Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT
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Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 00:46:20 MDT Print View

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.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 08:15:06 MDT Print View

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 miles

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 08:36:10 MDT Print View

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.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 08:54:30 MDT Print View

.......stay away from the hostel in the Tenderloin!

Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
Re: Re: Re: Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 08:57:22 MDT Print View

I haven't been there, Ken, but I imagine it would be an unforgettable experience.

Paul Iracki
(piracki) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco
PM me for info on San Francisco/JMT on 05/30/2012 09:01:37 MDT Print View

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,

Dylan Snodgrass
(TrueNorth)

Locale: San Francisco, CA
Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 09:28:45 MDT Print View

Bradley,

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!!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Where to stay in San Francisco pre-JMT on 05/30/2012 10:12:52 MDT Print View

Matthew it might be worth the price of admission to stay there.

Though I don't want to fall asleep there

Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
thanks everyone on 05/30/2012 11:00:43 MDT Print View

Thanks for all the great advice!