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HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is set in one of the most unique buildings we've ever stayed in; it has so much history and you can read all about it during your stay! The ambiance and atmosphere are really cozy and friendly, and we had a great stay.
The hostel is located in Fort Mason, a fairly quiet residential area in San Francisco (even at night). You can see the ocean and even the Golden Gate Bridge from here, and the famous Fisherman's Wharf is within short walking distance. A few buses stop nearby. There aren't any shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity, so you'd have to walk for a bit, but there is a nice onsite cafe.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel is set in a very unique building that was converted into a hostel, so rooms are scattered all around. The rooms are rather basic but clean. There are bunk beds with big drawers where you can store your belongings under the beds, but you'll need to bring your own lock. The rooms are heated and not too crowded.
The bathrooms are shared; there are separate male and female bathrooms and they are large, spacious, and equipped with all the necessities. There is even a basket with complementary toiletries. We especially love the layout!
There are plenty of common spaces to hang out and they are all wonderful. There is a huge lounge with a fire, huge windows, and lots of eclectic art and comfy seats. Not only does the place look stylish and beautiful, but it's also very comfy and there are always fellow travelers to chat with and meet. There is a computer area, a cafe, and even a mini movie theatre that has Netflix ... it's absolutely dangerous and addictive!
The complimentary breakfast is one of the best we've had in a hostel -- it includes fruit, fresh juices, bread, and cereal. There's also a huge and fully equipped kitchen you can use to cook and lots of space to store your own food, but don't forget to label it and wash up when you're done!
There's good and fast Wi-Fi all around.
This hostel is not one of the cheapest ones, and it's not very centrally located, but if you would like to stay somewhere beautiful and pamper yourself a bit, we definitely recommend giving it a try! We'd love to be back here someday.
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Published on Mar 20, 2019
Location and Contact
• Directions By Car: 2 miles north of downtown. Enter Ft. Mason at Bay & Franklin, at the first stop sign, pass to the left of the chapel, follow road to Bldg 240 • Directions By Bus: From Trans Bay terminal take MUNI #10 northbound to Bay & Van Ness, walk 1 block west to Franklin • Directions By Airport: Take shuttle vans to hostel or take BART to Montgomery Station. Then MUNI Bus #30 Northbound to North Point St. & Van Ness. Walk one block west on Bay to Franklin. Turn right into Ft. Mason • Directions By Train: From Ferry Bldg, take MUNI F line northbound to Bay, transfer to #10. Caltrain MUNI #47 westbound, exit at Bay & Van Ness