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HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel Reviews

Building #240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

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1019 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The location was great. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful. However, the place is in dire need of repair. I paid to stay in an all female bedroom dorm, but ended up in a five bed room with little space. The pipes in the room were leaking in two separate places, which probably in part lead to the mouldy smell in the room. The radiator in the room also made a horrendous noise whenever someone was having a shower. With some repairs and maintenance, this could be a great place.


Some staff were really friendly and engaging, while others were a bit rude and turned the lights off in common spaces or closed the kitchen earlier than the posted time. A bit like the fun police. The singer, Charlotte, on Friday night was cool. A good breakfast in the cafe. This hostel has a lot going for it but just needs to work on the atmosphere.


Was an OK place to stay. Not much of an atmosphere as it is so big. Location depends on what you want to do in San Francisco


The young man who checked me in @ 4am on the 4th was great. He had my paper work ready to go when I walked in the door because I called and told him I would be late. Kudos to that young man!


It is a good place to watch fireworks ( on 4th of July, for example). It is once a fortests to protect San Francisco. It is close to the public bus stop ( no. 47 and 49) where you canake a bus to the city. The hostel offers complimenry breakfast and you need to produce a coupon to have it. The only thing is tha some people may not have enough to have just 2 pieces of bread or 1 bagle. But to me it is a good idea that people do ot eat too much.


AMAZING PLACE ! just next san francisco bay.

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I loved the hostel, although staff were abrupt and rude (it could have just been a bad day) but they seemed very stressed out. Also, laundry is only open after 4.30 (why? we do it ourselves anyway!). Location is amazing, views are great, fun times.


This hostel is very well located. Walk out the front and one side you have a view of Golden Gate Bridge and the other side Alcatraz. Close to Fisherman's Wharf. Staff very friendly and informative. The cafe really good food. Excellent facilities. One of the better hostels I've stayed in.


The location directly at Fisherman's Wharf is amazing but like most of the HI hostels it leaks some kind of atmosphere as they are very strict when it comes too drinking. Also, the mattress was horrible and it seemed like that tried to put the absolute maximum of possible beds into my room. Still, the food in there restaurant is really good! I enjoyed their sandwiches a lot.


Very clean and safe ! Beautiful setting, caring and pleasant staff ! The guy working at night shift was particularly helpful and kind ! Special thanks to Sam and Joshua who stood out from the rest of the staff : always smiling, excellent advice and very friendly.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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