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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

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680 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94111
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My time at this hostel was great. I stayed five nights and had a great time every night. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They often went out with the people staying at the hostel and the intimate community space really helped develop relationships.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time here and met some interesting people. Lots of 'hacker' types and travellers with interesting stories. The management (Courtney et. al.) really goes the extra mile to make your stay an enjoyable one with activities, amenities and general good advice for your stay. Definitely recommend.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the best time in pacific tradewinds True there's no doors on the dorms and it's a tight squeeze but as someone travelling alone it was a great way to meet people. The common area is small but again, you can't help but talk to people. The staff were great and couldn't help enough. I extended my stay numerous... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I still vividly remember staying here as it coincided with my 24th Birthday. The staff we're amazing friendly, relaxed, and treated you like family rather than customers. I had my birthday while at the hostel and one of the staff took us out around the town and rallied the others to celebrate with me! Along with that it was clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed and work at the PTW for a month and half last year. I keep so many good memories of my trip in SF and many of them were in the tiny blue lobby of this wonderful hostel. The hostel might be small but that's one of the greatest straight of it because it allows you to connect with... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly people, very clean hostel, organized, very well located, great management! This group of friends will try to make you feel at home. Courtney is the best!, it is a shame i could not spend more time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the Hostel is great. The first question I was asked when I rang the doorbell was if I needed help with my luggage, and, later wanted a glass of water - how nice and welcoming is that? Not only in the first day, but all of the 10 days I stayed there the staff was great. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had expected my first experience of travelling solo to be a largely, well, solo one. Thanks to Courtney and all the staff at Pacific Tradewinds I barely had a moment alone and it was the best experience of my life. Every day in San Fran was spent exploring the fantastic city with other travellers because that's just the atmosphere... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I miss you guys everyday. Really made the most amazing friends, and I can't wait to come back!! I had been feeling pretty lonely in San Francisco while I was there, but as soon as I got to Pacific Tradewinds I really did feel at home :) Will never forget you guys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is amazing. The people who run it are lovely and kind and will help you with anything. It's hubub of activity and a real mix of people and cultures. On the edge of Chinatown and North Beach. So follow in the footsteps of Kerouac and Ginsberg and dig those San Francisco hills and end up meeting and sharing... More 

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