Downtown Hostelling International (H.I.)

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by C_Wheel on January 7, 2003

The Downtown Hostelling International (H.I.) is conveniently located just a couple of minutes away from Union Square. The hostel is very large, with five floors, a huge kitchen, TV room, common room, reading room, Internet room, payphones on every floor, and even an information desk. There's usually some daily activity or tour, and the information desk also has notices of current local events.

The dorm rooms are clean and fairly spacious but share bathrooms with another dorm room, which can be disconcerting as you can't lock the bathroom doors from the inside.

The hostel is extremely security conscious--you have to flash your receipt every time you enter, so don't lose it! There's a separate storage facility in the building next door--which you'll need if you decide to change rooms during your stay; it's a real pain as you have to check out at 11am and can't check back in until after 2pm.

Hostelling International -USA: San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, California
(415) 788-5604

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