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Featured Hostels in San Francisco

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $99 per night

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

4/5Very Good! (102 reviews)

"Its the nicest property in the shopping district at a convenient price"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
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The price is $21 per night

Located in St. Francis, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from San Francisco State University and within 6 mi (10 km) of San Francisco Zoo and University of California ...

3.8/5Good! (27 reviews)

"the only reason i did not rate higher was because i was assigned the top bunk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

DC Crashpad
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $50 per night

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

3.1/5 (774 reviews)

"The heavy trafficing in the hallways & ecessive noise nearby rooms & overhead as well"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Minna Hotel
Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $71 per night

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

3.2/5 (351 reviews)

"The guys I shared a room with were messy and I walk in on one of them smoking a cigarette in the room. They had stuff everywhere however I've been here several times and had a pleasant time"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Amsterdam Hostel
Music City Hotel
1.5 out of 5
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $109 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 (317 reviews)
Nice place

"Nice area. Convenient store around the corner, not far from bars."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Music City Hotel
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5
761 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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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 ...

2.6/5 (397 reviews)

"please clean, vaccum roo a"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

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

4.3/5Excellent! (30 reviews)
Great hostel experience

"I enjoyed my stay at HI Downtown. HI has top notch amenities for a hostel. It's clean, beautifully decorated, features great events, and good breakfast in the morning. I would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $74 per night

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

3.7/5Good! (650 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
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5
116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $68 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is steps from Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Westfield San Francisco Centre and SHN Curran Theatre ...

2.8/5 (24 reviews)

"This property was in a very bad area. Unfortuantely i did nit get to stay at the hotel because i didnt have 250$ cash deposit for the hotel. But one thing that was weird is she showed me soneones cash deposit to prove to me that they charge a 26l50 cash deposit. And i didnt buy it for the simple ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Elite Inn
Pacific Euro Hotel
2 out of 5
868 Main St, Redwood City, CA
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Located in Centennial, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fox Theatre and Woodside Central Shopping Center. Menlo College and Hiller Aviation Museum are also ...

3.5/5Good! (702 reviews)

"Great housekeeping crew! Friendly & very hard working"…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Pacific Euro Hotel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $40 per night

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

2.4/5 (232 reviews)

"the Property was nice. It’s getting full Renovation"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Europa Hostel
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, Golden Gate Theatre, and Warfield Theater. San Francisco Museum ...

3.9/5Good! (504 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA
The price is $129 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (3,277 reviews)

"There was only 1 person at the front desk in the morning"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
The price is $129 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,209 reviews)

"Great holiday m. Enjoyed the amenities, awesome service and very convenient to things and places I needed"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Park Pointe Hotel
Park Pointe Hotel
2 out of 5
245 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
The price is $50 per night
3.2/5 (1,195 reviews)

"Nothing unique; many many many many motels like this."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Park Pointe Hotel
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in San Francisco?
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. By going with a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your money for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and theaters.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in San Francisco?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: FOUND Hotel San Francisco - Located steps from Westfield San Francisco Centre. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and 2 bars/lounges. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and linens. Minna Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers, and desks. DC Crashpad - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and lockers. Music City Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue and The Regency Ballroom. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and a computer station. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and TVs. European Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Market St & 9th St Stop and Market St & Larkin St Stop. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in San Francisco?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 61°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for San Francisco is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Francisco?
In general, San Francisco is known for its museums, theaters, and architecture. Major attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco City Hall, and Exploratorium. Get out into nature with places like Presidio of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, and Golden Gate Park. Cultural attractions include California Academy of Sciences, SHN Curran Theatre, and Warfield Theater.
What's the best way to get around San Francisco?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. An alternative is San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 39 mi (62.8 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at San Francisco Station, 22nd Street Station, or Bayshore Station.

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