One of the perks of staying at hostels is the fact that you have access to a kitchen where you can make your own meals – you get to save money and you’re more than likely to make a new friend or two while you cook. We also know though, that travelling is about the delicious experience of trying local foods and visiting quirky off-the-beaten-path spots, and we always like to share our favorites with the hungry and adventurous.
No matter what time of the year you’re visiting, San Francisco is an excellent city if your travel is generally motivated by your taste buds. In the winter time when it’s cold, but not too cold to explore the diverse neighborhoods packed within just 49 square miles, you’ll easily find delicious options to warm you up from the inside. There are dishes from all over the world to reflect the international communities that have come to call this place home.
Whether you’re used to celebrating Thanksgiving, or all you know about it comes from American T.V. and movies, the best way to describe the holiday is that it’s a time to surround yourself with good company. If you happen to be staying at a hostel like HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse, you’ll usually end up celebrating the most delicious day of the year with other travelers from around the world.
When you stay at any of the HI San Francisco hostels, we know you’ll want to make the most of your time in the City by the Bay, like seeing the sights and tasting the world of cuisines on offer, without going broke. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to enjoy a belly-satisfying lunch for under $10 in San Francisco. That means you’ll not only get to enjoy some hyper-local spots in the city, but you’ll also be able to spare your funds for experiences like visiting Alcatraz or going to a show at a historic venue.
On the surface, the city of Sausalito might seem like a standard tourist hot-spot with waterfront eateries, pricey boutiques, and not much else for the traveler who likes to go off the beaten path. But the truth is, if you venture off the main road, you’ll find the places where the locals hang out and the bayside city’s laid-back, artsy character is revealed.
If you’ve stayed at HI Monterey Hostel before, you might have had the pleasure of meeting Markus McMahon, friendly guest services associate and walking Wikipedia page for all things related to this corner of the California coast.