26 Best Cheap Airbnbs In San Francisco, California - Updated 2024

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San Francisco is a popular tourist destination that has a bit of everything. There is so much to see and do - from famous buildings to awesome food tours. The city is family-friendly and there is something for everyone. San Fransico is also seen as a business district as it is home to a lot of the banking institution’s headquarters. Summers here are cool and there may be a bit of fog. Popular sites that make this place a hit with visitors include its eclectic architecture, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and the cable cars.

Visitors coming to the city should consider staying in budget-friendly homes that won’t break their bank account. Thus, you will have more money to spend on sightseeing and purchasing souvenirs for family and friends. Looking for accommodations? Read on for a list of the best cheap Airbnbs in San Francisco, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Cozy rental with complimentary on-street parking (from USD 79)

This cozy rental is within walking distance from the famous parks, restaurants, shops, and public transport and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Here, you can use the WiFi to upload your vacation pictures or watch your favorite shows on the TV. The kitchen has a microwave and a mini refrigerator, so you can heat your snacks and store the leftovers. It also has a coffee maker, which is a plus for all caffeine lovers.

After exploring the happening outdoors of San Francisco, unwind on the comfy bed and use the room darkening shades for a peaceful sleep. Note that smoking is not allowed here.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
5.15 km (3.2 mi) from Buena Vista Park
21 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean well kept and private
place was clean and peaceful
the unit was clean and modern
clean good location private and a great host
Host:
lovely home and great host
great hosts and great apartment
Location:
such a cute place in a nice area
the place was perfect and the location was great
this was a very clean place in a safe neighborhood very near the k line
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2. Spacious home with a back garden (from USD 69)

This renovated home located in the West Portal features one comfy bedroom and can accommodate two guests. It’s close to several award-winning restaurants and a three-minute walk away from the nearest metro station. Moreover, if you have an electric car, the host can provide you with a charger as well, allowing you to travel hassle-free.

The bathroom is stocked with basic toiletries and has a bathtub where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day. Remote workers can use the available WiFi and complete pending tasks. What’s more, along with self check-in, the host also allows luggage drop-off. Thus, you can explore the neighborhood without carrying your belongings if you arrive early.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
4.06 km (2.6 mi) from Buena Vista Park
514 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean space easy to come and go kitchen amenities good neighborhood
we had a pleasant stay at phil's apartment it had everything we needed
nice apartment with all the amenities you need and just near to west portal metro station
garden suite was very comfortable and quiet
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable beautiful
lovely clean space
it’s so clean comfortable and cozy
absolutely wonderful accommodations in a very clean and non-cluttered space
suite was also very clean and had everything i was expecting
Host:
phil was a very nice host
phil and su are great hosts
thank you for hosting us
phil was an easy host
great place to stay great host
Location:
great location just a short walk to west portal transit station
great location great little apartment
walkable distance from the train which made exploring the city so worth it
additionally the location was great with plenty of delicious restaurants nearby
safe quiet street located a block away from a vibrant and bustling west portal neighborhood
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3. Cozy pet-friendly apartment (from USD 95)

This charming apartment is a pet-friendly place where you can bring your furry friends for a rejuvenating vacation. The apartment is fully furnished with cozy couches and a TV for entertainment. The kitchen is well-equipped with all cooking essentials, and the spaces are well-lit with a warm ambience. You’d love to relax on the comfortable beds after an exhausting day of exploration. Additionally, if you’re carrying your work along, you can use the workspace provided for productivity.

Another feature of this budget-friendly apartment is its private, fully fenced garden. Take your pets for a morning stroll in it, or watch them frolic around as you lounge on the outdoor furniture with a book.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
2.64 km (1.7 mi) from Buena Vista Park
71 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed linens were lovely and extremely comfortable
the apt was perfect for a 2 week visit from my mother-in-law
we stayed for a week and it was quite and comfortable
arlene & leon's apartment was perfect
nice equipped one-room apt
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very comfortable clean and quiet
the apartment was extremely clean and a nice comfortable atmosphere
the apartment was clean and the garden area is lovely
the apartment was super clean really nice and had everything she needed to cook and enjoy her stay
the place is spacious enough good lighting and clean
Host:
they were perfect hosts
the hosts were perfect
leon and arlene were very friendly and helpful hosts
arlene and leon are wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome in their cottage
they were both so kind and sweet and my mother had a fabulous stay
Location:
good location and easy process
the location of this apartment is wonderful
it is located close to public transportation and has many nice restaurants and shops within walking distance
the location is very convenient and we hope to stay here again on future trips
great apt in a fantastic location
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4. Charming and trendy guest house (from USD 2250)

