Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

This is a favorite hostel of many people. The hostel itself isn't anything special, but it always seems to attract a young, fun crowd and it's a great place to meet other young backpackers.

It's a little known fact that the owner of this hostel was the creator of the original Hostels.com (not to be confused with Hostelz.com). (But Hostels.com has since been bought out by a web reservations corporation that now runs it.) It's located in the middle of downtown, next to Chinatown, and not far from the Transamerica Pyramid. The hostel is in a building up four flights of stairs, so be prepared for a bit of a climb. There's a full kitchen, and a little internet access area where you can use the internet for free. The main common area is a long table with chairs and several shelves of reading material.

The sleeping area is upstairs, consisting of a hallway with several rooms. Most of the beds are metal frame bunk beds. Some of the beds are located in a space next to the hallway with no walls or door separating it, so it may be a little harder to sleep if you get put there and you're a light sleeper.

Overall it's an average hostel as far as the actual accommodations, but it's the fun and social crowd that makes it an exceptional hostel to stay at. It also helps that drinking is allowed in the common area. Older travellers would probably feel out of place here, but it's a great choice for young, social backpackers.

Note: They have recently renovated the whole hostel and we hope to return to write a new review with new pictures in the near future.
by David
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer

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Location/Contact

Address
680 Sacramento Street, Financial District, San Francisco, California, USA
Coordinates
37.793724, -122.404173 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.san-francisco-hostel.com
Telephone
+1-415-433-7970
Fax
+1 888 SFHOSTEL
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How is Pacific Tradewinds Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(848 ratings)
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HostelBookers
(210 ratings)
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HostelsClub
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Gomio
(3 ratings)
100%
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Hostels.com
(6 ratings)
90%
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91%
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  A great hostel in a good location. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. The hostel is very clean and well kept.
AnoDavidnymous
Age 64, USA
2015-12-12
 
Great atmosphere!
The pacific Tradewinds really is a special place, everyone is so kind and welcoming and it was so easy to get in contact with new people. I really enjoyed my stay there and I can definitely recommend this hostel to everyone, who enjoys community! Thank you for the great time, especially for the Brazil party.
Rike
(Germany)
2015-10-30
 
Fun hostel in good location
The hostel is clean and the staff are friendly and it is very easy to get to know fellow travelers as the hostel arranges activities as well.
Sharon
2015-09-27
 
Greatest hostel
Best group of staff who will immediately become your family! They go the extra mile, and never treat you like a "customer" or an outsider. Best hostel I've stayed in, love them to death!
teepee
2015-05-20
 
Great place to stay
Nice and comfortable hostel, very clean, and in a convenient location.
Saran
Age 22, France
2015-04-22
 
Amazing hostel!!!!
No matter if you are staying 1 day or 1 week, it is impossible to not to feel connected to them like a family!!! Staff is the best, they are so friendly and helpful that you may feel like extending your stay a bit just so you can hang out a bit longer with this awesome collection of people from all around the globe! Cheap, great location, clean and super sociable! For sure whenever I am back in SF, this is the place I will stay!!!
Erica
Age 33, Brazil
2014-09-11
 
FANTASTIC
The staff are a great group of incredible people who help in every way. They know the area and the best ways to get around, lots of community within their walls. Great facilities, and STAFF! Best place I've stayed yet.
Lonnie
Age 29, US
2014-09-10
 
Great place to meet people + convenient location
great staff, perfect place to socialize, great vibe. location is also good -- Chinatown, not much happening around, but close to the main subway station. highly recommend. would like to come back again.
indre
2014-06-12

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