The Best Airbnbs in San Francisco, California

This North Beach apartment offers breathtaking Bay views
This North Beach apartment offers breathtaking Bay views | Courtesy of Carrie / Airbnb
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26 October 2020

Naturally, Airbnb’s birthplace has a seemingly endless supply of gorgeous homes ready to be shared with travelers from around the globe. For those looking for a local, immersive experience in a wide variety of neighborhoods, from Outer Richmond to the Embarcadero, look no further than these Airbnb options for your next stay in San Francisco.

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Victorian home in the Castro district

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This Victorian home is the perfect option for those looking to stay in one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods
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Just blocks from the Castro Theater, this Victorian home is the perfect option for those looking to stay in one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods. Warmly decorated with high ceilings and tons of natural light, this one-bedroom, shared-bath listing provides access to a full kitchen and is most suitable for solo travelers.

Modern bedroom in the Mission district

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Relax in a beautiful, bright room in this chic and calm condo in the vibrant Mission District
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With a soothing all-white bedroom, modern accents and chic decor, this private bedroom-and-bath option is a solid choice for a stay in San Francisco’s Mission District. The condominium’s location is within an easy walk of a variety of restaurants, shops and bars. Guests have access to a full kitchen, washer, dryer and coffee maker.

Centrally located Pacific Heights bedroom

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This upscale room has its own en suite bed and bath
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This recently renovated Victorian home provides an open, spacious bedroom with a queen bed and private bath in the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood. A short walk takes you to the shops, bars and restaurants along Fillmore Street and Japantown. Toiletries are provided and the bedroom includes wifi, a small refrigerator and a television.

Unique bedroom in Alamo Square

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You can stroll to the Painted Ladies from this colorful, remodeled 1885 Victorian home
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Located in Alamo Square, this remodeled 1885 Victorian townhouse features modern art, bright-blue walls and eclectic decor, creating an inviting and unique place to stay. Travelers get a private room and bathroom, an entire floor to themselves and a light breakfast provided by the host to kick-start their day. Make use of the shaded deck, full kitchen and laundry facilities available to guests.

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    Beachy home in Outer Richmond

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    Relax around the firepit on the private patio of this garden studio
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    In an ideal location for those seeking peaceful hikes and views of the ocean, this full apartment in Outer Richmond features industrial-chic decor and an open layout – don’t expect a closed-off bedroom. Warm up by the fire pit on the private patio and take advantage of the full kitchen and free parking on the premises. This Airbnb Plus listing sleeps four guests and is pet-friendly.

    Cozy Haight-Ashbury apartment

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    Garden Retreat is just steps from Haight Street
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    With a garden view and a cozy fireplace, this Haight-Ashbury apartment provides a sanctuary in the middle of a quintessentially San Francisco bohemian neighborhood. The listing features a separate bedroom, bathroom, breakfast bar and an entrance of its own. It’s also within walking distance of Golden Gate Park, Cole Valley and Buena Vista Park, so it’s perfect for those touring San Francisco on foot. There is a kitchen and laundry facilities on-site.

    Embarcadero apartment with city views

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    This minimalist penthouse has its own roof deck
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    Exposed brick, bright-red kitchen cabinets and a private rooftop deck overlooking the city and Bay – what more could you need for your stay near the buzziest part of San Francisco? With a full kitchen, blackout blinds and bathroom essentials covered, travelers will be well rested, well fed and ready to explore. It’s within walking distance of the Ferry Building, yet in a quiet, charming part of the Financial District.

    These recommendations were updated on October 26, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.