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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.


HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here

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.

-Proof of vaccination against covid-19 is required at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2022
    I highly recommend staying here. You will enjoy the overall experience provided by the facility and fellow travelers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel, good location, good customer service, good rooms, good breakfast, helpful staff, close to grocery store. No complaints!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Aug 2022
    I would say ALMOST everything was good but a very important detail: the MATTRESS!! It was So but so uncomfortable, it’s like those filled with air and you start to sink in the middle, it’s hard to have good rests on those and every time you turn around of course all this plastic noise. The place is very nice but ultimately you go there to sleep and if your sleep is s h i t t y… its pointless.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2022
    Staffs are very nice. Location is perfect. Quiet. I never forget sunset on Gonden gate bridge.
    South Korea, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Sep 2022
    Ideal location if your trying to do all the tourist spots for anyone who’s traveling with a budget. The Hi hostel was build in the 30’s if I’m not mistaken, so you won’t find AC in the hostel like many of the buildings/houses in Sf. It didn’t bother me but the room itself that I stayed in had this musty smell and in addition the bunk bed had no ladder meaning I had to get up through the end of the bed which hurt getting up there! I did however liked the amenities they had from a cinema, patio, and a kitche
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Sep 2022
    HI is in the perfect location for exploring San Francisco as everything is in a close walking distance. The staff were helpful and the bed was comfier than I was expecting. I really appreciated the free breakfast
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Aug 2022
    Really friendly staff. People were lovely. Facilities were great and breakfast was a bonus and nice chance to socialise!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2022
    room smell... omg
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Sep 2022
    Location is beautiful and a nature lovers dream but it is quite expensive for sharing a small cramped room with 7 others. Cleaning staff is overworked but they do their best to keep up.most staff are friendlyThere are just too many people coming and going with at all hours with too many different energies. It feels really busy and hectic. Not a peaceful and relaxing flow. I met some interesting people though. One of my roommates brought his pit bull who turned out to be sweet. Another roommate.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    09 Sep 2022
    My stay was okay not really that great I can say because location is not good it's no restaurant or grocery near by hostel need to. Walk bit far. And staff at the reception are very friendly and helpful especially Erica she is doing fantastic job as per my view thanks 🙏
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 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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