This charming guest house in San Francisco sits in the trendy neighborhood of Jordan Park. There are numerous restaurants and commercial attractions within walking distance, such as Golden Gate Park and Presidio. The beds are comfy, and a kitchenette is provided. TV and high-speed internet allow you to relax inside, while a beautiful garden awaits you in the backyard. From this location, a 30-minute bus ride will take you to any of San Francisco’s prominent landmarks - including Union Square, Haight Street, or Fisherman’s Wharf. What are you waiting for?

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
254 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very comfortable and peaceful
preparing breakfast (oatmeal fruit yogurt and coffee) was easy
the space is as described nice location and was comfortable and quiet
his place was clean comfortable and had all the amenities you would get at a hotel
great location comfortable quiet and private cottage easy night parking
Cleanliness:
safe clean and quiet
all so clean too
the apartment was clean and private
the room is clean and the bed is soft
clean well-equipped very useful instructions
Host:
jonathan was a great host
jonathan was a great host
host is easy to communicate with
jonathan was a fabulous host
our host jonathan was accessible and responsive
Location:
the location was ideal
brilliant location for exploring san francisco
loved being walking distance to clement street
the location was great as well
quiet area close to great shopping
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5. Vibrant and welcoming apartment (from USD 2850)

This accommodation is spacious, vibrant, and inviting. All of the furnishings are high-quality and gorgeous, and this includes the bathroom. There is plenty of storage and countertop space, and a kitchen as well. All-natural toiletries are provided, and a beautiful garden awaits just outside.

Plenty of popular places to visit are within walking distance. These include Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Gardens, Academy of Science and San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Public transportation to the rest of the city is a breeze, so come explore San Francisco from this fun location.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
3.05 km (1.9 mi) from Buena Vista Park
124 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is well designed includes a ton of thoughtful amenities and is just downright comfortable
you will truly appreciate the experience - consider yourself lucky if this apartment is available
the apartment is beautifully styled and the amenities abundant for an airbnb
brandi’s apartment is beautiful and just as described
the mattress is extremely comfortable and has a great comforter
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable place to stay
brandi's apartment was very clean and comfortable
the bathroom is beautiful and clean and well stocked
the apartment was very clean and tidy
very nice and clean studio for quiet guests
Host:
brandi was a very nice host
the hosts are very polite considerate and kind
the listing itself is a work of love that the hosts have for hospitality
brandi was an excellent host
also brandi is a wonderful host and is so helpful and kind
Location:
the location was perfect
it's also close to golden gate park if you enjoy a morning walk in the park
really amazing asian restaurants in the neighborhood and a convenient location
the location was perfect for us
the location was perfect for running or biking in golden gate park
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6. Lovely suite in a good area (from USD 59)

This cozy home ideal for two guests is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. With beautiful interiors complemented by wooden accents, the space is inviting and well-appointed. Bright, airy and impeccably clean, this studio also has great amenities. A full kitchen, TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime access, WiFi as well as a washer and dryer are all available to guests. Its ideal location ensures that you’ll have a restful evening while easily getting around the downtown area. This is the perfect base for those seeking to explore San Francisco’s romantic places.

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San Francisco, California, United States
3.72 km (2.4 mi) from Buena Vista Park
468 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv is amazing and the bed is super comfortable
the bathroom was immaculate and stocked with very nice toiletries
the room has everything you need and was a treat to come home to
Cleanliness:
super clean and comfortable
phil’s place was clean and cozy
apartment was clean and stylish
great place very clean and comfortable
super clean and tidy in a quiet neighbourhood
Host:
hosts are responsive and helpful
phil and su were great hosts
the hosts were very nice and very accommodating
great host and perfect spot for my needs
phils place was amazing i really loved it he was an amazing host i really appreciate his kindness
Location:
perfect and close to transit
the location is perfect too really close to the muni
it’s located in a great safe neighbourhood and it’s so well located next to a metro station
perfect location for singles or couples
it was a very good location only 20 minutes to downtown
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7. Spacious and elegant abode

