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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Socialising
  • Culture

Green rating



- Personnel pas aimable du tout, j'avais lu plusieurs commentaires la dessus maintenant je le confirme, - douche dans la chambre qui ne fonctionnait pas, - prises dans la salle de bain qui fonctionnait une fois sur deux, - wifi pas tres efficace, - auberge propre, - lit confortable


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Sun 03 May 2015

The location is good, close to the BART & Metro station. There is lots of shopping in the area for those interested, as well as convenient access to good food and lots of good coffee. I stayed in a dorm, and it was very comfortable and clean. I felt safe staying in this hostel, and would consider staying here again when next I visit San Francisco.


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Sat 02 May 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Marin area, great for cycling especially if you like a bit of hilly lands.

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Mon 12 May 2014

Where next?

Denver or Chicago by train: take the California Zephyr from Emeryville through the Rockies. It's a long trip but definitely worth it!

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Mon 12 May 2014