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Feb 18, 2015 - 1:18pm

I found some interesting summer housing options from Paramount Student Housing. 3 Hotels near FiDi, rates from $1300-$1500/month for a private bedroom with shared bath in the Union Square area and right next to Bart. I couldn't find anything nearly as good. The only major downside is that the hotel has no kitchen.

Feb 18, 2015 - 2:13pm

Last summer, I ended up renting a 1br/1ba from a law student at UC Hastings. It was right on the edge of the Tenderloin and the neighborhood was shitty, but the apartment itself was fine (24hr security, gym) and I could walk to work in the mornings. Paid $1480/month, pro-rated for the last few weeks. Found it on Craigslist.

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:58pm

I'd also say it's quite early for summer sub-lets, there's a very short-turnover and I remember securing mine in April for June start date. Also, myself and my room-mates (who will all be starting FT in SF) will be sub-letting 1 room of our 2BR apartment from around June to August (coinciding with most BB summer time frames). Please PM if you're interested -- we could also be willing to sub-let to two people if they're comfortable sharing a room.

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:59pm

Intern Housing in SF (Originally Posted: 03/13/2007)

Where do SA's typically live in SF? Are any neighborhoods particularly better than others in terms of quality of life, and relatively painless commute to work (i.e. upper eastside in relation to midtown offices in nyc, if any similar comparison can be made to sf)

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:02pm

Pretty nice apartments, close to downtown. Id prefer the social interaction of a roommate or two, personally, so I would look at Pacific Heights. Expensive, but free street parking is the easiest in SF and its pretty safe. Commute is generally a quick bus ride if you dont drive.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:09pm

SF Intern Housing (Originally Posted: 01/30/2013)

What's the best housings you guys used/stayed in for your SA stints? Needs to be close to Financial District/Market. Interested in an apartment w/ single bedrooms! Thank you

Take it as it comes JJ
Feb 18, 2015 - 9:11pm

I am also in SF for SA this summer. Does anyone have other suggestions?

I looked up San Francisco Residence Club and there's nothing but terrible reviews on Yelp and elsewhere. See links below. Any monkeys actually stay there?…

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:14pm

lol @ berkeley being cheap. Only cheap compared to SF proper and NYC (but I guess that counts in this case).

In any case, I second the suggestion of living in downtown Berkeley (close to Cal). It's always seemed like a pretty lively place, and I think 1 bedroom will run you like 700-800 dollars, and a 1bd will probably be like 1200.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:15pm

I'd check berkeley too. There have to be a lot of sublets from kids leaving Cal for the summer and you can just take the BART for like 15min and you are in the city and don't have to deal with the hassle of commuting. Berkeley is a very nice area too.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:16pm

San Francisco housing question.....HELP! (Originally Posted: 06/26/2008)

So i am doing a six month internship in the area starting Monday (I know, last minute)and am looking for somewhere to live near the CalTrain, as my internship is south of the city. What's the best bet? Furnished would be ideal. I've had limited luck with craigslist

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:17pm

I moved to SF last year and can tell you from experience that it is hard to find a furnished apartment in SF, especially for a short time period. I ended up getting an unfurnished apartment, and bought my stuff from IKEA.

It's not like New York where there are a ton of high rise rental buildings, I can only think of a few and most of those are $2500+ a month and you probably are not going to want to pay that.

I know you said you haven't had any luck on craigslist, but it is probably your best bet and I would keep trying. Occupancy levels are very high in SF and are not coming down.

Don't worry about the commute. BART is all over the place and easy to use.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:18pm

when I first moved to San Fran 3 years ago I started out at Trinity Plaza above the Civic Center bart station. You can get furnished housing/month to month.

A few caveats, it's a bit pricey and the area is a bit dodgy. However, you're right above BART which is great. I'm not sure where you're going on Caltrain but it's kind of a pain to get to if you don't live next to it in SOMA because BART doesn't connect to Caltrain in San francisco. However, I do think BART and Caltrain meet somewhere around Millbrae, so you could just transfer there to get down to the valley if that's where you're headed.

I agree that the SF market is pretty tight. I've been looking for apartments on and off for 2 years and still havne't moved (I live in Nob Hill now).

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:19pm

SF Summer Housing (Originally Posted: 01/26/2014)

Does anyone know where most of the summer interns live in San Francisco? Unlike New York, I can't go to NYU dorms and renting an apartment near the financial district in San Francisco seems incredibly expensive. Any ideas?

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:25pm

Preferably around $1600 but the lower the better. Residence 851 didn't get very good reviews online. When do summer rentals start showing up on Craiglist and Airbnb? Right now it seems like all the rentals are for Feburary and March, but I want to secure something early so I'm not scrambling at the beginning of May.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:29pm

I work full time in the city and also did my SA here. I would not recommend living in the Marina (too far, too expensive for SA). I would say North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, and Telegraph Hill should be your first choices. Avoid Chinatown and Tenderloin. If you decide to go with Lower Nob Hill (also called TenderNob) don't go below Sutter, make sure to check out the address. SOMA is nice but the rents have become stupid high for the location and really isn't as close as the other top choices.

Best place to find a room for the summer is Craigslist. This sounds weird but Craigslist is very popular here. There is very short lead time so as someone else said don't freak out if you don't have something 3 weeks before hand. Airbnb is also a great site. Good luck, the SF rent setup is vicious

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:30pm

Thanks for the input. On Craigslist, can we usually find furnished places? And how much would a 1 bedroom or studio in North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, or Telegraph Hill cost per month on average?

