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
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Culture

Green rating



Yes we know that the location it's no the best, but the hostel it's really good, the rooms and the breakfast are amazing. I want to back really soon.


Avatar for Juan


Thu 28 Jan 2016

Great breakfasts as part of the deal, plus excellent, good value breakfast upgrades - we recommend the pancakes. Great bar and good beer, with a Happy Hour. Could have more information about the area, like the Tenderloin Museum and local walking tours. More seats downstairs would be good.


Avatar for Halina


Wed 27 Jan 2016

Travel tips...

Where next?

Japan :)

Avatar for Toyoto


Mon 08 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

Food courts in Westfield and Maceys

Avatar for kenneth


Fri 19 Jun 2015