Location, location, location! Our hostel is at the center of everything – within a few blocks you’ll find Union Square, Chinatown, Museum Row, Moscone Convention Center, and loads of world-class shopping. With scores of flagship department stores and trendy boutiques at your doorstep, you’re sure to find that perfect souvenir; and with the money you save by staying in one of the best youth hostels in San Francisco, you can afford it! With so much to see and do, you’ll spend most of your time outside the hostel — but take time to enjoy our newly renovated guest lounges and meet other hostellers at one of our daily staff-led activities. We’re a great choice for travellers who want comfort, convenience and a “classic” San Francisco experience.***Please note: ONLINE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES.*** Daily bed rates of $30 or more are subject to a 15% tourist and hotel tax. Bed rates of less than $30 are taxed only a 1% tourist tax, per city regulations. Taxes are added at check in. The San Francisco Downtown Hostel is operated by Hostelling International USA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, and world peace through travel. There is an additional daily membership fee of $3 per adult for non-Hostelling International members.We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Francisco county. At check in, all guests must present a valid government issued photo identification.Please note that we try our best to keep people travelling together in the same room. However, sometimes we may not be able to do so due to room configuration or existing bookings. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly. Getting to the hostel: BART train to Powell station. Greyhound Station-MUNI bus #38 to Howard and Beale. Take MUNI bus #38 to Geary and Powell. Park in the loading zone in front of the hostel front desk staff will direct you to permanent parking. Expect to pay around $40-50 per day in a nearby lot. Emeryville but Amtrak offers a connecting bus service to San Francisco.