Only four blocks away from Union Square, this studio is in a prime location. Capable of accomodating three guests, this rental is spacious with comfortable beds and elegant decor. Free WiFi and a TV are joined by a charming desk and work station. A full kitchen is provided so you can cook your own meals, and the host can even arrange for a cleaner to come by. Plenty of commercial attractions are within walking distance, including Chinatown.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
3.15 km (2.0 mi) from Buena Vista Park
117 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and shower worked effectively and efficiently
good wifi and a super nice ruben doing everything possible for your stay
can improve with simple amenities like toilet paper and paper towels trash can
nice modern apartment pictures are accurate and communication was easy
the breeze coming in the windows was lovely be aware of the size of the bed
Cleanliness:
small clean studio apartment with clean toilet and shower
apartment was clean and modern
apartment was clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and spacious
the apartment was clean and nicely appointed
Host:
ruben was a great host
ruben was a great host
ruben was a fantastic host
ruben himself was a lovely host that catered to our every need and went above and beyond
very accommodating hosts teresa was great and very helpful
Location:
great location
location is great: close to union square and downtown
the location was ideal for exploring the city
fantastic location several breakfast and transportation hubs within a short walk
good location and convenient to transport
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8. Airy and modern remodeled home

Roomy, tasteful, and inviting, this home is perfect for two guests. Centrally located, it is the ideal hub for those looking to explore downtown San Francisco on a budget. You can easily get to top attractions and must-visit spots in the area. The space is newly renovated with chic and plush interiors that beautifully complement the room. It also has a number of essential amenities like free WiFi, a well-equipped kitchen, and even a washer and dryer.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
3.63 km (2.3 mi) from Buena Vista Park
95 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable with good natural light as seen in photos
wifi was good for what i used it for
and if you're a fan of breakfast diners like me there are at least three nearby
very comfortable bed sheets and pillows
a very convenient comfortable and nice place to stay for business or leisure
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean
apartment was clean and as described
the apartment is very clean and quite comfortable
the apartment was clean and exactly as described
rooms were clean and perfect for my 2 night business trip
Host:
sarah was a great host
hosts were great and very flexible on arrival and departure
sarah was easy to talk to and very accommodating when my schedule changed
great place and great host
host was super helpful and met me promptly
Location:
great location very close to union square
very nice location right near union square
the location was perfect
good location near public transportation and in the downtown
it is an amazing location in the city
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9. Artsy and cozy room

A one-bedroom holiday rental is available within a family home. The house is located in the Portola District and it is great for creatives who have an appreciation for art. Transport routes are within close proximity to the house, and for the adventure seekers, there is a hiking route in Maclaren Park. The room is tastefully decorated with simple furnishings and it is suitable for three guests sharing. Smoking is only permitted on the porch or outside in the yard.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Buena Vista Park
448 reviews  
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi was good too
check- in is very comfortable the room was ok
the place is very homey and gas a comfortable sleeping set-up
inside the house she offered a lot of kitchen tools powerful washer dryer vacuum
good location great view from the street nice room very good check in instructions
Cleanliness:
it's very clean cozy and quiet
room was clean and plenty of space
room was clean and same with the bathroom
the only thing that could’ve been a little better is the cleanliness of the bathroom
the house was clean and the decor was creative and tasteful
Host:
she is a really good recommendable host
excellent host really helpful and nice place
had limited interaction with hosts but they were very nice when we did
she was also very helpful would definitely recommend her as a host bonus: the cats are adorable
she is a wonderful host and puts a lot of thought in treating her guests well
Location:
great location for my trip
convenient and comfortable place located near a beautiful park
michelle’s place is so unique good location to the city
easy to travel downtown with the bus easy to park your car
nice location with accurate details
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10. A front room with a garden

Have the opportunity to share a space with like-minded travelers. There are three private rooms available within this house, and each room can accommodate three guests. The space is peaceful and tranquil with a garden, and guests have access to all the amenities in the house. The guest fridge is located in the laundry room next to the kitchen. San Francisco is only a 20-minute drive South and Sonoma, the wine country, is 30 minutes North. The beach town of Bolinas is an hour away.

