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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 CA $96 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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 CA $107 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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! (132 reviews)

"I liked that the property had a welcoming staff abd a nice and fancy lobby. I liked that even though ut was a histel, it took great efforts to make the place feel like a nice hotel, including thebrooms themselves. Nothing looked cheap. Even the elevator felt premium! Theres eceb a bar and a lounge! ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2021

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 ...

2.4/5 (139 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 CA $87 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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 (369 reviews)

"I had a nice experience!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 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 CA $79 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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 (325 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $67 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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

European Hostel
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
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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! (36 reviews)

"I liked the elevator. It has an old system. Hostel is a good choice"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $95 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $629 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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
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
The Sentient SF
1.5 out of 5
179 Julian Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Mission District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue and Mission Dolores Park. San Francisco City Hall and Orpheum Theater ...

2/5 (12 reviews)
Sharing toilets if beyond 60 yrs old, bad choice!

"I tried to stay in this hotel where you share the bathrooms, but it's not for me. I am at an age where I usually go to bathroom at least once between 11pm-6am, most nights. You have to wake up enough to take your own toilet tissue, disinfectant spray to toilet seat or seat covers. The showers were ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2015

The Sentient SF
20Mission SF
2 out of 5
3491 20th St, San Francisco, CA
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Located in Mission District, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Haight Street, Mission Dolores Park, and Castro Street. San Francisco City Hall and Orpheum ...

20Mission SF
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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $123 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.1/5Very Good! (2,167 reviews)

"Love the friendliness of the staff. How close it was to everything"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Hilton San Francisco Financial District

4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $103 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
3.8/5Good! (2,424 reviews)

"Great experience very organize clean and sanitized"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2021

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont San Francisco

5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $305 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,336 reviews)

"Can’t wait to get back soon, best views from the room . Great staff , it was also beet to learn all the history of the fairmont and its guests. Thanks for all the great memories. The lobos family , see ya soon ."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2021

Fairmont San Francisco
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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 15 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 - Located within a 5-minute walk of Warfield Theater and Golden Gate Theatre. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with desks.

USA Hostels San Francisco - Located within a 5-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers in all rooms.

Amsterdam Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers.

European Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

Orange Village Hostel - Located steps from SHN Curran Theatre. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with lockers.

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
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • TransAmerica Pyramid
Natural Features
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Twin Peaks
Cultural Attractions
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall
  • Exploratorium

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?
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. DC Crashpad - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries, and lockers. Orange Village Hostel - Located steps from SHN Curran Theatre. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and lockers in all rooms. HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel - Located steps from SHN Curran Theatre. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, lockers, and desks in all rooms. Amsterdam Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of California St & Taylor St Stop and Powell St & Bush St Stop. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in San Francisco?
If you’re hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in San Francisco, one of Expedia’s 13 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in San Francisco?
The weather is 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 precipitation 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, Orpheum Theater, and San Francisco City Hall. Get out into nature with places like Twin Peaks, Presidio of San Francisco, and Golden Gate Park. Cultural attractions include Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, and SHN Curran Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around San Francisco while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around San Francisco in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. An alternative is Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 11.8 mi (19.1 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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