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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Voted San Francisco's Most Popular Hostel for 2017 & 2018, 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Dec 2018
    The hostel exceeded my expectations. It was a pleasure to stay at such a highly organized, very welcoming establishment. Thank you
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Nov 2018
    This is my first time in sf. Hostel staffs really helpful about where to go any route to walk and very friendly. I recommend to come or stay until Friday night. They have beer party and bar fews blocks away we team up and go together by walk that make me a lot new friends. For me this is the place i will comeback if have a chance to visit sf again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Nov 2018
    This was my first hostel stay and I loved it! I will definitely consider hostels as a major option when traveling!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    01 Dec 2018
    It was our first stay in a hostel; it overall was a very good experience. A couple points: the security because it really depended on who was at the desk and how busy they were overall in the lobby. The idea that it would be secure by showing the door "key" for each person really didn't happen. I thought more than a few times that anyone even mildly motivated could waltz in and up the stairs with or without someone else really anytime prior to 11pm.
    USA, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room

Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 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.


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