Cheapest month to stay with an average 34% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 118% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in San Francisco
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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 August and January.
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 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a San Francisco hostel.
FAQs when booking a hostel 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 R48 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R34 in the last 3 days.
The average price for a night in a hostel in San Francisco is R48 compared to R299 for a night in a hotel.
Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in San Francisco. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to find the best hostels in San Francisco?
Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in San Francisco by showing you the exact location of each hostel