Sunday, February 1, 2015

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

The San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel, housed in historic buildings on the grounds of Fort Mason, offers to travelers reasonably priced accommodations with million dollar views of the awe inspiring Golden Gate Bridge and the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. (Photo below)

Foot/bike paths lead from the Hostel to Ghirardelli Square, Maritime Park, Golden Gate Bridge, bike rentals, and public transportation. Once you arrive, I highly recommended not driving, as finding a parking space in the City is nearly impossible. 

Friendly front desk clerks have a wealth of information to share.  All you have to do is ask. Rates vary as to the number of individuals per room.   Private rooms range from $75 - $109.  The $40 room I was in held 8 females in 4 bunk beds.  Under each bunk were roomy storage compartments.  Be sure to bring a padlock.
Cafe Franco, the on-site eatery with a view of the bay, offers 3 meals a day plus a substantial complimentary breakfast that includes excellent coffee.  I can testify that Cafe Franco's hand made pizza was excellent. 
On the main floor was a spacious common room with comfortable seating and ample outlets for recharging electronic devises.  The shared kitchen, on the lower level, was large and well equipped, including refrigerators, freezers, storage shelves, and pots and pans of every imaginable size - everything one might need to prepare a meal, large or small. The three man in the photo were eating a stake dinner they had just prepared.

So very different from conventional lodging where the norm is not speaking to anyone.  I had conversations with a delightful, 20 year old male from Australia,  a vet's assistant from Great Briton, a professional biker from San Diego, a homesick young woman from China, and a retired couple from New Zealand that we're having the time of their lives.

The S. F. Fisherman's Hostel
 offers more than a reasonably priced room and a complimentary breakfast.  It offers an adventure in lodging that I guarantee will be a memorable experience.  

1 comment:

  1. WOW ! What a beautiful place to stay in and great offers too !