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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

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Manteca, California
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I mean it is a hostel, have your expectations in check. I thought it was great mostly because I am used to paying $30 a day JUST FOR PARKING in San Francisco. I paid $30 a night for a dorm bed, breakfast and parking. I mean that's like almost free. lol I stayed in a private room with 2 twin...

Thank Angela M
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The front desk rep was really friendly upon our arrival! We were immediately impressed by the great location of the hostel. Such a safe and private area, and plenty of parking. We felt comfortable leaving our car there for the three days of our stay. My boyfriend and I stayed in a co-ed dorm with about 20 people. We were...

1Thank mmh32014
Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Five nights of fun in the sun. About $40 a night including continental breakfast. If you drive parking is included. Lots of fun people from around the world in my room. I've been staying here for 19 years and I will be back.

2Thank Katie G
ocean springs, ms
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The hostel was wonderful. The location had amazing views and a perfect view and was extremely safe. There was free parking and the common rooms were great with movies in the theatre room. The staff was wonderful, there was free wifi, and the breakfast was very good. The only negatives were that the breakfast area was too small to accommodate...

1Thank smckj
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

All in all, the place worked out fine. I'm a veteran of hostels around the world, and the experience here was par for the course - that is to say, perfectly acceptable, with lots of amenities right in house, so once you're there, you don't necessarily have to go anywhere (a good thing since the building is located a bit...

3Thank Ned T
Fresno, California
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My first hostel experience and by far a wonderful experience, everyone working there was so helpful and kind, always friendly and in good spirits even at 1am. Very clean bathrooms, showers, kitchen, sleeping rooms, beds, and you name it the whole place was great. The free breakfast was just right, and they cafe food was delish and not expensive at...

Thank RaquelSarah
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My friend and I stayed at HI-SF for 3 nights after she flew in from Australia. The location is literally right on the bay in the Marina District with a view of Alcatraz in front and the Golden Gate to your left. Can't beat that! Room was small but private, but the bunk beds need a ladder rather than trying...

3Thank CarolineM1974
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were there for alternative spring break for 9 nights total. Don't expect much from here, even though I like the location. Most of their room is hostel style double bed. For hitch hiker and cheaper traveler, it would be the best option. Bathroom and toilet are not clean (okkay, it works fine and they clean them everyday but its...

Thank Mirazun M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 17 June 2014

To paraphrase a 1970s movie theme song, “Where do I begin..?” To tell the story, that is, of a stay at a previously beloved venue which has now devolved into a rude awakening? I first stayed here in August of 2001, one month before the horrific attacks upon the U.S.A. It was a quieter time, perhaps more genteel, certainly more...

1Thank Abie S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I was here for 3 days during June , The front desk was super helpful, The location was conveniently close to transit and you can take your morning walk anywhich way either to the warf or towards the golden gate . The dorms were clean, but the only problem was the foam mattresses , not the most comfortable . they...

Thank Sehaj K

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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 Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM187 - RM600 (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.”
, 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”
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.”
835jeffreyv, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 24 has great views of Bay and Fisherman's Wharf area”
BrettL562, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“IF you want privacy and space don't choose a bunk room.”
wendycO6932IT, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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