Home to a breathtaking array of incredible attractions, eclectic neighborhoods, and picturesque recreation areas, San Francisco is a destination that always amazes travelers. Fill your days checking out the city’s famous landmarks as you cross the burnished red steel of Golden Gate Bridge, tour the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island, chow down on fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, or opt for a quiet afternoon lounging on Baker Beach. Explore the fascinating exhibits in museums like Exploratorium, then get lost in nature hiking to Twin Peaks or meandering along Presidio Trails. From Chinatown to Mission District, San Francisco is famed for its foodie culture so you can conquer any craving when hunger strikes. With so much to see, do, and try, spend your money on attractions, not your accommodation. This list includes a roundup of finance-friendly accommodations so you will know where to stay on a budget in San Francisco, California.
This lovely room rental provides a comfortable guest experience. Situated in a historic house in Pacific Heights neighborhood, this room rental is sunny, private, and pleasant. It can also accommodate up to two guests. The room has its own private entrance and is equipped with a queen-sized bed, and kitchen amenities including a refrigerator, a microwave, a hot plate, and a coffee maker. Guests also have their own bathroom. The property is close to Fillmore District which brims with dining, shopping, and entertainment options. A 30-night stay is required.
Pacific Heights Private Second Floor Sun Room
Top guest reviewsbeautiful room in a great neighborhood the room is literally surrounded by windows and has a quaint balconyit has its own private entry and bathroom which is fantasticwhich makes the room bright and enjoyable
Host:the owner is super nice and very responsiveRead more reviewsits location also makes it easy to walk to restaurants the market and catch the busgreat place great location great owner
A sunny and airy property, this delightful guest apartment is a wonderful accommodation for solo travelers. The detached studio cottage is situated in a peaceful garden setting and is filled with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. The studio is equipped with a queen-sized bed, a comfortable seating area, a dining table, a compact bathroom, and a small kitchenette with a few appliances. Free wifi is included, and guests have access to a washer and dryer inside the host’s nearby garage. A stay of 30 nights is required for booking.
Furnished detached garden cottage
Top guest reviewsi definitely reccomend this cozy studio with a beautiful bright patio spaceRead more reviews
Host:i had a fantastic long term stay nicole was very helpful and kind
This private room brims with comfort and charm. The private bedroom is part of a three-bedroom apartment located across the street from beautiful Ocean Beach and is close to Golden Gate Park. The guest bedroom has a double bed and its own private entrance from the apartment’s back deck. This rental is perfect for solo travelers. Guests also have access to the apartment’s shared bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, in-unit washer and dryer, and internet access. There is also free 24-hour street parking available in the neighborhood.
Queen Size Bed in Private Room with Loft at BeachSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe room and house was a described and the roommates were pleasantnice sheets on bedthe bed was super comfortablewe had a comfortable stayotherwise it was quiet and comfortable which was satisfyingnice clean place very friendlyit's clean and well organizedbed was clean and comfortable room and especially bathroom were not cleanedthe house and room was very clean and nicenot a fancy place but clean and comfortable
Host:matthew was great host and he was quick to respond to any questions we hadmatthew was very friendly and accommodatinghe's a great hostmatthew was super communicative and responded to all questions quickly and politelymatthew was very friendly informative and relaxedRead more reviewsthe location is amazingvery nice location close to the beachgreat location by the beach & close to cafes on judahgreat location next to oceanthe area is great prime location for the beach and an easy ride downtown
A charming and compact accommodation for couples or solo travelers, this private sunroom rental is located in the vibrant Richmond District. The simple accommodation consists of two single beds, a private bathroom, a microwave, and a mini-refrigerator. Guests can also lounge in the property’s back yard equipped with patio furniture. The property is situated within walking distance of Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park as well as many shops and restaurants.
