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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."

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HI San Francisco - Downtown

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

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, 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 4-6 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.
On-site amenities include:
*Fast free Wi-Fi
*Free linen and towels
*Free hair dryers
*Laundry facilities
*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, 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 $52 or more are subject to a 15% tourist and hotel tax. Bed rates of less than $52 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 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Sep 2021
    Love the atmosphere/vibe. Kitchen is nice, big. Staff was friendly. Private rooms are nice, beds a little squeaky. Location was great. Would highly recommend.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Sep 2021
    All good, thank you
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Aug 2021
    The Downtown SF hostel is very well placed! Only a 5 minute walk to the Powell St BART Station and surrounded by a variety of different places to eat. It's even on the same block as a convenience store and a CVS. Rooms were clean and each bed had plenty of plugins for electronics. Facilities were clean and obviously focused on sustainability. Some people find the part of town to be a little dangerous but even while I was walking alone at night I never felt unsafe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Oct 2021
    My stay itself was delightful. The shower had hot water, nobody stole my food out of the community kitchen, the free coffee was pretty good, no complaints. If you're a light sleeper, get a room that does not face Mason street.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Oct 2021
    My stay in San Francisco was one to remember. However, staying at the HI San Francisco Hostel was well worth the cost, location to get the venue for a concert, and back to the airport for my departure. Lastly, I did not get a chance to advise the front desk that there needed to be more ventilation in the room due to Covid-19 because the room was a bit stuffy with three other individuals in the room. Otherwise, the stay met my expectations.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Aug 2021
    A very reasonably priced private room in the heart of downtown. Well-designed and clean interior, and just a short walk to public transit and several neighborhoods. My main complaint is the lack of AC or a fan in the room.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Sep 2021
    Not going to lie, i was hesitant in staying at a hostel at first because of my lack of knowledge on them and only reference being the movie… but i was pleasantly surprised! Great location and nice staff! Check in and out was super smooth. Low price for a good room. The elevator was a little sketchy but overall does the Job. This place was a really good find, would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Sep 2021
    It was a very good private room with full bath, conveniently located.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    30 Sep 2021
    Clean place with convenient location. We had an affordable stay and enjoyed easily riding the public transport from this location (train and bus). There wasn't much of a hostel community vibe due to covid but it was still nice. It's very loud outside at night and the hostel kindly provided ear plugs and coffee. It is located close to a lot of homeless encampments so look elsewhere if that bothers you.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Sep 2021
    I was only there for a night but the staff made me feel very welcome! Bathrooms are a little tight but for the price you’re getting it’s a great deal.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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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