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USA Hostels San Francisco

  • Wonderful 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


With loads of free activities (and free breakfast with fruit, all-you-can-make pancakes and baked treats), USA Hostels San Francisco is the place to be! Explore the city with our free walking tours and pub crawls, or take an epic bike ride across the Golden Gate bridge. Come for a hike to Lands End, a park with views of the harbour and bridge. Hungry after an energetic day? On Mondays and Fridays, we put on free dinners! We reckon you'll sleep well too after all that exercise: we're the only hostel in San Fran with pod beds, for extra peace and privacy in the dorms.


You'll find us right on the edge of Tenderloin – a hipster neighbourhood packed with art spaces, colourful streets and cool cocktail bars. Try the city's famous Asian food in Chinatown, Koreatown and Japantown, all a short stroll away. We're also just three blocks from Union Square, the heart of San Fran's shopping, dining and entertainment district – where you can ride the historic cable car. It takes 40 minutes to reach us from San Francisco Airport: hop on the yellow line and stroll over from Powell Street Station.

Rooms and Dorms

There are mixed and female-only dorms, plus private rooms – some of which have en-suites. You'll be sleeping on a real mattress – no foam filling here – topped with a duvet. Our free backpack-sized lockers have power points for stress-free charging. Each bed has a reading light, shelf and power outlet. Every guest gets free Wi-Fi and bed linen, and private rooms have cable TV, a fridge and microwave, and an MP3 player. Talk about luxury!

Extras and activities

Feeling sociable? Head to our games room, which has pool, Wii and foosball, or get chatting with other travellers in our bright and cosy chill room. There's also local wine and cheese tasting, billiards tournaments and karaoke if you're feeling musical! For a quiet night in, cook in our kitchen or relax in the reading room. Or stretch your muscles and ease your mind in our yoga studio.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Staff/Volunteers are really friendly and helpful. The bike tour is great, Jack’s pub crawl is fun and a great way to meet people.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2019
    This was my 2nd hostel I have ever stayed in and I had a great experience. It felt secure with getting into the hostel and getting into my room. Everything seemed clean and in order.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2019
    Pretty nice hostel! A bit of a walk from the closest BART (Powell) and Union Square but nothing too crazy. Front desk girl was super sweet and friendly, it was a very welcoming first experience with staff. Participated in their $5 dinner night, and the gumbo was so darn good I think I felt hungrier afterwards than before I ate. Everyone seemed really outgoing which is cool to make friends. However, at more than $60 a night it definitely is something to consider in your travel budget.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Nov 2019
    Great place, in town for a conference - even if it is 4 shared room ensuite it was clean and comfortable. Staff is efficient and friendly. I didn't take advantage of the events or economical dinners organized but I can see they would have been good. Only thing is that when there is a chance to remodel, consider bigger lockers and wider rungs for ladders to the top bunk.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Nov 2019
    Great great staff! I made a mistake when booking and the girl at the front desk was super helpful and fixed it for me! The area can be a bit dodgy at night so just be mindful of that
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Nov 2019
    Good hostel! This was probably the most secure hostel. Unfortunately it bordered a bit of a dodgy area (Tenderloin district) which you can't do much about, but otherwise it's location was quite good (about 7 min walk to Union Square). The rooms, beds and facilities offered were great. Atmosphere was pretty quiet which is good if you're after that. It's certainly not a party hostel. Outside activities (walking tour) were done by third parties, however I think you can find much better ones.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Nov 2019
    Cozy rooms, nice staff and a great lounge/playing room for meeting new people! The hostel has many activities planned for pretty much all weekdays and has a nice breakfast. The only counter-point is the difficulty in accessibility, since there are stairs in the main entrance and the old elevator is hard to figure out. There are many shopping spots and restaurants nearby, it's very close to the Union Square and the Powell bart station. Overall, a great experience.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Nov 2019
    The hostel was clean, safe and had good facilities. I was travelling alone and felt the atmosphere was quite quiet, the activities did not seem to get much uptake so I didn’t really socialise with anyone from the hostel, more on external tours. But the location was good, the staff were friendly and helpful and overall I really enjoyed my trip
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Nov 2019
    This is a great hostel very good value for money and the location is good close to public transport. The 4 bed dorm I stayed in was fine clean and comfortable I enjoyed it here and would stay again. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    22 Nov 2019
    It was ok, big and with many common facilities, one of the best hostels I have ever been in this aspect. I did not like the fact that the breakfast was so poor, always the same and no variety. It made you full but it was not healthy. Some member of the stuff were not that open and maybe they could have cheer up the people, I mean, there were many amazing activities but so few people joined them. It looked that all the people did not want to socialize.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
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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