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Featured Hostels in San Francisco

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
3 out of 5
140 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $137 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. Orpheum ...

4/5Very Good! (108 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

FOUND Hotel San Francisco
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $102 per night

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 (783 reviews)

"Conveniently located to what I need food buses my job"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2020

Minna Hotel
DC Crashpad
2 out of 5
1640 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $23 per night

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 ...

3.4/5Good! (37 reviews)
I like the vibe and it's comfortable for me

"I've stayed here for about 2 weeks now. I like it here a lot. They make everything easy and simple. I come and go a lot because of work and lunch. No curfew. If you stay here, just follow the rules and dont be a jacka**, and things will be alright."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

DC Crashpad
Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $84 per night

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 ...

3.2/5 (355 reviews)

"Good location and good value for travellers on a budget"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2020

Amsterdam Hostel
Europa Hostel
1.5 out of 5
226 6th Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $54 per night

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 ...

2.4/5 (233 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2020

Europa 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 $92 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $27 per night

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 (399 reviews)

"please clean, vaccum roo a"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

European Hostel
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $134 per night

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! (655 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $74 per night

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

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
HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
2 out of 5
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $133 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
Perfect for budget, short stay

"I stayed at 4-bed female only dorm. Room is clean and nice. There is no bathroom inside the room so during rush hour the shared bathroom could get busy. Breakfast was better than the most of the hostels I've stayed at. Staff are friendly. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Adelaide Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Isadora Duncan Lane, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $200 per night

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
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
2 out of 5
680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
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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 ...

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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $175 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,244 reviews)

"Upon arrival I was upgraded to a nicer room with the most breathtaking view. The bed was very comfortable, plush pillows. Parking was an arm and a leg, but meh I mean what do you expect in the city. Great customer service. Enjoyed my stay."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2020

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $149 per night
3.9/5Good! (3,415 reviews)

"Anthony was a wonderful help to me from the time I arrived late into his shift when I needed assistance ordering food late A huge thank you for him going the extra mile"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 3, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental San Francisco
4.5 out of 5
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $153 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,125 reviews)

"The hotel was super clean. Definitely will be going back soon."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 3, 2020

InterContinental 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. 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 lockers in all rooms. 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. You’ll find towels, free toiletries, and TVs 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. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Europa Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Warfield Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Property features include free WiFi. Rooms come with showers and TVs.
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 16 hostels could be a great choice for you.
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, Orpheum Theater, and San Francisco City Hall. Get out into nature with places like Presidio of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, and Golden Gate Park. Cultural attractions include Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, and SHN Curran Theatre.
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 Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 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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