685 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Directions

Address:
685 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone:
1 (415) 474-5721

Google Map

GPS: N 37 47.058, W 122 25.049


From San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 

By public transit
Take a BART train ($8.25) from the airport to the Civic Center station. (Trains run 4 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. - midnight on Sundays and holidays.)

Exit the station using the UN Plaza exit. Walk across the plaza towards City Hall (the large domed building) and turn right on Larkin Street. Walk 5 blocks north on Larkin, then turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is the first building on the righthand side.

By airport shuttle
Lorrie's Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $14 per person for door-to-door transporation. Click here to reserve a ride.

Other shuttle services are also available. Reservations aren't required; look for a shuttle stop outside the baggage claim. Note that late-night or early morning service may be limited.

By taxi
There are usually plenty of private taxis available at the airport. Look for an official taxi stop outside the baggage claim. (Avoid any drivers who approach you outside of an official taxi stop.) A ride to the hostel will set you back about $50, including tip.


From Oakland International Airport (OAK)

By public transit
Take an AirBART shuttle bus ($3, exact change) from the airport to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. (Shuttles run Monday - Saturday from 5 a.m. - midnight, and on Sundays from 8 a.m. - midnight.)

Take a BART train ($3.80) to the Civic Center station. Exit the station using the UN Plaza exit. Walk across the plaza towards City Hall (the large domed building) and turn right on Larkin Street. Walk 5 blocks north on Larkin, then turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is the first building on the righthand side.

By airport shuttle
Available shuttle services include BayPorter Express and SuperShuttle. Expect to pay around $26-$32 for one person ($15 for each additional person). Reservations are highly recommended, and in some cases required.

By taxi
Private taxis are sometimes available at the airport, but you may have a long wait, and some taxis are not licensed for service to San Francisco. A ride to the hostel will cost about $75. 


From the Transbay/Greyhound bus terminal

By public transit
From the front (Mission Street) entrance of the terminal, take MUNI bus #38 ($2, exact change) to Geary and Larkin streets. Walk 2 blocks south on Larkin to Ellis Street and turn left. The hostel is on the righthand side. You can also take MUNI bus #38L to Geary and Leavenworth streets. Walk 1 block west on Geary to Hyde Street and turn left. Walk 2 blocks south on Hyde and turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is on the lefthand side.

By taxi
Private taxis are usually available around the Transbay/Greyhound terminal; a ride to the hostel costs about $12.


From the Caltrain/Megabus station

By public transit
Exit the station and cross 4th Street, to the corner of 4th and Townsend Street. Take MUNI bus #47 ($2, exact change) to Van Ness Avenue and Eddy Street. Walk 1 block north on Van Ness, then turn right on Ellis Street and continue 2 blocks. The hostel is on the righthand side.

By taxi
Private taxis are usually available around the Caltrain station; a ride to the hostel costs about $20.


From the Amtrak train station

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 - Civic Center" as your final destination. When you arrive at Emeryville, you'll transfer from the train to an Amtrak shuttle bus.

Get off at the  Civic Center bus stop. Walk west across UN Plaza towards City Hall (the large domed building) and turn right on Larkin Street. Walk 5 blocks north on Larkin, then turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is the first building on the righthand side.


By car

From the North on Highway 101
Drive south across the Golden Gate Bridge. Stay on Highway 101 South and exit onto Lombard Street. Continue on Lombard about 1 mile to Gough Street, then turn right. Drive south for on Gough about 1 mile, then turn left on Eddy Street. Go 4 stoplights, and turn left on Larkin Street. Go 1 block north, and turn right on Ellis Street; the hostel is on your right side. There's an unloading zone in front of the entrance; when you arrive, our staff can direct you to nearby parking.

From the South on Highway 101
Take Highway 101 North to the Ninth Street/Civic Center exit, which exits from the left lanes. Exit onto Ninth Street (a one-way street). Follow Ninth Street north, staying in the two right lanes. When you cross Market Street, Ninth becomes Larkin Street; continue north on Larkin. Turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is on your right side. There's an unloading zone in front of the entrance; when you arrive, our staff can direct you to nearby parking.

From the East Bay
Drive across the Bay Bridge on Interstate 80 West. Take the Ninth Street/Civic Center exit; veer right to continue onto Ninth Street (a one-way street). Follow Ninth Street north, staying in the two right lanes. When you cross Market Street, Ninth becomes Larkin Street; continue north on Larkin. Turn right on Ellis Street. The hostel is on your right side. There's an unloading zone in front of the entrance; when you arrive, our staff can direct you to nearby parking.