HI-San Francisco Downtown (Union Square)
Hostel | 312 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94102-1704
477 out of 527 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (22/11/2013)
Lisa Imlach thinks…
"Super central, more mature crowd, great breakfast, wifi and activities (the bike tour in particular is well recommended). Free earplugs to block out street noise"Read all HI-San Francisco Downtown (Union Square) reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Free city tour
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing machines
- ATM / cash machine
- Common area / room
- Communal kitchen
- Elevator / lift(s)
- Internet access in public areas
- Television room
- Luggage Room
We are not-for-profit The San Francisco Downtown Hostel is operated by the Golden Gate Council of 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.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00
Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?Contact us directly
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|Shared Rooms A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.|
4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)Breakfast included
4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)Breakfast included
|Private Rooms A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.|
Double (Private bathroom)Breakfast included
Double (Shared bathroom)Breakfast included
Twin (Private bathroom)Breakfast included
Triple (Shared bathroom)Continental breakfast included
About HI-San Francisco Downtown (Union Square)
In the hostel itself, you'll find plenty of common space for befriending other wanderers, staff members who are happy to share their San Francisco know-how, a newly remodeled kitchen, and a theater-style media lounge with a widescreen satellite TV and surround-sound. This is San Francisco's best option for budget travelers seeking a modern, urban home-away-from-home.
Our guests enjoy great services and amenities including:
* Free breakfast
* Free WiFi
* Free linens and towels
* Free activities, including walking tours, pub crawls, $5 pasta dinners, more
* Low-cost tours to Yosemite, Wine Country, Muir Woods, more
* Daily housekeeping service
* On-site laundry
* On-site high-speed Internet facilities
* Vending machines with snacks and supplies
* 24-hour reception
* Secure lockers
* Luggage and bicycle storage
* No curfews or chores!
Guest rooms and services
Stay in shared Dorms or Private rooms (private bathrooms available). Free Linens and Towel as well as daily housekeeping service are included, and Laundry facilities are available on site.
A free continental breakfast is served every morning in our newly remodeled guest kitchen and dining room.
Guests can relax in our roomy guest lounges, and enjoy the free WIFI. High-speed facilities are available for rent.
The hostel also boasts a brand new theater style media room with widescreen satellite TV, surround-sound, bean bag chairs, and free movie screenings nightly.
Activities & Outings
All three of our San Francisco hostels offer free or low cost activities every day of the week! Get to know your fellow hostellers on walking tours across the Golden Gate Bridge and around downtown, and nightlife outings to museums, bars, and comedy clubs.
We offer low-cost day trips to scenic Wine Country, Muir Woods National Monument, Monterey/Carmel, and more. You can also book an overnight trip to Yosemite at our front desk, and spend the night at our Yosemite Bug Lodge or camping under the stars.
We are committed to eco-friendly, low-impact travel, and are proud to use green practices at the hostel including:
* providing composting and recycling programs
* purchasing earth-friendly products
* operating in an energy-efficient manner
We are not-for-profit
The San Francisco Downtown Hostel is operated by the Golden Gate Council of 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.
"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
***Triple Houston Room is one large bed with one twin bunk on top***
Male and female dorms are 4 beds with shared hallway bathrooms
Co-ed dorms are 4-6 beds with shared hallway bathrooms
The San Francisco Downtown Hostel is located one block from Union Square, and close to BART, public bus lines, and cable cars.
Within 0.5 mile: cable cars to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf, flagship stores, discount shopping, Westfield Shopping Center and Cinema, Union Square, express transportation to all neighborhoods
Within 1 mile: Chinatown, Yerba Buena Gardens and Center for the Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Metreon and IMAX Theater, Nob Hill
0.25 mile to public transit: Powell BART station; MUNI lines 2, 3, 4, 27, 31, 38, 38L, 76