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HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

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

88 %

  • Dorm
    From €31.22
10 or more people?

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers

Hostel rating (163)

88 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 95%
Security 88%
Service 89%
Comfort 81%

Green rating



After 3 stints here, It's the most beautiful Hostel in the City limits & part of the NPS, (National Parks Service). It is located on a hill between the Marina Safeway & end of Van Ness Blvd (a main thoroughfare in SF). Fort Mason is outside of downtown, but still close enough to stroll to {Union Square,(Ghiradelli, Finance District, Pier 39/41,43, the Maritime Museum, shipyard & all the attractions near the Pier area). Due to location, it's closer to the GGBridge & Crissy Field.


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Mon 08 Feb 2016

Great place! The staff was kind and helpful, breakfast was good and the dorms were warm and dry. The hostel however is close to the city so you get alot of people who are actually looking for a more permanent home. This is common in all SF hostels I think and even in the roundabouts.


Avatar for Lydia


Sat 06 Feb 2016

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in your dorm! HI hostels are generally designed for travelers, but can sometimes be a stopping off point for folks looking to move to our beautiful city!

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Terika Tischer,

Mon 08 Feb 2016

While in room 24 we were lucky enough to be woken up every morning, around 7 am, by the painters directly outside. On returning back to our room one day we found that someone had come in and opened the curtains to allow a clear view of all our possessions to the 3x painters on ladders leaning directly on the window - I was whistled at and felt extremely uncomfortable (needless to say, the nap we had planned and definitely needed did not occur). The heater also did not work, we were freezing!


Avatar for Laura


Thu 04 Feb 2016

It is an historic building, so making the wash areas modern would be a challenge. Love the location. May want to let people know about the staircase to the East that makes it easier to get to the hostel.


Avatar for Dan


Wed 03 Feb 2016