HI-San Francisco Downtown (Union Square)
Other perks to make your stay as smooth as possible include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free linen and towels, laundry facilities, a new, fully-equipped guest kitchen and a theatre-style TV room. We have both private rooms and 4- to 8-bed dorms, including many with private bathrooms. Our '3 Bed Private' rooms accommodate 3 guests in 1 large bed and 1 twin bunk above.
Even better, you don't need to look further than the front desk to plan your stay - we organize free and cheap daily activities like pub crawls, walking tours, museum visits, and day trips to places like Muir Woods, wine country, or Yosemite.
'Just a block from Union Square, amid five-star hotels at a tiny fraction of the price.' --Lonely Planet, USA & Canada on a Shoestring
'The cleanest and most central hostel, and, consequently, the most popular.' --Rough Guide
'A budget traveler's dream in the land of pricey downtown hotels.' --San Francisco Bay Guardian
HI-San Francisco Downtown is operated by Hostelling International, a non-profit membership-based organization. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3/night non-membership fee upon check-in.
***PLEASE NOTE: There's another hostel that is also located on Mason Street, just 2 blocks south of us. We've had several guests mistakenly check in at the wrong hostel. Please be sure you're in the right place - 312 Mason Street (between Geary and O'Farrell). Look for the Hostelling International logos outside our entrance.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.