Local Discounts at HI San Francisco City Center
Museums & Exhibits
California Academy of Sciences
Named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “New Wonders of the World,” the California Academy of Sciences is the only place on Earth to combine a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium, four-story rainforest dome, and world-class research and education facility under one roof. The Academy is offering HI San Francisco hostel guests 15 percent off tickets for both general admission and Thursday NightLife events. To receive the discount, go to calacademy.org/etickets2 and create an account using SFHostels as the sales code.http://calacademy.org
Guests staying at HI San Francisco hostels receive a special $5 rate (regularly $15) for the San Francisco Comedy College’s “Scantily Clad Comedy” show on Friday nights, and the “Naked Comedy!” show on Saturday nights. To get the discount, just mention at the door that you’re staying at an HI hostel. Shows start at 9 p.m. Audience members must be 18 or older. The club is located near Union Square, just one block from the San Francisco Downtown Hostel and six blocks from the San Francisco City Center Hostel.http://www.clubhousecomedy.com
American Conservatory Theater
One of San Francisco’s most prominent stages, the American Conservatory Theater is now offering half-price “rush” tickets to San Francisco hostel guests and Hostelling International members. Rush tickets are last-minute tickets that become available two hours before showtime. Simply go to the ACT box office up to two hours before the show starts, and buy your ticket at half-off the regular price, by showing your Hostelling International membership card or paid receipt from your current stay at one of our three San Francisco hostels. The price of your ticket will vary between $7.25 and $40, based on the day of the week and seating section you choose. Tickets must be paid for in cash, and are subject to availability. ACT is located near Union Square, just one block from the San Francisco Downtown Hostel and six blocks from the San Francisco City Center Hostel.http://www.act-sf.org
Travel & Tours
Incredible Adventures is an outdoor tour company that specializes in adventures – from the tame to the extreme – around San Francisco. The company uses eco-friendly vehicles to transport local and international travelers to nearby destinations, including the majestic redwoods in Muir Woods and the breathtaking vistas of Yosemite. HI USA guests staying at any of the HI San Francisco hostels receive a 10% discount when booking online for a tour. Just use the code “HIUSA” when making your booking, and be sure to check with front desk agents for local deals that might apply for even more savings! Some of the tours offered by Incredible Adventures include:
Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Country Tour (now with BEER). Get the best of two worlds in this single day trip starting with a visit to the towering coastal Redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument. The tour ends with some sipping and swirling at family-owned boutique wineries and a brewery in Sonoma Wine Country.
Regular price: $119. Book in person or online.
Napa and Sonoma Wine Education Tour. This tour features a one-of-a-kind tour through the Benzinger Family Winery where you’ll learn about the science and art of biodynamic winemaking. Once you’re armed with the knowledge, it’s on to more wineries in the Sonoma and Napa wine regions for tastings. This tour includes lunch.
Regular price: $149. Book in person or online.
Yosemite National Park in a Day. Sample the best that the amazing Yosemite National Park has to offer during this single day excursion. You’ll get free time to explore some of the park’s greatest hits, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan.
Regular price: $169. Book in person or online.
Yosemite National Park 2-Day Overnight. This overnight tour will allow you to explore the national park with hikes through magical Giant Sequoia Trees and the iconic Yosemite Valley. With comfortable overnight accommodation and the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views from Glacier Point, this tour is a great way to get the Yosemite experience. The tour runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from April to October.
Regular price: $449 for double occupancy. Book in person or online.
Yosemite National Park 3-Day Camping Tour. Get to know the ins and outs of the park during this 3-day excursion. The tour includes two nights of camping alongside the Merced River and three days of exploring the park’s High Country, Giant Sequoia Groves and the Yosemite Valley with a professional guide to lead you throughout. The 3-day tour runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from May to October.
Regular price: $459 but there’s a special hostel rate for $409 when booking at the hostel’s front desk (you can also use the “HIUSA” promo code to get an additional 10% discount), or you can book online.
Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours
Guests at the SF City Center or Downtown hostels receive a discounted rate of $18-22/day (regularly $28-32/day) for city-ready mountain and hybrid bikes. Helmet, lock, rear rack, camera bag, bungie cord, and map included in cost of rental. Performance, tandem, and other specialty bikes are also available.http://blazingsaddles.com
Bike and Roll San Francisco
All HI San Francisco hostellers receive a discounted rate of $17/day (regularly $27/day) for a standard bike rental. Helmet, lock, rear rack, camera bag, bell, map, and flat protection included in cost of rental. Performance, tandem, and other specialty bikes are also available, as well as in-line skates.http://bikeandroll.com/
Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours
All HI San Francisco hostellers receive a discounted rate of $18/day (regularly $28/day) for city-ready mountain and hybrid bikes. Helmet, lock, rear rack, front camera bag, water holder, and map included in cost of rental. Performance bikes are also available.http://www.baycitybike.com/baybike/index.php
Lorrie’s Airport Service
Lorrie’s Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $14 per person for shuttle service between San Francisco International Airport and any of our three San Francisco hostels.http://www.lorries-shuttles.com
Spinlister Bike Rentals
Spinlister Bike Rentals - “Rent a Bike from a Local”
What: Spinlister is a marketplace that lets individual bike owners rent their bikes to travelers looking to explore.
Offer: 15% off our wide range of high quality, affordable bikes. Great bikes for all types of rides with prices starting at $5 a day!spinlister.com/hisf
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