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HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Since you’re visiting the “City by the Bay,” why not stay right on the waterfront? Located in historic Fort Mason, HI-San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf is surrounded by National Park land on one side, and by the San Francisco Bay on the other. Just outside the hostel, take in breathtaking views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, then take an easy stroll to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, or the posh Marina district.

To explore the rest of San Francisco, simply hop on a MUNI bus just outside the park, or join in on free or cheap hostel activities like pub crawls, walking tours, and museum visits. Heading further afield? Arrange your trip to Muir Woods, wine country, Yosemite, and beyond with our helpful front-desk staff.

Back at the hostel, relax on the sun deck, watch a movie in the theater-style cinema room, or curl up in front of the gas stove in our cozy communal lounge. Enjoy a free continental breakfast, including organic fruit and fair-trade coffee, at our on-site Café Franco. Later in the day, Café Franco serves homemade, organic lunch and dinner specials, as well as local beer and wine by the glass, to hungry travelers and locals alike. If you prefer to cook your own meals, a nearby supermarket makes it easy to take advantage of the hostel’s fully equipped guest kitchen and dining areas.

HI-Fisherman’s Wharf offers accommodation in shared dorms, as well private rooms sleeping up to 3 people.
On-site amenities include:
*Free Parking
*Free Wi-Fi
*Free linens and towels
*Free breakfast
*Pay-as-you-go DSL-Internet computer terminals
*Cinema room
*Game room with pool table and free jukebox
*Free or cheap activities and tours including pub crawls, walking tours, museum visits, and more

“Wake up every morning and look out the window of the former military outpost at a million-dollar view of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the sunrise – there’s not a hotel in town, expensive or cheap, with a better view.” – Frommer’s

Please note that we cannot accept group reservations here on HostelWorld; for groups of 8 or more please call. View House Rules

Overview

At HI San Francisco – Fisherman's Wharf you'll find us in one the USA's most iconic locations. As you head out to explore the city, we'll get you hooked up with free (or cheap) activities like pub crawls, cycling or walking tours and museum visits. In the evenings, grab a drink with a couple of others on our sun deck and post your favourite group selfies using our free Wi-Fi. Later on, catch a movie in our theatre-style cinema room or settle down in front of the gas stove in our cosy lounge.

Location

Located in historic Fort Mason, we've got National Park land on one side and San Francisco Bay on the other. Just outside the hostel, take in stunning views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, then head off on an easy stroll to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf or Pier 39. Getting here from San Francisco International Airport is simple. We'll get you a discounted airport shuttle service or you can take a BART train from the airport to Montgomery station, then the number 30 MUNI bus from Kearny/Market to Van Ness/North Point. After that, it's just a short walk.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got a mix of cosy dorms and private rooms for you to choose from, and there are facilities for disabled guests, too. Linen and towels are free of charge and you get your own locker to keep your stuff safely stashed away. Our rooms have a bright and cheerful vibe, with views of the gardens and the waters of the bay from many of the windows.

Extras and activities

Try your hand at pool or listen to some tunes on our free jukebox if you've just got back from visiting the Marina district and you're up for some down time. Reception is open 24 hours and our friendly team are always on hand if you need inspiration. Got a hire car? You can park for free here. And as there's no curfew you're welcome to come and go as you please!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    This place is definitely worth staying at if you ever plan on visiting San Francisco. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. Showers and bathrooms were kept very clean, as well as the kitchen. I even brought sandals to wear while I shower because I don't like stepping in nasty stuff, but I never needed to since it was cleaned almost daily! The kitchen is very well maintained, the hostel provides everything necessary when you plan on cooking. The free breakfast was also good!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    31 Jan 2020
    The HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf is located inside the Fort Mason Park, it has the best staff, great breakfast, very clean rooms, and is close to the Golden Gate Bridge and to the San Francisco Bay. You have a great view of the park, the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and alcatraz. I totally recomend this place. It's great in all aspects.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    I very much enjoyed my stay here. It was in a safe location with plenty of stores within walking distance and close to a bus hub. There are so many facilities that even if you stayed at the hostel you won't get bored. The gas fire in the common room was nice to sit by after a long day of wandering. The staff was friendly and helpful. Very big fully stocked kitchen and a cafe with affordable food. The park is a nice buffer zone from the busy road. Also free and safe car parking.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    Overall I have a wonderful stay in this hostel, staffs are friendly, great location (walking distance to fisherman's wharf), and fun events. The only thing is that the plugs aren't easily accessible for the upper bed, kind of causing a bit inconvenience. But I would still recommend this hostel to anyone visiting San Francisco!
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    29 Dec 2019
    Friendly staff, common areas make really give it a hostel vibe. Facilities were decent too and a large kitchen to cook was helpful. Would definitely recommend.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    09 Feb 2020
    Nice place. Could almost be a hotel. It's San Fran so you have to expect it to be expensive.....
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    13 Jan 2020
    Excellent location and helpful staff. Beds are a bit too soft and rooms are very small
    Australia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    04 Jan 2020
    Lovely staff, there 24/7 and always helpful. Only issues was miscommunication with bike rental? and no lockers in the rooms. The beds also creaked a lot and when only 4/10 beds were filled in the room they put someone in the bunk above me? Quite annoying as they woke me up every time they turned... However, lovely staff, great location, film night with pizza and the breakfasts were good too. Huge site and very safe.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    I really wanted to like this place. The location is beautiful. But alas, the bathroom had some duct-taped areas by the bathtub, and the computer I got to use (to print out one image) was old and the printer was perpetually "jammed." But the laundry room was clean and all machines properly functioning. The worst part of my stay was the 20-person mixed bedroom. I am sure there were a couple of non-guests, as they had no sheets, and the snoring and lack of manners - I hardly got any sleep. :(
    Japan, Female, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    31 Dec 2019
    The beds were pretty soft and you sunk in a lot, no outlets near the beds. Breakfast was okay, however the coffee was rather bad.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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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