H.I. San Francisco-City Center

685 Ellis Street, CA 94109, San Francisco, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.9km
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Rating: 83%from 24 reviews

  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 60%Location
  • 84%Value for money
  • 85%Facilities
H.I. San Francisco-City Centre is situated near main public transport services such as bus lines, trains and cable cars are just a few minutes away, as is Chinatown and Union Square.
As for entertainment; The Warfield, Great American Music Hall, the Opera, Symphony, and Ballet as well as many nightclubs and museums are all located in the area.

Tea and coffee is served free in the lobby at all times. If you don't feel like eating out in the many restaurants close by, we provide a restaurant-like kitchen with ovens, gas burners, microwaves and countertops, where guests can cook their own meals.

'A sensational base camp for an assault on the city.' --Lonely Planet

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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FROM THE AIRPORT:
By BART: Take a BART train from the airport to the Civic Center station. (Trains run 4 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to midnight on Sundays and holidays.) Exit the station using the UN Plaza exit. Walk across the plaza towards City Hall (the large domed building) and turn right on Larkin Street. Walk 5 blocks north on Larkin, then turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is the first building on the righthand side.

By Shuttle: Lorrie's Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $14 per person for shuttle service between San Francisco International Airport and HI-San Francisco hostels. Contact the hostel for more information and reservations.

By Taxi: There are usually plenty of private taxis available at the airport. Look for an official taxi stop outside the baggage claim. A ride from SFO to the hostel will set you back about $50.

USING GREYHOUND:
From the Greyhound Station at San Francisco's Temporary Transbay Terminal, exit and turn right on Folsom. Take your first right onto Beale and walk 1 block. Cross Howard, and find the MUNI bus #38 bus stop at the northeast corner of Howard and Beale. Take the MUNI bus #38 to Geary and Larkin Streets. Cross Geary to walk south on Larkin for 2 blocks, then turn left on Ellis. The hostel is the first building on your right.

USING AMTRAK:
The nearest Amtrak train station is in Emeryville, but Amtrak offers connecting bus service to San Francisco. When you purchase your train ticket, select 'San Francisco - Civic Center' as your final destination. From the Civic Center bus stop, walk west across UN Plaza towards City Hall (the large domed building) and turn right on Larkin Street. Walk 5 blocks north on Larkin, then turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is the first building on the righthand side.

DRIVING:
From Van Ness Avenue (US 101), drive east on O'Farrell Street. Turn left on O'Farrell Street. Turn right on Hyde Street and immediately turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is at the end of the block on your left side.

Park in the loading zone in front of the hostel; front desk staff will direct you to permanent parking nearby. Expect to pay $10 per 12 hours.

Located Near

HI-San Francisco City Center is centrally located near City Hall and the Civic Center arts district. Easy walking distance to The Warfield and the Great American Music Hall; SF Opera, Symphony, and Ballet; the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design. Also walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, SoMA, and cable cars. Close to public transit: 1 block from major MUNI bus lines, and 6 blocks from BART trains which run to/from the San Francisco International Airport and the Oakland International Airport.

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