Hostels

Where to sleep in North Beach, from hotels to hostels

Do you have out-of-town visitors or are you a San Francisco visitor yourself? With its Barbary Coast history and beatnik heritage, Italian influence, and proximity to Fisherman’s Wharf and other attractions, North Beach is a prime base for visitors looking to explore the city. Read on to find out where to stay if you make the trip.

Hotel Boheme

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A 15-room boutique hotel within walking distance of Coit Tower at 444 Columbus Avenue, Hotel Boheme is rated 4 stars on Tripadvisor and named “Fabulous” by Hotels.com users, who cite its “fantastic service “, its “excellent location”. and “great vibe.” Located in the middle of it all, it offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an airport shuttle, and more, and is on the same block as Italian restaurants like Calzone’s, Trattoria Pinocchio, Caffe Greco and Caffe Puccini Prices range from $185/night and up.


Green Turtle Inn

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Backpackers and budget-conscious travelers are in luck: North Beach has a highly-rated hostel with 40 shared rooms, a sauna, self-serve laundry, and more. Located at 494 Broadway, Green Tortoise has a “really good” reputation among Hotels.com reviewers, who rate its good food and fun vibe as a draw — and it’s minutes from 15 cocktail hotspots Romolo and the Devil’s Acre, and cultural highlights of the city The Lights booksellers and the Beat Museum. Rooms are available from $47/night, with shared dorms and private rooms (with shared bathrooms).


The Washington Square Inn

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For a bed-and-breakfast experience, there’s the Washington Square Inn, located on scenic Washington Square Park. With room service, coffee and tea offered in a common area, and continental breakfast included, its fabulous location and cozy ambience have earned it a 4.5 star rating on Tripadvisor. Plus, it’s the kitty corner of the ultra-popular Mama’s restaurant and next door to Park Tavern, another neighborhood favorite. Rooms start at $199/night.


Russian Hill / North Beach Victorian

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If short-term rentals are quicker, try this sunny, ground-floor, one-bedroom Airbnb in a 1905 Victorian home and rated 5 stars by visitors. “The rooms have exclusive use of a beautiful large garden with partial views of the bay,” according to the listing, and “from the bed you can relax and watch the boats sail through the bay.” It is available from $138/night.


Modern North Beach Apartment

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Located “steps away from all major landmarks such as Coit Tower, Chinatown, Pier 39 and of course…hundreds of wonderful restaurants”, this third-floor Airbnb rental is a 1-bedroom apartment with a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a “nice folding sofa bed in the living room”, which can comfortably accommodate 2 to 4 people. It starts at $175/night.