Last Updated on

San Francisco is easily one of America’s hippest cities: you can cycle the Golden Gate Bridge, sample some of Little Italy and China Town’s best eats and explore Alcatraz, the celebrated former prison on an island. With so much to do, you definitely need a good place to sleep at night to recharge.

Accommodations in San Francisco can be pricey. We’ve rounded up five of the best, cheap options for you, all under $150 a night.

1. The Urban Hotel

Places to stay in San Francisco
Photo by The Urban Hotel

The Urban Hotel is simple and clean, with small rooms that do the job. It’s in a great location, right by Union Square, a public plaza full of shops and restaurants in downtown San Fran. From there, you can easily get to all the top spots of the city.

Find a room at The Urban from $78 a night

2. Private room in Bernal Heights

Places to stay in San Francisco
Photo by host

This beautiful, simple private room makes a great option for a place to stay. It is a room in a shared house. It’s located in Bernal Heights, one of San Francisco’s prime spots known for panoramic views over the city.

Book a private room in Bernal Heights from $148 a night

3. San Remo Hotel

Places to stay in San Francisco
Photo by San Remo Hotel

The charming San Remo Hotel is within walking distance to of one of San Francisco’s top tourist attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf. Here you can buy fresh clam chowder and walk along the waterfront to see the city’s famous sea-lion population.

Book a room at San Remo Hotel from $143 a night

4. Edwardian house

Places to stay in San Francisco
Photo by host

This former-hotel-turned-Airbnb is in a traditional Edwardian house with original features and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean. Previous guests give Edwardian house sparkling reviews.  It makes a great option for your stay in San Francisco.

Book a room from $112 a night

5. The Water Tower

Places to stay in San Francisco
Photo by host

Like to do things a little differently? Why not stay in a 100-year-old water tower in the Bay Area. The once-functional tower has since been converted into a cozy one-bedroom apartment and makes a great option if you’re looking for a unique experience. This Airbnb is located just across the Bay Bridge in a town called Alameda, 20 minutes outside of San Francisco.

Book a room at the Water Tower from $103 a night


If you’ve got a budget that stretches a bit further, explore more accommodation options in San Francisco. 

Share this post now:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.