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Student Accommodation San Francisco

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Map Pin16 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Twin
En-Suite
+5 more
Map Pin9 mins by public transport, 18 mins walk to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$950/month

Nob Hill
Nob Hill
Nob Hill
Nob Hill
Map Pin851 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Double
Single
+4 more
Map Pin22 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
7 reviews
Starting From

$950/month

Modern Renovated  House
Modern Renovated  House
Modern Renovated  House
Modern Renovated  House
Map PinCrestwood Dr (Sunshine Gardens), South San Francisco
Shared Room
+1 more
Map Pin43 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$950/month

Large Residence w/ Coworking Space + Movie Theater + Gym
Large Residence w/ Coworking Space + Movie Theater + Gym
Large Residence w/ Coworking Space + Movie Theater + Gym
Large Residence w/ Coworking Space + Movie Theater + Gym
Map PinFolsom St (SoMa), San Francisco
Shared Room
En-Suite
Map Pin14 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$950/month

Entrepreneur Residence
Entrepreneur Residence
Entrepreneur Residence
Entrepreneur Residence
Map PinSteiner St (Alamo Square), San Francisco
Shared Room
+1 more
Map Pin15 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$990/month

Brand-New Remodeled House
Brand-New Remodeled House
Brand-New Remodeled House
Brand-New Remodeled House
Map PinLarkin St (Polk Gulch), San Francisco
En-Suite
+1 more
Map Pin13 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$1,200/month

Stunning Bright Apt.
Stunning Bright Apt.
Stunning Bright Apt.
Stunning Bright Apt.
Map PinGuerrero St (SoMa), San Francisco
En-Suite
+1 more
Map Pin6 mins by public transport, 11 mins walk to Central San Francisco
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$1,200/month

Renovated Modern House - Incl. Pool + Spa
Renovated Modern House - Incl. Pool + Spa
Renovated Modern House - Incl. Pool + Spa
Renovated Modern House - Incl. Pool + Spa
Map PinBarkley Ave (Koreatown), Santa Clara
Shared Room
En-Suite
Map Pin2 hours 12 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
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$1,200/month

Comfortable Bright House w/ Coworking + Terrace + BBQ
Comfortable Bright House w/ Coworking + Terrace + BBQ
Comfortable Bright House w/ Coworking + Terrace + BBQ
Comfortable Bright House w/ Coworking + Terrace + BBQ
Map PinLarkin St (Nob Hill), San Francisco
En-Suite
+1 more
Map Pin18 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
Starting From

$1,200/month

Vibrant Renovated Apt. w/ Terrace
Vibrant Renovated Apt. w/ Terrace
Vibrant Renovated Apt. w/ Terrace
Vibrant Renovated Apt. w/ Terrace
Map PinLarkin St (Nob Hill), San Francisco
En-Suite
+1 more
Map Pin18 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
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$1,200/month

Comfortable Vibrant Apt.
Comfortable Vibrant Apt.
Comfortable Vibrant Apt.
Comfortable Vibrant Apt.
Map PinAnza St (Outer Richmond), San Francisco
En-Suite
+1 more
Map Pin41 mins by public transport to Central San Francisco
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$1,300/month

Stunning Cozy Apt.
Stunning Cozy Apt.
Stunning Cozy Apt.
Stunning Cozy Apt.
Map PinShotwell St (Mission District), San Francisco
En-Suite
Map Pin10 mins by public transport, 15 mins walk to Central San Francisco
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$1,300/month

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Student Housing San Francisco

Casita makes it simple to book student housing San Francisco. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are mere minutes away from the city centre. Simply contact our team of accommodation specialists, who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


About San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the United States' most iconic and frequently visited cities. With its famously laid-back coastal lifestyle and sunny climate, it’s known for its high quality of life without the expensive living costs associated with cities like New York (though, of course, university fees are still as high as you’d expect from top US universities). 

Today, the city’s bohemian heritage and relaxed beach style blend with more cutting-edge and competitive dynamics. One of the world's leading 10 financial centres, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to hundreds of innovative companies, particularly in the technology sector, including the likes of Apple, Facebook, and IBM, adding to its attraction for ambitious students and graduates.

As a result of this, and its high calibre of institutions, San Francisco ranks highly in the employer activity indicator, rising four places this year to rank 11th globally. This indicator is based on surveys of local and international employers, who are asked to identify the cities they perceive as producing the most talented and employable graduates.


Suburbs in San Francisco

San Francisco has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing San Francisco in a variety of different areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. Below are some of the most prominent areas to live in San Francisco, California.

Berkeley

Considered one of the best suburbs for students and young professionals and home to the University of California, Berkeley, this suburb is a busy and vibrant neighbourhood with plenty to offer. Berkeley has a number of affordable housing options, several student-friendly cafes and restaurants, and a great culture. The suburb is also known for its libraries and reading culture. If you book your San Francisco student housing in Berkeley, you'll be doing yourself a favour. 

Oakland

Just 15 minutes away from downtown San Francisco, Oakland is better described as a city than a suburb. Oakland is a relatively affordable suburb of San Francisco that offers you a flourishing culinary scene, a thriving startup culture, great nightlife, and a centrally accessible location. It is one of the most economically diverse suburbs in San Francisco, thus making it easy for you to book student housing there. 

Palo Alto

This San Francisco college town might be on the pricey side when it comes to student accommodation, however, it’s definitely worth it! This is a great suburb to both study and work in tech, and maybe even open your own startup after graduation. Life in Palo Alto is fun and filled with new experiences and adventures. It’s great for both students and young professionals.

