Hostels in San Francisco, USA

12 hostels available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in San Francisco

Green Tortoise Hostel

Telegraph Hill
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…It's located in the heart of the city in the middle of a street with several strip clubs. But it's still a safe area and it's within walking distance of some of the best bars and restaurants. … More
from $18.35
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Such a great find for me the staff was so nice - I want to come back soon it’s in a central location right next to Whole Foods" …"…Shower. Go. And only pay for what you need. Our pods use … More
from $21.99

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Financial District
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is very clean and well kept. Great atmosphere! - The pacific Tradewinds really is a special place, everyone is so kind and welcoming and it was so easy to get in contact with new people … More
from $18.67

HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Marina District
Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The Location The hostel is located in Fort Mason, a fairly quiet residential area in San Francisco (even at night). You can see the ocean and even the Golden Gate Bridge from here, and the … More
from $19.53
Youth Hostel
"…24-hour reception. A valid government photo ID and credit card in your name must be presented upon check in (you can pay with a debit or credit card, but a credit card will be required to keep … More
from $19.31
Party Hostel
"…They have two sizes of restroom -- giant and tiny. I never had a problem getting myself into a giant restroom, though. Kitchen was nice, people were nice. The only problem was my roommates but … More
from $21.47
Party Hostel
"…Torrent sites are blocked. Proxies are blocked. Tor's website is blocked so you can't download it. I didn't even try to look at porn but presumably that's all blocked as well, even if you're … More
from $18.91

Orange Village Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…- Our stay at Orange Village Hostel was a great experience. The Location The location of this hostel is within short walking distance of Union Square and public transit (with a stop only … More
from $17.15

Adelaide Hostel & Hotel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…There is a small outdoor courtyard adjacent that acts as a smoking area. The well-equipped kitchen is available for self-catering, with plenty of glass-walled fridges for food storage. Free dinner … More
from $18.46

Amsterdam San Francisco Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…They lock doors after dark, but all guests have an access code for twenty-four-hour access (no curfew). All dorm rooms are locked at all times. The hostel also offers female only dorms, and there … More
from $16.11
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out from 00:00 to 11:00 . We do allow for late check in however arrangements must be made prior to the desk closing on your check in date. Taxes included … More
from $22.39

European Hostel

South of Market
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…People were very accessible, very easy to talk to and very friendly. They open their lives and tell you their stories. The staff do a very good job keeping everything clean and organized. If I go … More
from $10.33

Hotels in San Francisco

"…We look forward to having you with us. Ram's Hotel Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Late … More
from $50.60
"…24 hours reception. No curfew. We are proud to be a 100% non-smoking hotel in San Francisco, CA. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed at our hotel. No guests after 10 pm" …"…The second is … More
from $45.88

Fitzgerald Hotel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
"…Fitzgerald Hotel Policy and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 15 … More
from $28.84
"…Our rooms come in three tiers, Double, Queen, and Two Twins. Every room is equipped with a newly remodeled bathroom, hair dryer, iron, color TV, international direct phone lines, data port lines … More
from $49.50

Luz Hotel

Civic Center
"…Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Check in: 3:00PM Check out: 11:00AM Reception open from 8:00AM to 9:00PM Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This … More
from $35.93

Found Hotel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
"…And for a place to lay your head, drink a few beers, and to share laughs with fellow travelers, I think this was top 3 of all the hostels I've been to. Good times! Nice Location -- Very friendly … More
from $47.90

Mithila Hotel

Civic Center
Free Breakfast
"Great place, great rates! Ken the hotel guy was really nice and accommodating. Neat little elevator, very clean, some rooms with fridge and microwave. we had a great time in San Francisco and we … More
from $35.75

Winsor Hotel

South of Market
"…Maximum 3 people per room including children. All rooms are non-smoking Children under age 6 free. No roll away beds available. Please add: Extra person is $15 per night. We do … More
from $24.51

Hostels in San Francisco, USA

12 hostels available. Prices start from $29.00 for a dorm bed.
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Neighborhoods in San Francisco

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Get to know San Francisco (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 If you've gotta have chocolate, SF's got you covered.

San Francisco was built on 43 hills and is perhaps most famous for the Golden Gate Bridge. The central neighborhoods include the Tenderloin, Union Square, the Mission, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, and South of Market ("SoMa"). You will find San Francisco hostels in many of these districts. If you are visiting in summer, make sure to book your hostel in San Francisco well in advance since the city is going to be jam-packed with tourists.

The most fun way to get around in San Francisco is by cable car. There are three lines which take you around the city and up the steep and narrow streets. Besides that, there is a comprehensive public transport system, including, buses, trams and metro lines. You can also take a ferry to cross the Bay of San Francisco. The airport is connected to the city center by an express train (BART). It's always easy to get from your San Francisco hostel to anywhere in the city without needing a car.

While you are there, wander around, admire the Victorian architecture and enjoy the great views from the top of one of the numerous hills. Remember to bring good walking shoes since streets can be pretty steep. Take a ferry to Alcatraz, the famous former prison on the neighboring small island, visit one of the countless museums, including the renowned San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and enjoy relaxed coffee and culture at Fisherman’s Wharf. Chill out at Golden Gate Park after a day of walking around and don't forget to cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (you can cross it by bus or on foot).

There are many San Francisco hostels to chose from.

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San Francisco Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Francisco, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 12
Average dorm price $46
Average private room price $136
Cheapest hostel in San Francisco European Hostel with $31.5
Party hostels in San Francisco Green Tortoise Hostel (4 in total)
Most San Francisco hostels are located in Downtown, Telegraph Hill, Financial District
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

FAQ about San Francisco Hostels

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Travel Tips for San Francisco - from the Community

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