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HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel Reviews

Building #240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

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85%

Rating
1127 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

Fantastic hostel and the staff were great. We stayed 4 nights until the 27th June '15 and had a great time. We've stayed in hostels all over Europe and had just come to the end of a month in various hostels along the west coast and can easily say this has been the best one! Hands down. Many activities you could sign up for, breakfast was great, laundry facilities were superb and the location is perfect! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


80%

This is a nice hostel on a great location. I stayed here for five nights and had a good time. The only thing is that the sheets may gave me a rash (I think it were the sheets, because it disappeared the day after I left).

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Awesome location (you can see the Golden Gate Bridge while having breakfast!), staff was very nice and Hostel offers a lot of stuff (movies, activities, nice lounge).


83%

Nice vibe,, great breakfast and restaurant area


100%

Brilliant place. Situated in an absolutely great location. Price may be a bit more expensive than other hostels but it's worth it. I recommend taking some earplugs if you're staying in the 20bed dorms, though.


97%

efficient and friendly staff. one woman (young black, very cheery, personable) on 5/18 aftarnoon shift took time out to point me in the directiion of a great casual seafood place on chestnut street, a trip highlight. cafe staff was helpful, as was the guy who patiently waited for us as we kept needing to get in and out of the luggage room. all in all, an incredibly rewarding experience for a bunch of old guys... i would just hope you replace the beds with a bit firmer ones... we will return!

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Wonderful staff and location

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

This is by far one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The location is amazing (view of the Golden Gate Bridge!) and is close to all sorts of fun stuff. The hostel puts on all sorts of fun events (we did a fantastic pub crawl our first night there) and you get discounts with various tour operators/bike rentals for staying there. Considering San Francisco is such an expensive city, having an affordable place to stay (with breakfast included) is fantastic. Would definitely stay here again!


83%

The location of this place was wonderful!! The free breakfest was great as well. The only down sides were that i was staying in a 22 people dorm so, as you can expect, people were making a lot of noise. There were also not many plugs in the room, only beside some beda so i charged my phone before heading to bed in the living area. It was nice there was a locker under the bed so i never felt my stuff was unsafe. Overall good stay and recommended !


74%

I'm sure not all staff were like this, but the one I encountered was extremely rude to our group for no apparent reason. The location was good for tourists and the atmosphere was nice.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Always an awesome place over looking the golden gate bridge and Alcatraz. They could offer a little more food at the breakfast, otherwise a great and comfortable place to stay.


100%

Wonderful helpful staff on the front desk excellent food served at the cafeteria in the evening


100%

Great hostel. The location was perfect, staff very helpful and many fun activities were planned. I would highly recommend this hostel and would not hesitate to come back. Thank you for a great stay!


86%

Very quiet and enjoyable hostel. 10 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf (very convenient location!). However, the hostel was difficult to find the first day as it is up a giant hill in Fort Mason (attached to San Fran). More directions on walking to the hostel and the explanation of the large hill to make things easier would have been great. Also loved the complimentary breakfast and all the organic food!

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

I choose the 24 Mixed Dorm for my night. Everythings is going good, except the loudly snore. That's my bad luck. I just wanna say 'you get what you pay for it'

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The 4 bed rooms only have two plugs, which are directly next to one bed and therefore almost not usable for the other three. The plugs at the lounge charge your phone super slow. Thats not good enough in the 21st century, where everyone uses a smartphone.


100%

This is one of the best hostels o have ever stayed in. Fantastic location and really friendly staff who go out of their way to assist. I stayed in an amazing room at the end of the property, the room and bathroom faculties were very clean. Had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay here


100%

The cafe was lovely for breakfast with the bench seat overlooking the water.


60%

Disappointed with the showers. They were pretty dirty and had little privacy. There was no lock, just a curtain. Also there were a lot of 'older' people staying at the hostel, however that was my bad for not doing better research. Also the atmosphere was pretty dull, people were very much to themselves and not very social.


74%

Many good organized trips and tours. The beds are average, you can feel that many travelers have slept in them. The bathrooms could need an update. Hostel was a bit worn, but clean which is all that matters when you are on the road.


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