Hostels in Union Square, San Francisco

Hostels near Union Square

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Hostels in San Francisco

Distance to Union Square: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Party Hostel
"…Actually I changed rooms on the last night and they had no issues with that. The internet computer broke on me once, losing me a few dollars, but otherwise it was nice that they even had them. It … More

Adelaide Hostel & Hotel

Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…A solid, free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hostel. Additional hostel features include a laundry room with complimentary washing powder, luggage storage on check-in/out days, a … More

Orange Village Hostel

Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Staff is friendly. Good experience! Good hostel! - Good location (next to the streetcar line and very close to union square). Very friendly staff. Good wifi (not great, but good!). I was on the … More

Amsterdam San Francisco Hostel

Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Location Just a five-minute walk from Union Square, cable cars, Market Street (where you can catch public transport to anywhere in the city -- Alcatraz, Painted Ladies, Haight-Ashbury), and … More

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Financial District
Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…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. I really enjoyed my stay there and I … More
Distance to Union Square: 1 km / 0.6 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Yes, the neighborhood is not good but you can learn to avoid areas and have a great trip. Being a single female traveler, I was never hassled by anyone in the neighborhood. As far as location, … More
Distance to Union Square: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel
"…We would stay here again because of the lower cost & the bed is super comfy. Two stars - It is cheap, however, the 6 people dorm was not in the best shape. It is packed, and it seemed most other … More

Green Tortoise Hostel

Telegraph Hill
Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel
"…Locals aren't allowed, and if you don't have a passport you need proof that you live somewhere else. Update from the Owner: "There are several things that have changed since the review was … More

European Hostel

South of Market
Distance to Union Square: 1.4 km / 0.9 miles
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
Distance to Union Square: 1.5 km / 1 miles
Party Hostel
"…And only pay for what you need. Our pods use recycled materials. We’ve tested them for harmful chemicals and have met rigorous low-emissions standards supporting healthy environments. Our … More
Distance to Union Square: 2.2 km / 1 miles
Youth Hostel
"…The Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge are visible from our balcony rooms, so long as the San Francisco fog isn't blocking the view. Don't forget the colorful murals and taquerias of … More

HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Marina District
Free Breakfast
Distance to Union Square: 2.9 km / 2 miles
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…There is a huge lounge with a fire, huge windows, and lots of eclectic art and comfy seats. Not only does the place look stylish and beautiful, but it's also very comfy and there are always fellow … More
Distance to Union Square: 3.3 km / 2 miles
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…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. Breakfast included. … More

Hotels in San Francisco

Herbert Hotel

Civic Center
Distance to Union Square: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
161 Powell St More
Distance to Union Square: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
"…Come stay with us and discover the magic of San Francisco in comfort and style. Hotel Ikon Policy and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or … More
Distance to Union Square: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
"…Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards - Visa, Mastercard, Discover card only. Cash payments are not accepted. Payment must be made at the front desk upon check-in. This property may … More
Distance to Union Square: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles
"…Non Smoking Taxes Not Included The Urban Hotel Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment … More
Distance to Union Square: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles
"…Situated on the pulse of the city, in the very heart of downtown, we are within easy access of San Francisco's business and shopping centers, attractions, nightlife, and a wide selection of fine … More
Distance to Union Square: 0.4 km / 0.2 miles
"…The lockers are not enough to meet the demands when the hostel is quite occupied, but apart from this it is a fun place to be in. Pretty nice, great location - This was my third time staying here … More
Distance to Union Square: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
"…The hotel is located at the gateway to Chinatown, just 3 blocks from Union Square the finest Retail District, 1 block from the Cable Car line to Fisherman's Wharf, 1 block to the Financial … More

Hostels in San Francisco, USA

13 hostels available. Prices start from $31.00 for a dorm bed.

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Union Square Unveiled: Hostels in the Heart of San Francisco

Welcome to Union Square, where the heartbeat of San Francisco echoes through vibrant streets and historic landmarks.

This guide is your passport to an evergreen adventure, tailored for the savvy backpacker ready to explore a district that seamlessly blends the old with the new.

Timeless Landmarks in Union Square

Union Square is more than a location; it's a living canvas of San Francisco's rich history. Marvel at the iconic Dewey Monument, and let the energy of the square envelop you. As you traverse the streets, the historic cable cars become your companions, reminding you that here, time moves at its own pace.

Navigating Union Square: A Time-Tested Journey

Getting around Union Square is as classic as the city itself. Embrace the efficiency of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Muni buses, your reliable partners in exploration. These transportation staples ensure that every corner of San Francisco is within reach, making your journey seamless and timeless.

Amenities: Where Tradition Meets Convenience

Rest your adventurous spirit in hostels like Golden Gate Hostel and HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel, where budget-friendly comfort is more than just a trend. Step outside, and you'll discover eateries like Sears Fine Food, serving classic American fare since 1938. Union Square's amenities are not just options; they are enduring companions for every traveler.

Cultural Charms and Evergreen Tips

Immerse yourself in the district's artistic soul with a visit to the American Conservatory Theater or take a leisurely stroll to Maiden Lane, where timeless boutiques await. Pro tip: Union Square is equally enchanting in the early morning or late evening, offering a quieter ambiance amidst the city's hustle.

Why Choose Union Square for Your Stay

  • Historical Harmony: Union Square isn't just a square; it's a symphony of San Francisco's past and present, creating an ideal backdrop for history enthusiasts.
  • Effortless Exploration: The district's enduring transportation and strategic location ensure that your San Francisco adventure is comprehensive and convenient.
  • Hostel Hospitality: Stay in Union Square hostels for more than accommodation; experience the spirit of San Francisco through the lens of budget-friendly camaraderie.
  • Cultural Connection: Union Square isn't just a tourist spot; it's a cultural hub, inviting you to be part of the city's ongoing narrative, where traditions thrive alongside innovation.


Union Square isn't just a destination; it's an immersion into the soul of San Francisco. From its historic landmarks to the convenience of enduring transportation, every aspect of the district contributes to a timeless experience.

This guide isn't just information; it's your key to unlocking Union Square's enduring charm, ensuring your San Francisco adventure is as unique as the district itself.

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