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



Me agradó la amabilidad del equipo de empleados y el momento del desayuno, ese compartir con otras y otros.


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Luis Javier,

Fri 24 Apr 2015

I like the point that a bathroom and a shower room are seperated each other. However, I think it would be better to provide more various kinds of breakfast such as cereal, pancake, or toast, the bagle was great, though. Anyway, I hope to stay the hostel once again if I have another chance to trip to San Francisco. Thank you for your sincere help, every staff.


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Thu 23 Apr 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Apple and banana.

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Thu 23 Apr 2015

Attraction tip

Lombard street, Chinatown

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Mon 12 May 2014