Stayed at this property?
San Rafael, California, United States
27.17 km (16.9 mi) from Buena Vista Park
381 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the walls sounded like paper thin and you can hear everything on the next room
really nice room and hope one day could be back again
all perfect the place is comfortable and equipped with all that you can need
had a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean and recently renovated
mathias’s place was very clean and nice
nice clean home in a nice neighborhood
clean spacious room in a lovely house
however our room was clean and mathias very communicative
Host:
host was good at communicating
big thank you to mathias the host for allowing me to stay at his home
thanks so much for your hospitality very friendly host
mathis is a friendly host
the host was the best i have ever met
Location:
close to san francisco in a good neighbourhood
good location close to the freeway in a nice neighborhood with plenty of parking
good place to stay due to it's close proximity to downtown and other points of interest
it’s a great value for the nice location
a good place close to my daughter with all the necessities for a comfortable visit
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11. Hiltop suite with ocean view

Bring your entire family along and stay at this beautiful, spacious suite that’s located on top of a hill. The rental boasts amazing ocean views and it can accommodate five guests. There is a kitchen with all the necessary equipment available, as well as a bathroom. Guests have access to high-speed internet. The entire apartment has been remodeled and it is close to public transport routes.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
6.35 km (4.0 mi) from Buena Vista Park
247 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Your home away from home

If you are comfortable with sharing a space then a stay in a private room within this centrally located house is for you. The space is peaceful and it is only a five-minutes walk to the bus route. The spacious room comes with a big bed suitable for two people, however, if you plan on bringing a third person along, then there is a foldup bed available. There is WiFi throughout the property and a common kitchen, bathroom and living area. The guest bedroom is private.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
6.08 km (3.8 mi) from Buena Vista Park
501 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Remodeled cozy sunny room

This budget Airbnb in San Francisco is located on a quiet street in the Mission Terrace district. When booking this property, you will be booking a private room within the house. The home is close to restaurants, banks, and Walgreens. Your room allows for plenty of sunlight to come in, and there is a shared living room located on the second floor. The bathroom is shared and guests have access to the laundry once, at no charge.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
4.94 km (3.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
398 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was exactly like the picture with space and a big closet too
the room was comfortable just like in the photos
it was also very thoughtful to have a croissant and pound cake offered to the guests for breakfast
cons: the bed was a bit hard and make sleeping a little uncomfortable but the comforter was super nice
it was clean and comfortable with the nice touch of coffee and some breakfast in the morning
Cleanliness:
amazing cleanliness and fantastic privacy
the place was very clean and organized
very clean quiet and spacious
very nice and clean apartment
they keept the apartment very clean the shared bathroom gets cleaned every day
Host:
kevin was a great host
friendly people and accommodative
the host was very smiling and restpectful
hosts are thoughtful and attentive
the host was very polite and helpful
Location:
15 min walk to bart / metro which is great
kenix's place was ideal for a few days in sf
location is easy to find from sfo
good location and check in was simple
kevin and kenix house is nice area to go to both sfo and downtown by bart or bus
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14. Remodeled cozy sunny room

This is a cozy house where the rooms are uniquely decorated with a different theme and color in each room. Wake up to the sunrise drawing its light into your room as you get up from your comfortable queen-sized bed. The guests have access to the second floor where you find the kitchen and living room. The room accommodates two guests.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
391 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free wifi and walkable distance to the tram
the room is exactly like the pictures and the heating was kept on sufficiently throughout our stay
clean space with good kitchen to drink and prepare food
also sharing the bathroom was easier than i expected
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
great communication and well organized and clean
lovely clean place quiet neighbourhood
the room is clean and comfy
very nice and clean apartment
Host:
hosts are great hospitality
lovely hosts lovely place
host very polite and responsive to questions
kenix and kevin are super nice hosts
she and her husband are lovely hosts
Location:
the location might be a little bit far by bus but in a cost-value comparison it was great
great place for stay and good location
great place to stay the location is good and the way to downtown is not to expensive and far
we highly recommend it easy access to sf downtown via bus or bart
kevin and kenix’s place is just amazing downtown is not far away just 30 mins on a local bus
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15. A cozy Victorian room with a piano

