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10 Best Airbnbs in San Francisco in Fun Neighborhoods

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The cultural city of San Francisco is located on a peninsula in Northern California, between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Here, you can enjoy the magnificent views from the Golden Gate Bridge, the delicious seafood found in Fisherman’s Wharf, and discover the history of the city by visiting Alcatraz Island. Around the bay, you will find many more exciting places to explore and plenty of Airbnbs, ranging from studio apartments to luxury lofts. So, let’s summarise the best ones in San Francisco. Don’t miss our 3-day San Francisco itinerary jam-packed with activities for all.

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Fun & Safe San Francisco’s Airbnbs

1. Beach & Golden Gate Park

Located in-between San Francisco’s infamous Golden Gate Park and the gorgeous Ocean Beach, this one-bedroom Airbnb is in a prime location for those seeking both a city break and a relaxing getaway.

Excellent Muni transportation links allow you to visit downtown and the city’s main attractions, most of which are a mere 10km away.

This Airbnb has one queen room and airbeds/a floor mattress, making it ideal for couples or smaller families.

Amenities include Wi-Fi, TV and a spacious kitchen, which is sufficiently equipped.

The host has received great reviews for communication and having a smooth check-in process.

  • Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 101
  • Host: Edurne
Beach and Golden Gate Park Airbnb White Spacious Living Room

2. Cole Valley Guest Suite

This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Airbnb located in Central San Francisco is perfect for two guests who are looking to embrace the culture of the city.

Situated in the Cole Valley neighbourhood, this two-floor suite is nearby many restaurants and cafes as well as train links into eastern San Francisco, where you will find the majority of popular tourist attractions.

Included in the space is a mini-fridge, bar cart, electric kettle and coffee machine.

Other amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi and an iron.

The suite itself is accessible through a private entrance, and self-check-in is available.

The host has maintained a 5/5 record, with many reviews commenting on the convenience of the Airbnb’s location.

  • Location: Cole Valley, San Francisco
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 187
  • Host: Maggie

3. Great Neighborhood Suite

Located in Nob Hill, the main tourist area of the city, this affordable suite comes fully equipped with 2 beds and a kitchen – perfect for families who want to spend the majority of their trip sightseeing.

Transportation links are excellent, with 2 of 3 cable car lines nearby.

Many attractions (Chinatown, Union Street, Pier 39, for example) are all around a 3km walk away from the Airbnb.

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The host has grown up in San Francisco and lives in the house next door, making communication very easy as well as the check-in/out process.

Amenities include free parking, a lift, AC, Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped kitchen area.

  • Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 187
  • Host: Matthew
San Francisco Cole Valley Guest Suite
Image credit Maggie

4. Luxurious Loft with Private Roof Deck

For those seeking high-end accommodation, this Airbnb is perfect for a couples retreat to San Francisco, with 3 bedrooms and a private roof deck area.

Located in the lively SoMa neighbourhood, there are numerous restaurants and bars within proximity to the loft.

Both bathrooms have heated floors, with the master bedroom having an en-suite.

The living room converts into the third bedroom, making the loft ideal for up to 6 guests.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi, free parking, washing facilities and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The host allows self-check-in and will be available throughout your stay if you have any issues.

  • Location: SoMa, San Francisco
  • Summary: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
  • From: $ 446
  • Host: Micah
LUXE 2or3 Bd2Ba Heated Floors San Francisco Airbnb
Image credit Micah

5. Modern Apartment with Ocean Views

Found on the western side of the city, this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Airbnb allows you to wake up to ocean views from the top of San Francisco’s hills, and experience a fantastic view of sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. 

The apartment is within walking distance to Ocean Beach, Land’s End hiking trails and Golden Gate Park, with efficient public transportation links to downtown San Francisco.

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Amenities include free parking, washing facilities, Wi-Fi, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

This Airbnb has received 5/5 star reviews for cleanliness and the host has excellent communication.

