8 Best Hostels in  San Francisco

8 Best Hostels in San Francisco

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city known for its iconic landmarks, unique neighborhoods, and rich cultural history. It's also home to some of the best hostels in the country.

From budget-friendly dormitories to private rooms with all the amenities, there is a hostel in San Francisco to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're looking for a central location, a friendly community atmosphere, or a place to rest your head after a day of exploring, the best hostels in San Francisco have got you covered. 

Let's take a closer look at some of the top options available for your next trip to the City by the Bay.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in San Francisco

  1. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel - best for Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller
  2. Green Tortoise Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  3. HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel - best for Groups (10+ people), Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  4. HI - San Francisco Downtown (Union Square) - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Solo Traveller
  5. Samesun San Francisco
  6. Nap York San Francisco Sleep Station
  7. Music City Hotel - Home of SF Music Hall of Fame - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  8. Orange Village Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller

How much are hostels in San Francisco?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in San Francisco

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in San Francisco

Average Private Price Graph

Full List of best Hostels in San Francisco

On the map: Hostel Locations in San Francisco

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in San Francisco. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

🏆 Overall Best Hostel:

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

🙋‍♀️ Female Solo-Traveler:

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel with Kids:

Green Tortoise Hostel

🎉 Party Hostel:

HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in San Francisco: Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

This is the overall best rated hostel in San Francisco. The overall rating is 9.1. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel starts from $35.52.

Book Pacific Tradewinds Hostel here

#1 Best Hostel in San Francisco
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

FAQ about San Francisco Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in San Francisco. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in San Francisco costs $47 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in San Francisco costs $158. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 12 Hostels in San Francisco is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
Green Tortoise Hostel is the best hostel in San Francisco for families.
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is the best rated hostel in San Francisco for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 12 hostels in San Francisco, USA. We list for you other cheap places to stay in San Francisco such as
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HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is the best hostel for partying in San Francisco.

It offers: Bar.

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Best Hostel in San Francisco is...

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel!

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

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