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HI San Francisco - Downtown

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Voted San Francisco's Most Popular Hostel for 2017, HI San Francisco Downtown offers a first-rate location and top-notch amenities at reasonable prices! This safe and secure hostel is at the center of everything: cable cars, Chinatown, Museum Row, Union Square, and plenty of world-class shopping, restaurants, theatres, and bars. On site, we’ve got plenty of perks to keep travelers happy, including fast free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and lots of free or cheap activities and tours. Come see why the San Francisco Bay Guardian calls us “a budget traveler’s dream in the land of pricey downtown hotels”!

Housed in a charmingly renovated 1909 hotel, HI SF Downtown offers a wide assortment of room types, many with private bathrooms. Our dorms can sleep 4-8 people, and our private rooms come with either one double bed, two twin beds, or, in the case of our "3-person private" room, one double bed with a twin bunk up top. While you are out exploring the city during the day, our housekeeping staff makes the daily rounds in order to have the place squeaky clean and comfy when you return each evening.

On-site amenities include:
*Fast free Wi-Fi
*Free breakfast
*Free linen and towels
*Free hair dryers
*Laundry facilities
*Fully equipped guest kitchen
*Theatre-style TV room
*Spacious individual lockers in each dorm
*Discounted airport shuttle available
*Discounted tours to Yosemite, Muir Woods, and Wine Country available

Tempting as it may be to stay at the hostel all day, we want to help you get out and explore! We offer lots of free or cheap organized activities including pub crawls, walking tours of the Mission District and Chinatown, and bike trips across the Golden Gate Bridge. Feel like checking out the city on your own? We’re within walking distance of the Yerba Buena Gardens, the Metreon entertainment complex, Union Square shopping, Chinatown, and the cable cars that will take you to North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. We’re also just 1 block from major MUNI bus lines, and 3 blocks from the BART trains that will get you to the San Francisco and Oakland airports on the cheap.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. To maintain our low overhead and to be able to offer low-budget accommodations to as many people as possible, non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night upon check-in.
Online prices do not include taxes. Daily bed rates of $40 or more are subject to a 15% tourist and hotel tax. Bed rates of less than $40 are taxed only a 1% tourist tax, per city regulations. Taxes are added at check in. Valid government issued photo identification must be presented upon check-in. Since this is a traveller's hostel, reservations from San Francisco residents will not be honored.
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Wed 23 Aug 2017 - Sat 26 Aug 2017 Change

Room Summary

Wed 23rd August 2017 - Sat 26th August 2017

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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free City Tour
General
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Security Lockers
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dryer
  • Cable TV
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fax Service
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM
  • Shuttle Bus
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2017 1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco
  • 2016 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2015 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2014 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2010 2nd, Hostel Chain
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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival or a 'no-show' fee equivalent to the first night's accommodation will be charged.
Maximum stay Policy: 14 consecutive nights or a cumulative 14 nights during each calendar year.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Online prices do not include taxes.

Mixed Gender dorms range from 4,6, and 8 beds. We cannot guarantee a particular dorm size for your party when booking the '8-bed mixed dorm,' as room sizes are subject to availability. If you would like to request a particular dorm configuration for your party, please contact the hostel directly and we will do our best to make these arrangements.

Daily bed rates of $40 or more are subject to a 15% tourist and hotel tax. Bed rates of less than $40 are taxed only a 1% tourist tax, per city regulations.

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 daily membership fee upon check-in.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival or a 'no-show' fee equivalent to the first night's accommodation will be charged.
Groups larger than 7 must book directly with our group sales department to ensure availability and accurate pricing.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Great atmosphere and friendly staff. "

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