Within a historic Victorian home that was built in the 1900s, there is a guest room that can be rented out by visitors coming to San Fransisco. The comfortable room located on the second floor of the house has a queen-sized bed and sofa. Guests should know that there are steps to climb before reaching their sleeping space. Take a stroll crossing over six blocks and you will find yourself at The Golden Gate Park. Guests are encouraged to make use of the piano that sits in their room.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
2.59 km (1.7 mi) from Buena Vista Park
578 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nicely stocked kitchen with tea coffee and oatmeal
the room is very spacious and had the perfect natural lighting
room was nice and spacious with a desk and sofa inside
judi’s room is super comfortable
spacious room with a super comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
clean and big room
the towels super white the sheets fresh and clean
bed linens and towels are very clean
the place is quiet and kept clean
the room was spacious light and clean
Host:
budi is a great host and we felt at home immediately
budi is a very kind host
budi was an excellent host
budi was very accommodating and friendly
he is a great host
Location:
good location to explore sf
the location is amazing
location is great there is a couple of bus stop all around
it's located in a safe neighborhood that has a lot of great restaurants that are walking distance
we recommend this place for the location
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Other accommodations in San Francisco, California

16. Comfortable guest studio with a backyard on Lurline Street (from USD 155)

Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Lurline Street, this reasonably priced Airbnb vacation rental is near Grandview Park (Turtle Hill) and Golden Gate Park. You will find the guest suite on the lower level of a bi-level house.

A queen-sized bed with organic cotton sheets ensures a good night’s rest after an eventful day of exploration. Spanning 250 sq ft (23.23 sq m) of area, the compact space also has a crib for its little visitors. Guests can relax in the stylishly designed living area on the daybed while reading or watching television. Ample heating facilities promise a warm and pleasant stay during the colder months of the year.

Out in the backyard, you can bask in the sun while preparing barbeques on the grill for dinner. If you are stepping out for lunch, you can visit the nearby Beanery for coffee or King of Noodles for onion cakes.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
2.69 km (1.7 mi) from Buena Vista Park
442 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the back patio was beautiful
we had a wonderful stay with suzanne and peter their space is incredibly cozy and charming
i had the tv on the lowest setting but still felt like it was too loud
the space is beautifully designed and has everything you need for a comfortable stay
cute kitchenette area and ‘everyone’ bath products in the shower
Cleanliness:
clean and modern space
immaculately clean well lit and cozy
clean and comfortable with wonderful outdoor space
very clean well equipped and comfortable stay
the space itself is clean and the perfect size for a couple
Host:
host is very responsive
the hosts were helpful and kind
hosts are super communicative and kind
suzanne and peter are wonderful kind hosts and their place is lovely and well appointed
really appreciate the space and the hosts
Location:
very close proximity to beautiful golden gate park
great location walking distance from great things lots of asian food close by
great location within walking distance to local restaurants shops and golden gate park
great proximity to the park and a variety of restaurants
comfortable close to everything and affordable
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17. Modern studio unit with a rooftop balcony (from USD 3750)

This chic and modern studio unit has a queen-size bed and a daybed sofa, so up to three people can be accommodated here. Additionally, you can find a 39-in television that you can use to stream movies and shows and a fully equipped kitchen for your dining needs. You’ll also have access to a rooftop balcony with a grill and beach-style chairs — perfect if you want a cookout while enjoying the view.

If you’re driving to San Francisco, you can park your vehicle on the premises at no extra charge. If your vehicle is an SUV, you can park it on the street (which is metered) or find a nearby facility because the parking on the premises isn’t ample enough for SUVs.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
2.24 km (1.4 mi) from Buena Vista Park
29 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfortable and having netflix on the tv screen was a blessing
the studio apartment was clean and well equipped with all the amenities and was perfect for my stay
to wrap it up i can wholeheartedly recommend any of their apartments (even though i lived in only one)
Cleanliness:
incredible place clean and really beautiful
the apartment was just like the pictures: very clean and modern and had everything we needed
Host:
carlos was also very helpful in showing us around the apartment
carlos was an excellent host communicating quickly and allowing me to extend my stay multiple times
when you have great hosts everything else falls in place
great place and even greater hosts totally recomended for short and long stay
if i had to choose between great hosts and great apartment i would choose the first
Location:
it's a great location close to everything but still quiet and comfortable indoors
so convenient definitely recommend this place
nice host and nice place very good location in the city
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18. Luxurious home with a hot tub (from USD 233)

Enjoy a tranquil vacation at this private rental. It boasts a stunning garden where you can soak in the serene vibes with your loved ones. The spacious living room is aesthetically designed and furnished with snug sofas and a TV. Sink in the comfortable seaters and enjoy a chill movie, or savour delicious meals cooked in the fully furnished kitchen at this home.

