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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

680 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94111 (Chinatown)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was traveling alone and was on a budget, and this hostel was exactly what I was looking for, cheap but not "sleazy". Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms, beds and restrooms were clean. There's a fully equipped kitchen available until midnight. Only downsides were that there is only one toilet per floor, and many residents. Though most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Location and feels safe to stay there. They have lockers which are huge to put your suitcase in (bring a lock) or you can buy one for $5. Free WIFI! which is fast :) Nice people staying there too, the traffic is a little bit noisy at night but what else can you expect right in the city. Would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has friendly staff and a great location in Financial District. However, I didn't get any sleep. There is a poor ambiance (smells from restaurants downstairs, poor and very old decor) and my bed was right next to street noise (with no sound proofing) and floor-to-ceiling windows with no blinds. If you do stay here, be very specific about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I would rate this as a good value for those in SF with a car, you have to add $27 or more for overnight parking. Not for people with disabilities or knee/hip problems registration is on the 4th floor and rooms on the 3rd or 4th. Also if you have a top bunk, because the walls do not go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place to stay if you are in san francisco and want to meet people. Staff is very nice and helpful. Very clean place to stay, not far from bart station, can take the bus everywhere. Check out broadway st for bars and good food nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stayed a week in early November. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. It is up a few flights of stairs, but they'll offer to help you with your bags. Check-in/-out takes two minutes. They take a twenty dollar key deposit, refunded on check-out. Wi-fi is fast and reliable. There is a locker under your bed with ample room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I needed to stay in walking distance to Union Square this hostel turned out to be perfect. Walking distance to many attractions, and to the BART station (10 minutes) so transporting to and from the airport was easy. It's on the cusp of Chinatown/Financial district so there is lots to see. I walked to the Ferry terminal (15-20 minutes) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was looking for a place to crash in San Francisco for 3 nights and it was amazing. Met some nice ppl. The toilets were clean. The bed was very comfortable. Highly recommend. Located right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The price was unbelievable. No wonder so many people are happy. Stay the same Pacific Tradewinds and we'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

First time in North America, first time travelling alone, first time staying in a hostel. Needless to say I was a little (a little more than a little, perhaps) nervous. But somehow, I managed to score myself potentially the best and most appropriate hostel for this trip of firsts. After being cooped up in 18 hours of tortuous air flight,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Staff and place are great. No need to worry about a thing, the friendliest but still very professional staff ever. And you can explore SF from there so easily. I met so many people as well. The living room never had a better name!

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Address: 680 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94111
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
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Number of rooms: 8
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