  • Location: Outer Richmond, San Francisco
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 167
  • Host: June
Modern Apartment with Ocean Views
Image credit June

6. Mulk Place Suite

Just one block away from Muni transport links, this studio apartment is in a prime location.

With the most popular attractions found less than 5km away, this modern suite is perfect for couples who are looking to explore the city.

Attached to a larger house, this Airbnb has a private entrance, kitchenette, bathroom and a double bed.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV and free parking.

This Airbnb has 5/5 star reviews for cleanliness, with many previous guests commenting on how spotless the place was.

The host stays in the house next door and is willing to answer any questions that guests have.

  • Location: Parkside, San Francisco
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bathroom (Suite)
  • From: $ 76
  • Host: Colleen
Mulk Place Suite San Francisco
Image credit Colleen

7. Nob Hill Luxury Condo

A newly refurbished Victorian-style two-storey building, this condo can accommodate up to 4 guests, with a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor and a downstairs second bedroom, accessible via European-style spiral stairs.

This Airbnb has a central location in the city, making it easy to walk to Union Square and North Beach.

It contains a very modern kitchen and spacious living area, kitted out with all the essentials and cable TV.

Other amenities are Wi-Fi, free parking and an iron.

The host lives locally and has excellent communication (5/5 star rating).

  • Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco
  • Summary: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 268
  • Host: Matthew and Jessie
Nob Hill Luxury Condo

8. Private, Luxurious, Modern Potrero Garden Suite

Just 15 minutes from San Francisco Airport, this Airbnb is in a magnificent location for visiting the famous attractions of the city. 

This newly-renovated guest suite is spacious, located on the first floor and accessible via a private entrance.

It contains a kitchenette, dining table and sofa bed, which is ideal for families or couples who are anticipating to be out in the city for the majority of their stay.

Other amenities are Wi-Fi, TV and free parking.

The host is amiable and offers self-check-in for guests.

  • Location: Potrero Hill, San Francisco
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 108
  • Host: Soumya
Private, Luxurious, Modern Potrero Garden Suite San Francisco
Image credit Soumya

9. Private Suite in Victorian Home

Located in the heart of San Francisco and easily accessible by walking and subway, this spacious Airbnb includes a sofa, a work desk, and an en-suite.

You will find this beautiful Airbnb in the Duboce Triangle, which is a quiet neighbourhood close to the Painted Ladies, Market Street, and many dining options.

Other amenities include free street parking, smart TV and Wi-Fi.

The host ensures that the Airbnb maintains an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness.

  • Location: Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
  • Summary: 3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: $ 151
  • Host: Serhan
San Francisco Suite
Image credit Serhan

10. Spacious 3 Bedroom Flat in Cow Hollow

With views of the Golden Gate Bridge from your window, this 3 bedroom property is ideal for families of 4 or 5.

Conveniently, the flat is just 1 block from Union Street and a short walk to Fort Mason, North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Equipped with a large kitchen, outdoor decking area (with a basketball hoop), cable TV and Wi-Fi; what more could you want from an Airbnb in San Francisco!

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Other amenities include separate living and dining room areas, free parking, gym access and washing facilities.

The host is originally from San Francisco and renovates/furnishes properties across the city for tourists, so they are very knowledgeable.

  • Location: Cow Hollow, San Francisco
  • Summary: 5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
  • From: $ 382
  • Host: Ellen

About San Francisco

Spacious 3 BD Cow Hollow Flat

San Francisco is the financial capital of California and is home to over 800,000 citizens, making it the 4th most populated city in the state and 16th in the USA.

Home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and NBA Golden State Warriors stadium, there are many sporting venues around the city in addition to the infamous Cable Car Museum and Golden Gate Bridge.

It is a vibrant and busy city with plenty of activities to keep you entertained, all of which can be accessed through fantastic transport links, or even by walking.

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About The Author

Eilidh toured the West Coast of America in Summer 2018 so she is very knowledgeable about the main Californian cities. As a University student, she is looking to travel more and experience new cultures in the future.

Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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