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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 - Fisherman's Wharf

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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
*Discounted airport shuttle service
*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 877-GO-HOSTEL. View House Rules


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.


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 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2019
    Everything was great! They definitely keep things clean. The activities were great and helped me to meet new people when I traveled alone.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Great stay, I felt safe, staff was very helpful, and it was a great location.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Good Hostel and good staff
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    I loved my stay here, great facilities and excellent breakfast provided, clean and secure. Great vibe and staff too, and excellent activities
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    Excellent stay! In my opinion, the best hostel in San Francisco! Front desk staff who greeted me at check-in was very friendly and helpful, even though I came after midnight due to late flight (the front desk staff who checked me out at end of stay however was not so nice, very surly). Clean and secure facility at scenic Ft Mason, beautiful views of Alcatraz Golden Gate Bridge and Bay right from hostel! Located in park and hiking bike trails right from door. Easy car share to anywhere.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    The building is an Army barracks originally constructed during the Civil War. It overlooks the Bay, and it's in a park so it's quiet. I recommend it. If you cook, there is a supermarket about 1/3 mile from the hostel. Please bring a reusable shopping bag; California requires they charge for paper bags (no plastic ones are allowed) and they were out of cloth ones the whole time I was there. Bunks don't have lamps or outlets, and the laundry room opens at 4:30 pm. No complaints otherwise.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Jul 2019
    Staff is super friendly and helpful!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jul 2019
    Awesome awesome location and experience for the most important complaint...only bread and yogurt offered for breakfast without any condiments. Would definitely recommend this place
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Jun 2019
    Great place and good location. Staff were welcoming and very helpful. 🤗👍
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    12 Jul 2019
    The dorms were not equipped sufficiently for the volume of people. This was the only hostel I’ve stayed in that didn’t have at least one charging point per bunk. In fact, for a 20+ bunk room, I think maybe less than a quarter of the bunks had access to power. The mattresses and pillows were too soft, and there was no atmosphere. The facilities were good, breakfast was good and staff were friendly, albeit, not very efficient.
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 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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