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Cheap Places to stay in San Francisco

Post by Esmo » Tue May 13, 2008 9:00 am

Hi, I am heading down to san francisco this weekend I am looking for somwhere cheap to stay. The more reputable hostels are booked, so I am not too sure where else to look. Any suggestions. Its just me and my girlfriend and we are not too picky. Close to public trans would be nice too.

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Re: Cheap Places to stay in San Francisco

Post by rydaken » Tue May 13, 2008 9:50 am

Esmo wrote:Hi, I am heading down to san francisco this weekend I am looking for somwhere cheap to stay. The more reputable hostels are booked, so I am not too sure where else to look. Any suggestions. Its just me and my girlfriend and we are not too picky. Close to public trans would be nice too.

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Try Twin Peaks in the Castro. A cheap place to lay your head. Not a great place, but it's safe. Bathroom is down the hall, sinks are in your room. Old building with neat character. Try to get a room facing Market (I think those have the bathroom in the room and a better view).
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Post by mangoose » Tue May 13, 2008 12:18 pm

or try the Dakota Hotel, on Post st. a couple of blocks from Union Sq. and a BART station. fairly cheap, private rooms with private baths. Old building though, and the beds aren't pillow top hehe. but it's cheap and centrally located.

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Post by mwingerski » Tue May 13, 2008 2:32 pm

hayes valley inn on Gough
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hayes-valley-in ... 0breakfast

the red victorian on haight st

The metro on Divisadero...

search Yelp.. lots of good reviews.

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Post by newfuturevintage » Tue May 13, 2008 3:36 pm

I like the Hotel Maxwell on Geary, near Union Square, walking distance to the dive bars around the Edinburgh Castle. About $100/night IIRC.

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Post by Alex Netick » Tue May 13, 2008 10:00 pm

If it's "cheap," and it's in San Francisco, I wouldn't want to stay there. I'd probably go 10 or 15 miles away -- maybe Emeryville or Daly City.

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Post by mwingerski » Wed May 14, 2008 12:21 am

Alex Netick wrote:If it's "cheap," and it's in San Francisco, I wouldn't want to stay there. I'd probably go 10 or 15 miles away -- maybe Emeryville or Daly City.
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Post by fossiltooth » Wed May 14, 2008 7:47 am

***Massive Edit***

Many neighborhoods around the "touristy" section of SF are pretty sketchy.

Do a little research before you commit based on price alone!

Enjoy yourself,
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Post by Esmo » Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 am

I think I am going to aim for a hostel. Seem to be around 25 or so with breakfast which sounds about right for me.

thanks for the tips

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Post by percussion boy » Wed May 14, 2008 9:39 am

fossiltooth wrote:***Massive Edit***

Many neighborhoods around the "touristy" section of SF are pretty sketchy.

Do a little research before you commit based on price alone!

Enjoy yourself,
+1

First couple years my parents came to visit, I ended up walking 'em through streetwalkers, a near-purse snatching, etc.

It's a very safe city except in pockets, but you gotta know the pockets --e.g., the area north of Civic Center BART station downtown can be very sketchy.
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Post by sfsonarboy » Wed May 14, 2008 10:14 am

Broadway Manor Inn (Van Ness and Broadway) is nothing fancy, but relatively cheap, central, and safe neighborhood. Free parking is a nice touch. http://www.broadwaymanor.com/. Agree with others that Yelp is a good local resource. Further to the "touristy" comments - areas like Fisherman's Warf will be pretty safe, but expensive; I'd be careful with listings for "Union Square" or "Downtown" as these can go from very nice to very sketchy in just a few block. I'd avoid "Civic Center" locations.

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Post by mwingerski » Wed May 14, 2008 1:13 pm

I just walked past the Hayes Valley Inn on my way to the studio today..
Great neighborhood, cute little B&B and it says prices from 65 - 99 a night, which is an amazing deal for such a cool neighborhood...

There are sketchy spots in the tenderloin and if it's a "hotel" they probably are sucky... but the B&B's in some of the good neighborhoods can be cool and not too expensive.

And +1 on twin peaks hotel too... on market street in the castro. Nothing fancy at all, but again, cool neighborhood...

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