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



I enjoyed my stay at the Hostel there was always lots to do the staff are always available to help with any problems, the tours that are arranged by the hostel are excellent, This is a very well run Hostel.


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Tue 26 May 2015

No parking lot. Hard to find a spot in downtown and get up 6 am in the morning just because of my car. Next door Cova ' s parking charges $ 24.00 per night.


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Sat 23 May 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Alcatraz tour, hiring a bicycle, walking the city.

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Tue 26 May 2015

Budget meal tip

Lees around the corner to the left was good for sandwiches, on a sunday there is a farmers market for fresh fruit & veg further down Ellis St on the other side is an asian shop which has good prices for chicken, beef etc

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Tue 26 May 2015