Adelaide Hostel and Hotel

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Voted the Most Popular Hostel in San Francisco in 2012, and ranked as one of the Top Ten Extra-Large Hostels Worldwide on Hostelworld, the Adelaide Hostel is well known to be one of the top backpacker destinations in San Francisco! We have been highly recommended by travel guides like Lonely Planet, Lets Go USA, Guide du Routard and National Geographic Travel Magazine as the best youth hostel in San Francisco, and we are constantly making improvements to give our guests the best value.

The Adelaide Hostel is favored for our excellent guest services, great atmosphere, and downtown location just blocks from Union Square. We are just a minute walk from the Hilton Convention Center, and a few minutes from the Moscone Convention Center.

Our three buildings offer a variety of private and dorm rooms to perfectly accommodate your needs. Whether you are a family, student group, solo traveler, or couple, you are guaranteed a cozy and affordable stay with access to all of the amenities we offer.

Not only do we offer free internet to all of our guests, but we offer multiple computers for you to use free of charge in our lobby. We have satellite television with HBO, and a variety of Wii games for you to check out from reception.

We are proud to offer the best free breakfast in San Francisco, with homemade oatmeal made and served by staff, seasonal fresh fruit, a wide assortment of breads and bagels, jams, cream cheese, and nutella, orange juice, and of course, tea and coffee. You are also invited to enjoy free homemade dinner served twice a week, with chili over rice served on Monday, and pasta and salad served on Wednesday. You won’t go hungry staying here!

Other free events throughout the week include movie and popcorn night, wine and cheese tasting, board game night, and three different pub crawls that will show you the best night life in the city.
There are plenty of hot showers on every floor, and a laundry room downstairs which offers two washers, two dryers, and complimentary washing powder.

The Adelaide Hostel also offers discounted shuttle service to the San Francisco Airport ($9 via Airport Express – the best deal in town!), as well as discounts on popular bike rental services. Our receptionists will also be happy to help you find the best deal when you book tours to Napa, Yosemite, Muir Woods, and more.
We offer special rates on parking at a nearby lot; $16 for regular-sized vehicles, and slightly more for over-sized vehicles. There is also overnight parking across the street for $18.
We are here to ensure you get the most out of our beloved City by the Bay. Once you stay with us, you are no longer just a guest... you're part of the Adelaide family!


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • ATM 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Parking 
  • Reading Light 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Washing machine 


We're at 5 Isadora Duncan lane, a small street located between Geary Street and Post Street, just off Taylor Street. We're on the left-hand side of Taylor Street.

On some old maps our street is called Adelaide Street or Adelaide Place. It was renamed Isadora Duncan Lane in honour of the famous actress Isadora Duncan who was born in and lived in the Adelaide Hotel before she became the American queen of song and dance.

For details on airport pickup contact Gerard at our hostel after booking.

From the Golden Gate Bridge:
Take the Downtown US-101 exit. Turn right onto Van Ness St. Turn left onto OFarrell St. Turn left onto Taylor St, then turn left again onto Isadora Duncan Lane.

From San Francisco Airport:
Take US-101 N. Take the exit for Duboce Ave/Mission St and keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Mission St/US-101 N. Then take a slight left onto S Van Ness Ave/US-101. Turn right onto OFarrell St, then turn left onto Isadora Duncan Lane.

From Oakland Bay Bridge:
Take the I-80 W onto the bridge. Merge onto I-80 W. Take the exit for Harrison St. Turn left onto Harrison St. Turn right onto 3rd St 3rd St becomes Kearny St. Then turn left onto Geary St. Take a right onto Taylor St and stay in the left-hand lane. Welcome!

From the BART:
The nearest BART station is Powell St Station. From here, go north on Powell St. Turn left onto Geary St, then right onto Taylor St, then turn left onto Isadora Duncan Lane. Easy!

From the Greyhound Terminal:
From the terminal, go north on Fremont St. Turn left onto Pine St, then left onto Mason St. Turn right onto Geary St. Turn right again onto Taylor St, then take a left onto Isadora Duncan Lane.
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