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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

San Francisco hotels seemed expensive, so we opted for a hostel for this leg of our travels (PCH and Yosemite). We stopped 4 nights, and considered checking out on the first night. We booked a private twin room. Super basic. Bunk beds. No TV. Rules about not eating in the room. Our "shared bathroom" was actually a communal toilets and...

Thank lissy2904
Erlangen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is great for all ages, from teenagers to over 60. It was really chill and I loved the sitting room area with many sofas and a fire in the center. Although some people might want to stay downtown I found the location great as it was quiet, relaxed and had a fabulous view! The guy at the reception...

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

Thank you so much for this short and sweet review of the hostel! You have no idea how much it warms my heart to learn that you had such a stellar time while visiting our humble home by the Bay. I’d love to know which front desk associate helped you out so that I may send them your regards! Truly...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing, big Shout-out to Daniel for his excellent customer service. We arrived in S.F. at 6:45 am, Daniel got our reservation processed and our bags stored immediately, even though check-in isn't until 3:00 pm. We only had reservations for Thursday (due to lack of availability at time of booking for Friday), but my wife was going to be attending...

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

Thank you so so much for this incredible review of the hostel! I agree with you, Daniel provides amazing customer service. We all feel extremely lucky to work with him and I am so pleased to know that he made your stay so wonderful! We look forward to having you and your wife visit again one day soon. You’ll see...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great, really beautiful. A bit far from the center though, especially if you get the distances in the US wrong every time. The beds are not so good, memory foam, and really loud. Also the heater was making a lot of noise. The breakfast is typical American breakfast as you get everywhere. The showers and toilets are...

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

Thank you for your candid review of the hostel. I apologize that you did not really enjoy your time while visiting us. I would like to address the statement you made about us requesting that you throw used toilet paper in the green bin outside of the stall – this is simply not true. We only request that after washing...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed back in October, for the first time in a hostel and in the USA we were very happy with the room and the location. Best part was the staff. Jasper was unreal doing anything possible to make our stay. Would be the first hostel I go back too.

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

Thank you for your kind review of the hostel! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much while staying with us AND that your first hostel experience was a pleasant one! I will make sure to let Jasper know what a wonderful job he's doing and that he helped make your visit with us so fabulous! Thanks so...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views are fabulous! The staff is so friendly and it's the most spacious hostel we've stayed in. They have a cafe that you can purchase a pint in or late night dinner. The fort is really awesome too; no taxes since on federal property!!

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

Wow, thank you so much for this short and sweet review of the hostel! Sounds like you had a wonderful time while visiting us. We all work very hard to make sure that each and every guest has an outstanding time while staying at the hostel, so it pleases me immensely to learn that we succeeded with you! Really hope...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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...

2Thank Lucy D
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 18 February 2017 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 2 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...

Thank Theresa R
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 31 January 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...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $58 - $182 (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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