Breezy Sun Room with Private Bath San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewswe had a good time staying here it was close to restaurants and commute
Cozy furnishings and a fantastic location close to Delores Park make this apartment a delightful place to stay in San Francisco. The studio apartment is colorful and bright. It can provide accommodation for up to two guests. Inside the apartment is a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy seating area, a double bed, and a modern bathroom. The property is equipped with wifi and parking space. The property is also within walking distance to several public transits as well as shopping centers and other restaurants in Mission District.
Studio w/1 bike near Dolores Park & CastroSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsspent 3 months (one person) at this amazing apartment and nothing negative to sayvery big and clean studio with nice neighborhoodthe apartment was very clean spacious and the bed was comfortableclean apartment comfortable bed well-equipped kitchenunit was clean spacious and exactly as described in the listing
Host:property manager was extremely responsiveoverall i enjoyed myself in the apartment and very much appreciated the welcoming vibe of the hostslorenzo was a very responsive and friendly host whenever i needed to clarify anything about the apartmentcommunication with peter the manager was very easy and helpfulRead more reviewsamazing location in the citywonderful neighborhood right next to dolores parkvery centric a few steps away from amazing dolores park and a few more to the castrolorenzo's place offered a great location close to the j train delores park and the castro nightlife districtfound it very easy to walk around the area
This private room rental, which is near Golden Gate Bridge, has a sophisticated style. The bedroom is airy, modern, and bright, and can accommodate up to two guests. Inside the room is a queen-sized bed, a sofa, and a work desk. Guests also have access to the apartment’s communal kitchen, full bathroom, and internet connection. Located in the neighborhood of Inner Richmond, the property is close to many attractions including Golden Gate Park, Presidio Park, De Young Museum, and Academy of Science Museum. Many public transportation options nearby.
Private Room in a Strategic Area near GG BridgeSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe amenities such as the washroom and shower are super easy to usebed was really comfortable and the room is huge so fits two people with plenty of spacethe memory foam bed is super comfy and the blankets are softmy room was spacious internet fast overall clean including common areasthe room in budi’s place was perfectthe room was clean and comfortablethey needed a deep cleanotherwise the room is clean and bed is comfortableeverything was clean the bed was really comfortable and the room is very spaciousbudi's house is really clean and beautiful
Host:budi was a nice hostbudi is a wonderful hostbudi was a fantastic hostnice host gave good tipsbudi is an awesome hostRead more reviewslocation in pretty good spot close to presidio and golden gate parkcute and comfy room at a great locationnice place with great locationthe location is great quiet areanice location near asian restaurants/shops and the golden gate park
This private room rental is spacious and bright. It can accommodate up to two guests. Inside the bedroom is a queen-sized bed, a dresser, and a work desk. The room is also equipped with internet access. Guests also have access to the communal bathroom and kitchen. The property has an unparalleled location close to Union Square and is close to many nightlife and dining options.
(14) Spacious Room Near Downtown SFSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewskitchen and free coffee were really helpfulroom has a nice viewthe sink in the room was usefulyou can easily get to the building and to the room with just the code that's great tooclean room and bathroomvery clean and well keptapartment was clean and comfortablenice room clean the shared bathroom and shower were clean as wellplace was clean and the bed was comfortable
Host:really nice place and great host thank youthe host is very responsive when messaging himthe host is nice and was good at texting me backotherwise good for the price and overall the host was always available to helplloyd was very helpful and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat spot close to downtownclose to attractions nearbythe location was great toovery convenient place great locationgreat place close to downtown san fran
This private room rental is simple, compact, and cozy. The tiny bedroom is located in a Victorian house in Historical Haight-Ashbury. It can accommodate a single guest. The property is equipped with wifi and two communal bathrooms. Many restaurants, shops, attractions, and public transportation options are within walking distance of the property.
