USA Hostels San Francisco
Named Most Popular San Fran hostel 2014 as well as a 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence recipient and ranked Best Hostel Chain Worldwide for 2013 means we must be doing something right! USA Hostels San Francisco offers a great value with our custom ‘privacy pods’, hearty daily breakfast, newly remodelled and extensive common spaces including a large lounge and dining area, a 50-seat theatre and yoga room and a central location.
Our features include:
- Free breakfast of fresh fruit, bakeries, all-you-can-make pancakes, fruit juices, oatmeal, coffee and tea
- Free wifi and use of Ipads
- ONLY 4 beds per dorm, with comfy duvets
- Privacy pods with screening from roommates, a light, shelf and outlet
- Free lockers in dorms
- Private rooms with duvets, cable tv, fridge, microwave, and mp3 players
- A fully equipped guests kitchen with plenty of cooking space
- A large lounge with foozball and billiards
- A library
- Discounted tours to Yosemite, Muir Woods, Sonoma Wine Country
- Door-to-door shuttle to USA Hostels Hollywood
- laundry with free washing powder
- 24 hour reception
Please note that taxes are not included in listed prices. Please see “Must Read” below for tax details and other important information before booking.
Prices listed to not include taxes. A 1% tourist tax is added at check in and all bed rates $30 or more are also taxed 15.25% for city and hotel taxes.
Check-in is 2 pm with free luggage storage for early arrivals. Check-out: 10am. Changes/cancellations may be made up to 6pm, California time, the day before arrival. Late cancellations/no-shows are charged the first night's accommodation. We try to ensure people traveling together are in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorm beds will be placed in separate rooms.
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: drivers license, state id card, passport). Guests may also be asked to present proof of onward travel. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Guests under 16 permitted only in private rooms unless
an entire dorm is rented. Parents with young children must contact the hostel prior to booking.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Room
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes not included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please Note: Prices listed do not include taxes. Daily bed rates of $40 or more are subject to 16.25% tourist, city and hotel taxes. Bed rates of less than $40 are taxed only 1% tourist tax, per city regulations. Taxes are added at check in.
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. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Guests under 16 permitted only in private rooms unless an entire dorm is rented. Parents with young children must contact the hostel prior to booking. 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.
Check-in is 2 pm with free luggage storage for early arrivals. Check-out: 10am. Changes/cancellations up to 6pm, California time, day before arrival. Late cancellations/no-shows charged first night's accommodation. We try to put people traveling together in the same room. However, due to availability and/or booking patterns, there is a slight chance parties booking dorms will be in separate rooms.
Groups of 10 must contact the hostel to receive approval of booking. Any groups over 10 who are not approved directly by the hostel will not be accepted
USA Hostels has a 14 day stay limit.
Any bookings for more than 10 people travelling together, whether booked on one reservation or multiple reservations, constitutes a group booking by USA Hostels. These groups must contact the hostel prior to making a reservation and are subject to USA Hostels’ group booking policies which include full payment prior to arrival, security deposits and different cancellation rules. The hostel reserves the right to refuse any groups that do not make themselves known to USA Hostels and agree to our group booking terms, and no refunds of Hostelworld deposit will be issued.
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From Hollywood: try the door-to-door shuttle service provided by California Shuttle. Book at the front desk. Rates start as low as $25 for one way.
Cross to the other side of Market St. and walk up Powell St, following the cable cars. Turn left onto Post St. and walk three blocks to Jones St. The hostel will be on left side of street. The hostel's address is 711 Post Street.
From either Oakland Airport or San Francisco International Airport, take the Bart train to the Powell St. station. The Bart fair coming from Oakland is $4.05 and $8.65 from San Francisco Airport. From Oakland Airport, take the AirBart ($3) bus to the Coliseum Bart station. Take Bart train to Powell Street Station. Exit Powell station at cable car turnaround, follow directions above from Amtrak.
The Greyhound station is at Folsom Street and Main Street. Walk north on Main Street until you get to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street. From Market street take a right onto Montgomery and then a quick left onto Post Street. Stay on Post Street for approximately 6 blocks. USA Hostels is on the left hand side, between Jones Street and Leavenworth Street. Look for the red canopy. The hostel's address is 711 Post Street.
From highway 5 North: Take highway 580 W to highway 80 W. Take 80 W over Bay Bridge ($5) to 5th St. exit. Stay left on exit ramp, stay in lanes for Harrison St. (Slight left from exit ramp.) Go two blocks on Harrison, turn right onto 7th St. Follow 7th across Market St. Street will curve to left and will become Leavenworth St. (Follow signs.) Take Leavenworth to Post St., turn right onto Post, hostel will be on right side of street.
Parking can usually be found on the street, or there is a parking garage located just 2 blocks away from the hostel that charges $19 per night. The garage is called Best Parking and is located at 525 Jones St, between Geary St and O'Farrell St. When you arrive, please ask for a discount coupon to get the USA Hostels guest rate. Street parking is free between 6pm and 7am.
Located 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. 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.