**Please do NOT call the hostel about this event. We are using their space for the event and all the info is posted below - they do NOT have any info.** Those who attend the meetup can request to be added to our private facebook group so that you can connect with people who attended prior weeks and are still looking for rooms/roommates. Only those who attend in person will be added to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/560681231325623/ NOTE: This is a recurring event! The date changes on the meetup event invitation as it gets close to the event starting time, but the event is still happening and is NOT CANCELLED! Our friends at the Green Tortoise hostel have let us use their common space for this event. Be sure to bring a VALID ID (ie: NOT expired) or you will not be allowed to enter the building. You MUST also check in at 8:30PM SHARP *out front* of the building in order to attend - latecomers will be turned away. Also note: NO SOLICITORS! Keep your crappy over-priced, spammy, roommate apps to yourself. Finding a roommate in SF is a royal pain in the ass. This event is a connection/networking event for people in SF looking for a roommate. Are you looking for someone to search for housing with who could potentially be a good roommate? Do you have an open room but are sick of trying to sort through missed facebook messages and comments all over the place - half of which are from randoms from another country who are trying to scam you? There are so many housing scams on craigslist and facebook (yes, facebook!). Technology helps us all in many ways - however - it's also made it easier for scammers to take advantage of us and the housing crisis in SF. Plus room-hunters are too disorganized to search for a shared room with another person on their own so it's made it easier for "co-living spaces" to exist and be able to charge people upwards of $1000-$1600 for a *shared room*. Sometimes it might be worth trying out going back to the basics - what did people do before all the crappy modern day scammy roommate apps? They had to post listings for open rooms in laundromats. They had to talk to others until they met someone who had a friend-of-a-friend that had a room open. They had to connect with each other *in person* in order to organize roommate options. So maybe it's worth a shot trying these old-school methods out again in 2019. Some come join us this Monday - maybe you'll find a new roommate. Or worse case, maybe you'll make a new friend.
NOTE: This is a recurring event that happens on FRIDAYS! The date will change on the meetup event invitation as it gets close to the event starting time, but the event is still happening this FRIDAY at 7PM and is NOT CANCELLED! IMPORTANT - FOLLOW RSVP instructions at https://www.greentortoisesf.com/rsvp or you will NOT be allowed into the building *********************** This event is organized by our friends at the Green Tortoise Hostel in SF in order to provide a fun, safe space for solo female travelers to connect with one another. There are usually 25-40 solo female travelers staying at the hostel that attend each week who don't RSVP on meetup - so there's always a diverse group of people to meet. We have copied all the info below so be sure to READ EVERYTHING and follow the RSVP instructions if you're planning to attend. Info from Green Tortoise website: Mix and Mingle with other international female travelers & au pairs. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we have a free, vegetarian group dinner for all hostel guests. We have temporarily decided to open this event up on Friday nights to all international female travelers in SF in an effort to connect solo female travelers with one another. Join us in our safe, fun international living room space where you are welcome to bring your own drinks. Enjoy a home-cooked vegetarian meal in our San Francisco hostel where you can connect with like-minded, international female travelers & au pairs. Afterwards, join a wide range of other international travelers as everyone from the hostel heads out with locals and travelers from around the city at 9PM to compete for their country at the SF Beer/Wine/Spirit Olympics. At 8:55PM, we will organize teams OUT FRONT of the hostel before heading out to the bar where this week's Beer/Wine/Spirit Olympics takes place. And yes, the dinner portion of the event is for INTERNATIONAL FEMALES ONLY. All others are welcome to join us at *OUT FRONT* of the hostel at 9PM as they assign teams for SFHostelParty's Beer/Wine/Spirit Olympics. Olympics event info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/108239516000485/ and https://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoHostel/events/252772443/ General info about the hostel: https://www.greentortoisesf.com/ You must check in with the event host at 7PM SHARP. We'll have a designated space allocated for the group to meet new travel buddies and connect with new international friends. Schedule of events: 7PM SHARP: Meet out front of 494 Broadway St. for event check in. The international living room used for this event is a private space and there are strict rules for entry so please be sure to arrive on time or you will not be able to enter the building. Latecomers are welcome to meet us OUT FRONT of the hostel at 9PM and join us for the after-dinner event as described above. 7-7:15PM: Meet & Greet. 7-8PM: Free dinner buffet for the group and all hostel guests. Enjoy garden salad, vegetarian pasta with marinara sauce/mushrooms, garlic bread and pastries for dessert. Feel free to bring your own wine, beer, drinks, etc. 8:55PM: Organize teams OUT FRONT of the hostel before heading out to compete for your country at the SF Beer/Wine/Spirit Olympics. (You do not need to drink to play in the games - the point of the event is to meet international travelers & locals as you rotate around and the room and compete in games of skill). **IMPORTANT**READ: The private hostel dinner event is all ages and is a connection/networking event for international female travelers only. Be sure to bring an international ID (ie: a passport or driver's license that is NOT from the USA) to attend. You MUST register in advance and bring your CONFIRMATION EMAIL - as you will need to check in at 7PM SHARP in order to be allowed into the building. If you are NOT an international female with a NON-US id, you are welcome to join everyone at 9PM OUT FRONT of the hostel when we head out for the SF Beer/Wine/Spirit Olympics.
