Top choicehostel in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers
Trading downtown convenience for a glorious parklike setting with million-dollar waterfront views, this hostel occupies a former army hospital building, with bargain-priced private rooms and dorms (some co-ed) with four to 22 beds (avoid bunks one and two – they're by doorways). Huge kitchen. No curfew but no heat during daytime: bring warm clothes. Limited free parking.