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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.

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

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Located in the real heart of San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 27, 2012

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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Yes.


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    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 notable incidents at our property. We assure you we do everything possible to ensure your stay is comfortable!


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    Asked about: Bed in 4-Bed female Dormitory Room with ensuite Bathroom • Answered on August 14, 2019
  • What time is check in? Check out?

    Check-in at 3pm. Check out is at 11am.


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    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 the guests in the room.


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    Asked about: Triple Room with Shared Hallway Bathroom • Answered on January 4, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes. Monday through Friday we have an array of events varying by week. Some activities are; walking tour, bike tour, bar crawl, yoga, and movie night. You can receive more information at our front desk.


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    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we do offer luggage storage up until 10pm on the day you check-out, as well as storage if you arrive before check-in.


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    Answered on October 15, 2019
  • Due to Covid are you trying to keep same parties together, if I stay in a triple room, can we just have that for us for a 4 night stay? Thank you

    Yes, we are keeping groups together.


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    Answered on April 10, 2021
  • Hey do you guys allow check ins for those under 21?

    Hello, We do allow check-ins for those under 21. We only ask that you present a government issued ID upon arrival.


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    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • do you accept cash as payment?

    Yes, we accept cash and most major credit cards for payment.


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    Answered on October 17, 2020
  • Is this a private rm?

    Yes, this is a private room!


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    Asked about: Queen Room with En-suite • Answered on June 4, 2021
  • 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 night in the room.

    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 yourself needing extra heating, we do have portable space heaters available or we would be happy to provide you with additional blankets. I hope this answers your inquiry! - Rayven W, HI Staff


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    Answered on November 14, 2019
  • Is the room wheelchair accessible. How much it costs from international airport to your place?

    We have a number of accessible rooms. Please let us know in your reservation if you require accessible accommodations. We do not provide transportation from the airport, however, many of our guests get here by BART (approximately $10), use various shuttle services, or use a ridesharing service.


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    Answered on December 2, 2019
  • Is there parking at all?

    There is a garage across the street that offers 24 hour access for $35 USD.


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    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • Do you allow 18 year olds to check in?

    Yes, with a valid government issued ID, like state ID card or drivers license or a passport.


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    Answered on September 9, 2021
  • Hi, Can you please tell me wheyther you have an iron on the premises as I have a business meeting and will need to iron my shirt

    We have iron and ironing board available to use at the front desk.


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    Answered on October 16, 2019
  • Hi, We have plan to road trip from L.A. . So, I need to ask u about car parking , do you have it?

    Hello! Thank you for your question! We do not have parking connected with the hostel, however there is a parking garage directly across from the property, as well as street parking when available.


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    Answered on November 5, 2021
  • Would I be able to work remotely from the lounge?

    Yes , you can work from the lounge, but please keep in mind that you will be sharing the common area with other guests


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    Answered on July 22, 2021
  • hi, do you have a room with a private bathroom? we will be check in on the 16 of july until the 20.

    Yes, we do have ensuites that have private bathrooms. We offer Private Queen and Twin rooms as well as private dorms with a private bathroom.


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    Asked about: Triple Room with Shared Hallway Bathroom • Answered on June 25, 2021
  • is there AC in the room?

    No, it is rare to have hot weather in San Francisco, specially at night.


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    Answered on November 25, 2021
  • Is there an elevator for ADA persons? I have a scooter.

    Greetings, We do have an elevator, yes.


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    Answered on May 12, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Geary Theater
    0.1 miles
  • Curran Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • San Francisco Playhouse
    0.1 miles
  • Union Square
    0.2 miles
  • San Francisco Cable Car
    0.2 miles
  • Westfield San Francisco Center
    0.2 miles
  • Xanadu Gallery
    0.2 miles
  • American Conservatory Theater
    0.3 miles
  • Golden Gate Theater
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Vesuvio Cafe
    1 miles
  • Restaurant Bartlett Hall
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Johnny Foley's Irish House
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Katana-Ya
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Mikkeller Bar
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • San Francisco City Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Coit Tower
    1.1 miles
  • Lombard Street
    1.2 miles
  • Oracle Park
    1.2 miles
  • Ghirardelli Square
    1.5 miles
  • Pier 39
    1.6 miles
  • Anchor Brewing Company
    1.7 miles
  • Alcatraz
    2.8 miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    4.1 miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    4.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea SF Bay / Embarcadero
    1.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Crissy Field East Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Crissy Field Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Marshall Beach
    4 miles
  • Baker Beach
    4 miles
  • China Beach
    4.4 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Powell St. Station - BART
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Oakland International Airport
    11.2 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    11.8 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    39.3 miles
How to get to HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel from San Francisco International Airport
    Taxi
    Public shuttle
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Amenities of HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Library
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel 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
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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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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.

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