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 HI-Downton as seen from the intersection of O'Farrell and Mason streets


Great location

Newly renovated Union Square is an urban park in the center of the city's shopping district:
  • First,Flagship stores and stylish boutiques fit a range of budgets
  • First,Bistros serve up local cuisine 24-hours-a-day
  • First,Visit the Museum of Modern Art
Three women staying at HI-Downtown relax near Union Square

"The best-located of the city's hostels, HI-Downtown is in the heart of Union Square."— The Best of SF

HI-Downtown HI-Downtown Photo Tour

Close to Union Square

Stay in the heart of San Francisco a block from Union Square! HI-Downtown is located in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars, theaters, shops and art galleries. You'll love our exciting location and our affordable price. With the mone y you save, go shopping!

Non-stop neighborhoods

HI-Downtown is a few blocks from the city's public transportation hub -- a starting point to explore San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods:
  • • Walk to Chinatown and satisfy your cravings for exotic international cuisine.
  • • Experience the lively bars in the Mission -- a magnet for hipsters and yuppies.
  • • Walk the city's Gold Rush Trail from Market Street to Jackson Square.
  • • Take a cable car to the bay and watch the fog roll through Golden Gate Bridge.


Shared Room

from $23-29 (adult)

Private Rooms



  • First,Free breakfast
  • Second,4-5 beds in shared rooms
  • Third,Private bath available
  • Fourth,Laundry facilities
  • Fifth,Self-catering kitchen
  • Sixth,TV room, lounge and library
  • More features


312 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102

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