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EC San Francisco: Comfort The Columbus

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Free-Wifi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines Available


  • Common areas including shared bathrooms are cleaned daily.
  • Credit card operated 8 washers and 8 dryers, $2.75 wash and $2.00 dry - Visa, American Express and Mastercard accepted
  • Luggage drop-off is allowed same-day for arrival and departure. The only limitation is no overnight-baggage-check.
  • Utility bills are included
  • Kitchen utensils are provided
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • This residence does not provide towels, but one can be purchased from reception or students need to bring their own towels
  • Single bed or loft bed in single rooms.
  • Microwave stations on each floor, mini-fridge in each room
  • Desk, dresser, lamp and armoire in each room.
Room Type
Single / Twin.
Room size (Bathroom is not including): average 80 sq ft
Bathroom Type
Shared (1 bathroom with shower for 4 rooms)
Board Status

Description of Local Area

Located in Historic Jackson Square, close to North Beach, Chinatown, the Ferry Building, the Financial District and Fisherman's Wharf.

Description of Accommodation

A newly renovated historic residence/hotel very close to EC, catering to international students and others seeking economical longer accommodations in San Francisco. While the building is over 100 years old, it has been updated with new bathrooms, a new shared kitchen, dining area and TV lounge. A large laundry room rounds out the public spaces.
NOTE:  The Colombus has a 4 week minimum booking


112 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco,
CA 94133

Phone Number

+1 415 500 4950

Emergency Number

+1 415 500 4951

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday ( Sunday arrival is possible)
    Check-in: Guests can check in at 3pm, but if the room is ready early the guests will be allowed  to check in earlier.
    If the room isn’t ready and the guests come before 3pm, the guests` luggages can be kept at the residence and the guests can also wait in the lounge room.
    Late check in is allowed. There is always a staff member on site to check-in a student anytime. 

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
    Late check out is not possible.

Journey to school

10 minutes walking distance.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing 14 days or less prior to their accommodation dates will be charged a two-week accommodation fee at the rate quoted in the price list for the accommodation booked and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.  After deducting the price of accommodation used at the rate quoted in the price list, including the required notice period charged at the same rate, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs.

Airport Pickup

If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation. Please call the driver at +1 415-606 0666 to meet him curbside outside at the airport after you arrive. (You can use WhatsApp or use the white courtesy phones in the airport terminal).
If your flight is missed, delayed, or cancelled, or if there is any other problem, you should notify EC by calling +1 424-428-8808 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost..

Other ways to get to your residence

Taxi, BART to Montgomery then walk or bus 8, BART to Embarcadero then bus 1.

Arrival Procedures

Check in at 24h desk.

House Rules

  • Students must be 18 + to choose this residence
  • Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities, but bedrooms are single gender.
  • Students are given a key on arrival;
  • Overnight guest allowed 2 days max only for students staying in a private room and longer than one month
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the residence.
  • While we promote and support diversity, we cannot guarantee language mix. However, we always encourage students to use English to communicate, be respectful and inclusive of others
  • EC provides a clean living space for all students and expects a basic level of respect from all students. For example, if something is dropped, pick it up; do not leave clothes and belongings on the floor; place rubbish and leftovers in a garbage bag

For more accommodation terms please refer here

  • As of March 31st, 2020 our new school address will be: 433 California Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94104