San Francisco City Center Hostel

Address: 685 Ellis St, San Francisco, California, 94109-8027, United States | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 685 Ellis St, San Francisco, is near Asian Art Museum, Silver Lion Service, Civic Center, and Glide Memorial United Methodist Church.
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          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Kitchenette


          • Continental Breakfast

          TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Francisco City Center Hostel

          Reviewed by keshiak

          Comfy & Cozy

          Reviewed Jan 26, 2014
          by (24 reviews) Courtenay , Canada Flag of Canada

          So far the staff have been very helpful! The Rooms are very clean and in great condition compared to some other hostels I've stayed in. The co-ed dorms are complete with a private bathroom and the communal areas are very cozy. Looking forward to the complimentary breakfast in the morning!

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          Reviewed by dansadventure

          Fun but some issues

          Reviewed Jan 1, 2014
          by (4 reviews) Rockingham , Australia Flag of Australia

          I liked this place well enough. It was a great location and reasonably priced.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by wolters

          Very ghosts

          Reviewed Aug 17, 2013
          by (14 reviews) , Denmark Flag of Denmark


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          Reviewed by mchao

          Good option in San Fran

          Reviewed Jun 30, 2011
          by (17 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          The hostel is basically a converted hotel, which i though works out nicer than large room sizes. One of the original hotel rooms houses four dorm beds with an en suite bathroom so you share with fewer people. The place is spotless with lots of lobby space and the kitchen is a functional restaurant kitchen with many burners and a powerful hood.

          The staff was very nice, running various programs for the guests. My first night was movie night where we watched Aliens II, with free snacks. Second night was a pub crawl.

          The price was super cheap, considering there's a free breakfast included (bagels and cream cheese, OJ, coffee/tea) and $1 will get you unlimited pancakes or eggs.

          There is free wifi, but it seems like the lobby is the best place to pick it up, though I suspect it's room dependent whether you get good signal.

          I guess the main drawback might be it's location. The hostel is right in downtown in the tenderloin area next to Little Saigon/Vietnam. Though you can walk down to the piers (45 min) and the Mission and the Castro (45 min), I was warned that the streets two blocks over were best not to be traveled late at night. There's a lot of guests out and about at night who don't seem to have any issues, so I suspect the situation's not that bad.

          Overall, I'd recommend staying here when in San Fran.

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          Reviewed by neveress

          Great brekkie

          Reviewed Aug 24, 2010
          by (19 reviews) Northampton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Friendly staff. Not so comfy beds but location was ok.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews San Francisco City Center Hostel

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          Day 5: Arrival in San Francisco

          A travel blog entry by chelsea.gregg on Dec 30, 2015

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          11:30 AM: Arrival in Emeryville We arrived a couple hours behind schedule. Because of the lateness, the hop-on hop-off bus tour I wanted to do in the day was out, but no big deal; there's always the night tour, which I figured had better views anyway. After getting off the bus at Pier 39, I trekked about 20 minutes to my hostel. The majority of it …

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          Nice, relaxing evening
          San Francisco, United States