Shaving costs while staying at San Fran

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  1. Crocodoc macrumors member

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    So this is a long shot asking here, but in March I'm going to GDC in San Fran. I haven't had a heck of a lot of time save up money so I'm having to try do everything on the budget.

    At the moment (if I have to) I'm planning to stay at a Youth Hostel or somewhere at the outer reaches of the BART lines but wondering if there's any hidden gems somewhere closer to Moscone Centre?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    There may be, try using expedia or some other internet travel site.

    From my stay in SF last fall, one thing became very evident - its an expensive town to visit. There are things to do that don't cost much money, but I found the dining and lodging to be unfortunately expensive
     
  3. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure you can find some disposable razors there for a low price.
     
  4. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

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    When I saw that title, I thought the same thing. Dollar Shave Club came to mind.
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    The BART can get quite expensive, so you should price out tickets to see if it is really worth the commute.

    There is a hostel at 711 Post St. that is within walking distance of Moscone.

    You could also look down the Caltrain line, the 4th and King stop is a quick walk to Moscone. Caltrain tickets can add up too, so price those out too.
     
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    I like using a safety razor - the blades are more comfortable than cartridges and dirt cheap (less than a dime each, bought in bulk). I have a travel-size tube of cream from Art of Shaving and a small travel brush that I keep in an old pill bottle. Depending on how you travel, you might want to check your bag - TSA gets pretty antsy about safety razor blades in your carry-on.
     
  7. TheBonk macrumors 6502

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    I highly recommend Pacific Tradewinds Hostel (http://san-francisco-hostel.com) It's less than a mile away from Moscone. Price is around $30-35 a night. It's a small hostel that has a great homey feel. Staff and guests are always very friendly.
     
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    Don't the beatings come free at a hostel?
     
  10. Crocodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually had a friend suggest I should just book out a private room at a Cruise Club/Sauna every night and have some fun at the same time. Still cheaper than a Hotel. :cool:

    It looks like I have a friend's family friend who has a spare bed who will let me crash, but I'll keep the hostels in mind if this falls through as well.
     
  11. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    It's probably best to simply grow a beard during a stay in San Francisco.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Probably, but then you have lug your suitcases around until you find the next place to stay.

    The best possible option is to stay a friend's house which looks like you're doing

    Enjoy your trip.
     

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