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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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USA Hostels San Francisco

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Our users have told us USA Hostels San Francisco is 'very clean, super friendly and very welcoming' with a 'perfect price/quality compromise' and 'really helpful and down-to-earth' staff who 'really make this place'. One Hostelworld guest said the hostel is ideal whether you want to 'sit back and relax, party, meet new people or spend some time on your own'. The hostel also has 'something going on every night', like walking tours, free drinks and tickets to local matches.

Property Description

Rated Most Popular San Francisco Hostel for the 4th consecutive year by Hostelworld guests! Biking the Golden Gate Bridge, free city walking tours and weekly pub crawls are just some of the ways we’ll help you have memorable San Fran experiences. We have heaps of hang out space, with a large lounge, yoga room and roomy kitchen and dining areas. Join us for a hostel dinner, pong tournaments or karaoke to get your night in San Francisco started right. And when it's time to relax, you have a choice of hotel quality private rooms or dorms with our exclusive privacy pods.
One of our most popular extras are our privacy pods - we're the only hostel in the city with privacy screening on dorm beds that also includes a reading light, shelf and outlet! Other amenities that make us the #1 choice in San Francisco are:

- only four beds per dorm, with real mattresses (no foam stuff) and comfy duvets.
- free in-room lockers with power points inside for secure electronics-charging. (just bring your own lock)
- stylish private rooms include duvets, cable TV and fridge
- free breakfast everyday of fresh fruit, a variety of baked goods, all-you-can-make pancakes, oatmeal, fruit juices, coffee and tea
- free day-storage of luggage after check-out
- free washing powder for use in our laundry
- free use of hairdryers
- discounted Yosemite, Muir Woods and Wine Country tours

Please Note: Prices listed do not include taxes. See Hostel Conditions for tax details.

Check in criteria:
We welcome guests from everywhere outside of San Francisco county. At check in, international guests must present a valid passport. US residents must present valid government issued identification (ie: driver’s license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel.

We require all guests to be 18 or over to stay at our hostel. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian but this also needs to be approved by a manager. Please contact us directly before booking with anyone under the age of 18.

Please note that we try our best to keep people travelling together in the same room. However, sometimes due to availability and/or booking patterns, we may not be able to do so. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly.

Groups of more than 10 cannot be confirmed via Hostelworld and must contact the hostel directly for a reservation to be accepted.
USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    I only stayed one night, but had as nice experience. Included breakfast is nice to have.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Oct 2019
    I really enjoyed my time in San Francisco and most can be attributed to this hostel! Met some really good people and the staff that run different events from bike rides and hikes to bar crawls are great! There’s a really great lounge and social space with Netflix, Hulu etc and the breakfast was one of the best I’ve had from a US hostel. Reception were just a little rude sometimes.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2019
    Fun hostel! Easy to make friends. Good breakfast as well. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. Front desk staff, especially Gabi is awesome.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Sep 2019
    Myself and two friends stayed here on our travels around California, the hostel was in a very good central location close to many amenities, it was very clean and staff were helpful. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Sep 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at USA Hostels SF! From arrival to departure the staff made you feel as if you were a friend. I wanted to speak to every one of them whenever I saw them. The process of checking in and receiving rules of the hostel was seamless. Very professional and nice. The rooms and facilities were clean. I chose a hostel to stay in because of how it's an open atmosphere with staff that are knowledgeable about area and planned activities. My first night included a pub crawl.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2019
    The staff (REN, Gabby, Jacob, & Eric) were very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. This was my first stay at a Hostel and I was impressed. Anytime I’m in San Francisco, USA Hostel will be my “ONLY” choice.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Oct 2019
    Centrally located hostel that was a good price for San Francisco. Great free breakfast, friendly staff, and clean and bright facilities. Only negative was a strange pungent/damp smell in our room that we couldn't get rid of
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Overall a great experience and good for the money. Hostel is located in a good area close to public transport and walkable to many spots. The hostel were good at dealing with any issues promptly and offered temporary solutions until fixed which was appreciated. The lounge, laundry and breakfast area was really nice to have and the hostel had many tours which made it easy to enjoy the city without the hassle of finding the best tour.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2019
    The staff was amazing and really helpful. The location is quite central but in a rough neighborhood. However, the hostel is completely aware of it and has made accommodations accordingly. Was a little worried as the comforters weren't changed and we weren't given sheets for them, just a sheet to use as a separator.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    11 Sep 2019
    The organised activities are really good and a great way to meet new people, whilst staff are friendly. The Lands End hike is really scenic along the coast, the walking tour interesting and the pub crawl is good- would deffo recommend. I stayed a week and some days the showers weren't very clean whilst showers had hardly any pressure- more a trickle. I also thought the breakfast was disappointing. Normally I would recommend, but given the price this hostel charges for dorms, I would reconsider
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2013

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels San Francisco

  • 2013

    7th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2012

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2011

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2008

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2006

    2nd, Hostel Chain


  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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USA Hostels San Francisco says

Besides being located only a few blocks from the cable cards and Powell Street (which is kind of the heart of the city), what makes our location special is two main things - staff and facilities. Many of our staff have been with us for years and really do enjoy helping guests come to love San Francisco as much as they do. Our staff know all the great, off-the-beaten path places to go and are happy to share their local secrets.
And for guests choosing to 'hang out' at the hostel, there are a variety of places within the building where they can get comfortable. If they need alone time, all our dorms feature 'privacy pods', an exclusively-designed addition to each bed that features a light, shelf, outlet and screening from other guests. Or, they can hide away in our quiet library and catch up on reading. If they're ready to mingle, we have a large lounge with pool and foosball tables.
We're suited for guests of all flavours and ages, groups of up to 50 people, long-haul resting stops, weekend getaways and students - we even have a student residence on the top two floors! Brigit, COO