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Hostelling International City Center, a 75-room hostel was renovated in 2005 and provides accommodation for a small price in shared and private rooms. Sure there are amenities like lockers, Internet, laundry and TV, but little else on offer. If you're a student or a traveler on a shoe-string budget, this one's for you. The location is a big plus for the hostel. This hostel also offers group activities including day trips.
Located just two blocks away from Union Square with plenty of amenities, Orange Village Hostel is a backpackers dream come true. Travelers can choose from single double or dorm rooms, each with their own private bathrooms. Rates start low, which leaves plenty spare change for exploring the iconic city by the bay.
Geared towards budget travelers, Hosteling International Downtown offers shared rooms for a small price per person. The amenities include laundry, lockers, Internet and television. The location is a big plus—visit Union Square, the Museum of Modern Art, and Chinatown. There is also easy access to public transport and shopping. This hostel also offers group activities including day trips. Inquire in advance about the yoga class.
Pacific Tradewinds is a very small hostel with an atmosphere that's welcoming and personal. Guests say the feeling here is like visiting friends rather than impersonal, as some larger city hostels can be. This hostel is primarily popular with "off-the-beaten-path" backpackers. The hostel does it's best to provide a full range services and amenities to make your stay really comfortable. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped for making real meals. The bathrooms are bright and clean. Beds are made of solid steel (which means no shaking or squeaking) and have backpack sized lockers underneath. The rooms are dorm style.
This place is perfect for happy campers and backpackers roughing it out on a shoe-string budget. Staying at this hostel, offers you safety along with comfort for tired feet after a day out on the famous Fisherman's Wharf. Helpful things like laundry service are not overlooked. The hostel is perched above Fort Mason Center and next to an expansive park. Bring your laptop along to make use of the free WiFi.