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



Slightly overweight lady at the desk was rude and clearly did not like her job. Didn't want to even go slightly out of her way to help. Bathrooms-too small, no privacy, not even acceptable even though it is a hostel. Bedrooms-too big, way too many in one room, considering the number of people that snore, being constantly woken up by 15-20 other people coming in at all times of the night/morning There are no quiet areas just to get away from everyone or to Skype, etc.


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Sun 17 May 2015

Great location. Friendly staff. Food could possibly be improved (bagels too tough!)


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Sat 16 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