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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 need a reservation?

No, but we do recommend it.

  • • HI-San Francisco hostels accept walk-ins but fill fast during peak travel season.
  • • Online bookings are simple and require no money down (a valid credit card is required to hold the reservation).
  • • Arrive early if you decide against making an advance reservation.