Hotel & Youth Hostel Reservation FAQs
Hostelling International's San Francisco Downtown Hostel offers a first-rate location at a rock-bottom price! Stay in the heart of San Francisco's tourist district, one block from Union Square and steps from Chinatown and SOMA, in a vibrant neighborhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars, theaters, and art galleries.
Of course, you'll also have easy access to Union Square's famous, 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 with us, you can afford it!
Housed in a renovated hotel, the HI-San Francisco Downtown Hostel has all the modern-day comforts you've come to expect. The hostel offers both private rooms and dorm rooms, with a MAXIMUM OF 4 BEDS PER DORM. Lockers are available in each room, and many rooms come with their own private bathrooms. Free linen and towel service, as well as daily housekeeping, are included, and laundry facilities are available on site.
FREE CONTINENTAL brEAKFASTS are provided every morning, and a guest kitchen is available for self-service meals. The guest lounges are newly renovated, and the hostel boasts a brand new THEATER-STYLE MEDIA ROOM with wide-screen, satellite TV, and two movie screenings nightly. High-speed Internet facilities and FREE WIFI are also available.
Guests are also welcome to join in the FREE OR LOW-COST ACTIVITIES the hostel organizes daily, including pub-crawls, walking tours, and day trips out to the Napa Wine Country or to the gorgeous Yosemite Valley.
HI-San Francisco Downtown is easy walking distance to popular attractions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Beuna Gardens and Center for the Arts, the Metreon entertainment complex and IMAX theater, and the enormous new Westfield shopping center. You can also catch the cable car three blocks from the hostel's door, and cruise your way up to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.
Along with the cable cars, the hostel is close to other public transit -- 1 block from major MUNI bus lines and 3 blocks from BART trains which run to/from the San Francisco International Airport and the Oakland International Airport.
HI-San Francisco Downtown is your home in the heart of the city!
'Just a block from Union Square, amid five-star hotels at a tiny fraction of the price.' -- Lonely Planet, USA & Canada on a Shoestring. The cleanest and most central hostel, and, consequently, the most popular.' --Rough Guide. A budget traveler's dream in the land of pricey downtown hotels.' --San Francisco Bay Guardian. HI-San Francisco Downtown is operated by Hostelling International, a nonprofit membership-based organization. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3/night non-membership fee upon check-in.
Accommodation type: Hostel
The hostel is located downtown on Mason Street, between Geary and O'Farrell.
From Highway 101 (Van Ness Avenue) head east on Post Street for 7 blocks, right on Mason Street and the hostel is 1.5 blocks south (see large Hotel Virginia sign)
From airport take Lorrie shuttle van (+1 415.334.9000) to hostel; or catch the BART train from the International Terminal to Powell Street station. Walk up Powell til you reach O'Farrell, turn left til you reach Mason. Turn right on Mason, we're half a block up.
From Ferry Building, take SF Muni #2 bus to Sutter and Mason and walk 3 blocks south.
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