This is the best vacation home you can get at an affordable price, as it also offers a hot tub for you to unwind in. Wash away the day’s exhaustion with a sink in the warm waters of the hot tub.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
3.32 km (2.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
234 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities- especially the toilet comfy bed
the space is very comfortable and he provides snacks and drinks as well
it was comfortable and quiet and extra peaceful with the access to the private backyard
the garden is just so beautiful and the space was so comfortable
outstanding bathroom facilities beautiful garden and comfortable bed all contribute to the appeal
Cleanliness:
clean inviting and beautifully decorated
super clean modern and comfortable
very clean private comfortable and quiet spot
super clean quiet and great amenities
beautiful clean and quiet are what i would describe this place
Host:
thank you for being amazing hosts
all around excellent experience and the host was communicative and helpful
such and awesome place and host
we had an amazing stay bradley is a great host quick at responding and solving any issue
would highly recommend it — and the hosts are great and responsive should you need anything
Location:
great location quiet space
the location was close to many delicious restaurants and breakfast stops
truly exceptional place great location
this was such a perfect location
it is located in an area that you can easily walk to restaurants and other attractions
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19. Garden unit with beach access (from USD 3750)

This cozy garden unit has one bedroom that can sleep two, but if you have two more guests, they can sleep on the sleeper sofa in the living room. The living room also has a flat-screen television, so you can watch movies and shows in your spare time. When you get hungry, feel free to cook something delicious in the kitchen, then bring your meal to the patio so that you can dine while enjoying the fresh air.

This rental is located in the Marina District, so you only need a short walk to get to the beach. There are also many shops and restaurants in the area, so feel free to check them out.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
3.9 km (2.5 mi) from Buena Vista Park
18 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
otto's place was really nice clean and spacious
the apartment is super clean functional cozy and well equipped
Host:
otto is a great host
otto was a great host and a great guy
otto is a great host and super warm and friendly and super responsive
Location:
the location is amazing
great safe neighborhood close to chestnut street shops/restaurants and a block or less from major bus lines
the place is in a great location close to the marina chestnut and union street
fun vacation place but also great place to stay for a while
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20. Charming apartment near the beach (from USD 150)

This charming apartment is for you if you’re craving a beach-filled getaway. It’s located near the beach, so you only need a few minutes of walking to enjoy swimming in the ocean or sunbathing on the sandy shores. Other nearby attractions are worth checking out, such as the Japanese Tea Garden and The Arboretum. Restaurants and bars are also abundant, so don’t pass up the opportunity to taste the local cuisine.

After a day of exploration, come back to this rental to relax. You can snuggle on the sofa while watching a fun movie on television. Or you can lounge on the private patio, drinking your favourite beverage while enjoying the fresh air. For your dining needs, there’s a complete kitchen.

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San Francisco, California, United States
5.85 km (3.7 mi) from Buena Vista Park
592 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were cozy had great amenities and the patio was amazing
the bed is like sleeping on a cloud it was so comfortable
totally charming little apartment filled with thoughtful touches in a fantastic neighborhood
the unit itself was so cozy and had a beautiful private patio that was like a garden oasis
the bed was so comfortable that we are looking to get the same mattress
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
very clean and welcoming
it was clean and beautiful
clean comfortable & nice thoughtful touches
the space was clean and thoughtfully arranged
Host:
heather is a great host
very welcoming host with all the esentials provided
heather was a perfect host
incredible place insanely fast responses and the nicest & most understanding host definitely recommend
she’s kind and warm
Location:
fantastic place close to the beach
definitely recommend this cute place
fantastic location and a beautiful apartment
amazing spot in a perfect location
excellent location beautiful garden and wonderful welcome
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21. Spacious home with a pet-friendly policy (from USD 4950)

Perfect for a small family or couples, this spacious home offers all the contemporary amenities at an affordable rate. The living room is furnished with plush sofas and single seaters facing a cabinet. The cabinet displays artwork and a TV, perfect for relaxing with your favourite snacks and movies. The living room has an open-floor design and is next to the small dining table for four. Cook your delicious meals in the fully furnished kitchen and savour them at the dining table or on the balcony.

