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1,222 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Francisco, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Francisco takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statemen... Read Guide >
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245 Leavenworth St.
245 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,395
282 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,195
553 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
245 Leavenworth St. is located at 245 Leavenworth Street San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. 245 Leavenworth St. offers Studio to 2 bedroom apartments .Amenities include Cable Ready, Controlled Access/Gated, Dishwasher, Disposal, Elevator and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 94102 ZIP code.
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5 Units Available
575 O'Farrell
575 O'farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,695
507 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
506 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
A gorgeous residential building the Tendernob, 575 O'Farrell is filled with vintage San Francisco charm. Each unit has unique architectural gems like curved doorways, divided light windows, ceiling beams and crown moldings. Offering generous closets and tons of natural light, these pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers.
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3 Units Available
347 Eddy St.
347 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
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1 Bedroom
$1,645
390 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
347 Eddy Street showcases the Neo-Classic architectural movement of the early 20th Century. The gated elevator building offers crisply renovated Studios and 1 Bedroom units, with fresh laminate wood flooring, generous closets and large bay windows supplying loads of natural light. These pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers.
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2 Units Available
17 Decatur Street
17 Decatur Street
San Francisco, CA | Showplace Square
1 Bedroom
$1,995
627 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
A rare SOMA stunner, 17 Decatur is a quaint pet-friendly building offering the perfect mix of classic San Francisco architecture and modern amenities. Gorgeous wainscoted walls, deep picture rails and built in display cabinets nicely complement modern open plan kitchens with sleek cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. The 8 unit building offers studio and 1 bedroom apartments. It is located in close proximity to CalTrans and several Muni Bus lines, with easy access to Mission Bay, South Park and the Dogpatch.
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775 Geary St.
775 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
431 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
531 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
798 sqft
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Beautiful Homes. Vintage Building. Welcome to 775 Geasry St.
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1029 Geary St.
1029 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,295
286 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
508 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
691 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
1029 Geary St. is located at 1029 Geary Street San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. 1029 Geary St. offers Studio to 2 bedroom apartments. Amenities include Cable Ready, Controlled Access/Gated, Dishwasher, Disposal, Elevator and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 94109 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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8 Units Available
891 Post St.
891 Post Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,495
329 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
891 Post St. is located at 891 Post Street San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. 891 Post St. offers 0 bedroom apartments .Amenities include Cable Ready, Controlled Access/Gated, Dishwasher, Disposal, Efficient Appliances and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 94109 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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4 Units Available
48-50 Golden Gate
48-50 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
444 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated May 17 at 3:56 AM
48-50 Golden Gate is gorgeous building where classic architecture mixes with sleek modern updates. The pet-friendly units feature well-appointed kitchen & baths including granite counters, sleek counters and stainless steel appliances including microwave and dishwashers. Each studio & 1 bedroom apartment contains hardwood floors, spacious closet and unique vintage details like bay windows and clawfoot bathtubs. The building has an elevator and onsite laundry. The bustling neighborhood borders Civic Center, and is steps away from the city's best arts & culture landmarks.
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839 Leavenworth St
839 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,645
318 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
839 Leavenworth is located at 839 Leavenworth San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings. 839 Leavenworth offers Studio to 1 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 250 to 700 sq.ft. Amenities include Controlled Access/Gated, Covered Parking, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facilities and more. For more details, contact our office.
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2380 California Street Apartments
2380 California Street
San Francisco, CA | Pacific Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,299
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
San Francisco city living is at its finest when you rent an apartment at 2380 California Street, located in the heart of the Fillmore neighborhood in Pacific Heights. 2380 California Street offers studio and 1 bedroom apartments for rent or lease. Apartments are full of the original San Francisco architectural charm with hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Step out to the buzzing Fillmore Street shopping and dining haven. Entertaining guests will be a true delight in this dream apartment rental. Blocks from Lafayette Park and CPMC Medical Center. The views in San Francisco are abundant, and these amazing apartments offer views of the San Francisco city panoramas.
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9 Units Available
750 O'Farrell St.
750 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
419 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,945
427 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The stunning apartments at 750 O'Farrell are a classic San Francisco elevator building with a distinctive Art Deco facade and wrought iron gate. The units are crisply renovated, with fresh laminate wood flooring, generous closets and double hung windows supplying loads of natural light while retaining unique architectural details like wainscoted walls and crown moldings. These pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers. Laundry is available onsite, and transit a breeze. The building has easy access to Civic Center BART and several Muni bus line.
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2 Units Available
400–402 Pierce Street
400-402 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Haight
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,395
668 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
These charming NOPA flats are just a short walk from Alamo Square. The units are loaded with natural light and vintage architectural details including: high ceilings, bay windows, crown molding, and decorative fireplaces. The pet friendly units feature laminate wood flooring, and well appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers. Laundry is available in unit, and transit is a breeze. The location provides easy access to several Muni bus lines and tech shuttles.
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18 Units Available
146 McAllister St.
146 Mcallister Street
San Francisco, CA | Civic Center
Studio
$1,395
373 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The property at 146 McAllister San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings. This community offers Studio to 1 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 450 to 500 sq.ft. Amenities include Controlled Access/Gated, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facilities and more. Property is located in the 94102 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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36 Units Available
Mosser Towers
455 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,395
