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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 169 Reviews

Hostel rating (169)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 96%
Security 89%
Service 92%
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 €33.99
  • Private
    From €117.58
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San Francisco Hostel

Hostel San Francisco

Hostelling International

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)

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Lovely room and location. The only complaint would be the early morning/ late evening noise from other guests. We had a private room, but, being an old building and all, there wasn't much sound proofing. However, it was a nice place to stay otherwise, and I'd recommend it to other budget travelers.


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Kyra Joelene,

Mon 24 Oct 2016

Great location at the Bay, nice facility in a quiet area close to the pulsating part of San Francisco


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Sun 23 Oct 2016

Excellent and well run Hostel. Staff are professional and friendly. Facilities and location are top notch. Two comments. The mattress is starting to get a bit soft - I think some mattresses are losing their elasticity. And the top bunks are a bit hard to get in and out of without many grab holds. These two comments do not detract form the overall great experience.


Avatar for David


Thu 20 Oct 2016

Mattress were not very well. The lockers in 20 bed dorm are very small. In the same dorm, the bed are in Steel and make a lot of noise.


Avatar for Virginie


Mon 03 Oct 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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