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

The Hostel is in a not so good part of the city (a lot of homeless on in front of the building) not recommended for people who are traveling alone

67%

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Maureen,

Wed 15 Apr 2015

I love the City Center Hostel! Great location, great bar, great employees, beautiful building. Honestly, I'm not sure what else I could ask for, except potential improvements on sustainability? But even that's still pretty good!

100%

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Connor,

Wed 15 Apr 2015