HI San Francisco Downtown

312 Mason StreetSan Francisco94102USA
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About HI San Francisco Downtown

The HI San Francisco, Downtown Hostel offers a range of accommodation options in the sought after downtown area of San Francisco.

Many rooms are private with self-contained bathroom. Others are shared and in dormitory style.

Communally, the facilities include free WiFi, linen and towels. There is a shared theatre-style TV room, plus shower, kitchen and laundry facilities. A 24-hour front desk, elevator, vending machines, daily room service and ATM machine also feature.

A free breakfast is available at HI San Francisco, Downtown. Locally, there are numerous restaurants and food outlets to appeal to all tastes and budgets. These include Farallon, Zero Zero and Crustacean Pizzas. The many convenience and grocery stores include Star Convenience, Quick Stop and Go Go Deli Market.

The hostel is close to Union Square and is a matter of minutes’ walk from Chinatown Gates and Westfield Mall.


312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, USA
Telephone: +1(415)7885604 | Fax: +1(415)7883023 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable + clean. More like a hotel!

Whether you stay in a shared, dorm. type room, or an upgraded private one, everywhere is really well decorated and cleaned and maintained to a high standard. Bed linen and towels are nice + fresh and showers and toilets are also super clean.

Spacious communal facilities.

The dining room is attractive with plenty of space. It's certainly not cramped at all. The kitchen too is excellent and they've got a clever way of labeling and identify the food you bring in. There is, also a free and impressive breakfast provided.

Great location; plus the staff deserve praise.

The location is just about perfect; very central with public transport nearby. Powell Street and Union Square, though, are only a couple of minutes walk away. Staff are ultra friendly and helpful and on top of everything else that they do, they organize great pub crawls, tours, taco nights etc.

Negative Reviews

Noise can be a problem.

Accommodation overlooking Mason Street can suffer from noise. The street is very busy.

No holiday atmosphere.

It depends what you want but, because so many of the other 'inmates' seem to be working in the area, there's very little of the holiday spirit about the place. Also, whilst the surrounding area is great during the day, there's a rather menacing and uneasy atmosphere at night. It's tempting to stay in after dark falls.

Cold comfort.

Wherever you go; rooms, kitchen, dining room ... the place is strangely cold. The water pressure is unreliable too, so don't promise yourself a prompt hot shower.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3440 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    8.6 /10
  • Expedia
    8.8 /10
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    8.6 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 3440 reviews