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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 252 Reviews

Hostel rating (252)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 90%
Service 91%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $48.45
  • Private
    From $113.05
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 of 15% 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

We loved our stay - the hostel was in such a convenient location. Staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy during our stay and we were so appreciative. The hostel had such a good and friendly vibe - I would recommend it to everyone

100%

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Emily,

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Fortunately, and finally, bread is back to breakfast table! I made the comment many times, and it took the administration a few years, but bread is back, in addition to bagels.

93%

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Jorge,

Mon 16 Oct 2017

Tout est parfaitement bien organisé. Or les efforts du personnel étant concentré là dessus pas de place pour un humanisme par delà les prérequis financiers. Ceci est le problème de tous et je ne blâme pas votre charmant personnel qui réagit bien à cela. Mais si des soucis de finances surviennent alors il n'est plus rien...

97%

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Simon,

Mon 16 Oct 2017

La amabilidad de los muchachos en recepción es sobresaliente, siempre atentos a colaborar. La separación de los desechos, reciclaje y compost no es del todo respetada por los usuarios. Gran trabajo de la señora que mantiene limpia y en orden la cocina y el desayuno!

100%

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Elmer,

Mon 16 Oct 2017

Alle Mitarbeiter waren sehr hilfreich und haben Tipps. Das Frühstück ist ausreichend (verschiedene Bagels mit Frischköse, Marmelade und Erdnussbutter, Banane, Äpfel, Kaffee und Saft) und wurde ständig nachgefüllt. Kühlschränke standen auch zur Verfügung. Wir hatten ein privates Zimmer mit eigenen Bad. Dieses war gut, allein der Teppich im Zimmer hat gestört.

90%

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Jenny,

Sun 15 Oct 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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