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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Stayed at the HI Fort Mason for 3 nights and had a great time. As far as hostels go, it's very clean, the wifi is good and there are plenty of places to plug in your devices. Location is unbeatable, you can walk out the door after breakfast and see the Golden Gate bridge in the background. The highlight for...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your kind review of the hostel! I am so happy to find out that you had such a wonderful time here and that the front line staff were able to help you in your time of need. Hopefully you were able to get your luggage back safe and sound! Just wanted you to know...

Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Posting for my brother who does not have an account. "Our stay at the fort mason hostelling international was fabulous , thank you so much Danielle we had a great time, and the location is a memorable experience of a lifetime I'll truly cherish. So thank you with best regards Leo and Jaclyn Barabad."

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are so pleased that you had such an unforgettable visit. Hope you can make it back to see us again one day! Take care and have safe travels :) Terika

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's clean and quiet as hostel goes. The location is fabulous, in Fort Mason by the ocean. I enjoyed walking along the shoreline. I stayed in a 4-women dorm room, and my roommates were quiet and considerate. I never found that I had to wait long for facilities, though I did stay Sun-Thur. There...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for this incredibly kind review of our hostel! I am so excited to find out that you enjoyed your time in our modest home on the hill so much. What great tips you’ve left for future guests – I agree about taking a taxi back into Fort Mason at night. Although the area is quite...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We stayed at Hi Hostel Fisherman's Wharf for 4 nights and have no complaints. Our room was with 10 other people, and as far as hostels go, our stay was quite comfortable. The mattresses are good, the linens are provided and clean. The hostel is an old converted military barracks, so it has character, very high ceilings which give the...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this stellar review of the hostel, I am bowled over by your kind and comical words! I think you should write the description for our website ;) Seriously though, it pleases me greatly to find out that you had such an amazing time while visiting us. All of the staff members here at HI-Fisherman’s Wharf...

Valladolid, Spain
Reviewed December 12, 2016

The relaxed location next to the bay makes it a good place to start and end the day. Location looks very safe, so you can take a walk in the evening or arrive late. And it is not far away from the pier to depart to Alcatraz: you can walk there. My choice was a room with shared bunks, as...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this incredible review of the hostel! I am extremely pleased to find out that you had such a great time while you were here, even if it was short visit. I especially like your comment about the piano music spreading throughout the hostel – what a romantic way to think about it! Hope you can...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed December 7, 2016

I stayed in a five bed female dormitory. It was cramped, but there was a large locker under the bed for all my things. Plenty of bathrooms, large kitchen, a cafe, lounge area, cinema. The staff were friendly and there was free stuff to sign up for every day. The location is great - quiet, but just around the corner...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind review of the hostel! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience when you were here – this is exactly what we wanted to happen and was our plan all along! I appreciate your honest feedback about the 5 bed dorm – we have actually been thinking about taking a bed out and making it...

Reviewed December 2, 2016

It is my understanding that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana and I, as a progressive thinker, am all for individuals pursuing the things in life which make them happy. However, my employer requires drug testing and any positive result will result in my employment with them being terminated. This hostel was filled with with the...

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Thank you for your feedback about your visit with us. It is disheartening to hear that you discovered marijuana smoke in the building. We have a zero tolerance policy and take drug use within the hostel very seriously. I am concerned that the staff was unaware of this occurance as we would have ejected the smoker immediately after investigating the...

Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Checking in was easy, the room was cheap, although I had an 8 bed all female hostel and all of my roommates were asleep by 9pm, it was still very comfortable and cozy. They had a fireplace in the lounge with free books, free wifi, and the staff is so laid back and helpful. The next day I woke up...

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Wow! What an awesome summary of your amazing adventure here at our hostel by the Bay! I am so glad to learn that you had such a wonderful visit and can’t wait for you to come back and see us again one day! We strive to always improve, so next time you visit, you’ll see how much more awesome we...

Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

7 of us stayed in a 10 bed dorm with no air con or fan. There was only 1 PowerPoint with a multi adapter in the room so you had to leave your stuff by that bunk. With the cost for the night it was the most overpriced place we stayed in the whole month we were in the USA....

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Terika T, Manager at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hostel! I apologize that you were not 100% satisfied with your stay. Hopefully you and your roommates were able to open the windows to get some air in your room as it is extremely rare in our city for there to be air conditioning or a fan in a building as old as...

Marina del Rey, California
Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a great hostel. I stayed in a private room which has one full sized bunk bed and one single. Not much else in the room except for a chair, small table and lockers (bring your own lock). But oh the view...it is fantastic! Could see the entire SF Bay including Alcatraz Island right from our window also could...

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Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in a National Park overlooking the Bay at San Francisco's first and best hostel! Both shared and private rooms available, cafe serving three meals/day plus free continental breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, DSL Internet lounge, fully equipped guest kitchen, game room, free linens and towels, daily housekeeping, keycard security, free/low-cost daily activities and tours, and no curfews, chores, or lockouts. In a beautiful park setting near North Beach, Pier 39, and cable cars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Address: 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123-1335
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: $43 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf 2*
Number of rooms: 172
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“Call ahead. Plan your trip. It could be noisy if a large group of college kids is there.”
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“With all hostels, when staying a dorm, if you sleep early, avoid any beds in the path of light when the door opens”
G1257NDannal, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want to be around marijuana then DON'T stay here, it was freely being smoked while I was there, legal in California.”
835jeffreyv, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“Room 24 has great views of Bay and Fisherman's Wharf area”
BrettL562, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
“IF you want privacy and space don't choose a bunk room.”
wendycO6932IT, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
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