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HI San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, USA

89% Overall Rating 278 out of 298 customers would recommend this property based on 298 reviews

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 87%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 93%

Value 81%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

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.

15% taxes not included in the price and should be added to the total amount payable upon arrival.


Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

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Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?

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Map and Directions


From the Airport:From San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO), take a BART train to the Powell Street station. From Oakland Int'l Airport (OAK), take the AirBART shuttle bus, and then a BART train to the Powell Street Station.Walk 2 blocks north on Powell, turn left on O'Farrell Street, then turn right on Mason Street. The hostel is on the righthand side.By airport shuttle: From San Francisco Int'l Airport, Lorrie's Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $13 per person. From Oakland Int'l Airport, Super Shuttle service is available but reservations are recommended.From the Amtrak Train StationFrom the Oakland or Emeryville stations, take an Amtrak shuttle bus to the Ferry Building (at Mission Street and the Embarcadero). Take a MUNI Metro train from the Embarcadero station (near the Ferry Building) to the Powell Street station.Walk 2 blocks north on Powell, turn left on O'Farrell Street, then turn right on Mason Street. The hostel is on the righthand side.From the Tranbay/Greyhound TerminalTake MUNI bus #38 from the Transbay Terminal to the Geary/Powell stop. Walk 1 block west on Geary, and turn left on Mason Street. The hostel is on the lefthand side.By carFrom Van Ness Avenue, drive east on Post Street. Turn right on Mason Street. The hostel is two blocks down, on the left side of the street.There is an unloading zone in front of the hostel entrance; when you arrive, the hostel staff can direct you to nearby long-term parking.

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