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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    The staff were super helpful and super friendly and it was very clean!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    The area around fort mason is great and beautiful you get a full view of the golden gate bridge and is walking distance to fishermans wharf. Great views and location. staff was very nice and they had a cafe right inside the hostel which was very convenient but there are tons of restaurants around that are walking distance.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 May 2019
    Great place to stay. Best spot in the city, better even than expensive available hotels. Awesome view, close to Golden Gate Park and Bridge, useful installations and affordable price. Definitely worths the money.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 May 2019
    A great option for someone traveling by themselves! The staff was very kind and the facility was lovely. I’d highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 May 2019
    Incredible location and clean place!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 May 2019
    Absolutely loved the location as it was easy to walk or get the bus to the places we wanted to visit. As it was playoff time in the NBA it was great to be able to watch the games on the big screen downstairs. The kitchen was well equipped and it was good to have breakfast provided. People grumble about the lack of choice but it's good enough. The area is quiet at night but sharing a room has challenges. Loved that all ages are welcomed.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 May 2019
    Gorgeous location. Loved the old military vibes. Shower facilities and water pressure leave something to be desired, but that’s a minor drawback for all the awesome benefits.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 May 2019
    This was my first hostel so of course I was nervous about sharing a room with strangers, but my stay ended up being very nice. My goal was to explore San Francisco as much as possible and I feel like this location really helped with that. It’s right next to the bay and not crowded by buildings. There’s a path behind the hostel that can take you straight to the Golden Gate Bridge and to all the sights downtown! This was a great first hostel and if I return to SF I will definitely stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 May 2019
    Just had a 4 night stay in a 12 bed dorm. I felt that the bathrooms and Rooms were basic- with no power supply in the bedroom or reading lights by the beds although there were plenty of designated areas to charge your phones I pads etc away from the room just hard work after a long day. Good lockable storage under your bed and nice location close to fisherman’s wharf. Good bar serving drinks, pastries and hot sandwiches. Overall happy with my stay
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    27 Apr 2019
    I did not enjoy my stay here. The communal areas are really good and the staff are friendly. The reason I would rate it very low is because of the security. As a female travelling alone, I felt unsafe here. The nightstaff allowed individuals who are homeless with a dog to come into the dorm room at 1am in the morning! This was alarming for all of us and I complained to a staff member at the time. I would strongly advise against staying here and spending more on a hotel that is more secure.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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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