The home also has a dedicated workspace with high-speed WiFi for those who love to be productive, even on vacations. Additionally, you won’t have to leave your furry friends behind while coming here, as the place welcomes your fur buddies with a pet-friendly policy.

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San Francisco, California, United States
3.36 km (2.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
queen bed is comfortable
all of the basics were provided and things in kitchen/bathroom were very clearly labeled
Cleanliness:
it was very spacious and sparkling clean
this apartment was neat clean spacious and very well furnished
peter’s place is a clean spacious charming place and has everything you need if not more
Host:
peter is a great host
the employees are very polite and helpful
peter was a great host and very responsive
peter is a great host and answered all of our questions
peter was a very considerate and gracious host
Location:
excellent apartment in a great location
the location was perfect for me
the neighborhood is perfect close to the public transportation restaurants pubs stores and groceries
excellent location with easy walk to nob hill union square chinatown fisherman's wharf embarcadero and financial district
overall a nice place in a great location in a wonderful city
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22. Gorgeous condo unit with high-speed WiFi (from USD 3297)

Even though this condo unit only has 420 square feet (39.02 square meters) of space, it still has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The plush double bed can sleep two, and the living room has a 55-inch (139.70-centimeter) television, an Apple TV box, and a sound bar for an immersive movie-watching experience. The fast WiFi allows you to stream without worrying about lags. For your meals, there’s a full-size kitchen.

You’ll have access to the site’s many amenities as a guest. You can dip into the pool to cool down or work out in the fitness centre. If you’re feeling sore and tired after a long day, you can relax in the sauna or soak in the outdoor hot tub.

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San Francisco, California, United States
4.95 km (3.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
29 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
like the amenities gym big screen tv reception apartment well equipped all that needed nearby
i stayed 3 months at his beautiful apartment
the apartment is beautifully located and it had all the amenities so one would never miss home
he cleans the apartment every week and makes you feel as comfortable as possible
the apartment is great even better as in the pictures and there is nothing missing
Cleanliness:
it was clean with enough space and storage for a longer stay
the house was well stocked with all necessities it was clean and very well kept
all the rooms are easy going and very clean
the apartment is very clean and stylish and has everything you could possibly need
Host:
todd was a wonderful host for me and my husband
todd is an excellent host
really great host and great apartment
todd is the best host you could ask for
todd is by far the best airbnb host i have ever had
Location:
it is located near all of the best places to explore
space is cozy and the location is great
the apartment is very clean and located in a very good neighbourhood of san francisco
this cozy and lovely apartment is at a great location in the city especially for visitors or business travelers
very good location safe and clean accommodation
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23. Elegant home with a stunning patio (from USD 179)

Book a stay at this pristine home in San Fransisco, California, and enjoy a peaceful vacation. This budget-friendly rental offers all the modern amenities in its intricately designed spaces. It has a well-equipped kitchen for you to cook a romantic breakfast in bed for your partner. You can even spend your mornings together cooking in the kitchen and enjoying the delicacies from the sunny and airy patio. The patio is adorned with potted plants and overlooks the quiet street corner.

The house also has a fully furnished living room with a TV for entertainment. Watch the local programmes on cable TV or use high-speed WiFi to scroll our socials.

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San Francisco, California, United States
575 meters (0.4 ft) from Buena Vista Park
570 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what an excellent airbnb it was cozy but lovely and had such enchanting views
so comfortable and the view is 100 plus the host are top notch
cozy place and great location lots of thoughtful amenities
we had everything that we needed for a fun and comfortable long weekend
the room was amazing and and full of personalized touches
Cleanliness:
clean and comfy bed
spotless and a very comfortable bed
the room is private clean updated and well maintained
) the bed/pillows were very comfortable everything was super clean we had all the linens/towels we needed
detailed and professional very clean high attention to amenities and comfortability
Host:
the hosts were super friendly and attentive
they were very friendly
amazing stay super great hosts
matt and jeff are super hosts
matt and jeff were wonderful hosts and very communicative the entire time
Location:
outstanding little spot in a glorious location
perfect walking distance to different neighborhoods and parks
loved the quiet location that had easy access to transit
we especially loved the location and the overall vibe to the place
centrally located in a great neighborhood with nearby parks and easy access to all of san francisco
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24. A spacious private loft with a sunny balcony

This home offers the best of both worlds as it is located on a quiet and historic alley, yet just steps from vibrant 24th Street. The private room that is within this modern three-level house, has a master suite that occupies the entire top floor. Enjoy views of Bernal Hall from your private balcony or lay back for some relaxation, on one of the hammocks.

