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USA Hostels® San Francisco

We work harder 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 the 4th consecutive year!

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, relax in our comfortable dorms, featuring our custom-designed privacy pods and private rooms, with hotel amenities ready for you to relax. Or you can trade travel stories with new friends in our many social spaces including a recently renovated lounge, dining area, kitchen and library. We even have 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, watching the sea lions at Pier 39 and sampling gourmet food at Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco also offers great museums, spacious parks and exciting nightlife.

Please note that our prices do not include taxes. All daily bed rates of $52 or more are taxed at 16.25%. Bed rates under $52 are taxed only a 1% tourist tax (based on nightly rates).

*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 and waffles 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. Long term storage options for $5 per item, per night.
  • 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, microwaves, and refrigerators
  • 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 walking tour through Free SF Walking Tours! 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 9:45am. Free SF Walking Tours also provides Spanish tours leaving from Union Square at 10:30am, daily.
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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 Family Dinner
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Mortal Kombat Tourney


  • Dollar Beer & Dogs
  • Pub Crawl
  • Bike the Bridge
  • Yoga at Grace Cathedral


  • Free Walking Tour
  • $5 Family Dinner
  • Bingo


  • Dollar Beer & Dogs
  • Pub Crawl


  • Bike the Bridge
  • $5 Family Dinner
  • Free Beer Pong Tournament


  • Free Walking Tour
  • Party Night


  • Bike the Bridge
  • Karaoke

USA Hostels San Francisco Awards

  • 2019


    #1 Most Popular Hostel in SF Hostelworld
  • 2016


    #1 Most Popular Hostel in SF Hostelworld
  • 2015


    #1 Most Popular Hostel in SF Hostelworld
  • 2014


    #1 Most Popular Hostel in SF Hostelworld


“ Liked everything, the location, the property, the staff, even roomies. Oh, the common area and the kitchen as well. It's the best kitchen among the hostels I've stayed in. Fantastic.   ”

Sugeet, IN- Feb. 2020

“ Staff were very helpful and friendly. Facilities were very clean. Hostel provides lots of activities, allowing the chance to meet other travellers to explore the city with!   ”

Robyn, GB- Feb. 2020

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