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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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Are hostels closed during the day?


  • • HI-San Francisco hostels provide 24-hour access every day of the year.
  • • Hostels in remote areas sometimes close for security reasons.
  • • Unless stated in a brochure or on a Web site, call ahead and ask for the hostel\'s policy.