Haight Ashbury Experience Room 5San Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsrecommended if you need an inexpensive and comfortable place to sleep in a nice and buzzy areagood small room for one person (room number 5)the room was small as advertised but was perfect for onejosh is an easy communicator and the small cozy room is comfortablesmall and a comfortable spaceroom and shared bathroom were both clean and comfortablebathroom was clean and stocked with soap etceasy communication very clean and incredible locationthe room was super clean and the bed was comfortablethe bathroom was nice and clean definitely would stay here again
Host:the host with quick and efficient to responseamazingly helpful staff and quick response to bootexcellent and communicative hostgreat host very nice placejosh was a great host and very accommodatingRead more reviewseasy walk from bus stop thru a beautiful parkgreat location and comfy bedlocation was great and very walkableotherwise the location is greatgreat location off haight street in the heart of the neighborhood
This pleasant studio apartment provides a relaxing and comfortable guest experience. The colorful apartment is filled with modern amenities and has a terrific location near many attractions in Golden Gate Park. The studio is equipped with internet access, a double bed, a dining area, a well-stocked kitchen, and a full bathroom. The space is ideal for solo travelers or couples. The property is situated near Golden Gate Park and is within walking distance of attractions such as California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, and Stow Lake. Many public transportation options are close by as well.
Modern, sunny studio close to UCSF and Golden Gate Park
Top guest reviewswe spent three nights in this studio apartment which was perfect for our sleeping-only and morning coffee requirementsthe kitchen area is servicable although a light above the sink would be quite helpfulthe bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed cooking breakfast with a view of the adorable gardenthe room was comfortable and met all of our needsthe bathroom is newer feeling and is perfect for one to two peoplethe flat was wonderfully clean and newly fitted out with an ikea kitchen and bathroomthe studio is very clean and high quality with a well-stocked kitchenhome is small and cleanthe studio was very clean with an indépendant entreeit was closed to golden gate park subway restaurantsamazing location in the inner sunset place is clean and modern has a nice backyard as well
Host:the owners are really friendlythe owners were friendly and helpful once i arrivedthe owner was very responsive easily contacted/communicated by textingwendy was friendly and helpful in guiding us for use of the public transportation systemsRead more reviewsgreat lication walking distance to stores restaurants bus stop and barttransportation is not so bad also it is easy to walk light train and muni busthe location is very near public transit restaurants gg park and groceries (should you need them
This private room rental provides a cozy stay. Situated in a colorful townhouse, this bedroom rental can accommodate up to three guests and is filled with comfortable furnishings for a quiet stay in the city. In addition to the private bedroom, guests have access to the townhouse’s shared living space, kitchen, bathroom, and washer and dryer. The apartment offers free street parking and is located in Portola District. Public transit options are close by.
Private Room in Artsy Cozy Family HomeSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewswi-fi was good toocheck- in is very comfortable the room was okthe place is very homey and gas a comfortable sleeping set-upinside the house she offered a lot of kitchen tools powerful washer dryer vacuumgood location great view from the street nice room very good check in instructionsit's very clean cozy and quietroom was clean and plenty of spaceroom was clean and same with the bathroomthe only thing that could’ve been a little better is the cleanliness of the bathroomthe house was clean and the decor was creative and tasteful
Host:she is a really good recommendable hostexcellent host really helpful and nice placehad limited interaction with hosts but they were very nice when we didshe was also very helpful would definitely recommend her as a host bonus: the cats are adorableshe is a wonderful host and puts a lot of thought in treating her guests wellRead more reviewsgreat location for my tripconvenient and comfortable place located near a beautiful parkmichelle’s place is so unique good location to the cityeasy to travel downtown with the bus easy to park your carnice location with accurate details
Explore San Francisco and save your budget
With its beautiful natural scenery, outstanding attractions, brilliant beaches, recreation areas, and vibrant neighborhoods, there are endless opportunities for entertainment in San Francisco. In a notoriously pricey city, these wallet-friendly accommodations can stretch your budget so you can spend your money on whatever else you’d like. Start planning your trip today, and enjoy this list of where to stay on a budget in San Francisco, California.
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