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Where to Store Your Bags in San Francisco

Updated: June 2, 2023

In this post, we offer several different options for storing luggage during your visit to San Francisco.

We include the new sharing economy, traditional storage centers, and airport storage.


Bounce and its competitors listed below employ a similar system to Airbnb, but for luggage.

They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee houses, even hotels, who have the capacity and the security to hold and secure your luggage.

Where to Store Your Luggage in San Francisco

They also open early and close late giving you the most flexibility in terms of when you need to store your luggage. 

Fees vary as do the number of hours you can store for. Some charge per hour and some charge a flat fee for a 24-hour period. 

Each offers some amount of insurance, though they differ. 


Bounce is a well-reviewed luggage storage app & largest in the US with nearly 1,000 locations in 100+ cities.

They currently have more than 170 drop-off points in San Francisco.

With a very user-friendly website, Bounce has locations in places you are likely to visit like Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, SoMa, Pier 39, Downtown, Ferry Building, and Union Square.

Bounce is the only company in San Francisco with 24/7 locations.

They charge a flat $5.90 per 24 hours and if you use this promo code FREETOURSBYFOOT you will receive 5% off the price. Book here.

If you're looking to save even more, the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass offers a 10% discount on Bounce luggage storage.

This tourist pass includes deals on dozens of popular activities in the Bay Area, so if you're planning to visit a lot of notable attractions, you might want to consider getting one.

To use Bounce, you place your booking online, at your scheduled time, go to the location, check-in your items and head out knowing that your bags are stored safely.

Each bag is covered by a generous $5000 insurance policy and bags are kept secure with branded Bounce security seals.

They offer 24/7 support.

One great feature is that they offer free cancellations! 



Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short-term storage provider with a presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US.

They have over 20 locations in San Francisco alone and they are adding locations very rapidly. Many of their locations are open 24/7.

Their rates are among the cheapest in San Francisco. Bags cost $5.95 per day. Plus, you get 5% off when using promo code vertoeshare.

They offer a very generous $5000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper-proof security seals at their locations. Click here to find Vertoe locations. They also offer 24-hour support.

We also like how Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags.



Like Vertoe, Stasher offers an Airbnb-type service for luggage storage.

One feature that stands out is that they claim most of their locations are open 24 hours a day.

$6/day/bag. $5/day/bag for each additional day. $1200 in insurance.

Nanny Bag

Another reputable company that has locations throughout the world. Prices are $2/bag/hour up to $6/day with $2000 of insurance. 

Receive a 10% discount with promo code FREETOURSBYFOOT.

You can also save 20% off by using the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass. If you're already planning a lot of fun activities in the Bay Area, this service could be a great way to save money.

Reservations and payments are made through their website and there is no fee for canceling as long as your reservation time has not started. 

Radical Storage

This company currently offers several different storage locations in San Francisco which they call "Angels."

These Angels are located at a variety of sites throughout the city, including hotels, restaurants, and other local businesses.

You can find a place to store your belongings near notable attractions such as Union Square, Chinatown, Nob Hill, and many other areas of the Bay Area.

Prices start at $6 per item per day, and they provide a guaranteed 3-minute check-in process.

Storage spots must be booked online before arrival, and the reservation is non-refundable.

Click here to make a reservation.


Drop Bag To Us

Drop Bag To Us has only one location, 922 Folsom Street, Door 155 in SoMA.

But there are quite a few perks offered at this one location. In addition to storing your bag, they offer free Wi-Fi and printing.

For the backpackers roughing it a bit, or anyone who just needs a freshening up, you can take a shower for $10 which includes body wash, shampoo, and a towel.

They are open 7 days a week from 9 am- 10 pm (closed for meals from 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm and again from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm). 

Their rates are a flat fee for up to 24 hours. A nice bonus is 50% off each additional day.

  • Small Bags - $5 - Handbags, Shopping Bags, Computer Bags
  • Bags - $10 - Max 50 lbs (23 kg) - Suitcase, Luggage bags, Climbing bag, Backpack, etc
  • Big Bags - $15 - 50 lbs-100 lbs / (23 Kg-45 Kg)

Some other great features: No reservations are not necessary and they welcome walk-ins.

If you want to find out in advance what your costs will be, their website has a pre-reservation option and a price calculator along with exact bag dimensions, so you can see if storing with them, is in your budget. 

California Welcome Center

The CWC, located at Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf,  offers luggage storage for a very good price.

It is the perfect solution if you have time to kill before your flight and want to enjoy your last few hours in San Fran without dragging your bags around. 

Their hours of operation are 9 am-7 pm daily and they will store your bags until 6:45 pm.

The cost is $5 for small bags (backpacks and smaller) and $10 for all suitcases, large backpacks and duffel bags, regardless of how many hours that same day you leave your bag.

Drop it off at 10 am and get it at 6 pm, it's $5. Drop it off at noon and get it at 2 pm, it's $5.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Baggage storage is available at the Airport Travel Agency, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal, near the entrance to Gates G91-G102.

  • Daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Rates vary anywhere from $15-35 per item, per 24 hours depending on the size.
  • Bags stored less than 24 hours will be subject to the 24-hour rate
  • No reservations necessary
  • All baggage is x-rayed prior to storage.

Traveling to other cities as well? Check out our luggage storage post about solutions in all major U.S., Canadian and European cities.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: June 2nd, 2023
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