is it can be a bit noisy around this area at night and with a bed by a window that was open most of the time (I was there in summer), this can be a small drawback.
This hostel gets pretty busy, so it is important to book ahead.

Unique Qualities: The room I stayed in slept four and there was plenty of room. There were lockable cupboards and the room had an attached bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. The bathroom was pretty small, but it was great having one that was attached to the room. Just across the corridor was a big communal bathroom.
You can stick your bags in rentable lockers if you arrive before check-in time, or have to check out a long time before your flight.
The hostel will arrange airport transfers for an affordable price.

Address: 312 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102

Comparison: less expensive than average

Other Contact: dtinfo@sfhostels.com

Phone: 1-415-7885604

Price: US$20-40

Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 5, 2007
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