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Top Rated Hostels in San Francisco, USA

90.4%
468 reviews Book Now 
1

Green Tortoise Hostel

Hostel
494 Broadway, San Francisco, USA CA 94133

438 out of 468 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Green Tortoise Hostel

Atmosphere - 91% Staff - 89% Facilities - 92% Safety - 91%
Location - 90% Cleanliness - 86% Value - 91%
Customer review
Alone
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture
71.4%
Customer would recommend this property 25 May 2015

the hostel was located in a good neighborhood. A lot of things to do around. The free food was great.

Genevieve Engelhardt
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
100.0%
Genevieve would recommend this property 23 July 2014

Green Tortoise was a great choice, good people, nice atmosphere, good spot and helpful staff. They have a good breakfast and 3 free dinners a week (you are encouraged to help cook). Was in quite a good spot, close to Little Italy, Chinatown and the water. It's quite a big hostel, but still friendly and easy to meet people if you're traveling on your own. An old building, but still secure and clean.

89.3%
727 reviews Book Now 
2

USA Hostels San Francisco

Hostel
711 Post Street, San Francisco, USA CA 94109

709 out of 727 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend USA Hostels San Francisco

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 86% Facilities - 90% Safety - 92%
Location - 90% Cleanliness - 89% Value - 87%
Holly Trimby
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
100.0%
Holly would recommend this property 01 June 2015

Great hostel which goes out of its way to provide fantastic social activities and tours of the city at a discounted rate. Also had a free drinks night in the social area which was great as a solo traveller to meet people. Breakfast was also good as were the other facilities. Rooms also had loads of plug sockets and beds were clean and comfortable.

Gareth Toovey
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
100.0%
Gareth would recommend this property 15 April 2015

The rooms were nice and clean and long beds which is great considering I'm rather tall. Also the walking tour by Brian was awesome! Showed me so much about San Fran I had never known or thought about!

89.1%
619 reviews Book Now 
3

HI - San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

Hostel
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, USA 94102-1704

561 out of 619 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

Atmosphere - 89% Staff - 95% Facilities - 87% Safety - 88%
Location - 90% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 82%
Madita Traeger
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Shopping
85.7%
Madita would recommend this property 30 June 2015

It's very clean and cosy for a hostel. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Breakfast was lovely. The only thing missing in the bathroom (we had a 4 bed doorm with an ensuite bathroom) was a hairdryer which you can borrow for a 5 Dollar deposit though. I highly recommed the place!

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
88.6%
Customer would recommend this property 27 June 2015

It was a nice place to get to know a lot of people. The biketour over the Golden Gate Bridge was amazing. Comfortable beds Abs everything was really clean.

84.9%
221 reviews Book Now 
4

HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Hostel
240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA CA 94123-1303

210 out of 221 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Atmosphere - 89% Staff - 88% Facilities - 80% Safety - 84%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 78% Value - 80%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
94.3%
Customer would recommend this property 09 March 2015

Great safe location. Great views from the hostel as it is settled near the coastline overlooking Alcatraz.

Rik Mom
Alone
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture
94.3%
Rik would recommend this property 10 February 2015

Very friendly staff, well organized. Great facilities: WIFI (that actually works), good breakfast, cheap restaurant for lunch/dinner, activities etc.

83.7%
7 reviews Book Now 
5

Francisco Bay Inn

3.5 star Hotel
1501 Lombard Street, San Francisco, USA CA 94123

7 out of 7 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Francisco Bay Inn

Atmosphere - 77% Staff - 80% Facilities - 85% Safety - 80%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 94% Value - 80%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture
77.1%
Customer would recommend this property 23 September 2013

4 of us fitted into our room there was plenty of space for the beds and to walk around.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Romantic getaway
88.6%
Customer would recommend this property 11 January 2013

Its in a very good tourist location where you can have easy access to many attractions within walking distance. It was very nice being able to have a refrigerator and a microwave in the room.

82.7%
59 reviews Book Now 
6

Cova Hotel

2.5 star Hotel
655 Ellis St, San Francisco, USA 94109

53 out of 59 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cova Hotel

Atmosphere - 83% Staff - 92% Facilities - 85% Safety - 80%
Location - 58% Cleanliness - 91% Value - 88%
Jordanne Nuttall
With my spouse / partner
Family Holiday, Partying / nightlife, Shopping
88.6%
Jordanne would recommend this property 14 January 2015

Awesome hotel. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Clean rooms well appointed with amenities, included breakfast has a wide range of foods. Free shuttle was great.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture
94.3%
Customer would recommend this property 08 October 2014

Close to Union square and to Civic center, the hotel have very helpful shuttle to different places in the SF

81.9%
235 reviews Book Now 
7

Orange Village Hostel

Hostel
411 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, USA 94102

196 out of 235 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Orange Village Hostel

Atmosphere - 75% Staff - 84% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 84%
Jocelyn Bennett
Alone
Sightseeing & culture
77.1%
Jocelyn would recommend this property 04 July 2015

The location is very good for getting around the city. The rooms were not too crowded and the lockers big enough for valuables (don't expect to put anything much larger than a daypack in there). The breakfast was excellent too.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture
80.0%
Customer would recommend this property 26 May 2015

I like the location of the property, the staff were very very helpful and the free breakfast is always nice when staying at a hostel as it sets you up for a day of travelling around.

80.8%
185 reviews Book Now 
8

Encore Express Hotel

2 star Hotel
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, USA CA 94109

163 out of 185 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Encore Express Hotel

Atmosphere - 72% Staff - 87% Facilities - 70% Safety - 84%
Location - 83% Cleanliness - 84% Value - 83%
Customer review
Alone
Work / volunteering
82.9%
Customer would recommend this property 15 March 2015

Close to all restaurants & bars , clean everyday, great location away from the Tenderloin & it's homeless ventures

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
91.4%
Customer would recommend this property 09 March 2015

The building is adorable! Jake the man on duty when I arrived was friendly and helpful. I felt very safe with the electric card security. The bed was comfortable and the room very clean. The small fridge inside your room is also good!

80.7%
87 reviews Book Now 
9

HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel

Hostel
685 Ellis St., San Francisco, USA 94109

77 out of 87 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel

Atmosphere - 86% Staff - 84% Facilities - 86% Safety - 80%
Location - 56% Cleanliness - 93% Value - 77%
Jade Flint
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering
88.6%
Jade would recommend this property 16 June 2015

Genuinely friendly staff and a really relaxes atmosphere. I met some lovely girls in my shared room and felt safe and secure within the hostel. Excellent complimentary breakfast!

Joshua Exner
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
88.6%
Joshua would recommend this property 09 March 2015

Friendly staff comfortable beds someone on the desk 24/24, staff very helpful to point out any attractions or bars in the area

78.6%
8 reviews Book Now 
10

SFO Travelodge Airport North

2 star Hotel
326 South Airport Blvd, San Francisco, USA 94080

7 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend SFO Travelodge Airport North

Atmosphere - 67% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 82%
Location - 82% Cleanliness - 70% Value - 87%
Customer review
Alone
Relaxation/spa, Sightseeing & culture
94.3%
Customer would recommend this property 25 September 2012

I did not hear other clients in adjacent rooms. The swimming pool was great. Use of airport shuttle was a bonus. Great 3 star accomodation

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year
68.6%
Customer would recommend this property 22 September 2011

Good place to get a nights rest. Plan on staying closer to the city. Staff was nice enough. Very inexpensive. Felt Safe. No problems with cleanliness.

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