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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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HI San Francisco - Downtown

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 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 $4 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jun 2019
    Loved the free tea and laundry supplies
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    We loved it - great location, helpful staff and a great breakfast
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jun 2019
    Good place Good people 👍
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jun 2019
    Great place! Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 May 2019
    I always love these hostels. I love the people that use them, the food and the general atmosphere. The only problem I have incurred, is people sleeping overnight in the TV rooms so we can't use it. That happens in the San Diego and the San Francisco hostels. Thanks for a great inexpensive experience.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    Amazing staff. Clearly explained the rules of the hostel. Gave me a lock because I forgot to bring my own. Very friendly people. Good location. Difficult to sleep at night due to noise issues.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    31 May 2019
    Excellent free breakfast and really enjoyed the movie and pizza night!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    01 Jun 2019
    The hostel was generally ok except the staff were very slow and rude at times (lacking a sense of customer service), the rooms were really small (4 bed dorm) and it seemed to lack a social atmosphere.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    07 Jun 2019
    Smells really bad throughout the building. No atmosphere. The city center one is better. The location is ok but you don’t have access to food and drinks right outside your door like you do at the city center hostel and even though there are a bunch of homeless around there they won’t bother you.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    06 Jun 2019
    The hostel was nice and clean for the most part.It was also located in good location in San Francisco. The atmosphere in this hostel was alright. There were some couches / chairs and some decent selection of books to read. However, there was no TV/ movies available. MY main complaint is the THREE different prices shown online, when purchasing a bed for the night. I was charged $64 dollars for a bed, but it said $53 online. It is the busy summer season, but that is no excuse to RIP OFF customers
    USA, Male, 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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