13 Hostels in San Francisco, États-Unis

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in San Francisco, États-Unis. You can choose from 13 San Francisco hostels. In total, there are 41 cheap places to stay in San Francisco such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $32 for a dorm.

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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


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in San Francisco


(European Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in San Francisco


(HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is the best rated)

Most San Francisco hostels are located in

Downtown, Telegraph Hill, Civic Center

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in San Francisco for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in San Francisco for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to San Francisco? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to San Francisco alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in San Francisco. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking San Francisco here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Daly City Daly City (9 Km / 5 mi.)
Sausalito Sausalito (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Oakland Oakland (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Berkeley Berkeley (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Burlingame Burlingame (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Montara Montara (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Redwood City Redwood City (36 Km / 22 mi.)

FAQ about San Francisco Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Francisco. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Francisco. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Find your quick answer here
FAQ about San Francisco Hostels

A hostel in San Francisco costs on average $42 for a dorm. A hostel in San Francisco with private rooms costs on average $104.

Hostelz.com shows all 13 Hostels in San Francisco. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Orange Village 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 13 hostels in San Francisco, États-Unis. We list for you other cheap places to stay in San Francisco such as

  • 27 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in San Francisco.

HI - San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in San Francisco.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for San Francisco - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking San Francisco. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of San Francisco. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

This does look promising. I'll keep coming back for more.


San Francisco comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

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Your Packing List for San Francisco

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Francisco and États-Unis.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for San Francisco