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San Francisco, California, United States
3.35 km (2.1 mi) from Buena Vista Park
438 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and the couch were comfortable
fantastic place with lots of space and awesome beds
upstairs space was very large and comfortable with a beautiful deck for our use
overall great experience and became a real fan of the house
love the spacious room as well as the private (and big balcony)
Cleanliness:
it is clean and very tastefully decorated
graham keeps everything very clean and the bathroom is one of the better airbnb bathrooms i’ve stayed in
the apartment is stylish and clean with nice homely touches
and the others were perfectly clean this one was just extra super clean-which we appreciated
they had a very clean and for the guests well organized house
Host:
friendly host and cat :)
outstanding host and great value
graham himself is a wonderful host who makes sure his guests are well taken care of
graham has been a very helpful host
awesome place and wonderful host
Location:
the location is also great
great location beautiful room :)
location of this place is great
i took a great 30 minute walk up a mountain park right near by
graham’s place was great location was easily accessible to transport to both the airport and the city
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25. Private room in a strategic area

This home is located close to some of the highlights of San Fransico, making this a great choice for someone who is in town to explore the cool sights and join the best food tours. Some of the nearby sites include the Golden Gate Bridge, which is only one bus stop away, Golden Gate Park, Presidio Park, De Young Museum, Academy of Science Museum. The private room has a queen bed with a private bathroom and guests get to share the kitchen of this 19th-century Victorian home, and there is also WiFi available.

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San Francisco, California, United States
2.66 km (1.7 mi) from Buena Vista Park
574 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities such as the washroom and shower are super easy to use
bed was really comfortable and the room is huge so fits two people with plenty of space
the memory foam bed is super comfy and the blankets are soft
my room was spacious internet fast overall clean including common areas
the room in budi’s place was perfect
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and comfortable
they needed a deep clean
otherwise the room is clean and bed is comfortable
everything was clean the bed was really comfortable and the room is very spacious
budi's house is really clean and beautiful
Host:
budi was a nice host
budi is a wonderful host
budi was a fantastic host
nice host gave good tips
budi is an awesome host
Location:
location in pretty good spot close to presidio and golden gate park
cute and comfy room at a great location
nice place with great location
the location is great quiet area
nice location near asian restaurants/shops and the golden gate park
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26. Stunning bay view apartment

This affordable Airbnb in San Francisco is located in a friendly neighborhood right at the heart of the city. From the balcony, you will have the opportunity to view the San Fransico skyline as well as East Bay. Guests have their own private bathroom and are free to utilize the living room and the kitchen upon arrangement. Shops, restaurants, and the buzzing nightlife are all within a walking distance from the apartment. The room is suitable for two guests sharing.

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San Francisco, California, United States
1.57 km (1.0 mi) from Buena Vista Park
449 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is phenomenal a great space to sit for breakfast or wine at night
his apartment is gorgeous the view from the balcony is great and we loved our stay there
beautiful apartment with breathtaking views
the view from his apartment is in fact stunning
micheal is very nice his apartment has a wonderful view
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and tidy
we had a very comfy bedroom and a clean private bathroom
the bathroom is insanely clean and bright with a decent size bathtub
the place felt private and was super clean
the apartment was clean stylish with a nice view
Host:
micheal is a great host
micheal is an amazing host
host is rlly friendly and very easy going
it was a perfect combination between enough privacy and good conversations with the host
he is a fantastic host with a lovely apartment
Location:
great location of san francisco
the location was great with transport around a 10 minute walk away
it is located in a perfect spot a short walk to the castro
the location is amazing: quiet and yet only a short walk away from the castro and public transportation
only an easy 10 minute walk to castro district
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Choose one of the best Airbnbs from this list that is pocket-friendly yet gives you the comfort you expect when booking a place to stay. We have put together a list of properties for you to choose from so you don’t have to do the hard work of searching. Save money on your accommodation and spend more on other things by booking a stay at one of these homes.

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