Best Oakland hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Oakland hostel

  • For the most centrally located hostel in Oakland, stay at Casa Hacker – Fruitvale. Only 2.4 mi from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, this hostel is also close to other cultural attractions like the Oakland Museum of California 2.7 mi away, the Fox Theater Oakland 3.1 mi away, and Grand Lake Theater. Plus, the hostel is only a 2 mi walk from the harbor and all its attractions.
  • For those traveling for work, Casa Hacker – Fruitvale is a hostel in Oakland that offers guests free access to a business center. Additional business services include a desk in all bedrooms, as well as photocopying and fax machines, making for a business-friendly hostel. For travelers flying into Oakland, the nearest airport to the hostel is Oakland International Airport, a 6.8 mi drive away.
  • If you are a couple planning to visit Oakland and the surrounding area, consider staying at Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel and Residence, 4.7 mi from the center of Oakland. Offering amenities like a hot tub and sauna, here you can enjoy a romantic stay with a loved one, with the option to book comfortable, private rooms. Located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, you will find plenty of restaurants and bars a short stroll away.
  • If you are bringing the family on your vacation to Oakland, the Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel and Residence offers all its guests free access to the leisure facilities, great for young and old. The YMCA provides drop-in childcare, so you can exercise in the gyms, take a class, or swim in the pool during your stay.
  • Looking for a hostel in Oakland that is in reach of the University of California Berkeley? You need to look a little farther north of Oakland to Gibbs Hall. The hostel is only 1.4 mi from the university and 5.1 mi from the center of Oakland. It is also a 0.3 mi walk to the Founders Rock historic monument.

Where to stay in Oakland?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Oakland by showing you the exact location of each hostel.