456 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
614 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
You can't help but recognize Mosser Towers the moment you see it. It's 16 stories of curved balconies creates quite the impression from any angle. Inside, you'll find lovingly renovated apartments of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units, with upgrades in all the right places, including granite counters, stainless appliances, new-eco-friendly laminate flooring, even new baths and fixtures. Thoughtful conveniences such as secured parking, on-site laundry on every floor, and a 24-hour attendant makes things that much easier for you. Come down to Mosser Towers and see what you're missing!
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6 Units Available
1008 Larkin St.
1008 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,195
277 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
526 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The property at 1008 Larkin San Francisco, CA is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. This community offers studio- and one- bedroom apartments ranging in size from 150 to 600 sq. ft. Amenities include High Ceiling, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facility and more. For more details, contact our office.
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4 Units Available
Taylor Suites - Furnished Short-Term Rental
250 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$2,350
325 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
Great location in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. Furnished units with hardwood floors, Victorian architectural details, electric heat, high ceilings, elevator access, and basic cable.
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1060 Bush St.
1060 Bush St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,495
291 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,250
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The property at 1060 Bush San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/. This community offers Studio to 1 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 280 to 780 sq.ft. Amenities include Controlled Access/Gated, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facilities and more. Property is located in the 94103 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office at (415) 673-1608 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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5 Units Available
545 O'Farrell St.
545 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,450
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
400 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The property at 545 O'Farrell San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/. This community offers Studio to 1 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 450 to 570 sq.ft. Amenities include Controlled Access/Gated, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facilities and more. Property is located in the 94102 ZIP code.
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4 Units Available
825 Post St.
825 Post Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,645
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
The property located at 825 Post San Francisco, CA and is managed by Mosser Companies, This community offers Studio to 1 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 415 to 705 sq. ft. Amenities include Controlled Access/Gated, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Laundry Facilities and more. For more details, contact our office.
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1041-1059 Broadway Street
1041-1059 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA | Russian Hill
Studio
$2,045
439 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
These Elegant Nob Hill apartments showcase breathtaking Bay views. Offering generous closets and tons of natural light, these pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers. Laundry is available onsite, and transit is a breeze. The building has easy access to Civic Center BART and several Muni bus lines.
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425 Hyde
425 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,895
512 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
425 Hyde is an elavator building with modern studio and 1-bedroom apartments that boast classic San Francisco details including hardwood floors, bay windows, and crown molding. Offering generous closets and tons of natural light, pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen &baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers. Laundry is available onsite, and transit is a breeze. The has easy access to civic Center BART and several Muni bus lines.
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4 Units Available
900 Oak Street
900 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Haight
1 Bedroom
$2,095
428 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,525
807 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
Located in the heart of the popular NOPA district, 900 Oak Street boasts modern 1- and 2-bedroom units full of classic San Francisco details including hardwood floors, bay windows, and crown molding. Offering generous closets and tons of natural light, these pet-friendly apartments feature well-appointed kitchen & baths with granite counters, sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances including microwaves and dishwashers. Laundry is available onsite, and transit is a breeze. The location provides easy access to several Muni bus lines and tech shuttles.
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8 Units Available
765 Geary St.
765 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA | Downtown San Francisco
Studio
$1,195
237 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
634 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
765 Geary St located at 765 Geary Street San Francisco, CA. It is managed by Mosser Companies - a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. 765 Geary St offers cable-ready studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Amenities include controlled/gated access, disposal, efficient appliances and more. This rental community is pet-friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. The property is located in the 94109 zip code. For more details, contact our office at (415) 673-1608 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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The Cornelia Suites - Furnished Short-Term Rental
641 O Farrell St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$2,395
316 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,025
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
818 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 3:55 AM
Located in Downtown between Union Square and Civic Center. Two elevators for convenience. Furnished units with hardwood flooring and high ceilings. Walk to BART station and the financial district.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco?
The average rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco is $2,072.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in San Francisco is $3,053.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in San Francisco?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $4,311.
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City Guide for San Francisco, CA

"It is a good thing the early settlers landed on the East Coast; if they’d landed in San Francisco first, the rest of the country would still be uninhabited." (Herbert Mye)

Truly one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco is overflowing with world-class culture, cuisine, and charm. It also has the house from Full House and, as you might imagine, any city that hosts the fictional antics of John Stamos is naturally going to be popular, San Francisco being no exception.

More than 800,000 people are condensed into the city’s 47 square miles. The climate is cool and often foggy but rarely bone-chillingly cold, and it’s remarkably consistent (July’s average high: 68 degrees, January’s: 58). With thriving financial, technology, and artistic sectors, there’s a high demand for living space. With breathtaking views, historic neighborhoods, and the thrill of living in a cutting edge city, your dreams are about to come true. Now, let’s find you an apartment!

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in San Francisco, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Francisco takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in San Francisco by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in San Francisco in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of San Francisco.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in San Francisco. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in San Francisco.