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Centrally located in San Francisco just 5 minutes’ walk from shopping and dining in Union Square, Each bright room is practically furnished.

Each room at HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel showcases large windows. All rooms are decorated in cool tones and modern furnishings. Select rooms include an private bathroom, a sink and a mirror.

Guests have access to all common areas including a full kitchen and an amply furnished lounge. Free WiFi is available in the public areas. Secure lockers are offered. Laundry facilities is located on site.

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel is 7 minutes’ walk from the Chinatown Gates. Shopping at Westfield Mall on Market Street is 5 minutes’ walk away.

This is our guests' favorite part of San Francisco, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 27, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Yes.
    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • How safe is it
    Our guest's safety is our top priority! We do not admit anyone inside the building unless they are a registered guest with us. We have not had any not..
    Answered on August 14, 2019
  • What time is check in? Check out?
    Check-in at 3pm. Check out is at 11am.
    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • Hi! The hallway bathroom is only shared with the people that have booked the triple room or any other guest? Regards
    The hallway restroom (shower/toilet) will be shared with other guests. The triple room, however, does have a private sink and mirror will be just for ..
    Answered on January 4, 2020
  • Hi, judging from the reviews, some rooms don't seem to have heating? Is this true? I am visiting in December and worried about how cold it can get at ..
    We do have central heating for the building, however it cannot be controlled from a room and can only be accessed by our staff. If you do find yoursel..
    Answered on November 14, 2019
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Amenities of HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese

House rules

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Hosteling International is a member based organization. Guests must present a membership card at check-in or pay a membership fee of USD 4 per night. Please contact the property for more details.

Please Note: Guests under the age of 18 are only allowed to check in with a parent or official guardian.

Please note: The property will try to keep people traveling together in the same room. However, this might not always be possible. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly right after booking.

Please note: Hostel can only honor parties of 9 people maximum. If you have more than 10 people in your party, please contact the hostel as different policies apply.

Guests may only stay up to 14 nights in a calendar year. Please note, reservations do not have to be for consecutive dates.

Please note: Parties traveling with children under the age of 12 must stay in a private room or rent out an entire dorm room.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 25min
    • Taxi 25min
    • Train 30min

  • The prices at HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel is 800 feet from the center of San Francisco.

    • Check-in at HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.