A group of four suspects robbed a male victim at gunpoint and fired off dry gunshots at the Amsterdam hostel in downtown San Francisco Thursday night, according to police.
Police received reports of an armed robbery at the Amsterdam Hostel at 749 Taylor St. 8:09 p.m., police said. Read More
A $16 million plan to turn a century-old building into a hostel could bring more backpackers to downtown San Francisco and increase choices for travelers.
With 22 hostels in The City, project sponsor Simon Johnson said he hopes to introduce “something different” to the mix by converting the historic Grant Building at 1095 Market St. Its proximity to Union Square, the Castro district and BART should be a draw for tourists, he said. Read More