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HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Building #240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

Stay at San Francisco's first and best hostel! Shared facilities and experiences with a fun, international crowd. Read more

86% Overall Rating 72 out of 78 customers would recommend this property based on 78 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 85%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 87%

Value 81%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

All reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rates and availability are subject to change. Groups are considered 8 or more guests that are travelling together for a similar purpose. Group leaders must complete and sign a group reservation request form to request space at our hostels. Payment information must be included on the bottom of the form. The request is then processed and the client is informed if space is not available. We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking. The final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation/ forfeit policies are listed on the contract. Submitting the paperwork does not guarantee space until it’s been confirmed. We have a two-night minimum stay on the weekends (Friday and Saturday included). Check in is after 3 p.m. and check out is at 11 a.m. Linens, pillows, towels, and blankets are provided — sleeping bags may not be used. There is no curfew, but quiet hours are between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. The group leader is responsible for all reservation details and payments and is the only person permitted to change the contract. Changes are subject to availability and must be confirmed prior to arrival.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?

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Stay at San Francisco's first and best hostel! Shared facilities and experiences with a fun, international crowd. Read more

Shared Rooms

4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

24 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 24

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

About HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

If gorgeous bay views, walking trails, and peaceful nights sound like your kind of hostel stay, check in to HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel. Located right on the waterfront in a National Park, the hostel is housed in the historic buildings of Fort Mason and features unbelievable views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Easy access to public transit means that in spite of its serene locale, it's still just a hop, skip, and a jump to the most exciting parts of the city.

Our guests enjoy great services and amenities including:

* Free breakfast
* Free WiFi
* Free parking
* Free linens and towels
* Free activities, including walking tours, nightlife outings, more
* Cafe Franco, serving free breakfast, plus healthy, low-cost lunch and dinner daily
* 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. Free linens and towels 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 on-site restaurant, Cafe Franco, with fruit, toast or bagels. Cafe Franco also offers healthy, organic lunches and dinners at low prices.

For cooking your own meals, we have a large, fully-equipped guest kitchen, and you can dine either in the spacious dining room or on the outdoor deck, both with beautiful bay views.

The hostel is equipped with free wifi, and provides high-speed internet facilities for rent. Guests can unwind in our game room with billiards, or our guest lounge with a working fire place.

Activities and 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.

Guests can book low-cost day trips to scenic Wine Country, Muir Woods National Monument, Monterey/Carmel, and more at discounted rates. 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. Ask at the front desk for more information!

Green Practices
We are committed to eco-friendly, low-impact travel, and are proud to use green practices at the hostel including:

* Recycling bottles, cans, cardboard, and paper. You'll find recycling bins in every guest room, as well as the café and kitchen.
* Composting all food and yard waste, including more than 90% of paper towels used in the hostel.
* Serving fair-trade and organic coffee and teas, as well as rBST-free milk and creamer, organic soy milk, and organic raw and cane sugar in the café.
* Preparing meals with organic vegetables and hormone-free deli meats.
* Using biodegradable/recycled napkins, utensils, to-go packaging, and trash bags at the cafe.
* Using only 100% recycled (40% post-consumer waste) chlorine-free paper products in the bathrooms, as well as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads.
* Using water-saving, high-efficiency, front-loading washers in the laundry facilities.
* Purchasing only Energy-Star rated appliances and office equipment.
* Using nontoxic cleaning products (such as vinegar, borax, etc.) wherever possible.
* Donating old paint for reuse, and avoiding using high-VOC products.
* Recycling spent light bulbs, empty toner and printer cartridges, and batteries.

We are not for profit
HI Fisherman's Wharf 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. The hostel is also an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Kudos
"Stay in one of the city's most historic buildings, set in an urban national park with unrivalled views over San Francisco Bay to the bridge… A cheery, buzzing place with helpful staff." --Sydney Morning Herald

"This top-notch hostel is set within the expansive lawns of Fort Mason, mere paces from the bay, and has great public rooms, tons of activities and a cafe." --Lonely Planet

"If you want character, good prices and a great location, this is the place." --Gayot.com

Please note
This website is a third-party booking agency. For more detailed information about the hostel, please visit our website: www.sfhostels.com/fishermans-wharf/

Location Information

Despite its park setting, the hostel is conveniently located between the Marina district and the Fisherman's Wharf/North Beach neighborhood.

Within 0.5 mile: Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Hyde Street Pier, The Cannery, world famous Hyde/Powell cable car line

Within 1 mile: Pier 39, ferries to Alcatraz and Angel Island, North Beach, Hyde/Mason cable car line, Lombard Street, Exploratorium, Palace of Fine Arts

.25 mile to public transit: MUNI lines 10, 20, 47, 49

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.