San Francisco - the foggy city with steep hills, Victorian houses, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge - is a must-see destination for travelers who crave culture and history.
From the vibrant street art in the Mission District to the vintage bookstores in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco offers endless opportunities to explore and discover.
Here are the most affordable and cheap hostels in San Fransico.
Amsterdam San Francisco Hostel, located in Central San Francisco, is the perfect place for backpackers or those on a budget. Only three blocks from Union Square, you'll be right in the heart of the city's best shopping, food, and sights. Plus, you're only seconds away from the famous Cable Cars, Theatre District, and Chinatown.
This hostel is great for meeting and hanging out with other travelers, with plenty of common space available for use. Enjoy breakfast in the huge common kitchen or dine outside on the terrace. They also offer organized pub crawls and bike rentals for guests. And best of all: free linen, free luggage storage, and free coffee and tea all day.
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European Hostel is conveniently located near public transportation options including the subway, bus stops, and Greyhound/BART transit. Private rooms and dorm beds with affordable rates for 4-6 guests per room. Just a few blocks away from Union Square shopping and dining. Less than a 5 minute walk to popular destinations such as the Asian Art Museum and City Hall.
Visitors can save by taking the direct BART run from the airport. Street parking is available with city restrictions or visitors can utilize nearby parking garages. All within walking distance of major attractions including Cable Cars, Fisherman's Wharf, and Chinatown.
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Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco is an inclusive and authentic family-owned and operated experience for adventure and business travelers. The hostel provides free breakfast, Wi-Fi, Sauna, and under bed lockers. Guests can also participate in nightly events like famous Pub Crawls and Beer Olympics.
Additionally, the hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, fully informative tour desk, bicycle rentals, and discounted dinners for guests. The hostel's prime location in North Beach Little Italy puts it within walking distance to popular San Francisco sites.
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Samesun San Francisco is a 2-star hostel with a prime location in the Marina District. It's just a short walk from popular attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Lombard Street. Guests can enjoy free parking, spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms and balconies, and stunning views of the Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge.
The hostel also offers free WiFi, luggage storage, and a 24-hour front desk. Affordable and comfortable, Samesun San Francisco is a great choice for travelers on a budget who want to explore San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods and iconic landmarks.
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Adelaide Hostel & Hotel, located at Isadora Duncan Lane, is a cozy and colorful haven for travelers just two blocks away from the bustling Union Square. Voted as one of the best hostels in San Francisco in 2021, Adelaide offers affordable accommodation with private rooms, comfortable dorm beds, and full privacy curtains.
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and access to a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and computers. Adelaide Hostel & Hotel's friendly staff is available 24/7 to help guests plan their stay and make the most of their trip to San Francisco.
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Orange Village Hostel, located in the heart of San Francisco, offers affordable accommodations with a friendly and welcoming environment. Guests can choose from shared dormitory rooms or private rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities. The hostel also provides free WiFi, community kitchen, laundry facilities, and discounted tour services.
Plus, the location is ideal for exploring the city's major metropolitan area, shopping, and entertainment districts.
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Overlooking the stunning San Francisco Bay, the HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is the perfect spot for travelers on a budget. With free WiFi throughout the property, guests can stay connected while enjoying the lively atmosphere. Both dormitory-style and private guest rooms offer shared bathroom facilities with towels and linens provided.
The hostel boasts a shared lounge, theater-style TV room, recreation room, and fully-equipped kitchen for guests to use. A tour desk and luggage storage are also available on-site. Located just 1.7 mi from Union Square and 1.9 mi from The Place of Fine Arts Theater, guests can easily explore the city.
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