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EC San Francisco: Standard The Monastery
Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.
- Communal Kitchen
- Communal Lounge
- Free Wi-Fi facilities
- Coin operated laundry facilities available
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Weekly linen exchange
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- Weekly cleaning
- Access to rooftop patio
- Refrigerators in each room
- Individual safe in each room (1 per resident)
- Room setup: The Monastery has single room and twin rooms options. The twin rooms are in bunk bed configuration, where one bed is directly below the other, that can accommodate two students of the same gender.
- Number of Bedrooms
- 29 rooms (9 are twin rooms with 2 beds in bunk bed configuration, 1 single room with a queen sized bed, for couples). (38 beds)
- Type of Room
- Single / Twin with ensuite bathroom
- Board Status
Description of accommodation
Originally a Buddhist Monastery, EC San Francisco’s newly renovated residence (opened July 2013), The Monastery, offers students a unique opportunity to live with American graduate students in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for young professionals. Located in the heart of San Francisco, students will be minutes away from many of the city’s most desired attractions including, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz and Union Square. Students will have access to multiple kitchens, a relaxing student lounge that highlights a 46x12 feet interior mural commissioned by a local artist, and ensuite bathrooms.
The Monastery is a private student residence and does not have a full service front desk. However, there is a Resident Advisor who lives in the building and oversees Student Life. There is also Building Manager living in the building, who is responsible for building maintenance and security issues. The Resident Advisor has a limited number of regularly scheduled hours each week to assist residents. The Resident Advisor works closely with EC’s Accommodation Coordinator to offer the best experience to students, which may include events such as potlucks, barbecues, and movie nights.
Description of local area
The Monastery is located in San Francisco's sunniest neighbourhood. This culturally rich area offers students an authentic San Francisco living experience. The Valencia Corridor is filled with local cafes, restaurants, bars and art galleries. Dolores Park is also nearby with tennis courts and many events including free concerts as well as outdoor movies.
Originally a Buddhist Monastery, EC San Francisco’s newly renovated residence (opened July 2013), The Monastery, offers students a unique opportunity to live with American graduate students in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for young professionals. The area is well known for its fantastic restaurants, progressive art community, Dolores Park’s free outdoor “Movie Nights” and countless street festivals. The surrounding neighborhood, known as “The Mission”, provides EC students an authentic San Francisco experience rich with live music, murals, bars, cafes and vibrant nightlife. Located in the heart of San Francisco, students will be minutes away from many of the city’s most desired attractions including, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz and Union Square.
1731 15th Street,
+1 415 734 8040
Throughout the year
Arrival and departure
Arrival day: Saturday
Check in time: from 12:00 - 18:00
Departure day: Saturday
Check out time: 8:00 - 10:00
Prior to arrival, students are provided a detailed welcome package that includes their room number as well as an individual code that opens both the front door and their room.
Resident Advisor of the Monastery will be there to greet you when you arrive and show you to your room.If arriving outside the regular check in time, students are welcome to enter the building and go to their room using the code provided.
You will be assigned a time for your check out with the Resident Advisor between 8:00 and 10:00 on the Saturday of your departure.
Journey to school
The Monastery is just 15 minutes to EC San Francisco, via municipal metro system (Muni). The best way to get to school is to walk 2.5 blocks west on 15th Street, turn right on Church Street, walk one block until you intersect Market Street. Here you can board the Metro Church Station light rail car toward Metro Montgomery Station/ Downtown. A one-way ticket will cost $2.50. Be sure to have exactly $2.50 as Muni does not give change. For long term students, EC recommends a monthly transit pass called “The Clipper Card”. A monthly Clipper Card is only $73-$91/ month for unlimited rides. It’s an economical way to get to school and a great way to explore San Francisco.
The Monastery is fully wheelchair accessible and provides easy access to the BART station which is also wheelchair accessible. In addition, EC San Francisco is completely wheelchair accessible making it our most accessible destination in the USA for physically disabled students.
- Rooms do not have telephones. Cell phones or Skype are recommended.
- A deposit is collected by credit card authorization at school on Monday, authorizing charges up to $300 for any damages. No charge is made unless damages are reported. If students do not have a credit card, a $300 cash deposit will be collected and returned on the students last day of school.
- 29 rooms on 2 floors are for EC students only, and 20 rooms on 1 floor are for US graduate students only.
- Single rooms on the second floor have double sized beds and DO NOT have TVs.