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HI - San Francisco - Downtown

312 Mason St, Union Square, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Overall Rating 89%

From 47 Reviews

Hostel rating (47)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 94%
Security 89%
Service 88%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 91%

A modern hostel with a bustling, cosmopolitan vibe, and a Union Square location that can’t be beaten.

  • Dorm
    From $51.99
  • Private
    From $144.00
10 or more people?
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San Francisco Hostel

Hostel San Francisco

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-San Francisco Downtown is housed in a renovated hotel in the heart of San Francisco's tourist district, in a vibrant neighbourhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars and theatres. It’s just one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and the South of Market neighbourhood.

The hostel has all the modern-day comforts you'd expect and provides both private and dorm rooms, with a maximum of 4 beds per dorm. Free continental breakfast is provided, there’s a guest kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a theatre-style media room with wide-screen satellite TV and two movie screenings nightly.

HI-San Francisco Downtown is within easy walking distance of popular attractions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, the Metreon entertainment complex and IMAX theater, and the enormous Westfield shopping center. You can also catch the cable car and cruise your way up to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 15% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 02:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (415) 788-5604

Fax. 1-415-788 3023

sfdowntown@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Union Square (At or next to the hostel)
  • Chinatown (500m to 1km)
  • Museum Row (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Very helpful and friendlt staff. Would use this hostel again.

97%

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zuzana,

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Great hostel 2nd time I have stayed here Good breakfast provided Close to Union Square and Powell St station

90%

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Hilary,

Mon 14 Oct 2019

I've stayed in this hostel a couple times now and have always enjoyed my stay, but the carpet in the room I stayed in this time (315? Private queen ensuite) was stained pretty badly and particularly gross under the sink. The bathroom was clean but the bathtub has some bad rust stains too, and I really just wanted to give the bedroom walls a good scrub. Common areas in the hostel were clean and comfortable as ever, and based on previous experiences I'd still return in the future.

77%

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Tawny,

Wed 09 Oct 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. I'm terribly sorry to hear that the cleanliness and condition of your guestroom weren't up to our standards. I'll be sure to review your comments with my Housekeeping team and take a look at the guestroom you stayed in. I apologize that the room did not exceed your expectations. Still, I am happy to hear that you've had positive experiences at our property and plan to return, we can't wait to host you during your next visit to SF! Thanks again for your feedback! Angela Morris, General Manager

Manager avatar

Angela Morris, Hostel manager

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
BART train to Powell station. By Shuttle Lorrie's Airport Service (offers discount to HI guests).
Bus
Greyhound Station-MUNI bus #38 to Howard and Beale. Take MUNI bus #38 to Geary and Powell.
Underground/Metro
BART or MUNI to Powell Street station.
Car
Park in the loading zone in front of the hostel front desk staff will direct you to permanent parking. Expect to pay around $30-40 per day in a nearby lot.
Rail
Emeryville but Amtrak offers a connecting bus service to San Francisco.
Sustainability

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