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Your Travel Guide to San Francisco

Guide for San Francisco

With beautiful views, delicious dining, fascinating history and no shortage of things to do, it’s no wonder that San Francisco is one of the top travel destinations in the United States.

Hop on a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and explore some of the city’s many hills, or jump on a boat ride for views of Alcatraz Island and the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. After a day of exploring, grab some dim sum in the country’s largest Chinatown or enjoy the city’s fresh seafood and sourdough bread, washed down with a glass of California’s finest wine of course.

Check out all our Hotels in San Francisco or view our budget Hostels in San Francisco to find the perfect accommodation for your trip.

Customer Travel Tips for San Francisco

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you


85.1% Avg. city rating

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88.9% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Andrew Whiers

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely see Alcatraz, Pier 39 and rent bikes to cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

Liked: Friendly people. Lots of cool sights to see.

Disliked: Walking/cycling up some of the big hills.

86.7% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

gil carvalho

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: City break

25 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: choose your hotel location carefully. some neighborhoods are terrible

Liked: friendly people

Disliked: weather.

75.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 40.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 40.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 60.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Lisa Dannewitz

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: BUNDLE UP! The city was really cold.

Liked: We found a lot of new things to see/do even though we've been to the city before.

Disliked: Expensive! Lots of tourists everywhere so if you're interested in the main sites be prepared to wait in lines..

82.2% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 60.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Ahmer Waqar

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Be open minded

Liked: Gay scene!

Disliked: The amount of homeless people but despite this it is relatively safe.

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Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

bobby fisher

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: City break

23 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Bring cash and a jacket cause it's cold!

Liked: people

Disliked: homeless lots of them.