Off-campus Housing Resources

Things to Know About Living Off-Campus

San Francisco by Neighborhoods

When it comes to apartment hunting in the Bay Area, having some insight of the geographical locations of its neighborhoods can be extremely helpful. Many of our San Francisco State Students that live Off-Campus live in the following neighborhoods:

  • Ingleside
  • Daly City
  • Sunset
  • Richmond
  • Glen Park
  • Lakeside

Thanks to the GatorPass/Clipper card, many students also commute from BART friendly cities such as Daly City, West Oakland and Berkeley.


Financial Aid may be used to cover a portion of off-campus housing depending on your Financial Aid package. When factoring financial aid into your budget remember that Financial Aid is always applied to your tuition fees first and that the balance of your award will be dispersed to you. Information about the cost of attending San Francisco State is available on the Financial Aid web page.

Off-campus Housing Resources

Some students that find themselves on the wait list may be interested in a short term accommodation when the Academic Year begins. Since some landlords and apartment complexes may not offer month-to-month leases we have compiled some alternative options. These listings are not affiliated with San Francisco State University. The San Francisco State Housing Office is not responsible for the management or authenticity of the listings found using these websites.

Adelaide Hostel
Contact: 415-359-1915



Double Tree Hotel (discount rate available)
Contact: 650-373-2221

Green Tortoise Hostel
Contact: 800-867-8647

Hostel International: City Center San Francisco
Contact: 415-474-5721

June Homes
Contact: (917) 200-3877

San Francisco Marriot (discount rate available)



The Housing Office provides free access to online off-campus accommodation search sites. Our partnership with Places4Students and Off-Campus Housing 101 will help you find a place to live off-campus, find a roommate, or post student sublets. Registration is not required to search the listings.

Rental Listings for the Bay Area:

Post a Listing (students) or Find a Roommate:

Post a Listing (Landlords)

Below you will find a list of apartment complexes adjacent to San Francisco State. These apartment complexes are not affiliated with San Francisco State University.

Lakewood Apartments - (Approx. 2.9 mi/4.7 km to SF State)
515 John Muir Drive, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-586-0100

Paramount Housing - (Approx. 10.9 mi/17.6 km to SF State)
240 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-773-2070

Parkmerced - (Approx. 0.2mi/0.3 km to SF State)
3711 19th Ave, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-405-4600

Serra Commons Apartments - (Approx. 3.4 mi/5.5 km to SF State)
1580 Southgate Ave, Daly City 
Contact: 650-756-1405

Soma Residences - (Approx. 8.6 mi/14 km to SF State)
1045 Mission St, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-864-7368

USA Student Residences - (Approx. 10.3 mi/16.48 km to SF State)
711 Post St, San Francisco 
Contact: 415-359-9042

Westlake Village Apartments - (Approx. 2.4 mi/3.9 km to SF State)
331 Park Plaza Drive, Daly City 
Contact: 650-755-1313



Basic needs in the higher education setting refers to those things that are necessary for students to be active and engaged learners, with an equitable opportunity for full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings of the University. These basic needs can include, but are not limited to, safety, access to quality mental health services, food security, and housing security. San Francisco State Basic Needs Initiaive.


The State of California, nor any agency, officer or employee of San Francisco State University warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by any of the aforementioned websites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. San Francisco State University assumes no responsibility for contracts/leases between individuals. San Francisco State University is not responsible or liable for the consequences of any off-campus housing arrangement and does not endorse or sponsor any of the agencies, services, advertisements, properties or landlords included in these websites. The information is provided only as an aid in your search for housing. Students are under no obligation to use this service or rent from companies or individuals listed. Students are strongly encouraged to use due diligence and to obtain references and other information regarding listings and facilities. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. If you suspect any rental listing to be a scam, you may report it at the Federal Trade Commission website at