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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


  • Milk Bar

    The Milk Bar is located at 1840 Haight Street across from Amoeba Records and at the entrance to Golden Gate Park. This comedy club and music venue features a variety of high-concept stand-up performers, local bands, and video and DJ parties almost every night of the week. Be sure to check out Milkin’ It, the bar’s free comedy show every second and third Tuesday.


  • 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
  • $5 Pasta Dinner
  • Wine and Cheese


  • Dollar Beer & Dogs
  • Pub Crawl
  • Bike the Bridge


  • Free Walking Tour
  • Pizza Night w/ Games & Trivia


  • Dollar Beer & Dogs
  • Pub Crawl
  • Lands End Hike


  • Bike the Bridge
  • $5 Pasta Dinner
  • Beer Tournament & games


  • Free Walking Tour
  • Party Night


  • Bike the Bridge
  • Sunday Night Dinner

USA Hostels San Francisco Awards

  • 2017


    Guest Review Award Booking.com
  • 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


“I had a great time in USA Hostels San Francisco. I've spent a total of 7 days there and I especially appreciated the evening activities. I for example had a great dinner with some other guests as well as Punam and Raquel (two of the volunteers working at USA Hostels San Francisco), who were also very helpful while planning my days in SF, because they suggested various very cool sightseeing activities! Thanks for that! ”

Christian Fuchs - Germany - February 1, 2018 - Hostelworld

“Value for money, friendly staff and clean rooms. The real highlight for me was the walking tour run by Poonam, a woman from Bombay. She knew the city like the back of her hand and provided a wealth of information and recommendations. She even took us to a wonderful coffee shop and to two of the best pizza places in town. Poonam is the real MVP! ”

James Deacon - England - Febraury 4, 2018 - Hostelworld

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