Hostels in San Francisco, USA

12 hostels available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in San Francisco

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Financial District
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. 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 … More

Green Tortoise Hostel

Telegraph Hill
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…It was a little smoky, but they say they're installing a heavy duty ventilation system and this won't be a problem any longer. It's a friendly social hostel and there are almost always people … More
Youth Hostel
"…Wherever you wander in San Francisco's 7 x 7 square miles, just remember to bring a jacket for ever-changing weather! Our hostel has spacious dorm and private rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, … More
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

HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Marina District
Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The hostel is set in a very unique building that was converted into a hostel, so rooms are scattered all around. The rooms are rather basic but clean. There are bunk beds with big drawers where … More
Party Hostel
"…From manufacturing, and construction, to operations, we’re committed to preserving the environment and dreaming of a better future. Nap York San Francisco Sleep Station Policy and Conditions … More
Party Hostel
"…A key is necessary with the locker. And the guys get up early in the morning, and make a tons of noise and talk loudly with each other in a foreign language -- quite rude! Blockers on the internet … More

Orange Village Hostel

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The room looks exactly like the pictures and each bed has neat features. In the four-bed dorm with a private bath in the room for the guests sharing the room, there are … More

Amsterdam San Francisco Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…When I asked if I could be moved, they simply fobbed me off. The breakfast does not include strawberries as it is commented here. They are lovely waffles and they do provide syrup. You supply … More

Adelaide Hostel & Hotel

Free Breakfast
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…Towels are available for hire for a fee. Common Spaces The main common space in the hostel is a downstairs kitchen and dining room area, which includes ample tables and a television; this … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…We have a private conference room on the second floor with space to work, a kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and stove, fast wifi, and a beautiful backyard to sit and relax or to meet new people … More

European Hostel

South of Market
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Despite booking a dorm, my room had only a single bunk, and no other occupants during my stay. The rooftop afforded me some of the best urban photos of my stay. I had a very good overall … More

Hotels in San Francisco

"…Feel at home during your stay in San Francisco in one of our clean and comfortable rooms. The Union Square Plaza Hotel is able to accommodate the needs of the traveler on a modest budget. Our … More
"…It combines old-world charm with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi. The completely nonsmoking San Remo is furnished with Victorian heirlooms and historic photographs. Guests can enjoy cozy … More
"…I walked into the place knowing nobody at 7pm, and by the time I left there was a room of friends. It was as if I was transported back into a university party atmosphere, but yet as soon as I … More

Luz Hotel

Civic Center
"…This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes not included - 16.25%. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew." …"…Take the 1st right onto Leavenworth St (0.4 mi) … More

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

Winsor Hotel

South of Market
"…You can go in and out 24 hours no time restriction. Charges may apply to some facilities offered. Please note we preauthorize the full amount 48 hours prior to arrival to guarantee your … More
"…The closest airport is San Francisco Airport (SFO), 10.6 miles from the hotel. Union Hotel is able to accommodate up to 2 people in one room. All rooms are private, fully furnished with a … More

Hostels in San Francisco, USA

12 hostels available. Prices start from $40 for a dorm bed.

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. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Francisco.

 The Golden Gate Bridge

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.

Written by local enthusiast for San Francisco hostels

Written by local enthusiast for San Francisco hostels Mona

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 $135
Cheapest hostel in San Francisco Amsterdam San Francisco Hostel with $39
Party hostels in San Francisco Green Tortoise Hostel (5 in total)
Most San Francisco hostels are located in Downtown, Telegraph Hill, Financial District
Average rating of all hostels 8

FAQ about San Francisco Hostels

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Travel Tips for San Francisco - from the Community

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