Where to Store Your Bags in San Francisco

In this post, we offer several different options for storing luggage during your visit to San Francisco, including the new sharing economy, traditional storage centers, and airport storage.

 

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LUGGAGE STORAGE (THE SHARING ECONOMY)

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

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

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.

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! 


ADDITIONAL COMPANIES

Vertoe

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.


StasherStasher

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.

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

 


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STORAGE CENTERS

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

 


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AIRPORT STORAGE 

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.

 


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


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About the author

Manager | San Francisco

Britt is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and has spent 25 years in this magical city. He has traveled to over 30 countries, and has never found a place he loves as much as this one! If you come to San Francisco, you might join one of Britt's tours of the city.

A graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Southern California, he has been leading tours for Free Tours by Foot since 2015.