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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

I stayed here for a weekend visiting San Francisco. The hostel facilities are pretty good with fast wifi and computers free to use as well as free coffee all day. The common room is quite small but has a nice friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is very conducive for meeting/hanging out with fellow travellers. Good value, great location and great staff. Every member of staff was friendly and helpful and did everything they good to make it a great place to stay. Just don't stay here if you have trouble with stairs! 72 steps to reach the hostel from the street.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Conor F
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Remember, this is a hostel. Bring your hostel gear, earplugs, rubber shoes, decent pajamas. You will be brushing your teeth next to a stranger, but that's the fun of it.

Strategic location to public transportation - YES
Hot water - YES
Squeaky beds - NO
Large storage with normal lock holes - YES
Friendly staff - YES
Generous staff - YES
Helpful staff - YES
Fun staff - YES
Clean - YES
Accommodating - YES
Windows that open - YES
Full kitchen - YES
Computer Access - YES
Elevator - NO (4 flights of stairs, it'll keep the pounds off)
Location - Excellent, to most SF interests.

There was not an instance that I had an inquiry that they were not willing to assist with. Very helpful, more so than many hotels I've stayed in. As the staff are residents, they keep the place clean and fun.

One suggestion; as the community room is well used, because the atmosphere is so lovely, the cushions could use some re-upholstery, (maybe duck cloth to keep with the nautical theme).

One guest was very upset when I left due to another guest's accident. That is NOT the fault of the hostel. Guests need to be responsible for themselves.

I would stay here again anytime, it was a great find!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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6  Thank chiba_grrl
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

This is easily the best hostel i have ever stayed in. The staff are awesome, the place is warm and welcoming and the entire place is spotless. It's perfect.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank thebread
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

The location could not be better, it´s downtown SF, next to China Town and skyscrapers! The staff seem very nice, though I only stayed for 3 days and had too much to do, to get to know them. The place only have 40 beds or so, so it´s perfect, if you don´t like crowds. The matresses are foam, but definately sleepable. Also there is not much extra space in the rooms and the lockers could be better. The restroom/showers downstairs could be cleaner, though some people might not mind much. Showers work well. Staff will wash your clothes for 7$. Free towels. This place is rated high for a reason, though there are some good competitors as well. Find a hostel that suits your needs!

Room Tip: Get a bed upstairs (4th floor) if you can, I didn´t.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank avien
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

I believe that the experience in a hostel is about the people, more than about the places. In this hostel I met awesome friendly people from around the world, and the stuff was the coolest. Of course the place is amazing too, and the location is perfect. Awesome experience!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

I really loved this place. It was a great experience and I met a lot of new people. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Kat, Avi & Miriam: you guys are awesome

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank prdeepak
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

The tradewind pacific is a very nice hostel, where u can meet so nicely people (staff & hoste).
If I Have to return to SF I'll go there without any hesitation.

Room Tip: I think the room at first floor are quiest than the second floor one
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Address: 680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2510
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
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Ranked #1 of 55 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range: $32 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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