HI-San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf
Since you're visiting the 'City by the Bay,' why not stay right on the waterfront? Located in historic Fort Mason -- part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area -- HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is surrounded by the park on one side, and breathtaking views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge on the other.
Enjoy a more rustic stay without leaving the city -- come back from excursions to nearby Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, North Beach (Little Italy), or the posh Marina district, and relax on the sundeck or in front of our wood burning stove.
Pack a picnic from our Cafe Franco -- which serves up healthy organic lunches and dinners as well as a free continental breakfast -- and head out to explore the park's walking paths, galleries, and performance spaces. To see the city, hop on a MUNI bus just outside the park, or join us for free and cheap daily activities like pub crawls, walking tours, museum visits, and day trips to places like Muir Woods, wine country, or Yosemite.
Other hostel amenities include free WiFi, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, and a brand new flat-screen TV room. In addition to dorms, we have private rooms sleeping up to 4 people.
HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is operated by Hostelling International, a nonprofit membership-based organization.
'Wake up every morning and look out the window of the former military outpost at a million dollar view of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the sunrise… there's not a hotel in town, expensive or cheap, with a better view.' --Frommer's
'This top-notch hostel is set within the expansive lawns of Fort Mason, mere paces from the bay, and has great public rooms, tons of activities and a cafe.' --Lonely Planet
'Stay in one of the city's most historic buildings, set in an urban national park with unrivalled views over San Francisco Bay to the bridge… A cheery, buzzing place with helpful staff.' --Sydney Morning Herald
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Key Card Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Pool Table
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 Montgomery 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.) Walk up to street level and take MUNI bus #30 ($2, exact change) from Kearny/Market to Van Ness/North Point. Walk one block west on Bay Street to Franklin Street. Turn right into Fort Mason and follow the HOSTEL signs to the left of the chapel and towards the water to the hostel.
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 $55.
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 - Fisherman's Wharf' as your final destination. From the Fisherman's Wharf bus stop, walk 2 blocks west on Beach Street, then take MUNI bus #47 to the Van Ness/Bay stop. Walk one block west on Bay Street to Franklin Street. Turn right into Fort Mason and follow the hostel signs to the left of the chapel and towards the water to the hostel.
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. Turn left on Howard and walk about 3 blocks. At the northeast corner of Howard and 3rd Street, find the MUNI-30 bus stop. Board a MUNI bus #30 and get off at Van Ness and North Point. Continue walking south on Van Ness to the end of the block. Turn right on Bay and walk 1 block. Turn right into Fort Mason and follow the hostel signs to the left of the chapel and towards the water to the hostel.
From the NORTH (Golden Gate Bridge): As you get off the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway 101 South becomes Lombard Street. Turn left on Franklin Street. Enter Fort Mason at Bay and Franklin. See 'Inside the Park' directions below.
From the EAST (Bay Bridge): On Highway 80 West, follow signs for the Golden Gate Bridge and exit at Octavia Blvd. Turn right on Oak Street (a one-way street). Turn left on Franklin Street (a one-way street). Go all the way to the end of Franklin and enter Fort Mason at Franklin and Bay. See 'Inside the Park' directions below.
From the SOUTH: Follow signs on Hwy 101 North to the Golden Gate Bridge exit. Exit at Octavia Blvd. Turn right on Oak Street (a one-way street). Turn left on Franklin Street (a one-way street). Go all the way to the end of Franklin and enter Fort Mason at Franklin and Bay. See 'Inside the Park' directions below.
Inside the Park: Franklin Street comes to a fork at a chapel, take the street to the left of the chapel (Pope Road). The hostel is the long white building at the end of this street.
Free parking is available at the hostel on a first-come first-served basis.
HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is housed in historic Fort Mason, on the waterfront between Fisherman's Wharf/North Beach and the Marina District. Close to public transit (1/4 mile from major MUNI bus lines).