Overview of Hostel
Since you’re visiting the “City by the Bay,” why not stay right on the waterfront? Located in historic Fort Mason, HI-San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf is surrounded by National Park land on one side, and by the San Francisco Bay on the other. Just outside the hostel, take in breathtaking views of Alc
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).
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
We do not accept group/multiple bookings through third party sites. Hostelling International Fisherman’s Wharf has a maximum stay policy. No guest may stay for more than 14 nights in a calendar year. Additionally, there is a 30 day waiting period if a stay falls at the end of the year. Meaning, if you use your 14 nights ending on December 31, you must wait until January 30 until you may stay again. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must notify us 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the first night of your stay and the rest of your reservation will be cancelled.