Stay in the heart of San Francisco Excellent location – show map

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

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

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.

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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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
  • American Conservatory Theater
    0.3 miles
  • Golden Gate Theater
    0.3 miles
  • Metreon
    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
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    Public shuttle
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Amenities of HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
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.

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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.

Proof of vaccination against covid-19 is required at check-in.

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.