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USA Hostels® San Francisco

We keep working hard to offer you San Francisco’s most friendly, modern and comfortable hostel and guests have thanked us with awards year after year.

In fact, we were just voted Most Popular San Francisco hostel*, for our third consecutive year!

Being just three blocks from Union Square in the heart of the city, we’re a short walk from Chinatown, Japantown, the historic cable cars and San Francisco’s best shopping. Once you’re done seeing the sites, we’ve comfortable dorms, featuring our custom-designed privacy pods and privates with hotel amenities ready for you to relax. Or you can trade travel stories with new friends in our many social spaces including a large lounge, dining area, kitchen and library. We’ve even a yoga studio to stretch those sore muscles! No other hostel in San Francisco offers all this making us the best value in hostel accommodation for backpackers, flashpackers and budget travelers.

There’s plenty to do in this great city…from visiting Alcatraz to the sea lions at Pier 39 to sampling gourmet food at Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco also offers great museums, spacious parks and exciting nightlife. Check out our What’s Shakin’ in San Francisco information below or in Activities,  to see what else is happening while you’re in San Francisco!

Please note that our prices do not include taxes. All daily bed rates of $40 or more are taxed at 16.25%. Bed rates under $40 are taxed only 1% tourist tax.

*award by Hostelworld.com



711 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109

For a map and directions from a specific location, visit:See Google Maps Street View

Tel: +1-415-440-5600

Toll-free in the US and Canada: 1-877-483-2950

Email: sanfrancisco@usahostels.com


  • Daily breakfast of fresh fruit, oatmeal, fruit juice, coffee/tea, cream cheese, peanut butter and all the pancakes you can make!
  • Wifi and use of tablets
  • Backpack-sized lockers  with power points inside in all dorms
  • Bed linens and towels
  • Day-storage of luggage before check-in and check out
  • Billiards and foosball in our large lounge
  • Washing powder for our onsite laundry


  • Privacy pods with shelf, bed light and power outlet in all dorms so you can get a bit of alone time
  • Fully-equipped guest kitchen with eight cooking stations
  • Inexpensive, fun hostel-led walking tours, pub crawls and activities
  • Private rooms with comfortable duvets, cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators and free local calls
  • Ensuite and shared bath rooms
  • Only 4 beds per dorm


  • Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square

    A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco: More info.


  • Free Walking Tour

    Get acquainted with this awesome city on our FREE walking tour! You’ll see why people leave their hearts in San Francisco and make new friends as well! Sign up on site and meet in the lobby at 10am.
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    Exploratorium After Dark

    Every Thursday night from 6pm-10pm at Pier 15. Enjoy a unique, thought-provoking series for adults. Grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, and explore. For more information click here




  • Free Walking Tour
  • Pasta Dinner


  • Dollar Dogs
  • Pub Crawl
  • Bike the Bridge


  • Free Walking Tour
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting


  • Dollar Dogs
  • Pub Crawl
  • Lands End Hike


  • Bike the Bridge
  • Ice Skating at Union Square


  • Free Walking Tour
  • Party Night


  • Pizza Making/Game Night

USA Hostels San Francisco Awards

  • 2016


    Most Popular Hostel San Francisco Hostelworld
  • 2016


    Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor
  • 2015


    Guest Review Award Winner Booking.com
  • 2015


    Most Popular Hostel San Francisco Hostelworld
  • 2014


    Best Staff Hostelbookers
  • 2013


    #7 Large Hostel Worldwide Hostelworld


“This was my second time staying in a hostel (first was as a chaperone for a school trip to Washington, DC) and it was a very pleasant experience. I had seen the wonderful reviews of this location and can honestly say they were very accurate as far as my experience went: VERY enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful staff, VERY clean bathrooms and rooms. I was there 3 nights and only to sleep so I did not partake in any other activities there or elsewhere and can't speak to that. Definitely recommend! ”

Evan Stover - USA - November 5th, 2017 - HostelWorld

“ Hostel is very nice. Walk distance fo Union Square. Staff is very friendly and the most important: bathrooms are clean! Internet available in the rooms (and very fast) also power and light close to the beds. ”

SandroAmorim - Sao Paulo - Novemeber 12th, 2017 - Tripadvisor

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