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Featured Hostels in San Francisco

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Minna Hotel
Minna Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 509 Minna Street, San Francisco
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$67
3.2/5 (461 reviews)

The rooms are pretty nice. Everything was clean and ready for us. It is located closed to a gigantic mall and a couple of great museums.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of San Francisco Federal Building and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Asian Art Museum ...
Pacific Euro Hotel
Pacific Euro Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 868 Main St, Redwood City
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$65
3.4/5 (582 reviews)

The location was excellent ... downtown with great restaurants and shopping. There is free parking for night time only which was all I needed. The rooms are small but have everything you would need.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
Situated in Redwood City, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fox Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of San Carlos History and Menlo College. Hiller Aviation ...
Orange Village Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
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$98
3.6/5 (525 reviews)

I loved my stay! Shared a room with three others who were all around my age (~25 ; assuming winter break). They were all very cool and respectful. Outlet/Light/Shelf on every bed. Checking in and the lobby was great. Very large, clean, and safe. Staff was excellent! Breakfast served in the morning ...

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco ...
USA Hostels San Francisco
USA Hostels San Francisco
2.0 out of 5.0 711 Post Street, San Francisco
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$135
4.2/5 (279 reviews)

Amazing downstairs area. However, the rooms were extremely small. No place to sit or spread anything out.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. San Francisco ...
European Hostel
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 761 Minna Street, San Francisco
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$80
2.5/5 (289 reviews)

Nice and clean quiet ...............................

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and Louise Davies Symphony Hall. ...
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 749 Taylor Street, San Francisco
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$72
3.2/5 (267 reviews)

It is great location trolley just around the coner and ita about 10 minute drive to Pier 39

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Marines Memorial Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Lombard Street and ...
Adelaide Hostel
Adelaide Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco
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$114
3.8/5 (413 reviews)

Fantastic 100+ year old elevator. Heating was erratic, but ok ax I could open my window.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Westfield San Francisco Centre. San Francisco Museum of Modern ...
HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 16th Street and Highway 1, Montara
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4.4/5 (89 reviews)

Gorgeous views. Private rooms are small and very basic but each have an amazing ocean front view.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
Nestled on the beach, this Montara hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Montara State Beach and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Mavericks. Gray Whale Cove State Beach and JV ...
Elite Inn
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5.0 116 Turk Street, San Francisco
$46
2.4/5 (190 reviews)

The room was reasonably clean, the wifi worked well, everything in the bathroom worked, the TV worked, and the bed was reasonable. The neighborhood seemed like it might not be safe at night, but I didn't go out at night so I don't know for sure. It was also pretty easy to hear when other people in ...

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Gate Theatre and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco ...
Europa Hostel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 226 6th Street, San Francisco
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$55
2.4/5 (194 reviews)

The repute of this hostel reflects its price in San Francisco where other fancier hotels charge more. No complaint to the service here. The own is always friendly and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Warfield Theater, Westfield San Francisco Centre, and San Francisco Museum of Modern ...
Music City Hotel
Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5.0 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco
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$66
3.2/5 (280 reviews)

Hotel was nice, clean, and the staff was friendly. Nothing fancy but well maintained. Enjoyed our stay!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018
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 Pier 39 are ...
Pod Room O'Farrell St Union Square
Pod Room O'Farrell St Union Square
2.0 out of 5.0 240 O'Farrell St, San Francisco
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4.2/5 (8 reviews)

I stayed in their female room. It was very clean and felt secure! Not much space other than sleeping, but this was perfect for my stay. They gave me an extra blanket as I requested too. Recommend it!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Lombard ...
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      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in San Francisco, one of the 16 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
      • Low prices
      • A social atmosphere

      Hostels are a great way to stay in San Francisco for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums and theaters.


      Hostels in San Francisco

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start looking:

      Minna Hotel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Civic Center Station and Powell St. Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with desks.

      USA Hostels San Francisco - Located within a 20-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers in all rooms.

      Orange Village Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with lockers.

      Pacific Euro Hotel - Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. You'll find hair dryers and desks in all rooms.

      Adelaide Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and coffee/tea makers.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit San Francisco?


      The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information about the seasons:


      • The hottest months are typically September and October, while December and January are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 62° F and nighttime temperatures average 45° F
      • April-June: 67° F is the daytime average and 49° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 70° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 45° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 23.15 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in San Francisco?


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

      Top Sights
      • Lombard Street
      • Pier 39
      • Palace of Fine Arts
      Natural Features
      • Twin Peaks
      • Japanese Tea Garden
      • Golden Gate Park
      Cultural Attractions
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
      • Louise Davies Symphony Hall

      In general, San Francisco is known for its:

      • Museums
      • Theater
      • Architecture
      • Art
      • Monuments
      • Tours
      • Shopping

      How to Get to San Francisco and Around the Area


      You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations like Powell St. Station, Montgomery St. Station, and Civic Center Station. To see more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at San Francisco 4th and King Station, San Francisco 22nd Street Station, or San Francisco Bayshore Station.