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Best San Francisco hostels

Most recommended San Francisco hostels

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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel - San Francisco - Living room
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
8.8 Very Good
Financial DistrictR1 983+
R1 983+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco - Restaurant
Green Tortoise Hostel
8.7 Very Good
North BeachR2 954+
R2 954+
Free Wi-Fi
Adelaide Hostel
7.6 Good
TenderloinR2 402+
R2 402+
Free Wi-Fi
Samesun San Francisco
8.4 Very Good
Cow HollowR3 198+
R3 198+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pyramid Nightly Stays
4.7 Mediocre
Financial DistrictR1 695+
R1 695+
Free Wi-Fi
Vantaggio Abigail
Civic CenterR1 390+
R1 390+
Free Wi-Fi
DC Crashpad
R3 276+
R3 276+
Free Wi-Fi

San Francisco hostels near the city centre

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Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel - San Francisco - Lounge
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4 Very Good
Union Square AreaR2 235+
R2 235+
European Hostel - San Francisco - Building
European Hostel
4.7 Mediocre
SoMaR1 294+
R1 294+

How much is a San Francisco hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

Good to know

Low season

April

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

R986

Average price (weekend night)

R949
Cheapest month to stay with an average 30% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 115% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in San Francisco

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
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Top tips for finding San Francisco hostel deals

  • Whether you’re traveling on your own or with a group, there are a handful of advantages that come with booking a hostel in San Francisco over the more expensive hotels and vacation rentals in the area. Besides more modest prices, hostels in this area are great for meeting other travelers, due to their emphasis on shared common areas and onsite features like bars and cafes.
  • The highest concentration of hostels in San Francisco is in the central districts near the Tenderloin. Booking a hostel in this area puts you within reach of all the attractions and venues that downtown San Francisco has to offer, whether you’re interested in the Museum of Modern Art or the Golden Gate Bridge. For a San Francisco experience on the seafront, you can book a hostel near Fisherman’s Wharf, which offers easy access to ocean views, sea lions, and all the attractions on the wharf itself.
  • If you’re traveling on your own and you’re looking to meet other travelers, booking a room at one of the hostels in San Francisco that offers an enhanced social environment is essential. The Green Tortoise Hostel, located just outside of downtown San Francisco, has a game room and several common areas where you can connect with fellow tourists. This hostel also features several amenities to make your stay more convenient, like a computer room and a shared kitchen.
  • Heading to San Francisco with a group of friends or family? Booking a room at the right hostel is important in making sure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible. At Orange Village Hostel near the popular Union Square area, there are double and triple room options that you can mix and match to ensure that your entire party is accommodated. The Orange Village Hostel also offers daily continental breakfast, laundry facilities, and spacious common areas for your convenience.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in San Francisco, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in San Francisco in April and December.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in San Francisco if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 76 days before your stay to get the best price for a San Francisco hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in San Francisco for 10 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in San Francisco

  • What are the best hostels near Union Square?

    Union Square is a popular area in San Francisco and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Amsterdam Hostel or Orange Village Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Union Square.

  • How much does a hostel cost in San Francisco?

    Hostel prices in San Francisco can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in San Francisco is R110 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R23 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in San Francisco?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in San Francisco is R110 compared to R304 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in San Francisco?

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Hotels about topic

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Orange Village Hostel - San Francisco - Restaurant
Orange Village Hostel
7.8 Good
TenderloinR2 054+
R2 054+
Free Wi-Fi
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel - San Francisco - Front desk
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
8.3 Very Good
Marina DistrictR751+
R751+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Green Tortoise Hostel
8.7 Very Good
North BeachR2 954+
R2 954+
Free Wi-Fi
Adelaide Hostel
7.6 Good
TenderloinR2 402+
R2 402+
Free Wi-Fi

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