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Top Rated Hostels in San Francisco, USA

92.8%
471 reviews Book Now 
1

Green Tortoise Hostel

Hostel
494 Broadway, San Francisco, USA CA 94133

440 out of 471 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Green Tortoise Hostel

Atmosphere - 94% Staff - 93% Facilities - 93% Safety - 94%
Location - 93% Cleanliness - 88% Value - 92%
Eleanor Doran
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year
97.1%
Eleanor would recommend this property 28 August 2015

Staff were always helpful and friendly. The free dinner was awesome and the atmosphere of the ballroom was always fun and welcoming.

Sebastian Neudek
Alone
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
100.0%
Sebastian would recommend this property 17 August 2015

It's a huge hostel where it is easy to get to know other travelers. They have a huge room for breakfast and other activities. The breakfast was very diverse and tasty (never seen before in an American hostel!). The hostel has style and is well located in the center of the SF directly next to the Columbus Street (bars, restaurants and coffeehouse). They have several bathrooms (shower and restroom) in the hallway so I never experienced a line in front of one of them. They offered plenty of activities during my stay so it got never boring. The wifi shows very good reception in every room. Computers with a printer are available for everyone for free.

90.4%
737 reviews Book Now 
2

USA Hostels San Francisco

Hostel
711 Post Street, San Francisco, USA CA 94109

719 out of 737 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend USA Hostels San Francisco

Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 89% Facilities - 94% Safety - 92%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 86% Value - 88%
Bey Vrancken
Alone
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture
100.0%
Bey would recommend this property 31 August 2015

There are many things to like/love about this hostel. First, The staff is amazing and interacts a lot with the guests. Second, there are daily nightly activities that facilitate meeting other people. If drinking and meeting people simultaneously is not your thing, there are a number of day activities as well such as walking tours or biking across the Golden Gate bridge that provide a good alternative and are an excellent way of getting a grasp of the city. Third, the location is pretty good. Don't bother trying to stay in the Mission district because it is supposed to be cool. Rent a bike and go there yourself, or take the bus, or the BART. The nice thing about this USA Hostels is that it is convenient to go pretty much everywhere in the city! Loved my stay, will definitely visit again. PS: Very safe (lockers and you can buy a lock at the reception) and clean (daily cleaning). PPS: Plenty of food nearby as well. Go to 'honey honey' on the corner of Post and Taylor for any meal, or to Pearl's across the street for an amazing burger.

Rachel Browne
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year
100.0%
Rachel would recommend this property 13 August 2015

Location was perfect, hostel was very clean, great nighttime events and daytime organised, staff were very helpful. No faults.

88.5%
641 reviews Book Now 
3

HI - San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

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

582 out of 641 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - Downtown Hostel

Atmosphere - 87% Staff - 92% Facilities - 87% Safety - 92%
Location - 92% Cleanliness - 89% Value - 77%
Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
68.6%
Customer would recommend this property 22 August 2015

The kitchen facilities were good, there were many social areas and the rooms were very clean!

Customer review
Alone
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break
91.4%
Customer would recommend this property 22 August 2015

It is clean and close to the city. They offer free breakfast and the staff is friendly

86.2%
225 reviews Book Now 
4

HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

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

214 out of 225 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Atmosphere - 91% Staff - 89% Facilities - 82% Safety - 86%
Location - 91% Cleanliness - 79% Value - 83%
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.

83.8%
60 reviews Book Now 
5

Cova Hotel

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

54 out of 60 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cova Hotel

Atmosphere - 84% Staff - 93% Facilities - 86% Safety - 80%
Location - 59% Cleanliness - 92% 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

83.7%
7 reviews Book Now 
6

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.

81.1%
94 reviews Book Now 
7

HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel

Hostel
685 Ellis St., San Francisco, USA 94109

83 out of 94 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI - San Francisco - City Center Hostel

Atmosphere - 88% Staff - 89% Facilities - 86% Safety - 76%
Location - 57% Cleanliness - 92% Value - 76%
Suzy Lamoureux
With my spouse / partner
City break
65.7%
27 August 2015

The staff were great, the breakfast was an awesome bonus and the kitchen was roomy.

Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture
91.4%
Customer would recommend this property 27 August 2015

The rooms were really nice, they felt a bit more like a hotel. The breakfast was good and they offered pub crawls. Easy enough to get everywhere

80.7%
188 reviews Book Now 
8

Encore Express Hotel

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

166 out of 188 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Encore Express Hotel

Atmosphere - 73% Staff - 86% Facilities - 70% Safety - 84%
Location - 82% Cleanliness - 84% Value - 82%
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!

78.6%
8 reviews Book Now 
9

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.

76.9%
246 reviews Book Now 
10

Orange Village Hostel

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

203 out of 246 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Orange Village Hostel

Atmosphere - 72% Staff - 80% Facilities - 75% Safety - 76%
Location - 87% Cleanliness - 76% Value - 71%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
80.0%
Customer would recommend this property 13 August 2015

We liked that we had the option to book a private room and bathroom. The complimentary breakfast was also nice and had a good variety.

Customer review
With friends / other travellers
City break
91.4%
Customer would recommend this property 13 August 2015

+ the opportunity to leave the luggage here when you come earlier/or after checking out + nice and clean room + nice and helpful staff + the hostel is in my opinion perfectly situated + the included breakfast

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