May 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm #1290485
Bradley JayBPL Member
Before starting my JMT hike I won't to spend a few nights in san francisco as I've never been there before. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for places to stay that are reasonably priced. If possible I would like to stay somewhat near [under 2 miles] the Ferry Building where I will be catching the Amtrak bus.
thanks in advance.May 30, 2012 at 7:15 am #1882279
Bradley, there are a lot of hotels in that area. However be prepared to pay $200 night. SF has great public transportation and if you ventured 5-10 miles away you should find cheaper accommodations . There are many less expensive options near the Marina Dist. on Lombard St. In fact, you could walk to The Ferry Building straight down the Embarcadero which is around 5 milesMay 30, 2012 at 7:36 am #1882286
There are several hostels in SF that go for about $20 a night. Take a quick look at reviews and you'll know which ones to avoid.May 30, 2012 at 7:54 am #1882296
…….stay away from the hostel in the Tenderloin!May 30, 2012 at 7:57 am #1882298
I haven't been there, Ken, but I imagine it would be an unforgettable experience.May 30, 2012 at 8:01 am #1882300
Paul IrackiBPL Member
@pirackiLocale: San Francisco
Bradley – PM me and I can give you more detailed info as I live in SF and also did the JMT a couple of summers ago. IMHO the best hostel in SF is at Ft Mason, though it is a couple of miles (but scenic miles) to Amtrak. The Green Tortoise Hostel is a 20 minute walk to Amtrak, but in a more urban setting (eg may be noisier) The Green Tortoise also runs bus trips to Yosemite…
As an alternative, consider airbnb, which allows folks to rent out rooms, apartments, cottages etc on a nightly basis. I just used it in Manhattan a week ago and had a good experience,May 30, 2012 at 8:28 am #1882309
@truenorthLocale: San Francisco, CA
Like Paul I live in SF and can give recommendations on places to stay just PM me. Ken is correct SF has good public transit and staying outside the city center is easy and WAY better than the typical tourist bummer zones like Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Resident hotels in the TL? Yikes…
JMT Woo Hoo!!May 30, 2012 at 9:12 am #1882330
Matthew it might be worth the price of admission to stay there.
Though I don't want to fall asleep thereMay 30, 2012 at 10:00 am #1882347
Bradley JayBPL Member
Thanks for all the great advice!
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