Best Party Hostels in San Francisco

If you are looking for the best hostels to party in San Francisco, meet other fellow travellers, with sociable staff and organised events, these are the Party Hostels for you

San Francisco has become an incredibly multiculturally diverse city, with people coming from all over the world coming to work in some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. Its nightlife is vibrant, diverse and inclusive. Travelling solo or in group, if you are looking for hostels where you can meet like-minded people looking to have fun in San Francisco these hostels are the place to go! Friendly staff, fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in San Francisco

What are the Party Hostels in San Francisco like?

San Francisco only has a true party hostel, the Green Tortoise Hostel. But in a city like San Francisco, you know the fun is out there, so you don’t need a crazy party hostel to have fun. We offer you here another two cool hostels with a really social and friendly atmosphere, and where many solo backpackers hang out and get to know each other before going out to party. All the 3 handpicked hostels on the list offer also regular activities like tours, pub crawls and nights out to make sure guests have a good time and get to discover the incredible nightlife that San Francisco has to offer.

Best Area To Stay in San Francisco for Nightlife

If you are a party lover then you better visit the North Beach. The area is only minutes away from Chinatown and Little Italy. It’s the perfect area to go wild and enjoy the city’s nightlife at cool bars, pubs, and clubs or even have a relaxing night at little unique lounges with live music performances. It is also where San Francisco’s party hostel is located!

Best Party hostel in North Beach: Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco

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San Francisco Party Guide

In a huge city such as San Francisco you should expect both wild parties and laid-back nights at the city’s elegant lounges.

There are several party areas and neighbourhoods. The most famous ones for party lovers are North Beach, Mission and Downtown.

Basic information about nightlife in San Francisco:

San Francisco Nightlife Areas

As you can expect from a city as big as San Francisco, there are several party areas around the city. We can recommend you the three busiest and most famous for both tourists and locals. North Beach is one of the busiest, diverse and sophisticated areas of San Francisco with lively bars, pubs, and clubs. Mission is an area of vibrant colours and hipster vibes with spectacular live music clubs, craft cocktail lounges, pubs, and dive bars. Downtown is part of the financial district of San Francisco, and the stunning skyscrapers give an alternative vibe to the night scene of the city.

North Beach Nightlife

North Beach has several famous districts with unique nightlife experiences. Broadway is the most popular nightclub district of the area with blues clubs, strip clubs, nightclubs and jazz clubs. To relax and enjoy live music visit one of the prestigious bars at Grant Avenue.


Mission is the best area for hardcore party lovers. Valencia Street is the largest party zone in the entire city with eclectic live-music bars, pubs, and dance nightclubs.


Downtown is the perfect area for rooftop bars. Union Square is your choice if you love dancing all night in nightclubs.

Dress code & age restriction for bars and clubs in San Francisco

The city of San Francisco, like most on the West Coast, is one of the more laid-back cities of the USA. So, there isn’t a particular dress code for nightlife. Dress up however you like and have the best time of your life.

On the other hand, it is a well-known fact that in the USA alcohol consumption is only allowed if you are 21 and up. If you are below the age of 21, you are allowed to enter bars and pubs that serve food, but you can’t sit at the bar or drink alcohol.