PLEASE READ: This event is EVERY FRIDAY - Signup is from 9-9:15PM at the CHECK-IN POINT. The date of the event changes on meetup as it gets closer to the event start time because this is a recurring event, but this event happens every Friday at 9PM and is NEVER CANCELLED! This is an SFHostelParty PopUp Event. BE SURE TO ARRIVE AND CHECK-IN AT THE MEETING POINT BEFORE 9:15PM. We meet 9PM on the NORTHEAST CORNER of Broadway St. & Kearny St. and then head to this week's POPUP location after everyone is checked in and assigned to a team. Look for the pink "MEETUP" sign OUTSIDE 498 Broadway St. At 9:15PM SHARP, we will leave for this week's PopUp venue. If you are late, we will have a sign posted as to how you can find the group. We will be joining the international travelers group - here is the main event link: https://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoHostel/events/252772443/ Additionally, there will be several tour groups of solo international travelers joining us who have been dropped off at the event. These groups have not RSVPed on the meetup and the head count varies week-to-week, so expect join in with other people than those listed on the meetup RSVP list. They will place you on a team based on your country and your team will rotate around the room & compete in games of skill against the other teams. ***The point of this event is to meet the others in the room while competing. Come join us, have some drinks, and meet some new people. When you arrive, tell the girl you're with the meet up if you'd like to be teammates with others in the group. RSVP is *required* for planning purposes. Thanks! Here's the INFO: We do a weekly tournament on Fridays - we mainly get about 50-60 backpackers who are staying at hostels around the city, along with locals who want to meet new people and share travel stories. Sign up starts at 9PM. FREE to play! FREE entry BEFORE 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP! MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE CHECK-IN PERSON AND THE DOOR GUY THAT YOU ARE THERE FOR THE EVENT. Drink Special: Get 5 drink coupons for $1.60 each at the check-in point. Use coupons all night to pay: --> $2 for BAR SNACKS (ie: Tater Tots, Mini Corn Dogs) --> $3 for MIMOSAS, WINES & BEERS --> $3 for SHOT SPECIAL --> $5 for WELL SPIRITS Win Prizes! Games: Relays, Rock Paper Scissors, Spirit/Beer Pong, Flip Cup. --> Everyone's placed on a team based on your country (to make it easy to meet people). --> Teams compete at flip cup, relays, and beer pong. --> Play -or- just watch, drink cheap beer and be social! Meet & compete against travelers, locals, au pairs and students! You do not need to drink to play in the games - the point of the event is to meet international travelers & locals as you rotate around and the room and compete in games of skill. Come join the fun, have some cheap drinks, and make some new international friends for the night. 'Like' us on Facebook *and* RSVP that you're attending & get a $1 shot! LIKE US HERE: https://www.facebook.com/beerpubcrawl RSVP HERE: http://www.sfhostelparty.com ****************************************************** WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY!! TIME: Signup at 9PM - Be sure to arrive by 9:15PM to attend & play in the games! WHERE: Signup with the Beer Olympics coordinator from 9-9:15PM on the NORTHEAST CORNER of Broadway St. & Kearny St. Then head to this week's POPUP location. Look for the pink "MEETUP" sign OUTSIDE 498 Broadway St. At 9:15PM SHARP, we will leave for this week's PopUp venue. If you are late, we will have a sign posted as to how you can find the group. ****************************************************** NOTE: You must be 21+ to attend and have a VALID ID (ie: your ID must NOT be EXPIRED)
***READ EVERYTHING PLEASE***: This is a recurring event that happens EVERY THURSDAY! The date will change on the event invitation as it gets close to the event starting time, but the event is still happening this Thursday at 7PM! RSVP is *required*. If you are planning to attend, you *must* meet us between 7PM and 7:15PM on the NORTHEAST CORNER of Broadway St. & Kearny St. - Look for the pink "CURRY & COMEDY Meeting Point" Sign OUTSIDE 498 Broadway St at the bottom of the Peter Macchiarini Steps. We do NOT stay here - it is only a check in point. At 7:15PM SHARP, we will leave for the stop of the crawl. Do NOT try to meet up with us after 7:15PM or you will be turned away. We'll be heading out with a group of travelers for Indian dinner followed by a live Comedy Show. Option to also stop at a dueling piano bar and also a popular bar in SF with 100 beers on tap, skeeball & games at the end of the night. Please be sure to **READ** everything below, as comedy show tickets are now available on a first-come-first-served basis. We'll be joining the international travelers group and picking up a groups of backpackers from local hostels - since the menu selections and restaurant changes sometimes, here is the main event link with all the info, the full menu choices for our group, etc: http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoHostel/events/193699332/ EVENT INFO: www.sfhostelparty.com ( http://www.sfhostelparty.com/ ) $11.75 + $3.25 tax/tip includes an Indian curry combo meal - includes rice, naan, salad and your choice of three curries (tax & tip are included). The Indian restaurant also has $2 beers and $3 wine. Comedy show tickets can be added on to dinner for $1 (save $20 ticket fee!) and are on a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED basis until the show fills up. We do not usually fill up the show - but this is just a heads up that there is limited space and if the show does hit capacity, you are still welcome to join us for the dinner with cheap drinks and also head to the bars. *IF* on the off chance the comedy show hits capacity, those unable to get show tickets will get a free beer at the Indian restaurant. NOTE: The Dinner & Comedy show is all ages. If you're planning to go to the piano bar or the bar with 100 beers, be sure to bring your ID that shows you are 21+. If you have an out of country ID, it is best to bring a passport since some places do not accept international drivers licenses. ===================================== For choice of Curries & Entrees, see the main event link: http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoHostel/events/193699332/ As this will be a large group, the food choices have been pre-organized - so there are NO ADDITIONAL FOOD SUBSTITUTIONS! ====================================== See you Thursday!