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 Post subject: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:18 am 
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My boyfriend and I are contemplating flying into SF for a show on New Years Eve. We're probably going to just stay the one night, but if we can find a reasonable rate we'll stay for two nights. Hotels downtown tend to be really damn expensive, so we're looking at getting a private room in a hostel. Does anyone have any experience with hostels in downtown and/or have one that you would recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:35 pm 
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I don't know much about hostels, but I'm guessing that around New year's, they'll be pretty crazy no matter what. If you're open to a hotel instead of a hostel, check out the Metro (http://www.metrohotelsf.com/). It's pretty central, totally reasonable, and nice. My mom stays there whenever she's in town, and she loves it. Rates vary with the season, but I think she usually pays between $75 and $85 a night. Highly recommended!

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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:15 pm 
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I've heard good things about Green Tortoise (I don't think this is downtown, though) and Hostelling International (I'm pretty sure this one is downtown). I can't give you a personal recommendation, though, since I've never stayed at a hostel. I do hope you find a nice place to rest your head while you're here!


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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:38 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
I don't know much about hostels, but I'm guessing that around New year's, they'll be pretty crazy no matter what. If you're open to a hotel instead of a hostel, check out the Metro (http://www.metrohotelsf.com/). It's pretty central, totally reasonable, and nice. My mom stays there whenever she's in town, and she loves it. Rates vary with the season, but I think she usually pays between $75 and $85 a night. Highly recommended!

Totally seconded!

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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:46 pm 
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IsaChandra wrote:
jordanpattern wrote:
I don't know much about hostels, but I'm guessing that around New year's, they'll be pretty crazy no matter what. If you're open to a hotel instead of a hostel, check out the Metro (http://www.metrohotelsf.com/). It's pretty central, totally reasonable, and nice. My mom stays there whenever she's in town, and she loves it. Rates vary with the season, but I think she usually pays between $75 and $85 a night. Highly recommended!

Totally seconded!

Thirded! I have friends who've stayed there and it's definitely nice for the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:46 pm 
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My boyfriend and I stay at one of two places every time we visit:

1. Hotel des artes - Modern rooms, painted by artists, around $100 (could be $110 on weekend)

http://www.sfhoteldesarts.com/index.php

2. The Grant Plaza Hotel in Chinatown - we've stayed here for $80 before

http://www.grantplaza.com/

Both places are small, but if you are just going to be spending the night in the rooms and going out during the day, it's worth it! Hopefully you can book now before prices get crazy!


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 Post subject: Re: Non-scuzzy hostels in downtown?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:00 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
I don't know much about hostels, but I'm guessing that around New year's, they'll be pretty crazy no matter what. If you're open to a hotel instead of a hostel, check out the Metro (http://www.metrohotelsf.com/). It's pretty central, totally reasonable, and nice. My mom stays there whenever she's in town, and she loves it. Rates vary with the season, but I think she usually pays between $75 and $85 a night. Highly recommended!


They're actually cheaper than a lot of the hostels I've been looking at! Crazy! Thanks for the recommendation.

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