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Reviews of HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Hostel | 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA CA 94123-1303

86.3% Overall Rating

206 out of 217 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/03/2015)

"Great safe location. Great views from the hostel as it is settled near the coastline overlooking Alcatraz."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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.

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86.3%

Overall Rating

206 out of 217 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
84.8%
Safety
85.6%
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94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great safe location. Great views from the hostel as it is settled near the coastline overlooking Alcatraz.

Disliked: Although the staff was helpful when needed, not sure if they were all too excited to be there.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice location..greatful. super locarion, alles super.

Disliked: Sehr zu empfehlen. War alles super. auch die events und das frühstück und essensmöglichkeiten vor ort. just to recomment. All was good. events and breakfast and the other meals were great.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rik Mom

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2015 Rik would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, well organized. Great facilities: WIFI (that actually works), good breakfast, cheap restaurant for lunch/dinner, activities etc.

Disliked: You have to go through bit dark street to reach it. There's lots of runners in the evening though, so it's quite safe.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ideally situated in a historic part

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the rich history of the building and local area, and that it was surrounded by a beautiful park to relax outside.

Disliked: Some parts of the building were being worked on, renovated. There was an old building smell, and a weird noise on the outside of the building, just outside the window of the room where I slept.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

leah burger

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2014 leah would recommend this property

Liked: International clientele was awesome, breakfast coffee was strong and organic, the cooking facilities are off the charts good. They are clean, with a gas stove and cook top. Also, really enjoyed the mix of people who stay at the hostel from older people, to families, to solo international students.

Disliked: There are no outlets in the rooms. Therefore, you have to wait in the hallway or in the common room to charge your phone. Which, wouldn't be a big deal but its a hostel with many guests to which a lot of people are trying to charge their phones or use their laptops at once. Also, they really pack the rooms in, so if you are staying in a 12 room, it is a sqeeze but worth the price.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Song Ren Yeo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2014 Song Ren would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was sufficient and standard. The location is quite a distance from the city, hence it was quiet at night. Very close to fisherman's wharf! I made an amendment with my booking directly with the hostel. They replied promptly and accomodate to my needs.

Disliked: All the beds in my room made a lot of noise when we try to move. This hostel had many elder residents and family. If you are looking for a hostel to mingle with fun and young people, this isn't the best place to live in. My room was closet to the smoking area. Almost every night, there were people talking loudly over there up till 2am. It was hard to sleep without ear plugs. Nonetheless, the hostel is well recommended.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ASHLEE OSWALD

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2014 ASHLEE would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Great location. Good breakfast included and extras available. Staff really friendly and helpful.great value for money. One of the best hostels ive stayed in.

Disliked: Could do with heaters in the room, but the blankets were warm enough so wasnt a big deal

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, comfortable, good facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I wasn't expecting luxury, so was very pleased with the state of the property. Very well organised, friendly staff , clean and tidy. The breakfast was good (toast + oatmeal + fruit + coffee) and there was plenty to do with organised activities, a movie room, lounge, books etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: character, location, cafe,

Disliked: unfortunately a lot of the social events were cancelled

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Susan Amato

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: The setting is wonderful, peaceful yet close to many attractions. The staff are very helpful but not fully informed of local events, for example they were unaware of the Carnival procession in Mission yesterday even though this is an annual event. Several guests said they would have gone had they been told of it. The facilities are good, a dollar for laundry is excellent value. The cafe serves good basic food or there is a huge kitchen if you want to cook. The bunk beds are comfortable but the ladder to the top bunk requires you to have long legs and to be sober.

Disliked: Not enough electrical sockets for the modern traveller. Only two toilet/shower blocks means you have to get up early or very late if you don't want to spend a lot of time waiting your turn.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Martin Gajdos

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2014 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, location, staff, services

Disliked: Nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 April 2014

Liked: The location

Disliked: Sheets were clean but our private room was filthy. Months of dirt on the window blinds - so bad it was better not to let them down. Disgusted by dirt on mattress cover when sheets were removed. Months of dirt on woodwork of windows. Old cobwebs on inside of windows in lounge. Have stayed in hostels before and know furninshings will be spartan but no excuse for them not being clean. Films were advertised but not shown - staff wanted to watch a "game" instead.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kathryn Daniels

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2014 Kathryn would recommend this property

Liked: Location is spectacular, views from the garden over the bay to golden gate bridge and Alcatraz. Spectacular.

Disliked: Freezing bathroom, activities cancelled (presumably due to poor take up?)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Frances Bailey

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2014 Frances would recommend this property

Liked: The location is stunning and the view over breakfast is hard to beat. The girl at reception was super friendly and helpful. The kitchen has great facilities and selection. Nice hot shower. Great spacious lounge area.

Disliked: Movie are not as comfortable as the downtown hostel. Wifi not available in my room where it is in downtown. Bedroom was very worn and could have done with a refresh. Not sure about the locker solution.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ANGELA O'HAGAN

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 ANGELA would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff, security, cleanliness, Franco's Cafe, access to port, beach, transport available, historical site and cafes and museums.

Disliked: Can't think of antthing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's pretty classical

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is spectacular!

Disliked: The dorm room smelled really bad, like dirty socks and bubble gum. It wasn't due to anyone in the room, but just the room itself. Luckily, the other guests didn't mind leaving the windows open, so we got some fresh air. Also, the bathrooms are very cramped -- but I know that this is just due to it being a very old building, which makes it wonderful in other ways.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eylül Elif Eracar

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 February 2014 Eylül Elif would recommend this property

Liked: I like simply everything , location is good, very peaceful. Staff is very helpful, friendly and cheerful , we stayed only 3 days but after a long day when we got back here , it was like getting home :)

Disliked: Eylül Elif left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ashleigh Watkins

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Ashleigh would recommend this property

Liked: Homely and very welcoming, safe environment

Disliked: The showers need to be more private

100.0%
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Hannah Jennings

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, helpful and friendly staff, good wifi, great breakfast and heaps of free activities offered- recommend the walking tour!

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Felt like going to camp.

Disliked: Bathrooms could be updated and cleaner.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, friendly and helpful staffs, free breakfast, big kitchen for self catering, great atmosphere.etc..

Disliked: Mattress was not comfortable.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the proximity to the Presidio and the bike trails. I also appreciate the secure room to store my bicycle. The staff, kitchens, bedrooms, and other guests were all fantastic.

Disliked: Storage lockers under beds had no latch to keep them open.