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EC San Francisco: Comfort The Columbus

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

Accommodation Features

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students need to bring their own towels
  • 24-hour on-site security


  • Single bed or loft bed in single rooms, bunkbeds in double room
  • Vending machines available
  • Microwave stations on each floor
  • Mini-fridge in each room
  • Desk, dresser, lamp and armoire in each room
  • Bed linen are cleaned weekly.
  • Credit card operated washers and dryers, $2.25 wash and $1.50 dry - only Visa and Mastercard accepted
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly, common areas including shared bathrooms are cleaned daily
  • Phones available in rooms, must use calling card for international long distance calls
Type of Room
Single / Twin
Bathroom Type
Shared (1 bathroom 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.


112 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco,
CA 94133

Phone Number

+1 415 500 4950

Emergency Number

+1 415 500 4951


On request

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday

  • 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.

  • Departure day: Saturday

  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Journey to school

10 minutes walking distance.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

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

Airport Pickup

If you have booked an airport transfer with EC, please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance. You will meet an EC transportation representative holding a sign at the terminal information desk.

Arrival Procedures

Check in at 24h desk.

House Rules

  • This residence does not provide towels, but one can be purchased from reception.
  • Students are given a key on arrival; for which a $25 deposit will be collected by the residence and refunded on return.
  • Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities, but bedrooms are single gender.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the residence.
  • Collected at residence: $400 refundable deposit for single room, $250 refundable deposit for double room & a $25 non-refundable cleaning fee per student.
  • This residence is suitable for students 18+.
  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks from October - May. Shorter term bookings are allowed from June - September.

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