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1 room, 2 adults

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America

Located steps from SHN Curran Theatre
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Great location, great staff. Room was definitely in a city environment but ear plugs were…Jan 22, 2020
  • Free water and coffee/tea at the Lobby. Breakfast had also more then other Hostels I have…Oct 5, 2019

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

from €104
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private)
  • Economy Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4-Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6-Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8-Bed)
  • Premium Shared Dormitory, Women only (4-Bed)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only (4-Bed)
  • Premium Shared Dormitory, Men only (4-Bed)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only (4-Bed)

What’s around HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Moscone Convention Center - 12 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 12 min walk
  • San Francisco City Hall - 20 min walk
  • Oracle Park - 28 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 28 min walk
  • Exploratorium - 32 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 34 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 33 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 38 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 47 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 23 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 15 min drive
  • Powell St. Station - 6 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 10 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts



    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-3:00 AM
    • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


    • No cribs (infant beds)


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


    • Free WiFi in public areas

    • Free WiFi in rooms



    • Airport drop off (available 24 hours) *

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    * See small print for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink
    • Free continental breakfast daily
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Microwave in a common area
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Elevator
    • ATM/banking
    • Television in common areas
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Languages Spoken
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Sleep well
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    Freshen up
    • Bathtub or shower
    Stay connected
    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Daily housekeeping

    HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel’s small print

    Also known as

    • Hi Francisco Hostel Francisco
    • HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel San Francisco
    • HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

    Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person

    Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs USD 15

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 18 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Great place to stay!
    The front desk staff were amazing and so helpful, with lots of recommendations of things to do. The hostel was in nice condition, you can tell that it has been around for a while, but kept up nicely. The breakfast was good, but very busy! The beds were really comfy and I slept great! The only downside was that there were a lot of homeless people on the streets surrounding the hostel, which seemed to be an issue everywhere we went. Sometimes they were noisy at nighttime. We left the hostel around 8 PM one night to go to a restaurant which was 1/4 mile away, and I did feel unsafe on the walk.
    Kristin, us2 night trip with friends
    Very Good 8.0
    The location is really good.
    WEI-TING, ca5 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very pretty hostel with helpful staff
    Thhe women in the re eption were really helpful and helped me book my further trip to yosemite and gave a lot of options and advice. Awesome arrangements of daily activities. The free China town tour was a really great experience; temple visits and tea tasting with a really great guide! Also great breakfast for the price and I loved the sustainability conciousness all over the hostel; recycling, saving water, no one time use cutlery or plater at breakfast etc.
    Lisa, us1 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Stay for the convenient location
    Stayed in a 4-bed dorm style room. The location is the reason why I would stay here again. Closer to the bart station than any other hostels in SF. Pros: hand washing sink inside the room; plenty of hooks for hanging towels and clothes; provision or towel is a plus; individual outlets on the top of the bed. Cons: carpeted floor feels dirty in the damp SF weather; underbed drawers are awkwardly long there was barely enough space to open, and they are made with metal so they made lots of noise when open and close, bottom of the drawers are not enclosed so your belongings are pretty much on the dirty carpet. This applies to most popular hostel in SF- homeless problems is getting worse. During this trip they are more aggressive than before. One homeless woman was aggressively staying in my way while i was walking down Ellis street (seems to be the main skid row). On multiple occassions, the homeless would wait at crosswalks so I always ended up walking on the road when I see one waiting.
    us2 night trip

    HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel

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