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Featured Hostels in San Francisco

Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $66
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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 ...

3.1/5 (724 reviews)

"Property provides all the basic needs for a nice stay in San Francisco. Staff were friendly and helpful! Room cleanliness could've been slightly better, but even with that said it was still fine by my standards. I would stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Minna Hotel
FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $177
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is steps away from Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Warfield Theater ...

4.3/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"It was very clean but there was not enough headroom space above"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
European Hostel
1.5 out of 5
761 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $81
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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 (380 reviews)

"Standard hostel with the most basic amenities. My two-night stay was without problems. Check-in and check-out was smooth"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 22, 2019

European Hostel
HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $131
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround. Westfield San Francisco ...

4.3/5Excellent! (22 reviews)

"Great staff, comfortable rooms and a basic but very good breakfast! Ended up with a four bed dorm to myself which was a bonus!! Would definitely come back.."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $102
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

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

3.7/5Good! (637 reviews)

"I like everything, staff is so supportive. Place is at middle of town to go for tourism."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Orange Village Hostel
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $34
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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

3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Awesome in every way! Great staff and wonderful tenants."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

DC Crashpad
USA Hostels San Francisco
2 out of 5
711 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $172
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (399 reviews)

"This was my first stay in a hostel. I originally rented a shared room with a bunk-bed. That ended up not working out for me. The staff were very kind and friendly and were able to move me to a different room that worked out much better. The rooms are clean, the security is great, the staff are very ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2020

USA Hostels San Francisco
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 mile (2 km) of Fox Theatre and Woodside Central Shopping Center. Menlo College and Hiller Aviation Museum are ...

3.5/5Good! (684 reviews)

"Very thing was nice, my second time staying there."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2019

Pacific Euro Hotel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $57
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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 ...

2.5/5 (229 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2020

Europa Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $94
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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

3.2/5 (340 reviews)

"We needed a hotel for one night and this was the only thing affordable. Our trip coincided with the Dreamforce conference, and this is the only place we could find that wasn’t $600-890 a night. It was clean, friendly and secure. It is also pretty worn, but this didn’t affect our comfort."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2019

Amsterdam Hostel
Adelaide Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $130
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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

3.8/5Good! (500 reviews)

"Very quiet and isolated from the noise outside. Perfect after a tiring day. Lounge is pretty cool to chill. Friendly stuff/service, returned some stuff I forgot in the bathroom. Sink had some issues with hot water, I didn't bother as I was there only for sleeping. They have a lot to improve on minor ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Adelaide Hostel
Elite Inn
1.5 out of 5
116 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
CA $77
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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

3/5 (20 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
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Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA
CA $100
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
3.3/5 (10,827 reviews)

"The lobby is amazing! The cafe had very reasonably priced snacks, and since I had my daughters with me, that was very important. The staff was very kind and went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasant experience."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Hotel Whitcomb
RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
CA $157
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1
3.9/5Very Good! (5,644 reviews)

"The location is great and the staff is super friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
4 out of 5
250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
CA $168
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.1/5Very Good! (5,107 reviews)

"The game room and outdoor area was awesome!! But the on site parking was $58 which is pretty pricing."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

Hotel Zephyr 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.

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