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Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Warfield Theater, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Orpheum ...

3.7/5Good! (660 reviews)

"Nice clean place. Receptionist very polite and professonal"…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2020

Orange Village Hostel
FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre, Warfield Theater, and SHN Curran Theatre. Orpheum ...

3.9/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"여기 위치도 정말 시내여서 좋았고! 밤에 시끄럽고 그런 것도 없었어요! 침구류 다 깔끔하고 벌레, 곰팡이, 냄새 없었습니다- 추천해요 :)"…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
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Located in St. Francis, this hostel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Serramonte Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from San Francisco State University. San Francisco Zoo and Golden ...

2.7/5 (106 reviews)

"Communal atmosphere. Warm and welcoming staff. So-so beds"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

DC Crashpad
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Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $54 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and SHN Curran Theatre. Van Ness Avenue and The Regency Ballroom ...

3.1/5 (363 reviews)
Cozy Housing On A Budget.

"A lot of remodeling happening during my stay which it definately needed. Enjoyed a pleasent stay, but if if difficult to obtain help from staff when needed."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Amsterdam Hostel
Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $68 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Regency Ballroom and Great American Music Hall. Lombard Street and Haight Street ...

3.2/5 (324 reviews)
Musicians and Artist Hotel

"Cool vibe great location staff were kind and the rooms were perfect thank you Music city hotel"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Music City Hotel
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5
761 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $51 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and Van Ness Avenue. Asian Art Museum ...

2.5/5 (405 reviews)

"Very relaxed vibe about the place. Was a bit too noisy through the night though."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
2 out of 5
680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of 555 California Street and Embarcadero Center. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ...

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
2 out of 5
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Westfield San Francisco Centre, and Warfield Theater. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
Perfect for budget, short stay

"I stayed at 4-bed female only dorm. Room is clean and nice. There is no bathroom inside the room so during rush hour the shared bathroom could get busy. Breakfast was better than the most of the hostels I've stayed at. Staff are friendly. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Federal Building and Warfield Theater. Orpheum Theater and Westfield ...

3.1/5 (793 reviews)

"Conveniently located to what I need food buses my job"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Minna Hotel
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5
116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is steps from Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Orpheum Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre are ...

2.9/5 (25 reviews)

"The decorations in the room were nice and the bed was comfortable. There is a flight of stairs before the check-in, which is not ideal for a large amount of luggage. There is a locked gate on the outside of the building, so it felt safe."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Elite Inn
HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
2 out of 5
16th Street and Highway 1, Montara, CA
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Nestled on the beach, this Montara hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Montara State Beach and JV Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Devils ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"Cute hostel in the building next to the lighthouse. Full kitchen, clean bathroom, clean bedding. Felt safe and secure. Happy to have found this place!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
HI Pescadero Pigeon Point Lighthouse
2 out of 5
210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, CA
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Situated by the ocean, this hostel is steps from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park and Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Gazos Creek State Beach and Ano ...

HI Pescadero Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $499 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Warfield Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Moscone Convention Center and ...

2.5/5 (239 reviews)

"Good customer service and they are very nice . I look forward to going back soon"…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

Europa Hostel
HI Marin Headlands Hostel
2 out of 5
941 Rosenstock Road, Sausalito, CA
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Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Presidio of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and Palace of Fine Arts. Ghirardelli ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (88 reviews)
Great Bay Area Bargain

"Great location, reasonable price, bedding and towels provided. Did not take advantage of breakfast offered but enjoyed teas and interesting roommates!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

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Adelaide Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Warfield Theater, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Orpheum ...

3.9/5Good! (504 reviews)

"Ended up with my own room. Staff was friendly. Great inexpensive option."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Adelaide Hostel
HI San Francisco City Center
1.5 out of 5
685 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Downtown San Francisco, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue, Orpheum Theater, and San Francisco City Hall. Asian ...

HI San Francisco City Center
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Half Moon Bay Lodge

Half Moon Bay Lodge

3 out of 5
2400 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA
The price is $132 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"We most appreciated the quietness and the lovely fireplace"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Half Moon Bay Lodge
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

5 out of 5
1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA
The price is $825 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (513 reviews)

"We had a delightful stay! Our room overlooked the ocean and was what we expected. We were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday. We arrived around 7 pm and we were surprised to be told the outside terrace closed at 7:30 pm. We were the last ones to put in an order for food at the bar and enjoyed ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Oceano Hotel and Spa

Oceano Hotel and Spa

4 out of 5
280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
The price is $219 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"The suite was GORGEOUS. Most notable for me was the bathroom, with both a spacious tub and shower, but which also included a window that directly opened into the adjacent bedroom area where our bed was located. I know nothing of home decor, but I was very charmed by the refined nautical vibe present ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

Oceano Hotel and Spa
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Hostels and More in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay offers 19 lodging choices, so if you have a hard time finding a hostel in town, you can still pick something that meets your needs. With the budget-friendly options here, you can cut down your spending on overnight stays and save more for everything you want to do during your trip. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its beaches and sea views.

Wondering where other travelers have booked rooms in Half Moon Bay? These are some popular choices that might have more budget-friendly prices:

Half Moon Bay Lodge - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

Best Western Plus Cameron's Inn - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this motel.

Coastside Inn - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

Zaballa House - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a meeting room at this motel.

Oceano Hotel and Spa - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Half Moon Bay?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 60° F and nighttime temperatures average 41° F
  • April-June: 65° F is the daytime average and 42° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 67° F and nighttime averages are around 48° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 66° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 28.15 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Half Moon Bay?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Mavericks
  • Computer History Museum
  • Twin Peaks
Natural Features
  • JV Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Huddart Park
  • Paddock Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Peninsula Museum of Art
  • Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia
  • Museum of San Carlos History

In general, Half Moon Bay is known for its:

  • Beaches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Art
  • Surfing
  • Bird watching

How to Get to Half Moon Bay and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in San Carlos, CA (SQL), 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center. Another option is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), situated 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best hostels in Half Moon Bay?
Wondering where other guests have stayed overnight in Half Moon Bay? Here are some popular choices that might have more budget-friendly prices: Half Moon Bay Lodge - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. Oceano Hotel and Spa - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. Aristocrat Hotel, BW Signature Collection - Located within a 20-minute walk of Half Moon Bay State Beach. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this motel. Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach - Property features at this hotel include free WiFi, free parking, and free newspapers.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Half Moon Bay?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 58°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 51°F. Average annual precipitation for Half Moon Bay is 29 inches.
What is there to see and do in Half Moon Bay?
In general, Half Moon Bay is known for its beaches, festivals, and restaurants. Major attractions include San Francisco Zoo, Shoreline Amphitheatre, and Twin Peaks. Get out into nature with places like Half Moon Bay State Beach, Mavericks Beach, and Miramar Beach. Cultural attractions include Coyote Point Park, Hiller Aviation Museum, and Fox Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Half Moon Bay while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Half Moon Bay in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the closest airport, which is San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), 10.8 mi (17.3 km) from the city center. Another option is Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), situated 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.