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HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, 94123, United States

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Overall Rating 89%

From 177 Reviews

Hostel rating (177)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 84%
Location 96%
Security 89%
Service 90%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 92%

Set in historic buildings in a waterfront national park, with views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Dorm
    From €36.82
10 or more people?

San Francisco Hostel

Hostel San Francisco

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 05:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-415-771 7277

Fax. 1-415-771 1468

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Fort Mason, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1 to 2km)
  • North Beach (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Please, please, please put some smaller lights in the dorm rooms so that the choice for lighting isn't just either the big, bright, overhead light, or people having to use flashlights to keep from waking up other guests. It's so annoying to be kept awake or woken up by the bright overhead lights, but people do need to do things while others are asleep, so... please provide some bed lamps, smaller lamps, etc. It is a simple thing and would make such a huge difference.


Avatar for Amber


Sat 21 May 2016

Location was wonderful & the staff fantastic; very clean. Found the private twin extremely 'spartan'. No chair(s) or place to put backpacks, clothing, towel, etc. (We upended the 2 recycling baskets & put our personal effects on top). Suggest at least to install some hooks for clothes, etc.


Avatar for Barbara


Sat 21 May 2016

Thanks for your helpful feedback. Just this weekend we finished re-doing the twin rooms, which are now equipped with hooks, a small shelf and several stools (as well as a new coat of paint and fresh artwork!) You'll have to come back and visit again to see the difference!

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Terika Tischer,

Mon 23 May 2016

Great location. Parking is inconvenient. Long walk, hard to find space.


Avatar for Virginia


Sat 21 May 2016

me gustó el desayuno, la atención, la comodidad.


Avatar for Ana


Fri 20 May 2016

The bathrooms need to be cleaned more regularly, I went in one evening and saw tampon applicators and other trash on the floor. They were still there the next morning, I'm glad I used pool sliders whilst in the bathroom as god forbid what I could've picked up. The hostel is in a quiet area but it's quite far from cool areas of SF. Furthermore, the radiator in the room was horrifying from about 7pm it would make the worst sounds a d so loud! Thought this hostel would have been better.


Avatar for Emma


Wed 18 May 2016

I am so sorry to hear you had such a gnarly experience in our hostel! We have a devoted cleaning staff that works tirelessly to keep the facilities neat and tidy. Unfortunately, they usually leave in the early evening and do not return until the following morning. I will definitely check in with our staff about performing more regular checks of all restrooms to prevent something like this from happening again! I am also saddened to hear that you found the radiator sound to be so horrifying. This is a historical building that definitely has a few quirks! Typically any sound only occurs when the radiator is turning on and then quickly subsides. We can always provide ear plugs if you find it to be too disturbing. I hope you'd be willing to give us another chance some day! Safe Travels, Mira Front Desk Manager

Manager avatar

Terika Tischer,

Fri 20 May 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Take a BART train from the airport to the Montgomery station > MUNI bus #30 from Kearny to Van Ness > Walk 1 block west. Lorrie's Airport shuttle Service offers $14 per person between San Francisco International Airport and HI hostels.
From Greyhound Station > Walk 4 blocks > MUNI bus #30 and get off at Van Ness > Walk to end of Van Ness > Walk 1 block.
From airport look for an official taxi stop outside the baggage claim, approx $55 to the hostel.
Get off BART at the Montgomery station > MUNI bus #30 from Kearny/Market to Van Ness > Walk 1 block west.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
Train station Emeryville to San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf > Walk 2 blocks > MUNI bus #47 to Van Ness > Walk 1 block.

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