San Francisco Hostels

City Center

Budget travelers love this boutique hotel turned hostel. Stay in small dorms or private rooms (all with private bath), and enjoy free breakfast plus nightly beer and wine at Ivy's Cafe. Best location for cheap eats, live music, and nightlife.

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Downtown

Just a block from Union Square, this former hotel has both small dorms and private rooms, and serves free breakfast daily. A fun, friendly base for exploring the city, and your best bet for shopping, theater, Chinatown, and cable cars.

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Fisherman's Wharf

This is the first and most famous San Francisco hostel, set in historic buildings on the waterfront, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Free breakfast, free parking, an on-site cafe, and great views make this hostel a favorite.

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San Francisco Hostels: Quick Compare

RoomsCity CenterDowntownFisherman's Wharf
Rates$28.00 - $124.00$29.99 - $135.00$28.00 - $119.00
Private Rooms Availableyesyesyes
Private en suite bathrooms availableyesyesno
Number of beds in shared dorms4 or 54-84, 8, 10, 12 or 24
DiningCity CenterDowntownFisherman's Wharf
Free continental breakfastyesyesyes
$1 all-you-can-eat pancakes or eggs with breakfastyesnono
Fully equipped kitchenyesyesyes
Cafe serving beer, wine, and snacksyesnoyes
Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinnernonoyes
Free coffee + teayesyesyes
Vending machinesyesyesyes
Services & AmenitiesCity CenterDowntownFisherman's Wharf
Free WiFiyesyesyes
High speed internetyesyesyes
Free or low-cost tours and activitiesyesyesyes
Theatre-style media room with big-screen satellite TVnoyesyes
24-hour receptionyesyesyes
Daily housekeepingyesyesyes
Free linens + towelsyesyesyes
Secure lockersyesyesyes
In-room safesyesnono
On-site laundrynoyesyes
Luggage + bicycle storageyesyesyes
Tempur-Pedic Mattressesyesnoyes
LocationCity CenterDowntownFisherman's Wharf
Centralyesyesno
Waterfrontnonoyes
Short walk to MUNI bus/trainyesyesyes
Short walk to BART trainyesyesno
Parking$24/day$23/dayFree