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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After staying in hi hostel Santa Monica, I was rather looking forward to this stay. It was a mistake of my own as I selected the cheapest room which equalled me to being not in the hostel.. in a side annex which holded about 20 beds if not more.. It would of cost me $3-4 dollars more to stay in...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hostel! I am sorry that you didn’t have the best possible experience while staying here. Although you were sleeping in the building next door, hopefully you knew that you were totally able to spend as much time in the main building as you wanted. Regarding your safety in the co-ed dorm room, we...

Shenandoah, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this place constantly reeks of marijuana- I know it's legal in California now, but I don't want to smell like it or have my things smell like it. The breakfast is not the best- bagels, oatmeal, toast, bananas, apples, warm water and orange juice, coffee, tea- no attendant. Slept on a couch for one night b/c I...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review of the hostel. First and foremost, I want to let you know that we have a zero tolerance for drug abuse within our walls. I know during the time you were staying with us, a guest had been sprayed by a skunk outside and the main entrance and downstairs near the laundry room smelled...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Now don't expect fancy accommodations, because it's bunkbeds packed into small rooms with thin walls between the rooms. But do expect to have an awesome time. The place is so relaxed. The atmosphere is respectful, laid-back, and fun. There are two kitchens to make food, places to store cold and shelf food. A place to watch TV, a cafe, a...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and candid review of the hostel! How wonderful that you and your group enjoyed yourselves while visiting us here next to the Bay. Hopefully the international students you brought with you were given a good taste of San Francisco and what we hope to represent to the world at large here at the hostel. Please...

Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was a great hostel for our first visit to San Fran. The rooms are basic but we were able to get a dorm with 4 beds to ourselves. Breakfast is included and they have free activities most days like biking the bridge ( you need to pay for bike hire). The hostel is right near the piers and is...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the hostel! It is lovely to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much while visiting us here in San Francisco. Sounds like you guys really had a wonderful time and we are so honored to be a part of that. Next time you make your way to our fair...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stayed at the HI Fort Mason for 3 nights and had a great time. As far as hostels go, it's very clean, the wifi is good and there are plenty of places to plug in your devices. Location is unbeatable, you can walk out the door after breakfast and see the Golden Gate bridge in the background. The highlight for...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your kind review of the hostel! I am so happy to find out that you had such a wonderful time here and that the front line staff were able to help you in your time of need. Hopefully you were able to get your luggage back safe and sound! Just wanted you to know...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Posting for my brother who does not have an account. "Our stay at the fort mason hostelling international was fabulous , thank you so much Danielle we had a great time, and the location is a memorable experience of a lifetime I'll truly cherish. So thank you with best regards Leo and Jaclyn Barabad."

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are so pleased that you had such an unforgettable visit. Hope you can make it back to see us again one day! Take care and have safe travels :) Terika

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's clean and quiet as hostel goes. The location is fabulous, in Fort Mason by the ocean. I enjoyed walking along the shoreline. I stayed in a 4-women dorm room, and my roommates were quiet and considerate. I never found that I had to wait long for facilities, though I did stay Sun-Thur. There...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for this incredibly kind review of our hostel! I am so excited to find out that you enjoyed your time in our modest home on the hill so much. What great tips you’ve left for future guests – I agree about taking a taxi back into Fort Mason at night. Although the area is quite...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed at Hi Hostel Fisherman's Wharf for 4 nights and have no complaints. Our room was with 10 other people, and as far as hostels go, our stay was quite comfortable. The mattresses are good, the linens are provided and clean. The hostel is an old converted military barracks, so it has character, very high ceilings which give the...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this stellar review of the hostel, I am bowled over by your kind and comical words! I think you should write the description for our website ;) Seriously though, it pleases me greatly to find out that you had such an amazing time while visiting us. All of the staff members here at HI-Fisherman’s Wharf...

Valladolid, Spain
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The relaxed location next to the bay makes it a good place to start and end the day. Location looks very safe, so you can take a walk in the evening or arrive late. And it is not far away from the pier to depart to Alcatraz: you can walk there. My choice was a room with shared bunks, as...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this incredible review of the hostel! I am extremely pleased to find out that you had such a great time while you were here, even if it was short visit. I especially like your comment about the piano music spreading throughout the hostel – what a romantic way to think about it! Hope you can...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stayed in a five bed female dormitory. It was cramped, but there was a large locker under the bed for all my things. Plenty of bathrooms, large kitchen, a cafe, lounge area, cinema. The staff were friendly and there was free stuff to sign up for every day. The location is great - quiet, but just around the corner...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind review of the hostel! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience when you were here – this is exactly what we wanted to happen and was our plan all along! I appreciate your honest feedback about the 5 bed dorm – we have actually been thinking about taking a bed out and making it...

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Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in a National Park overlooking the Bay at San Francisco's first and best hostel! Both shared and private rooms available, cafe serving three meals/day plus free continental breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, DSL Internet lounge, fully equipped guest kitchen, game room, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, keycard security, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. In a beautiful park setting near North Beach, Pier 39, and cable cars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Address: 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123-1335
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: RM177 - RM616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf 2*
Number of rooms: 172
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“Call ahead. Plan your trip. It could be noisy if a large group of college kids is there.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“With all hostels, when staying a dorm, if you sleep early, avoid any beds in the path of light when the door opens”
 of 5 bubbles G1257NDannal, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want to be around marijuana then DON'T stay here, it was freely being smoked while I was there, legal in California.”
 of 5 bubbles 835jeffreyv, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 24 has great views of Bay and Fisherman's Wharf area”
 of 5 bubbles BrettL562, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“IF you want privacy and space don't choose a bunk room.”
 of 5 bubbles wendycO6932IT, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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