Trading downtown convenience for a glorious park-like 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.
Since you’re visiting the “City by the Bay,” why not stay right on the waterfront? Located in historic Fort Mason, HI-San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf is surrounded by National Park land on one side, and by the San Francisco Bay on the other. Just outside the hostel, take in breathtaking views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, then take an easy stroll to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, or the posh Marina district.
To explore the rest of San Francisco, simply hop on a MUNI bus just outside the park, or join in on free or cheap hostel activities like pub crawls, walking tours, and museum visits. Heading further afield? Arrange your trip to Muir Woods, wine country, Yosemite, and beyond with our helpful front-desk staff.
Back at the hostel, relax on the sun deck, watch a movie in the theater-style cinema room, or curl up in front of the gas stove in our cozy communal lounge. Enjoy a free continental breakfast, including organic fruit and fair-trade coffee, at our on-site Café Franco. Later in the day, Café Franco serves homemade, organic lunch and dinner specials, as well as local beer and wine by the glass, to hungry travelers and locals alike. If you prefer to cook your own meals, a nearby supermarket makes it easy to take advantage of the hostel’s fully equipped guest kitchen and dining areas.
HI-Fisherman’s Wharf offers accommodation in shared dorms, as well private rooms sleeping up to 3 people.
On-site amenities include:
*Free linens and towels
*Pay-as-you-go DSL-Internet computer terminals
*Game room with pool table and free jukebox
*Discounted airport shuttle service
*Free or cheap activities and tours including pub crawls, walking tours, museum visits, and more
“Wake up every morning and look out the window of the former military outpost at a million-dollar view of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the sunrise – there’s not a hotel in town, expensive or cheap, with a better view.” – Frommer’s
Please note that we cannot accept group reservations here on HostelWorld; for groups of 8 or more please call 877-GO-HOSTEL.