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Activities like this hot chocolate happy hour at HI-Downtown are an opportunity to meet new people

Fun for HI guests

Our three hostels offer an array of fun, FREE or low-cost activities held every day of the week.

Get a schedule at check-in. There's always something to do!

PDF file Sample Activities (2 pp)


Meet new people & experience the city

Looking for a few tips about SF? Our tour guides live and work in America's best city. Consider them your ticket to the great restaurants, bars and more.


  • • Fun & original walking tours: Shop thrift stores with great deal or take a tour of the city's bars with cheap happy hour specials.
  • • Low-cost day trips: Get out of the city and see the Wine Country and Yosemite National Park with fun guides.
  • • Casual meet & greets: Meet locals and travelers who can explore the city with you.
HI-Downtown guests at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center
Graphic: Riding on a cable car has become a San Francisco tradition

Become a volunteer

When you volunteer with HI you interact directly with our guests and help to bring HI's mission to life. It's also an opportunity for you to:
  • • Practice language skills
  • • Meet world travelers
  • • Gather info for a trip abroad

You will feel great about
helping to expand everyone's understanding of the world and its people.

We hope you join our dedicated team! Learn more or contact us today!