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HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel Reviews

Building #240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

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84%

Rating
1063 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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83%

Tv not working and tiolets dirty Cafe best food ever ! Don't bother to eat at the wharfs

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

I went to that hostel after being in one downtown. I decided to switch because i didn't feel safe and didn't relate the the location at the downtown one. I loved the fisherman's wharf for these two reasons. It was close to some quiet pubs and, As an alone women of 5'2 i could go out and feel safe coming back walking. It was also close to some really nice san francisco "must see" places. The building could benefit from a remodel and i would have appreciated locked shower in the common bathroom.


86%

Locks for the lockers should be provided (for a deposit). Beds are way too soft, feels almost like a hammock. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great. A patio outside the cafe would have been beautiful. Maybe there'll be a chance to build one someday.

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Overall, it was great. Up: The location is perfect considering that it's hostel. In the morning, you can see the view from golden gate bridge to the bay bridge behind the hostel. There's no homeless around it. It's extremly quiet place. Staffs are nice. Old bathroom, but they clean it everyday Down: There's too many people in one room. I used 8 male dorm but because half of them snoring, It was a bit hard to sleep deeply. I can't even imagine what's like in 20 male dorm.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good location, good value for money and interesting facilities. I recommend!


83%

My experience in this hostel was really good, the atmosphere was good. And the location is good, is not in downtown bus it is calm.

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Excellent location! In walking distance of everything, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge


86%

I loved my stay - thank you! My only recommendation would be the addition of some more power sockets in the dorms, but this was not too much of an inconvenience.


80%

The view was great. Also lots of trails and cool things to do. It did smell weird, like old weird, but it was an old building so expect that. Lots of History here. Wish cold cereal was included in the breakfast. The oatmeal was bad, but the coffee was AWESOME! Overall, I would totally recommend it and will be back! Not for somebody who doesn't like noise. Like the sound of doors closing and Windows opening... Also, bring a laptop and hand towels because there aren't any tv's in your room.

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Excellent hostel. Staff were great, location overlooking the bay is great. Loads of room, a small movie theater. The breakfast was large and was mainly organic (all free). Easy access to town with 1 local bus. The only downside is that the bathrooms are a little outdated. Great place all round.


94%

Great location! There were great views of the golden state bridge, not a lot of noise at night, and just a short walk to fishermans wharf!


97%

if you're not taking a shuttle/taxi the hostel itself is very hard to find in fort mason, especially at night!

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The urinal in the boys restroom could use a better flusher. It does not flush well at all. It was an excellent experience and wonderful place and would love to come back some time again.


46%

Immediately when I walked in I was met with an overwhelming musky stench that smelled like cat urine,


94%

Really nice atmosphere in the hostel. its really calm and peaceful.


89%

Excellent experience! Really like this hostel and where it is located!! The only thing I thing it can be improved are the bathdrooms! For everything else it was pretty good! Authentic!


80%

This hostel is a great deal in San Francisco, it is very close to the piers and far from downtown but it is possible to get a bus. The atmosphere doesn't help a lot in "socialization" so nights there are very calm, if you want parties and people I would recommend some other hostels near Union Square. If you want a calm, cheap and with parking lot for a car this is the best place.


63%

No power sockets in my room (10 p dorm), outdated showers (ground floor). Old and worn building with a lot of charm that could make the perfect hostel, but could be a bit cleaner.


23%

the location is really bad. it is hard to find and there is no light on the roads. when i was in chicago's hostel, the staff even helped to put my bag in the room. the comforters are wet. i understand it's seaside, but why the heater is not working since it is so cold. honestly, the room card is not working sometime.

  • 24th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

This is a lovely hostel by the bay, literally. Great value for backpackers considering the high cost of living in San Francisco. Apparently there are a lot of locals staying there as well (and traveling seniors), which makes the atmosphere more diverse and interesting. You won't have a hard time finding interesting people to talk to or make friends with because the atmosphere is very warm and conductive. Staff are great and always helpful. Breakfasts and food from the cafe are delicious!


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