HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel
Hostel | 685 Ellis St., San Francisco, California, USA 94109
83 out of 94 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (27/08/2015)
Suzy Lamoureux thinks…
"The staff were great, the breakfast was an awesome bonus and the kitchen was roomy."Read all HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Free city tour
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Wheelchair accessible
- ATM / cash machine
- Common area / room
- Communal kitchen
- Elevator / lift(s)
- Internet access in public areas
- Luggage Room
For bookings with 8 people or more, please contact the hostel's groups department. The property reserves the right to cancel online bookings made for 8 or more guests and your deposit will be lost. Check in time to hostel rooms is anytime after 3pm on the day of your arrival. If you will arrive to check in after 23:59 on the night of your arrival we recommend contacting the hostel to alert them so your reservation remains in tact and you do not incur a no show fee.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 15:00
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 - Female only (Private bathroom)Continental breakfast included
4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Private bathroom)Continental breakfast included
5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)Continental 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)Continental breakfast included
About HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel
From the hostel, join the free or cheap activities we organize for guests, which include: pub crawls, hostel dinners, walking tours of Chinatown & downtown, museum visits, tea tastings, festival outings and more.
Off the beaten tourist path but still close to it all, the City Center Hostel is in between the edgy Tenderloin district and the clean marble columns of the city's Civic Center and arts districts. The neighborhood is a hub for some of the city's best cheap cuisine as well as great nightclubs and music venues both big and small.
We're just 7 blocks from the Civic Center Bart station, and we offer a discounted shuttle service to and from the airport. Other amenities include free linen and towels, daily housekeeping and a full professional-grade kitchen.
The San Francisco City Center Hostel is operated by 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.
'Stylish, newly renovated digs near alternative clubs and the city's best affordable restaurants.' -- Collegian magazine
'A sensational base camp for an assault on the city.' -- Lonely Planet
'A spiffy new hostel… It's friendly, funky, and California cool: good for meeting other travelers, since there are plenty of activities laid on.' -- Rough Guide
Boutique Hostel Rooms offer 4 or 5 beds and an en-suite bathroom in every room. Gorgeous Standard Private and Premium Private rooms for up to 2 guests are also available.
Online prices do not include taxes. Daily bed rates of $40 or more are subject to a 15% tourist and hotel tax. Bed rates of less than $40 are taxed only a 1% tourist tax, per city regulations
There is an additional daily membership fee of $3 per adult for non-Hostelling International members.
We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Francisco county. At check in, all guests must present valid government issued photo identification.
For bookings with 8 people or more, please contact the hostel's groups department. The property reserves the right to cancel online bookings made for 8 or more guests and your deposit will be lost.
Our guests enjoy great services and amenities including:
* Free breakfast
* Free Wi-Fi
* Free linens and towels
* Free activities, including walking tours, nightlife outings, more
* Free Tea and Coffee 24 hours a day
* Add Pancakes or Eggs to your breakfast for $1
* Low-cost tours to Yosemite, Wine Country, Muir Woods and more
* Ivy's Place, serving free breakfast, and beer, wine, soft drinks & snacks every evening!
* Daily housekeeping service
* Fully equipped kitchen
* Great common spaces
* On-site high-speed Internet facilities
* 24 hour reception
* Secure lockers
* Luggage and bicycle storage
* No curfews or chores!
The San Francisco City Center is located four blocks from Civic Center Plaza; within walking distance to City Hall, Asian Art Museum, Symphony, Opera, Union Square, Chinatown, Polk Street Shopping district, Hayes Valley Shopping district, Nob Hill, SoMa, and cable cars.
Within 0.5 miles you’ll find: cable cars to North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, City Hall, Asian Art Museum, Bus, Subway, and Street Car lines. Cinema, grocery store and lots of local eateries. Our neighbourhood is known for many affordable and delicious ethnic restaurants, live music venues, underground art galleries, and great dive bars. San Francisco locals hang out here to avoid the tourist traps.
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 Theatre and Nob Hill
5 minute walk to public transit Muni bus lines 38, 38L, 19, 47, 49, 5, Golden Gate Transit 10, 80 (to Sausalito)
10 Minute walk to public transit Civic Center BART and MUNI Metro, F Street Trolley, Cable Cars, MUNI bus lines 6, 71, 9