Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need a membership to stay at the Adelaide hostel in San Francisco?
A. No. We are an independent hostel and NO membership is required. However in order to be checked in you will need a valid identification card from outside of the local area, a passport, valid credit card, state ID and college ID card. To reserve online, a credit card will be required.

Q. Does the Adelaide hostel have a minimum or maximum stay?
A. There is NO minimum stay but there is a maximum stay of 14 nights at the Adelaide Hostel for all guests.

Q. Does the Adelaide hostel have long term student options?
A. Yes. We do have student rooms available across the street for longer term stays. Please email for details. (Sorry, students studying locally only!)

Q. Are guests required to perform chores?
A. NO. You are our guests and we do not require you to do chores. We only hope you enjoy your time in San Francisco.

Q. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
A. NO. The Adelaide Hostel provides blankets, linens and pillows.

Q. Does the Adelaide hostel San Francisco have a kitchen?
A. YES. We have a large kitchen with 2 commercial stoves and large fridges to store your food in. We also have a large dining room with a satellite television.

Q. Do you allow smoking at the Adelaide Hostel?
A. NO. Smoking is not allowed at the Adelaide Hostel. There is no smoking rooms and common areas are also smoke FREE according to California State Laws. ALL rooms are NON-SMOKING at the Adelaide Hostel San Francisco. This includes Electronic Vapor Devices!

Q. Does the Adelaide Hostel have a laundry room?
A. YES. We have a guest laundry open 24 hours and also provide FREE laundry detergent.

Q. What kind of facilities do we have?
A. The Adelaide has FREE internet work stations, FREE wifi for guests with their own laptops.

Q. Are there any age restrictions at the Hostel?
A. NO. We have guests staying with us of all ages all the time. However, if you are under 17 you will need to be accompanied by an adult parent or a legal guardian.

Q. Do we provide FREE internet & computers?
A. YES. The Adelaide Hostel provides multiple computers with Internet access to all our guests. We also provide FREE wi-fi for your own smart phones, tablets and laptops.

Q. Will my belongings be safe at the Adelaide?
A.  The Adelaide Hostel has lockers under all beds (bring a lock!) We also have a FREE secure luggage storage room.

Q. Do we provide FREE breakfast?
A. YES. The Adelaide Hostel provides FREE breakfast every morning between the hours of 7:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. We provide the best breakfast in San Francisco which inclues coffee, tea, English muffins, bagels and a selection of fruit preserves.

Q. Do we have parking available at the Adelaide?
A. We do not have a parking lot (no downtown hostels do) but get discount at a local parking garage. Currently the rate is $25 overnight for regular sized car, more for large SUVS, vans etc. The average price in the Union Square area is $40 overnight so this is a pretty good deal!

Q. Does the Adelaide Hostel provide a discounted shuttle service to the Airport?
A. We don't have our own shuttle, but our affiliation with Airport Express lets you take a shuttle from our door to the Airport for just $11. You can also catch a shuttle from SFO to our door for $14. You can arrange pick-up with reception to go to the airport. See GETTING HERE for details on how to get AIRPORT EXPRESS rom the airport to the hostel.