Friendly Hostel with Community #1

Dorm - Shared room · Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

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UPDATE: If you can't find the dates you want, message me and I'll initiate the reservation if we have space.

Price includes 16.5% Hotel & Tourist Tax

We are a small and sincere home of international travelers who believe hostels are much more than a cheap place to stay. For us, it's about meeting fascinating people from all over the world, making lasting friendships, and creating community. We are very social here and will want to know something about yourself when you contact us by way of your Airbnb profile.

As fellow international travelers, this place is more than a hostel to us; it is our home. We strive to learn about the interesting people who choose to visit the great city of San Francisco. You can expect us to ask you the usual heap of questions: "Where did you come from? What do you do? How long you staying? Where you off to next?". We hope you don't mind indulging us with a bit of social chatter before we show you to your bunk. However, if you just arrived from some far off location and can hardly keep an eye open- we will work as quickly as possible to tuck you into your bed.

Our house is specifically designed to so that interaction with other guests is impossible to avoid; the shared dormitories encourage community and being social with your new friends. If you crave privacy or tend to be anti-social, you may find our "openness" a bit odd or not to your liking. We would love to suit everyone's tastes if we could, but we do understand if this concept is not the right choice for you.

We are also in a great location, nestled comfortably between the Financial District and Chinatown, a stone's throw from the iconic Transamerican Tower, and stumbling-home distance from North Beach's vibrant bars. We are on a major bus line and roughly 5 blocks from the Muni/Bart station. Although we are a small hostel, we do a good job providing the amenities and services of the larger hostels, except with a personal touch. You would never confuse our wee hostel with a "flashpackers" and we're not even close to resembling an institutional (aka impersonal) hostel.

Yes, our kitchen will only accommodate a few people at one time, but rest assured that it's modern, fully stocked and some amazingly yummy food comes out of there. We routinely invite our guests to join us for community dinners. Our bathrooms are clean and modern, even if the plumbing on the inside is over 100 years old! Our beds are the sturdiest bunks in the world- custom made for backpackers with powder coated steel. These beds will not squeak or shake and there are large backpack/suitcase sized storage lockers underneath (99cm wide by 45cm tall by 60cm deep). You can use your own lock or buy one from us. And, of course, we have free wi-fi and high speed internet available.

San Francisco is chock full of things to do, of course. And, since we do a bit of traveling ourselves, we know budget is key. We definitely will not push a bunch of expensive tours and tickets on you. We are happy to point you in the direction you seek- armed with a map.

We are in the business of getting to know people. If you think this unique hostel is right up your alley, we invite you to come spend some time with us. Happy travels, and welcome.

Other Things to Note

Price includes 16.5% Hotel & Tourist Tax

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $41 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $287 /week
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Stayed there for 10 days.
    + Friendly people
    + Located very central
    + Accommodation & bathrooms were clean, basic and quiet around nighttime
    + Had no problems what-so-ever

    I definitely recommend this budget place for people looking to connect to other travellers and experience SF.

    March 2014
  • Fantastic spot with great people. Found it easy to communicate with the staff and access the building through public transportation.

    For the SF area you can't beat the price and culture of this location. Cheers.

    March 2014
  • As this was my first AirBnB stay I didn't know quite what to expect but I wasn't disappointed: both staff and guests were welcoming and I met amazing chaps from as far away as Iceland making the experience quite memorable for a single night. The only challenge was catching sleep in the early morning due to folks catching planes using the WC nearby. I'd definitely stay here again though.

    March 2014
  • friendly and central! really enjoyed the vibe of this place

    March 2014
  • The people running this hostel are friendly, welcoming and a lot of fun. Their positive, upbeat attitude made the place very comfortable. Bathrooms were always clean during our stay and the sleeping quarters were kept neat. I appreciated having the large storage locker underneath the bunks. Also, having use of the kitchen was a money saver and it was so nice to be able to make a cup of tea/coffee first thing in the morning, sit in the common room and use the wi-fi as everyone started their day.

    March 2014
  • Stay here! Great staff, great people, and an amazing experience! The location is fantastic as well. No complaints at all! A+

    February 2014
  • Nice people and very clean and well organized hostel. The co-working space is a real plus in which you can meet very interesting people!

    January 2014
  • it's a nice place ! you can talk to a lot of people there :) and the place is clean! the staff is also very nice !

    January 2014
  • Friendly Hostel was a great place to crash. The employees were very friendly and helpful. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean. Great place!

    December 2013
  • ... muy buena experiencia de amistad y compañerismo en San Francisco!! ... hermanas y hermanos con mucho amo, diversión y charla ... no te irás a dormir sin aprender algo nuevo ...

    Les quiero! ... me gusta la socialidad de su hogar


    ... very good experience of friendship and fellowship in San Francisco! ... sisters and brothers with much love, fun and chat ... do not you go to bed without learning something new ...

    I love them! ... I like the sociability of your home

    December 2013
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With the help of some really good friends, I have been operating my hostel for 20 years now. I'm passionate about creating community and enjoy creating environments where new friendships can be easily found. I surround myself with people who have this same vision so you might receive a reply form me or one of my friends. We believe people in the world have more in common with each other than they think, and we like working to find the social connections between people. We also operate from the premise that most people are inherently shy someone to help start the conversation and make introductions. The communities you will find under my profile operate with this basic premise in mind. We particularly enjoy people that have something good to offer the world and we like to learn how they are striving to make the world a better place. We always want to know about that special thing that makes you a unique contributing citizen of the world, so don't be surprised if I ask you a few questions about yourself. We also appreciate people who are willing to compromise their habits and routines for the good of the community We think international travel and friendship is vital to our survival on the planet. We think everyone should visit some far off place they have never been at least once a year. While there, people should strive to find the common interests and connections with their fellow human beings. Our golden rule in both houses is "Be Excellent To One Another." By the way, the photo is me in Santorini, Greece. I look forward to meeting you.
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