312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Testimonials

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"We had a fantastic experience at the Downtown Hostel; I was very impressed with the desk clerks and housekeeping staff. Chris was especially helpful in allowing us to find meeting space and storing our luggage for a few extra hours on the last day. I hope you can convey my appreciation to him."
--Tom K., Lasallian Social Justice Institute

“Please pass on our thanks to the hostel staff for their help in making our students' first experience of a hostel a pleasant one. These young people are hopefully the travellers of the future!"
--Julie R., King Edward VII Science & Sport College

"Just want to say thank you and tell you how much my group of young people enjoyed the hostel this week. The staff is so very helpful and friendly. I loved my room, very spacious. Thank you for all your help. We will definitely consider hostels again as we travel."
--Renee B., Kellogg Health Scholars Program

"We absolutely loved our stay with you and I have been telling anyone who'd listen all about you guys. In the Spring of 2014 my younger daughter's Girl Scout troop will be bridging in San Francisco and you can bet we have plans to stay at your hostel. Wouldn’t think of anywhere else. Have to say: this Spring when my older daughter (10) and her troop stayed with you, she caught the Youth Hostel "bug" and begged to stay in not a hotel but a youth hostel when we visited Irkutsk, Siberia in Russia this summer to see relatives. That place was incredible, too. I know they are not necessarily affiliated with you, but it was the positive experience she had with you in SF (her first ever) that gave her the wish to see more hostels around the world. I bet next time our family travels somewhere in the world, we'll be staying at a hostel. Thank you for all your staff did to make us feel welcome."
--Rozanna B., Girl Scout Troop leader

"All was excellent. Your staff is perfect."
--Christian D., Air France

"We had a wonderful time at Hostelling International (Downtown SF)! Best one we have stayed at yet! Thanks again and I look forward to working with you all in the future."
-- Eli H., Give Back(packing)

"Thanks so much for arranging this for us. We are having a fantastic time in San Francisco so far and doing service here has been the highlight of my year! The hostel has been an amazing space for everyone. :)"
--Matthew S., AU Queer Alternative Break

"The staff was WONDERFUL! We had a very fun time in the city. I can't say enough nice things about the staff. They were all very pleasant and accommodating. We look forward to trying out new hostels."
--Becky N., Girl Scout Troop leader