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:31pm

Furnished places are much less common, but you can still find them. Honestly though, airbnb might be better if you want furnished + short term. Cost completely varies by place and location, but it is going to be expensive, I'd recommend trying to get a couple other interns and get like a 3BR place. 1BR Places I have seen start at ~$2,500 in those areas

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33pm

Collegeato, its still early. I wouldn't start worrying for another couple months. Also don't get a one bedroom for those of you asking. It's too expensive and a waste of money. You aren't going to be home much anyways so save the cash and just lock your bedroom before you leave. Keep following craigslist and pay attention to start times. Something will come up. I did not get a place until 2 weeks before I was supposed to start.

Edit: Also finding a furnished place is definitely easiest through Airbnb, you might be able to snag something on craigslist but that will be harder. I slept on an air mattress the entire summer so it definitely can be done. It sucked some but when you are exhausted being able to sleep at all is fine.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:34pm

I'm not allowed to post links yet, but google "San francisco student homestay." It's essentially a nice hostel, with bunk beds and roommates and communal bath/kitchen (though if you sign up with a friendyou can request to live together), but its super cheap ($650 / month), very flexible on move in date / move out date, and is just a few blocks away from the offices of most of the banks in FiDi. I stayed here my summer, it was great.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:36pm

If anyone is still looking for 2014 SF summer housing, my friend and I (both summer interns) have reserved a relatively nice place in Lower Nob Hill and are looking for one more roommate to bring costs down. There is plenty of room for 3 people. Looking for somebody from early June to mid August. I am working in IB and he is working at a start up. If you are interested, send me a message and I will provide further information.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:38pm

[San Francisco] Summer Housing June-August (Originally Posted: 03/04/2013)

We've got tons of threads being started about housing in New York city this summer, but what about San Francisco?

Are there any fellow monkeys out there who are interning or have interned in San Francisco? It looks like rent in the city is actually a lot higher than what I paid last summer in New York.

Any San Francisco experts with some advice on how to find a place? Or parts of the city to avoid?

Any monkeys interested in subletting a unit together?

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:41pm

Marina and Cow Hollow are all good and close to the Financial District (though a bit pricier). SOMA is good and a little cheaper, just make sure it's not too far. I DO NOT recommend living 20+ min away to save money. Public transit in SF just blows in the mornings. You don't want to be spending 45 min on the bus at 7am.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:42pm

Good luck. Your looking for housing in SF at the worst possible time. That being said, prep yourself for 1400-1800 a month unless you can find a roommate wanted ad on craigslist. I would use and craigslist to look for short term places to rent but its tough. Marina and Cow Hollow are further from SOMA, but a lot nicer in terms of location. Ideally, Nob Hill and North Beach are going to be your best bet in regards to commute, price, and quality of living.

Here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, you are the sucker.
Feb 18, 2015 - 9:43pm

residence club 851. tonnes of interns live there and it is super close to FiDI. rent is around 1K per month for single room with shared bathrooms

Take it as it comes JJ
Feb 18, 2015 - 9:48pm

[San Francisco] Summer Housing 2015 Thread/Discussion (Originally Posted: 01/30/2015)

Hey guys, I just wanted to start the 2015 summer housing thread for SF for discussions like best living locations, roommate finding posts, etc. I looked at the past SF housing info on WSO and they have been immensely helpful as my workplace is located near FiDi.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:50pm

Summer Housing in San Francisco Financial District (Originally Posted: 03/12/2016)

Hi everyone,

I'm doing a summer analyst stint in SF this summer.

Where can I find housing that's either in or close to the financial district?
I saw that a lot of postings go for more than $2000 a month, and I'm really hoping there are much better deals out there. If so, where can I find them?


Feb 18, 2015 - 9:52pm

[San Francisco] Summer 2016 Housing - Help Needed (Originally Posted: 03/17/2016)

Hi everyone,

I'll be interning this Summer in the SF financial district. I've heard that the rent is expensive, but was still shocked when I started looking.

Which areas should I look into for SF summer housing? Is Oakland an OK option?
And do you have any suggested sites for finding sublets? How much did you pay/should I expect to pay per month for a not-shitty but not great place?

Thanks in advance

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:55pm

By decent commute, do you mean that it takes longer than what's ideal? I've heard similar things as well. But the prices are so high, especially because I want at least a private room if not a studio.

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:56pm

SF Summer Housing 2012 - Seeking Roommate(s?) (Originally Posted: 01/06/2012)

Hey guys,

I have accepted an IBD offer for 2012 summer in San Francisco. I am currently on break and figured that it could be a good time to start looking into possible housing. WSO has been a pretty good resource for me so far so I figured it might be a reasonable place to search for those in a similar position. I'm looking at trying to be close to financial area if possible (most likely lower nob hill/ nob hill, russian hill, downtown, pretty much anywhere close to work/bars). Trying to spend a little less than 1k per month ideally. Think of myself as fairly social, clean and easy going.

PM me if you are looking for something similar.


Feb 18, 2015 - 9:57pm

Less than 1k a month is going to be tough unless you want a hole in the wall or if you want to share a studio with someone else (which could be a pain since the quality of the apartments at the locations you mentioned are all small and shitty).

Now is a bit early I would suggest going on Craigslist sometimes in May as those apartments come and go. But be ready to spend around 1k - 3k a month.

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