312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Local Discounts

Life on the road can be pricey, but fear not dear traveler!

We've rounded up a batch of discounts for guests, from neighborhood businesses as well as some major attractions. Most of the places listed below are within a few blocks of our hostel. When you check in, we'll give you a list of discounts and a handy map for finding savings nearby.

Food and Drinks

Black Magic Voodoo Lounge -$5 well drinks or 24 oz. PBR, $6 draft beer.

Edinburgh Castle Pub -$1 off beer and well drinks until 10 p.m.

Gangway - Special happy hour drink prices all night.

Latin Grill Express - 15% off dinner menu, $4 sangria ($15 carafe), and the Hostel Special: Cuban pork sandwich with Cuban black beans for $8.

Lush Lounge -Special happy hour drink prices all night.

Tikka Masala -5% off food and drinks.

Yemeni’s Restaurant -10% off food and drinks. Read more here.

Zen Yai Thai -10% off food and drinks.

Arts and Recreation

American Conservatory Theater - One of San Francisco's most prominent stages, ACT offers half-price "rush" tickets to our hostel guests and HI USA members. Simply go to the box office up to 2 hours before showtime, and showing your membership card or paid receipt from your current hostel stay. The price of your ticket will vary between $7.25 and $40.00, based on the day of the week and seating section you choose. Tickets must be paid for in cash, and are subject to availability. ACT is located near Union Square, just a block from our hostel.

California Academy of Sciences - Named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "New Wonders of the World," the California Academy of Sciences is the only place on Earth to combine a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium, four-story rainforest dome, and world-class research and education facility under one roof. Blending seamlessly into the beautiful landscape of Golden Gate Park, the Academy is the world’s largest public green building, and is topped with a living roof -- a 2.5-acre expanse of native California plants that provide a habitat for birds, butterflies, and insects. Experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest, and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe -- all in one place by visiting the "Greenest Museum in the World." The Academy offers our guests 15 percent off tickets for both general admission and Thursday NightLife events. To receive the discount, go to calacademy.org/etickets2 and click on "Create new user account using existing Sales Code" (just below the orange "login" button). Enter the Sales Code "SFHostels" and password "penguin" (both are case sensitive), then proceed with your order. Note: Discounted tickets must be purchased online or at our front desk.

Airport Shuttle

Lorrie's Airport Service offers a discounted rate of $14 per person for shuttle service to/from San Francisco International Airport. Reserve online or at our front desk.

Bike Rentals

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours offers our guests a discounted rate of $18-22 per day (reg. $28-32) for city-ready mountain and hybrid bike. Helmet, lock, rear rack, camera bag, bungie cord, and map included in cost of rental. Performance, tandem, and other specialty bikes are also available.

Bike and Roll San Francisco offers a discounted rate of $17 a day (reg. $27 per day) for a standard bike rental. The rental cost includes a helmet, lock, rear rack, camera bag, bell, map and flat protection. Performance, tandem, and other specialty bikes are available, as well as in-line skates. 

Bay City Bike gives hostellers a discounted rate of $18 per day (reg. $28 per day) for city-ready mountain and hybrid bikes. Helmet, lock, rear rack, front camera bag, water holder, and a map are all included in the cost of rental. Performance bikes are also available. 

For more on biking in San Francisco, see: Cycle the city with self-guided San Francisco bike routes.