We have set up an online system for you to offer or find housing for Critical Mass visitors coming from out of the Bay Area.
Visit our Housing forum
Do you live in the Bay Area and can host visitors?
We’re looking for more folks willing to open their homes to out of town guests. Fill out the Host form.
Want to find a place to stay with someone in San Francisco?
If you’d like us to try and help find a homestay or camping arrangement, please fill out the Housing Needed form.
These are two well-known and commercial websites for finding places to stay:
Here is a list of local hostels that are more affordable than hotels:
San Francisco Hostels (we haven’t actually stayed in these, but we did visit most of them…)
USA Hostels, 711 Post Street
San Francisco International Hostel, 140 Mason near Eddy
Amsterdam Hostel, 749 Taylor near Sutter
Union Square Backpackers’ Hostel, 70 Derby Street, near Geary and Taylor
Orange Village Hostel in alley near 411 O’Farrell
Green Tortoise Hostel, 494 Broadway
Hosteling International City Center, 685 Ellis Street near Larkin
Adelaide Hostel, north of Geary at 5 Isadora Duncan Alley between Jones and Taylor
Dakota Hostel, 606 Post Street
Globetrotters Inn, 225 Ellis
AAE San Francisco European Hostel, Minna Alley between 9th and 8th Streets.
We’ve secured campsites at Kirby Cove, which is nestled very near to right under the Golden Gate Bridge across the water from SF (a picturesque entry to SF every time), a truly spectacular spot. Our campsites can accommodate up to 20 people per night, and we have them from Monday-Thursday, Sept. 24-27. Sorry to say we don’t have them earlier, or longer, although we did try. There is some chance of other campsites being secured before the time arrives, but for sure we have these.
If you are interested in being a camper at Kirby Cove, the sites are $25 per night per 10 people. If less come we’ll ask those who do to prorate the cost among themselves. We are looking into tents and other camping gear to lend, but if you have your own that would be much easier for us. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a camping spot, let us know which nights and how many people you are. Here are some photos to give you an idea of how great it is (it probably takes 45 minutes-1 hour to ride back and forth from the center of San Francisco, which is a similar distance for a lot of local bike commuters):