Our social and vibrant hostel in downtown SF is the place to stay! Each room has 2 full size beds, or one full size bed and 2 single beds . We focus on creating a community where guests can gather together, share a meal and exchange travel stories!
Each room has 2 double beds bunk bed style. This is a shared room and there will be another two guests in the other double bed.
We provide a complimentary hair dryer and $1 towel rental from the front desk. There are five bathrooms on each floor, each with complimentary Essential Oil organic lavender shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. We also have a free sauna on the top floor and massage chairs in the lobby for your every relaxation need.
Our Grand Ballroom is the heart of the hostel where people play music, make friends and unforgettable memories, fall in love with the city and each other, and raise glasses in celebration. The ballroom, where musicians are always invited to play, has a pool table, foosball table, books, games, and complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day. We provide free wi-fi throughout the hostel and also free computer use in our internet lounge. Just off of the ballroom we have a fully equipped kitchen that is open 24 hours a day for you to use. We provide a guest fridge for you store food, liquor, whatever you want!
Every morning we offer a free breakfast that consists of bagels, fresh fruit, organic oatmeal, eggs, OJ, coffee and tea. We have free dinners every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We invite guests to help cook, but of course you don't have to cook to eat!
We are an incredibly social hostel. We have 24-hour front desk staff that is always happy to help with directions, recommendations or even just to exchange travel stories!
Our hostel is located in the culturally rich neighborhood of North Beach (SF's Little Italy) and borders America's largest Chinatown. We have great food and great fun on all sides! The rhythm of the Beat poets flow in the streets outside their regular hangouts, like Vesuvio, and City Lights Bookstore, just a couple of blocks away. We are surrounded by numerous MUNI bus and train lines. The Bart train is about a 15 minute walk and we are only a 20 minute walk from the famous Fisherman's Wharf.
One thing to be aware of is that we are known as a very social hostel--it isn't unheard of for our guests to have loud parties in our ballroom. We would love to have you stay here, but we also understand that that environment isn't right for everyone.
This is your home away from home, the perfect spot to leave your worries behind while you explore the many sights of the City by the Bay!
There's one word that fully encompasses the experience of staying at our hostel: Community. At first glance, one might presume that the endgame of all hostels is to create a sense of firm familiarity among guest and staff alike, but with us, you can feel it. With a full roster of events that are ongoing, all inclusive in both experience and price, and a design purposefully conducive to the gathering of folks all around the world, we are dedicated to establishing a world reaching community that you feel while you are here, and long after your stay.
Our adventure travel company launched in 1974 with the purpose of bringing together folks who share the same single ambition: Travel! For the next twenty years, our buses brought these wandering souls to experience places as close as Santa Barbara and Monterey, to destinations as far as Alaska, New York City, and even Costa Rica. As incredible as these destinations are, we believe it is more about the journey than the destination.
In the 1990’s we opened our San Francisco hostel to offer a haven for travelers to settle, rest, and of course party! In opening our hostel, we hoped to create a sense of community and create a haven where these newly found friendships would flourish. We believe that bringing people together to create a community is the true purpose of a hostel.
Community. That’s what we’re about. Stop by and experience it for yourself.