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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is my understanding that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana and I, as a progressive thinker, am all for individuals pursuing the things in life which make them happy. However, my employer requires drug testing and any positive result will result in my employment with them being terminated. This hostel was filled with with the...

Thank Jeffrey V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Way too many drive-by shootings in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Also, stay out of the iron bars on windows projects in the Western Addition, and "shooter's alley" the entire Southeast quarter. Deadly serious.

1Thank cal48boy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checking in was easy, the room was cheap, although I had an 8 bed all female hostel and all of my roommates were asleep by 9pm, it was still very comfortable and cozy. They had a fireplace in the lounge with free books, free wifi, and the staff is so laid back and helpful. The next day I woke up...

Thank Steph L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us stayed in a 10 bed dorm with no air con or fan. There was only 1 PowerPoint with a multi adapter in the room so you had to leave your stuff by that bunk. With the cost for the night it was the most overpriced place we stayed in the whole month we were in the USA....

Thank Kaylee2
Marina del Rey, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hostel. I stayed in a private room which has one full sized bunk bed and one single. Not much else in the room except for a chair, small table and lockers (bring your own lock). But oh the view...it is fantastic! Could see the entire SF Bay including Alcatraz Island right from our window also could...

Thank Brett L
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016

With 12 to a room and $50 per person per night, the hostel was a bit overpriced. But I guess you are paying for the location. It was easy to walk into the city, along the wharf, towards GG bridge. There was a good supermarket just 10mins walk away. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen facilities good, and the hostel...

1Thank Wendy C
Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hostel! I appreciate that you took the time to leave us some honest feedback about your experience here. I apologize that you felt the cost of the dorm was too high for what you received. We want all of our guests to feel comfortable and safe while they are visiting, so I apologize...

Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good option for a couple of nights to stay in San Francisco. Great location, free parking and really nice staff. Don't excpect too much from breakfast, enjoy the views and San Francisco and you would be satisfied!

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

Thank you for your short and sweet review of the hostel! It's really awesome to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are currently working on improving our breakfast service, so please come back and visit again in the near future and see what we've accomplished! Take care and have safe travels :) Terika

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in San Francisco isn't cheap at all . We paid (as a couple ) over $100 per night for bunk beds in separate dorms but went for this hostel as it offers free parking (otherwise you'll pay approx $30 per 24 hours to park elsewhere ). Hostel is clean and has gorgeous views over the harbour and towards the...

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's difficult to review a place like this and hard to take on reviews from other people as everyone's looking at it from a different perspective! Firstly, it is so expensive to stay in San Francisco, so if you want somewhere on a budget you inevitably end up looking at hostels and we chose this one due to the good...

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

Thank you for your candid review of the hostel! I am sorry to learn that you did not enjoy yourself while visiting us. Hostels aren’t for everyone! I’d like to address your comment about our cleanliness. Just want you to know that the bathrooms are deep cleaned every day by our hardworking housekeeping staff and the front desk staff members...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Hi as far as hostels go this is very good. My only complaint is we had to get a 12 bed shared doom. But the beds are comphy. It's just noisy with people coming and going at all hours. And our window is on the ramp so you hear bags being dragged up and down at all hours. The hostel...

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

Thank you for your review of the hostel and for giving future guests some tips about how to get a good night's sleep! We fill up rather quickly, so I recommend booking way in advance next time to secure a good spot. You may even like to try one of our private rooms during your next visit! Thank you kindly...

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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
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $47 - $162 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 835jeffreyv, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 24 has great views of Bay and Fisherman's Wharf area”
 of 5 bubbles BrettL562, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“IF you want privacy and space don't choose a bunk room.”
 of 5 bubbles wendycO6932IT, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for airport shuttle service for about $10”
 of 5 bubbles RKG001, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room that is quieter, choose to stay in a room with fewer people or in a private room.”
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