Help with short term rental in San Francisco?

#1

I’ve been looking for a short term rental for over a month in SF. My expected arrival date is this week and I have nothing, thinking about just going somewhere else. I had three rentals from CL that fell apart right when I was about to book them.

It seems most people are using airbnb and the monthly rates are really inflated, You can’t find a studio with a monthly rate under 3.5k, while the same exact listing is going for 2600 on CL.

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look for rentals?

#2

As you’ve found, the housing market in SF is pretty insane right now. That being said, a “hacker house” might work for you. Also check out http://www.sfhousingservices.com/#!student-housing/cvpm
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I looked up current reviews of 1080 Folsom (the housing from sfhousingservices.com I’m familiar with) and the new ones are pretty mediocre. I suggest you look up reviews of particular houses on Yelp first. :frowning:

#3

I always use Craigslist for SF accommodation & have never had trouble - mind you, I was only looking for a room.

Is a studio/private place absolutely essential? I was just looking yesterday as I plan my next trip back there & you can easily get rooms in the Mission (close to Bart & Valencia st) for $1000 p/m.

I’ve also only sorted places at the last minute so I wouldn’t worry about the timing so much. I’d get an AirBnb for a couple of nights when you arrive so you can actually see the longer-term places - it’s easier to manage when you’re actually meeting the people vs just emailing.

#4

Have you looked into residential hotels?
That’s what I always used in SF in my backpacking days and they’re probably still the quick and affordable option.
Private room + usually having to share a shower with half the floor.
I’d avoid the Mission District though. Eck.