Overview of HI San Francisco City Center

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Lobby Sitting Area
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Bar
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art19 min walk
    Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center20 min walk
    Popular Location555 California Street2 min drive
    AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)19 min drive

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About this area

San Francisco

Located in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighborhood, HI San Francisco City Center is in the city center. Ferry Building and Berkeley Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Exploratorium and Pier 39. Check out an event or a game at Oracle Park, and consider making time for California Academy of Sciences, a top attraction not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 19 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 20 min walk
  • 555 California Street - 2 min drive
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion - 3 min drive
  • Lombard Street - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 3 min drive
  • California St & Larkin St Stop - 9 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 19 min drive


  • Ivy's Place — 1 min walk
  • Moulin Rouge Breakfast Cafe — 3 min walk
  • Ha-Ra Club — 3 min walk
  • Brenda's French Soul Food — 4 min walk
  • Jane — 4 min walk

About this property

HI San Francisco City Center

Eco-friendly San Francisco hostel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to Orpheum Theater
A bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and a library are onsite. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
HI San Francisco City Center offers 75 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Discounted parking nearby
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar


  • Elevator
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in from 3 PM - 4 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0 per night, (from 1 to 17 years old)

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

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Hostelling International San Francisco City Center Hostel
Hostelling International San Francisco City Center
Hostel HI San Francisco City Center
HI San Francisco City Center San Francisco
Hostelling International San Francisco City Center
HI San Francisco City Center San Francisco
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation HI San Francisco City Center
HI San Francisco City Center Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HI San Francisco City Center and receive a full refund?
Yes, HI San Francisco City Center offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HI San Francisco City Center cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is HI San Francisco City Center pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at HI San Francisco City Center?
HI San Francisco City Center doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at HI San Francisco City Center?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 4 AM.
Does HI San Francisco City Center provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is HI San Francisco City Center located?
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue, Orpheum Theater, and San Francisco City Hall. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Civic Center Plaza are also within 10 minutes. California St & Larkin St Stop is 9 minutes by foot and Market St & Hyde St Stop is 10 minutes.

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