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HI - San Francisco - Downtown

312 Mason St, Union Square, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Overall Rating 90%

From 301 Reviews

Hostel rating (301)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 96%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 89%

A modern hostel with a bustling, cosmopolitan vibe, and a Union Square location that can’t be beaten.

  • Dorm
    From €50.04
  • Private
    From €131.94
10 or more people?
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San Francisco Hostel

Hostel San Francisco

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-San Francisco Downtown is housed in a renovated hotel in the heart of San Francisco's tourist district, in a vibrant neighbourhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars and theatres. It’s just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the South of Market neighbourhood.

The hostel has all the modern-day comforts you'd expect and provides both private and dorm rooms, with a maximum of 4 beds per dorm. Free continental breakfast is provided, there’s a guest kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a theatre-style media room with wide-screen satellite TV and two movie screenings nightly.

HI-San Francisco Downtown is within easy walking distance of popular attractions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, the Metreon entertainment complex and IMAX theater, and the enormous Westfield shopping center. You can also catch the cable car and cruise your way up to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 02:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (415) 788-5604

Fax. 1-415-788 3023

sfdowntown@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Union Square (At or next to the hostel)
  • Chinatown (500m to 1km)
  • Museum Row (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

the only thing we dislike is the carpeted floor, the rest is great.

77%

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Joy,

Fri 22 Jul 2016

We (my teenage daughter and I) struggled with the common area being so loud at 2 am...every night. We were on the second floor and had to shut out window, which made the room stuffy and run the fan to be able to sleep. Someone also kept stealing food out of my clearly labeled bag in the common fridge. It was particularly frustrating as my daughter had a high fever the whole time and I had shopped specially for her and her recovery. Other than that...we had a fantastic stay!!

87%

Avatar for Atlas

Atlas,

Thu 21 Jul 2016

I'm sorry you had this experience! We have quiet hours starting at midnight, and overnight staff who make sure that our guests aren't too loud in the common areas after this. I will talk to our staff to see what happened here. As for the food, this is very disappointing, as we usually have no issues with labeled food among travelers. If this happens in your future travels, let the staff know. We certainly don't tolerate this and would take action to help you out. -Andy, Assistant General Manager

Manager avatar

Manager,

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
BART train to Powell station. By Shuttle Lorrie's Airport Service (offers discount to HI guests).
Bus
Greyhound Station-MUNI bus #38 to Howard and Beale. Take MUNI bus #38 to Geary and Powell.
Underground/Metro
BART or MUNI to Powell Street station.
Car
Park in the loading zone in front of the hostel front desk staff will direct you to permanent parking. Expect to pay around $20 per day in a nearby lot.
Rail
Emeryville but Amtrak offers a connecting bus service to San Francisco.

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