5 SF Airbnbs That Beat Your Budget

By Tiffany Mast

Small business travelers have been embracing Airbnbs as an alternative to hotels and San Francisco is the top destination for Airbnb business travel bookings. The first time I visited San Francisco for work I stayed in a shared studio loft to beat my budget. But it’s not always about saving money or scrimping on experience.

Not only can Airbnb offer lower prices than many hotels in the city, they can also offer amenities like free wifi, a well-stocked kitchen, street parking and in-unit laundry. Right now, our travel algorithm sets the budget at $292/night for a weeklong stay in March. Here are 5 Airbnbs in San Francisco that come in under budget.

Spacious and Beautifully Renovated Condo in the Mission District for $225/night

This rental comes equipped with a washer and dryer so it’s great for those looking for in-unit laundry. It has a lot of positive reviews and the host is an Airbnb superhost. In terms of location, the Mission District is in a great spot for enjoying the city and is located close to downtown and a BART station.

Pacific Heights Pied-à-terre for $213/night

This street level unit in Pacific Heights is situated in a quiet and residential neighborhood, yet it is an easy walk to nearby restaurants and shops. It’s great for those looking for a peaceful place to stay during their business trip. There’s also a chef’s kitchen and a cozy outdoor space with patio table for those looking to dine in instead. Plus, the listing offers an instant booking option.

Clean and Modern Cottage-Style Studio in the Mission District for $206/night

This studio apartment is located one block from the popular Valencia Corridor making it great for those hoping to experience the local culture. It’s small space is ideal for those traveling solo. There’s an outdoor space as well.

Modern 1 Bedroom in the Castro for $160/night

This apartment in the Castro has an optional garage parking space for an additional $15/night so it’s great for business traveler renting a car. It comes with a well-stocked kitchen for cooking needs and a stocked bathroom. The Castro is a vibrant neighborhood close to downtown.

Mid Century Modern 2 Bedroom Flat in Bayview for $210/night

This two bedroom flat is close to the highway, downtown and a light rail stop making it ideal for business travelers commuting around the Bay Area. There is free street parking for guests with a rental car. The unit also offers a backyard and is short walk from a park.

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