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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 91%

From 263 Reviews

Hostel rating (263)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 91%
Service 92%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $43.20
  • Private
    From $125.10
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)

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Reviews

Reviews

I have never stayed in an HI that was not fantastic anywhere in the US. I trust them to make my travels awesome.

100%

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Jasnea,

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Hooray! You made our day! Thanks for the HI love and we hope to host you again someday! Safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

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Manager,

Wed 26 Apr 2017

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. I appreciate all the amenities and cleanliness of this hostel. Highly recommended place in downtown San Francisco.

87%

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Ravi,

Sat 22 Apr 2017

Lovely to hear this! Thank you so much for letting us know how much you appreciated staying here. All the best and safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

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Manager,

Mon 24 Apr 2017

It was nice, clean, secure and friendly. We were in a room right by the stairs, so it meant on Friday night, we just didn't really get more than an hour without banging up and down the stairs. I know that is something hard to fix (we had ear plugs and white noise) but it was nonstop. I think maybe making quiet hours more noticeable? I also injured my feet, and the stairs 4 floors up were a struggle. Maybe advertise online that it is stairs only? I did enjoy. Would stay again.

90%

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Heather,

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Thanks so much for leaving this feedback for us! I am really sorry to hear that folks were not treading lightly on the stairs while you were here. Indeed, this is part of our quiet hours and it sounds like our staff could have helped enforce these a bit better on your behalf. Usually our elevator is not out of service for repairs, so I really apologize for the impact of this. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay despite this inconvenience and we hope to welcome you back someday! All the best and safe travels, Lydia (Assistant General Manager)

Manager avatar

Manager,

Sun 23 Apr 2017

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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