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Frequently-Asked Questions

FAQs are a great starting point to learn more about hostelling and Hostelling International. Included is a list of commonly asked questions from travelers and guests.
If you have a question that isn't included, please visit our Contact Us page.

Do I have to sleep in a dorm?


(unless you book a private room),
it's part of the fun of hostelling. Meet others who love to travel as much as you do, learn from their hostelling experiences and make friends for life.

  • • City Center and Downtown hostels feature small dorms with four or five beds
  • • All of our San Francisco hostels feature a limited selection of private rooms.