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The entrance to HI-City Center from Ellis Street



Stay in the center of it all. The hostel is located at an ideal starting point to explore San Francisco's attractions.
Three men at HI-City Center socialize before hitting the SoMA clubs.

"HI-City Center is a sensational base camp
for an assault on the city"
— Lonely Planet Guide

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In the heart of the city

HI-City Center is budget travel at its best: Our 75-room hostel has private rooms and 4- or 5-bed dorms, all with private bathrooms. The beautiful Ivy's Place parlor-style cafe serves free breakfast daily to hostel guests. Our location is the perfect for exploring cultural hot spots, from nightclubs to experimental theater, hip bars to the world-class Symphony.

Around the neighborhood

  • • Take in a show at the nearby Opera House.
  • • Tour the new Asian Art Museum.
  • • Hop on a cable car for a view of the bay.
  • • Explore great shops, galleries and nightlife in nearby Hayes Valley.
  • • Walk to Union Square, Chinatown or SoMA.
  • • Eat at one of many restaurants in our culturally diverse neighborhood.
  • • Explore the Mission, Castro and Marina neighborhoods or visit Ocean Beach.


Shared Room

from $23-29 (adult)

Private Rooms

HI-City Center online reservations

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  • First,Remodeled in 2005
  • Second,FREE breakfast
  • Third,FREE wireless Internet
  • Fourth,4-5 beds in shared rooms
  • Fifth,Private bath in every room
  • More features

HI-City Center

685 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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