Wake up to stunning views over San Francisco Bay at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel. House in historic Fort Mason at the edge of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of California's most beautiful and diverse National Parks, the hostel sits right on the waterfront looking out to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Offering a range of accommodation options including shared dorms and private rooms, the hostel has free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant which serves free breakfast and up to three meals a day, spacious guest lounge with wood-burning stove, theatre-style TV room, self-serve kitchen and an outdoor deck where you can enjoy the beautiful bay views.

Take a beautiful bayside morning walk or ride along the footpaths that run from the hostel, and be sure to take advantage of hostel’s daily activities including pub-crawls, walking tours and day trips to Napa Wine Country or the gorgeous Yosemite Valley.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Fisherman's Wharf is def the WORST hostel I have ever stayed so far. Why? 1. I did not expect the front dest staffs to be patient/friendly. But at least they needed to learn to be RESPECTFUL before starting this job. Seriously. 2. 4 outlets for a 6-bed dorm. What?! 3. The bathrooms were way too small and the water was too hot, no way to adjust at all. 4. The toilet paper was the thinnest, which resulting in huge waste. Generally speaking, this hostel has nothing besides the location.


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Thu 21 May 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

alcatraz, girardelli square, street artists

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Wed 23 Apr 2014

Budget meal tip

The restaurant in the Hostel, Cafe Franco

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Thu 30 Apr 2015