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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.
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Do I have to bring food?

No, but at some hostels its necessary.

  • • HI-San Francisco hostels are located near markets or restaurants.
  • • Fisherman\'s Wharf also offers light breakfasts and coffee.
  • • We recommend packing enough food for one dinner and one breakfast - or a few snacks.