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Safe/clean hostels/hotels in San Francisco?

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1. Posted by Jaxquie (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi There

I am about to embark on my first journey overseas from NZ to the USA, and am needing to book two nights accommodation in San Francisco. I thought this shouldn't be a problem, but I have read a few posts which mention that some places lie about their location etc and are actually halfway houses or something!!

I need something relatively cheap (pref under $100, don't mind dorm rooms, but prob only 4 bed ones), and will also need to be in a good location for walking around and sightseeing.

I have checked a few out online, but I really need to get on to something ASAP as I am arriving in SF on 13 June.

I have looked at:

Mathila Hotel
Adelaide Hostel and Hotel
Dakota Hotel
Amsterdam Hotel

Would you say these are all good safe options?? Or are there any others anyone could recommend?

Thanks for your help!!

2. Posted by mike_jason (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


How many rooms are you looking for and how long is the stay.
Those hotels seem to be good. Right in downtown and near golden gate.

There are other cheap options too like:
Travel Lodge
Holiday Inn
Motel 6 -> costs like 49$ for 2 person .. u should check their site out.

- Mike

3. Posted by Jaxquie (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mike - Thanks for your reply!

It's just for me, and for 2 nights. I have done some further investigating and am now looking at the Mosser which sounds ok...

So hard when you have no idea how honest people are being - for example I just found some reviews for one I was contemplating booking that said not to book there as it was full of bed bugs and fleas! Yuck.

4. Posted by mike_jason (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


You might wanna try:



These are pretty good hotels, clean room, blankets and ameneties.
Offcourse there wont be a service like 5 star but they are good tourist or traveller's motels and the rates are < 100$.
I book these all the time .. if i am visiting somewhere ..

- Mike

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6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

SF is one of our most expensive cities, and that price range is a real problem. I know this town very well since I lived there for 25 years. Location is of prime importance, and I advise you to be very careful. In my opinion, the best deal around is not a hotel at all, but a rented apartment from Airbnb. If you select a good neighborhood, you'll be very happy. I recently saw one small apartment in the West Portal residential area of SF for $99. a night at airbnb - this is a very quiet and safe area with excellent light rail connections to all parts of the city (it's centrally located in this small city - small in size).

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Jan-2014, at 20:13 by Daawgon ]