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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, CA
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$50
3.2/5 (519 reviews)

HOTEL IS NICE

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Warfield Theater and Golden Gate Theatre. Westfield San Francisco Centre and Powell ...
USA Hostels San Francisco
USA Hostels San Francisco
2.0 out of 5.0 711 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
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$159
4.2/5 (322 reviews)

Great atmosphere and lots of opportunities to meet other people. The hostel puts on daily activities if you're interested in participating. Overall a great experience!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 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 ...
Pacific Euro Hotel
Pacific Euro Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 868 Main St, Redwood City, CA
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$74
3.4/5 (608 reviews)

Great location, it was clean, and overall price was great. Would certainly stay here again if and when needed.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
Situated in Redwood City, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fox Theatre and Woodside Central Shopping Center. Hiller Aviation Museum is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away. ...
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
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$65
3.2/5 (279 reviews)

The staff was very nice and helpful . The bed was confortable and the room was clean

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Golden Gate Theatre. Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround ...
European Hostel
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 761 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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$83
2.5/5 (302 reviews)

I liked that I was able to find this last-minute. I also liked the fact that the hotel was a bit secluded; I felt special in a way.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019
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 ...
Orange Village Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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$116
3.6/5 (548 reviews)

It was overall good. I did run into temp tenants who were rude but I overlooked it.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Golden Gate Theatre. Warfield Theater and Powell and Market ...
Elite Inn
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5.0 116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
$50
2.4/5 (209 reviews)

Best for location and value. Friendly and family owned staff.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is steps from Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Westfield San Francisco Centre and Powell and Market Cable ...
Adelaide Hostel
Adelaide Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
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$109
3.8/5 (427 reviews)

Nice place to meet friends, reasonable price, love the kitchen and the lobby

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Golden Gate Theatre, and Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround. ...
Europa Hostel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
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$55
2.4/5 (200 reviews)

Staff are always friendly and helpful. We have used this location for 5 years.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Warfield Theater, Moscone Convention Center, and Golden Gate Theatre. San Francisco ...
HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 16th Street and Highway 1, Montara, CA
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4.5/5 (97 reviews)

Amazing location.with breath taking views! Great amenities included use of a full kitchen(dishes and silverware too!) Great common areas, including a large sit down table in the kitchen with a huge window overlooking the ocean. Exceptional value!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Montara hostel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Montara State Beach and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Mavericks. Gray Whale Cove State Beach and JV ...
Music City Hotel
Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5.0 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
Free Cancellation
$89
3.2/5 (287 reviews)

Really enjoyed the vibe of the hotel.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 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 City Lights ...
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, CA
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4.2/5 (12 reviews)

I booked this for a one-night biz trip because I loved the idea of sleeping in a pod. Gotta say, the pod delivered – it's pretty novel. And you can't beat the price. To be expected but still worth noting: the bed linens set up is _very_ hostel-like – unforgiving mattress, thin sheet, and slightly ...

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, SHN Curran Theatre, and Westfield San Francisco ...
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    Hotel Zephyr

    Hotel Zephyr

    250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
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      4.1 out of 5 (3,951 reviews)

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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.