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HI - San Francisco - City Center

HI - San Francisco - City Center

685 Ellis Street CA 94109, San Francisco, USA Map Send to a friend
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Accommodation USA San Francisco HI - San Francisco - City Center

HI - San Francisco - City Center

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Vintage character, retro cool, and modern amenities – HI –San Francisco City Center’s got it all. The City Center hostel started life in the 1920s as a boutique hotel, and while period details like a marble-tiled lobby and mahogany-railed mezzanine still remain, it’s the 21st century amenities our guests love most. Connect to fast, free Wi-Fi throughout the building, grab evening drinks and free morning breakfast at our speak-easy-chic café, and enjoy private bathrooms in every room (yes, even dorms!).

The City Center hostel is off the beaten tourist path but still close to it all. Located between the edgy Tenderloin District and the clean marble columns of the city’s Civic Center and Arts Districts, our neighborhood is a hub for some of the city’s best cheap cuisine, as well as great nightclubs and live music venues. We’re just 7 blocks from the Civic Center BART station, making it easy for our guests to get all over the city, as well as to and from the San Francisco and Oakland airports.

Best of all, whether you want to explore the city or chill at the hostel, our staff is here to help. We're always hosting movie nights, group dinners, and tons of other special events on site. We also organize free or cheap activities like pub crawls, walking tours, and museum days to help you experience everything our city has to offer.

On-site amenities include:

*Fast, free Wi-Fi

*Free breakfast

*Large, professional-grade guest kitchen

*Free linens and towels

*Daily housekeeping

*Discounted airport shuttle

“A sensational base camp for an assault on the city.” – Lonely Planet

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. To maintain our low overhead and to be able to offer low-budget accommodations to as many people as possible, non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night upon check-in.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

Prices listed do NOT include taxes. Daily bed rates of $30 or more are subject to 15% tourist, city and hotel taxes. Taxes are added at check in.
Luggage Storage for daytime use only for guests checking in or out on day of use until midnight.
Maximum stay Policy: 14 consecutive nights or an accumulative 14 nights during each calendar year.
Domestic guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. International guests under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Francisco county. At check in, all guests must present a valid government issued photo identification.
Please note that we try our best to keep people travelling together in the same room. However, sometimes we may not be able to do so due to room configuration or existing bookings. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly.
HI-San Francisco City Center is operated by Hostelling International, a non-profit membership-based organization. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3/night daily membership fee upon check-in.

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I can certainly recommend this hostel. You walk in and it feels like a hotel, beautiful lobby and lounge area. The rooms are nice, clean and quiet. The staff are really knowledgeable and helpful. The free breakfast is handy though nothing special and it would be nice to have more condiments than just jam, and the breakfast room is a little small for such a big hostel - but these are really small things. The only really big down point for this place is that it is in a distinctly dodgy area with lots of drunks, druggies and panhandlers around. Nevertheless it is quite central and good value overall.

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Location
2
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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