Set in a 1920’s boutique hotel, San Francisco City Center Hostel has a vintage feel with bags of charm and character. Off the beaten tourist path but still close to it all, the hostel is between the edgy Tenderloin district and the clean marble columns of the Civic Center; a neighbourhood with some of the best cheap cuisine, great nightclubs and music venues.

This stylish hostel offers shared dorms and private rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The on-site cafe, Ivy's Place, serves free breakfast as well as $1 all-you-can-eat pancakes or eggs; in the evenings there’s beer, wine and snacks. Connect to the free Wi-Fi in the marble-tiled lobby, or relax in a common room on the mahogany-railed mezzanine.

San Francisco City Center Hostel organises free and cheap activities for guests including pub crawls, walking tours, museum visits and day trips to places like Muir Woods, wine country, or Yosemite.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Culture
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

82%

Reviews

Booked into a 4 man bunk. One of the roommates practically didn't shower or change his sheets the entire 4 days I was there, and he also shaved into the bathtub and clogged the damn thing. You could smell him the moment he walked in. Location was a bit ghetto, but hey, you pay for what you get. WiFi was fast but spotty, everything else is fine. Don't bank on the breakfast provided to be anything too exciting. Staff friendly, cleaners diligent. The EF kids that stayed long term were REALLY noisy.

73%

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George,

Sat 21 Mar 2015

sCOTT WAS ESPECIALLY EFFICIENT IN GETTING ME A BOTTOM BUNK

80%

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Eduardo,

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Four Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant at the nearest intersection.

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Rudrava,

Fri 18 Apr 2014

Attraction tip

Beat Museum and Mission Murals

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Julia,

Fri 30 Aug 2013