Very cheap and tasteful. Just like the hostels i have stayed in Asia, this one is cheap (US standards) but have great facilities and common area. A lot of foreigners stay in this hotel so I feel safe here. Very organized and no fuss check-in process. Probably renovate the elevator. Seems old but still functional. The carpet must be cleaned from time to time. But overall it is still a great experience especially if you want to save money when going to San Francisco.