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Featured Hostels in Novato

Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night

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 (357 reviews)

"Good location and good value for travellers on a budget"…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Amsterdam Hostel
Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night

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 (318 reviews)

"Me and My Gf Enjoyed the Room. Next to the bathroom third floor. Please scenery. The music portraits were nice and well taken care of. Bathroom is small but functional. All and all. Good place."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Music City Hotel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $88 per night

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! (656 reviews)

"It was nice to have a free breakfast every morning (no butter/spread but toast, bagels, jam and juice for vegans) and the use of laundry facilities. We stayed in a private twin room with a private bathroom which was just enough for the two of us. It was rather loud at night and the early hours with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Orange Village Hostel
HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
2 out of 5
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $98 per night

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

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
Adelaide Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $160 per night

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
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 Point Reyes
2 out of 5
1390 Limantour Spit Road, Point Reyes Station, CA
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Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hostel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Heart's Desire Beach, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Tomales Bay. Point Reyes ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"I found what I would expect in a national park. Loved the “family room” with the book shelves, filled with books for all readers’ interest and board games. Met people from around the world. I had a great experience."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

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

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

HI Marin Headlands 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
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
2 out of 5
Building 240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Marina District, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Fort Mason and Van Ness Avenue. Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street are ...

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
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Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma
Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma
2 out of 5
7600 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA
The price is $93 per night
2.7/5 (735 reviews)

"Needed a quite area to finish writing my book, choosing to stay at the Anerica's Best Value Inn was a great choice."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma
Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
3 out of 5
215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA
The price is $152 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
Outstanding as always!

"Front desk always makes you feel welcome. Wonderful accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn
Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma
Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma
3 out of 5
1400 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA
The price is $151 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (482 reviews)

"Great location for what I was doing, visiting family in the area. Food, gas, groceries all nearby."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma
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Hostels and More in Novato

Novato offers 14 lodging choices, so if you can't find many hostels in town, you can still choose something that meets your needs. With the budget-friendly options here, you can reduce your spending on overnight costs and save more money for everything you want to do during your vacation. You can enjoy activities like shopping in this destination, while the local restaurants offer plenty of opportunities to treat your taste buds.

Wondering where other travelers have booked rooms in Novato? Here are a few popular options that might have more budget-friendly prices:

Americas Best Value Inn-Novato/Marin/Sonoma - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Days Inn by Wyndham Novato/San Francisco - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn - Property features at this motel include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Novato?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 64° F and nighttime temperatures average 41° F
  • April-June: 78° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 77° F during the day and 41° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 34.84 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Novato?

Depending on what interests you, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Sonoma Plaza
  • Muir Woods
  • Artesa Winery
Natural Features
  • Shollenberger Park
  • San Anselmo Memorial Park
  • Peri Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Novato History Museum
  • The Space Station Museum
  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Overall, Novato is known for its:

  • Riverfront
  • Wildlife
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Art

How to Get to Novato and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. Another option is Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), situated 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best hostels in Novato?
You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Novato accommodations, which have good reviews from our travelers: Americas Best Value Inn Novato Marin Sonoma - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn - Property features at this motel include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities at this hotel.
What's the weather like in Novato?
The weather can be important when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 50°F. Average annual rainfall for Novato is 35 inches.
What is there to see and do in Novato?
In general, Novato is known for its rivers, wildlife, and restaurants. Major attractions include Sonoma Plaza, Muir Woods National Monument, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Get out into nature with places like Olompali State Historic Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Cornerstone Gardens. Cultural attractions include Novato History Museum, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and Phoenix Theater.
What's the best way to get around Novato?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 35.4 mi (57 km) from the city center. Another option is Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), situated 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

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