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HI - San Francisco - City Center

685 Ellis St, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

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Overall Rating 87%

A stylish hostel with boutique amenities, top-rated service, and a location that’s central but off the beaten tourist track.

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San Francisco Hostel

Hostel San Francisco

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Is your group planning a trip to see one of the seven wonders of the modern world – the Golden Gate Bridge? Then why not book everyone into our hostel in the centre of this diverse city?

Boasting all the charm and character of the 1920s, our hostel began life as the Atherton Hotel. It has since been brought up to date to provide all the amenities groups of travellers need whilst retaining a lot of vintage character.

Off the beaten tourist path but still close to it all, the HI-San Francisco is located between the gritty Tenderloin district and the clean marble columns of the city's Civic Centre and arts district. Close to public transit, this California hostel’s central location makes it a convenient base for exploring the City by the Bay.

The friendly hostel staff are more than happy to help your group organise a tailor-made itinerary and there are also plenty of organised activities which guests can join in. Discover the hidden city with a walking tour guided by a local with insider knowledge or ask about day trips to places like Muir Woods, the nearby wine country or Yosemite Valley.

There are a number of city passes on offer for exploring San Francisco including the San Francisco CityPASS which gives you access to the California Academy of Sciences, a Blue and Gold Fleet bay cruise, the Aquarium of the Bay or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Exploratorium. It also includes cable car rides.

For art lovers go to a concert, a play, a jazz or a folk-song performance. Check out the Half-Price Ticket Booth located right in the middle of Union Square, where tickets for most San Francisco performances can be purchased on the day for half-price.

If your group wants a centrally located hostel in San Francisco, then why not make an enquiry at our HI hostel here now?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 04:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-415-474 5721

Fax. 1-415-776 0775

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Asian Art Museum (Less than 500 m)
  • Union Square (500m to 1km)
  • Chinatown (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (2 to 3km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
BART train from the airport to the Civic Center station. SHUTTLE: Lorrie's Airport Service offers discount for HI-San Fran hostels.
Bus
Greyhound station: Take MUNI bus #38 to Geary and Larkin Streets.
Taxi
There are usually plenty of private taxis available at the airport. Look for an official taxi stop outside the baggage claim.
Underground/Metro
BART or MUNI: Get off at the Civic Center Station and exit the station using the UN Plaza exit.
Car
Park in the loading zone in front of the hostel; front desk staff will direct you to permanent parking nearby. Expect to pay $12-$15 per 12 hours.
Rail
The nearest Amtrak train station is in Emeryville but Amtrak offers connecting bus service to San Francisco.

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