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Top Rated Hostels in San Francisco, USA

HI San Francisco - Downtown 89%

1. HI San Francisco - Downtown

Hostel
312 Mason Street

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 87%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 93%

Value 81%

278 out of 298 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI San Francisco - Downtown

01 Sep 2017 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 18-24

The dorm room was one of the best I have stayed in and the breakfast was great!

would recommend this property

20 Aug 2017 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Nice atmosphere, very clean, good room, GREAT Kitchen and great location.

would recommend this property

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Green Tortoise Hostel 88%

2. Green Tortoise Hostel

Hostel
494 Broadway

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 90%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 91%

Value 86%

172 out of 176 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Green Tortoise Hostel

21 May 2018 89%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Great location on Broadway St. Walking distance to China Town (5 min), the bay (10 min) and union square (19 min). Friendly and helpful staff. Advertised as a "party hostel" but not many party activities planned. Breakfast is continental with cook your own eggs and wash your own dishes.

would recommend this property

10 Jul 2017 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

I met some interesting people during my 5 night stay, ticked all the boxes for what I wanted out of a hostel.

would recommend this property

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USA Hostels San Francisco 87%

3. USA Hostels San Francisco

Hostel
711 Post Street, San Francisco

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 90%

Location 90%

Safety 92%

Staff 89%

Value 82%

303 out of 311 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend USA Hostels San Francisco

15 Aug 2017 77%
Travel Type: As a family with children
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 41+

Very good location. Staff very friendly and helpful.

would recommend this property

19 Feb 2017 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 18-24

best hostel ive ever been to

would recommend this property

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HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf 86%

4. HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

Hostel
Building #240, Fort Mason

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 85%

Location 89%

Safety 85%

Staff 87%

Value 81%

72 out of 78 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

25 Aug 2016 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Partying / nightlife Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Atmosphere and people

would recommend this property

12 Jul 2016 94%
Travel Type: With a large group / tour
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Business / conference Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

View to the Golden Gate Bridge

would recommend this property

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HI San Francisco - City Center 82%

5. HI San Francisco - City Center

Hostel
685 Ellis Street, CA 94109

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 86%

Location 66%

Safety 78%

Staff 85%

Value 83%

113 out of 125 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI San Francisco - City Center

15 Sep 2017 57%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Nicely designed reception and lounge area in ground and first floor. Very clean.

would recommend this property

10 Aug 2017 89%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

A great hostel with private rooms central to town

would recommend this property

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Orange Village Hostel 80%

6. Orange Village Hostel

Hostel
411 O'Farrell street

Atmosphere 75%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 77%

Location 90%

Safety 82%

Staff 82%

Value 70%

183 out of 228 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Orange Village Hostel

10 May 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 41+

Great the best is breakfast andlocation

would recommend this property

30 Dec 2015 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Very helpful staff, nice atmosphere, safe feeling in the hostel. Breakfast and wi-fi included.

would recommend this property

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Music City Hotel/Hostel 79%

7. Music City Hotel/Hostel

Hostel
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco CA

Atmosphere 73%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 69%

Location 80%

Safety 85%

Staff 87%

Value 78%

132 out of 151 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Music City Hotel/Hostel

25 Jul 2016 69%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

Good area, clean and friendly staff

would recommend this property

11 Dec 2015 54%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family

-One of the cheapest in SF-Good wifi

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Amsterdam Hostel 78%

8. Amsterdam Hostel

Hostel
749 Taylor Street

Atmosphere 68%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 72%

Location 86%

Safety 83%

Staff 79%

Value 75%

188 out of 230 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Amsterdam Hostel

29 Jun 2017 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 25-30

Good hostel. Clean, safe and friendly

would recommend this property

09 May 2017 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Location, price, friendliness of staff, nice old character heritage building

would recommend this property

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