The home of Airbnb, San Francisco naturally has a huge number of listings on the service. But given how it’s some of the most expensive real estate in all of the USA (and the world), don’t expect to rent an entire apartment if you’re on a budget, but just a private room (and even some of those are pretty expensive).
Many rooms are located in the suburbs immediately surrounding the city, such as the bohemian Mission District and colourful Haight-Ashbury, or head further out for a wider variety of cheaper options. Don’t also forget to note that the initial prices doesn’t include the San Francisco Transient Occupancy Tax, an extra 14% on top of the rental fee and any cleaning fee. Here are four affordable Airbnbs in San Francisco that I’ve uncovered…
🐾 Dog-friendly: Two of these are dog-friendly Airbnbs, see below. Read more tips for staying in a pet-friendly Airbnb with your pet
A Room in a Classic Noe Valley Victorian
This classic Victoria house is located in Noe Valley, a sunny and quiet neighbourhood that’s still within walking distance of the hip restaurants of the Mission District. The available double room has high ceilings, wooden floors and lots of light. You also have access to the rest of Maria’s house including a shared bathroom and a gorgeous back patio.
A Stylish Stay Near Castro
Elmer’s stylish two-bedroom, one-bathroom top-floor apartment is located just near Castro Street. It’s close to Haight-Ashbury, best known for being the home of the “Painted Ladies” and the original home of the hippie sub-culture that sprouted in San Francisco in the late 1960s. The beautiful room on offer includes wall-mounted heat and a memory foam mattress, guaranteeing you a comfortable night. You’re also welcome to enjoy the breakfast supplies that Elmer makes available.
🐾 Dog-friendly: This Airbnb allows dogs, up to two small dogs or one large dog. (It is also home to a Corgi.)
Stay in a Cute Cottage at Ocean Beach
Look at how cute this cottage is! And just wait until you see the quaintly decorated private room with private shower that you’ll get to stay in! Located a block back from the Pacific Ocean in Ocean Beach, this offers a different kind of stay in San Francisco, one that’s more chilled and quiet, with the chance to go surfing on your doorstep. Yet the N-Judah street car is only a block away, and can take you into the city centre in 30 minutes
A Gorgeous Room for One in the Mission District
Okay, I usually only include listings that can accommodate two people, but I couldn’t resist including this gorgeous room available in the Mission District, which is unfortunately for only one person, despite being such a large room. Located right in the heart of the district and surrounded by dozens of restaurants, boutiques and galleries, plus the city’s best street art, this 1907 apartment building is also just one block from the BART (subway) and easy access to the city centre.
🐾 Dog-friendly: This Airbnb allows dogs. (It is also home to a Jack Russell.)
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