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

83%

Reviews

I enjoyed the location, the place and the room were very nice. Making people pay to leave a luggage on the departure day is pretty rat and it was the first time I saw that in a Youth Hostel (SF Dowtown and SF Civic Center don't make people pay for example) the food at the welcome corner was expensive (2 USD for an industrial muffin)

90%

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Blandin,

Mon 02 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Four Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant at the nearest intersection.

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Rudrava,

Fri 18 Apr 2014

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Vertigo Bar was a blast!

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Mark,

Tue 03 Jun 2014