HI San Francisco City Center Hostel

in the beautiful state of California
  • aerial view of HI San Francisco lounge with hostellers
  • outside of HI San Francisco Hostel
  • spacious and modern private room in the San Francisco Hostel
  • two girls talking in four bed hostel dorm room
  • elegant and bright mezzanine of HI San Francisco City Center

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 some friends for evening drinks and free morning breakfast at our speak-easy-chic café; and enjoy private bathrooms in every room (yes, even dorms!). Spend an afternoon watching people-watching or cozying up on a sofa from our second-floor open mezzanine lounge, or get to know your roommates while you make a group meal in our fully equipped guest kitchen.

HI SF City Center 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, and have lots of insider info on the city to take you beyond the guidebook stops. 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 with your fellow travelers.

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

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Amenities

  • Cafe/Bar
  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Breakfast at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lift
  • Lockers available
  • Luggage Store
  • Currency exchange at or near the hostel
  • Hostel open 24h
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • TV room
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • City centre location
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shopping centre/market nearby
  • Swimming pool at or near hostel

Address & Contact

HI San Francisco City Center
685 Ellis Street
San Francisco California 94109
Phone 1 (415) 474-5721
Fax 1 (415) 776-0775
GPS 37.784156, -122.417374

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 185

Opening Times
> 24 hours
> All Year

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