Fisherman’s Wharf

This is one of San Francisco’s most touristy destinations and a great suburb to call home. If you choose to book your San Francisco student housing in Fisherman's Wharf, you will undoubtedly enjoy the city to the fullest. This suburb allows you easy access to transportation links as well as several of the city’s top attractions and most-visited destinations. 

Financial District

This is one of the city’s busiest suburbs. It’s on the pricey side when it comes to both student housing and the overall cost of living, but it’s one of the best places to live in San Francisco. If you like being in the middle of the action or if you’re studying something like business or economics, then this is a great place to live and be close to various work and learning opportunities. 


Cost of Living in San Francisco

Once you secure good San Francisco student accommodation through Casita, your estimated cost of living in the city will be around 1,412.4 $. This amount is enough to cover your basic living expenses, including transportation, food, groceries, and even entertainment. 


Transportation in San Francisco

The vast array of ticket options, transit passes, and means of transportation available might sometimes be somewhat bewildering. San Francisco Muni operates both a bus system and a network of rail-powered streetcars (or trolleys). The buses are commonly referred to as Muni, while the streetcars are referred to as Muni Metro.

The "F-Line" is an abbreviation for the "Front Line." In addition to the usual streetcars that run throughout the city, San Francisco has a rail line that runs from the Castro District to the Ferry Building and along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf.

Golden Gate Transit is a public transportation business that primarily operates buses and ferries in the North Bay (Marin County and Sonoma County, north of the Golden Gate). Within the city, however, their buses go from downtown San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge. It's also a convenient way to go from San Francisco to Sausalito.


Life in San Francisco

San Francisco is considered a reasonably safe city. Students in a 2019 student survey, when asked what they liked most about the city, said that it is “energetic” and “amazingly diverse." There is not a dull moment spent in the city. Whether you want to spend some time by the water, go sightseeing, enjoy art, or sample different cuisines, there is something for you to do in San Francisco! 


Attractions in San Francisco

Set along the ocean with rolling hills and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and the jewel of Northern California. The city is full of history, great neighbourhoods, parks, beaches, museums, and a whole host of entertainment options and things to do. 

There are numerous attractions in San Francisco that cater to a wide range of interests; here are some of the top San Francisco attractions that you should definitely visit during your stay! 

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a California icon, gracing San Francisco Bay. It is the most photographed site in the city, with the orange structure backed by blue water or, in many cases, peaking through low-lying clouds.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf is also one of San Francisco's most popular tourist areas. If this is your first visit to the city and you only have a day or two to see the sights, Fisherman's Wharf is one of the best places to visit. 


Universities in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to some of the top-ranked universities and renowned learning institutions in the country. Casita offers a range of options for student housing San Francisco near these universities; check them out!

University of San Francisco

  • Around 20 accommodation options are available a short walk away and a public transport ride away.

  • Masonic Ave & Fulton St bus station is just a minute away.

  • Places of interest: Golden Gate Park.

City College of San Francisco

  • Around 20 accommodation options are available a short walk away and a public transport ride away.

  • City College Terminal bus station is four minutes away.

  • Places of interest: Sunnyside Conservatory.

Academy of Art University

  • Around 20 accommodation options are available a short walk away and a public transport ride away.

  • Fremont St & Mission St is just five minutes away.

  • Places of interest: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Golden Gate University

  • Around 20 accommodation options are available a short walk away and a public transport ride away.

  • Stop Name Mission St & Spear St bus station is just three minutes away.

  • Places of interest: Mission Dolores Park.


Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in San Francisco, Casita offers student accommodation in these cities in the USA: Chicago, Berkeley, Columbia, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

1.

When should I start looking for San Francisco student housing?

Starting your search for student housing in San Francisco early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


2.

Are there short-term stays in San Francisco?


Yes, but you should check the availability of your San Francisco student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accept short-term stays.


3.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in San Francisco?

The average monthly cost for student housing in San Francisco starts at around $950 and can go up to $2,000 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.

4.

How do I pay for my student room in San Francisco?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


5.

Can I pay my San Francisco student housing rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

6.

How do I complete my booking?


Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.

7.

What should I look for when booking San Francisco student housing?


While searching for student accommodation in San Francisco, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities.


8.

What are the best areas for students to live in San Francisco?

San Francisco has a variety of suburbs that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students can easily find good and affordable student housing in San Francisco in areas like Downtown San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fisherman’s Wharf, Financial District, and Palo Alto.

9.

What different housing types are available for students in San Francisco?

The types of student accommodation in San Francisco vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.

10.

What are the different available room types in San Francisco?

The available room types in San Francisco student housings vary from single, double, triple, and en-suite rooms. There are also private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.

11.

Can I get a furnished student room in San Francisco?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in San Francisco that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area, a desk, a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen at affordable prices.


12.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Yes, you can. Almost all San Francisco student housing options allow students to see the property either via online viewings via Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in!


13.

What’s the best mode of transportation in San Francisco?


When booking student accommodation in San Francisco, you can get around the city through its various transport links. The main mode of transportation is usually the street car, but buses, cabs, ferries, and private taxis are available as well. You can also walk or cycle your way through the city.

14.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, mainly students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in San Francisco, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.

15.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

While some San Francisco student apartments may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student housing in San Francisco has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the information you need.

16.

Can I stay with a friend at my student housing in San Francisco?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

17.

What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?


At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.