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Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center11 min walk
    Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art12 min walk
    Popular Location555 California Street3 min drive
    AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)19 min drive
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  • Remodeled Double Twin Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsRemodeled Double Twin Shared Bathroom

About this area

San Francisco

Located in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighborhood, Minna Hotel is near a metro station. Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Golden Gate Park and Mission Dolores Park. Check out an event or a game at Oracle Park, and consider making time for Exploratorium, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Market St & Taylor St Stop is 4 minutes by foot and Market St & 6th St Stop is 4 minutes.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moscone Convention Center - 11 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 12 min walk
  • 555 California Street - 3 min drive
  • Oracle Park - 7 min drive
  • Lombard Street - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 3 min drive
  • Market St & Taylor St Stop - 4 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 19 min drive


  • Showdown Bar — 3 min walk
  • Homeskillet — 4 min walk
  • Taqueria Can-Cun — 4 min walk
  • Equator Coffees & Teas — 4 min walk
  • Blue Bottle Coffee — 4 min walk

About this property

Minna Hotel

San Francisco hostel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to Orpheum Theater
This smoke-free hostel features a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and free WiFi in public areas. All 72 shared rooms feature free WiFi and MP3 docks. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.
Minna Hotel offers 72 shared accommodations with MP3 docking stations and blackout drapes/curtains. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

This San Francisco hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Hotel Pontiac
Pontiac Hotel
Pontiac Hotel San Francisco
Pontiac San Francisco
Minna Hotel San Francisco
Minna San Francisco
Minna Hotel San Francisco
Minna Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Minna Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Francisco

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Minna Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Minna Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Minna Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Minna Hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Minna Hotel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Minna Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at Minna Hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Minna Hotel located?
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Federal Building and Warfield Theater. Orpheum Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre are also within 10 minutes. Market St & Taylor St Stop and Market St & 6th St Stop are within a 5-minute walk.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
While the location and facilities were a complete let down the redeeming factor is the customer service of Alex who went over and above our expectations. Kudos to Alex for his thoughtfulness.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Conveniently located to what I need food buses my job
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Superior Service!
I chose to book my stay at the Minna Hotel last week because of It’s modern chic aesthetic within walking distance to Bart while being extremely fair priced for an expensive city like San Francisco. As amazing as it was to find a hotel that had perfect balance of style, location, and price I am writing this review based on the exceptional service I experienced while staying there. I was very nervous about traveling last week because of both COVID-19 and the riots that have swept across the nation. The hotel has done an exceptional job at keeping a clean and Safe environment for its guests. The lobby had a 24/hr front desk that is enclosed in floor to ceiling glass which allows the staff to maintain safe social distances while still feeling as tho you are talking face to face. Alex, who worked the night shift, was extremely helpful at Helping me navigate the city during this time by offering recommendations for restaurants nearby that where open for take out. Overall the entire staff was very polite and respectful during this stressful time in the nation.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2020

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the worst hotel experience of my life. I don't mind staying in SOMA on 6th st (one of the worst areas in the city in terms of homelessness and poverty), but this hotel was disgusting. The hallways smelled like a morgue. The smell reminded me of when I would visit my grandma at her assisted living facility where very old people who were dying made up the residency (the smell of death). I believe that this is a hotel is where people bring prostitutes to have sex. I could of even looked past all of that. The thing that really upset me was when I got a towel that had stains on it (yes, stains. Super gross!) and I went down to the front desk to ask for a new one because the phone in my room didn't work. When I asked the front desk attendant he said that he couldn't because he was too busy. This was upsetting because he was on the phone watching TV. My room had no openable window or air conditioning so the room was super stuffy and hot. Honestly, this is more of a hostel than a hotel. People were hella loud as well. Overall, this was an awful experience and I would never recommend anyone to stay here unless they needed a cheap place to bring a prostitute.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

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