Vintage and retro meet modern and cool at HI San Francisco City Center, a former 1920s boutique hotel and a great launch pad for exploring the City by the Bay. With a marble-tiled lobby and mahogany-railed mezzanine level, this hostel combines the throwback charm of its past life with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and the social community atmosphere HI USA is known for. Plus, every single room in this hostel has a private bathroom (even the dorms!) as another perk from its past.Travelers and conference-goers alike can make new friends over the free continental breakfast and join them again later for beer or wine at the hostels speakeasy-chic bar, or just spend some time cozying up with a book on one of the comfy couches in the common areas. HI San Francisco City Center also offers a fully equipped guest kitchen for those who want to prepare and share some good home cooking. Located in the historic and edgy Tenderloin neighborhood, the hostel is right in the melting pot that is San Francisco, though still off the beaten tourist path. Its conveniently close to some of the city’s best (and cheapest) Southeast Asian fare as well as fun bars, clubs and live music venues, which are reminders of the area’s colorful past. And when you want to venture out to the Moscone Center, the airport, or other parts of the SF, HI SF City Center is just blocks from the Civic Center BART station.
Best of all, while staying at HI San Francisco City Center, you’ll be able to take advantage of all of our awesome tours and activities. Meet fellow travelers on a Bike the Bay trip across the Golden Gate Bridge; explore Chinatown or the hills of San Francisco on a walking tour with our local guides; or enjoy a free tea tasting or delicious community meal back at the hostel with other hostellers.