Great location - easy walk from the main shopping area/ centre of the city. So was easy to access via the train from the airport. So many convenience stores, restaurants & takeaways just minutes away. Friendly & helpful staff - good rooms which made it easy to get a good nights sleep!
Dear Pacific Tradewinds Hostel, I am very disappointed with your cancelation policy, especially in this time of the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, you are the only hostel I booked that refused to refund my booking. I had to cancel my booking, because of the lockdown due to the Covid-19. I asked for a refund of my booking, but you denied it arguing that I did not choose the insurance for canceling when I booked my ticket. Who could imagine that the coronavirus would appear and spread around the world when I did my booking a few months ago? You are in your rights, but I would have expected another attitude in this troubled time where we are all confronted in the same situation. But I guess that business is business whatever are the circumstances for you. I have a double sanction: all my trip in SF is canceled and I cannot be refunded, at least partly, by your hostel. David…
A lifelong bay native and one time SF resident I stayed here to try another way to enjoy the city from a different perspective . What I found is a small gem perfect for visitors and checks all the boxes. The digs: Superb . Clean rooms. Comfortable solid bunks . Clean and Functional but small shared bathroom space. Stocked kitchen for cooking meals. Social space with games and books. The location: Choice. In the financial district about 10minute walk from Montgomery BART, a little quiet at night but also safe. Easy access to major tourist points along Embarcadero and Downtown. Quick walk for access to BART and Muni. The peeps: Awesome. Fun and happy people, engaging social atmosphere, great hostel crew that goes out of their way to make people feel welcome and included.
We could not have had a better time at the hostel. They were incredibly accommodating in every way. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The environment made us feel welcomed and invited to talk with other guests. We definitely would stay here again.
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is a great place to stay on a budget in SF. The beds were comfortable and the location felt very safe. It was also central to many of the popular attractions in San Francisco. There are many events planned throughout the week (tours, meals, shows) and opportunities to get to know the other travelers. The bathroom and kitchen area are clean and spacious, and they also provide free ramen and peanut butter and jelly. If you need help navigating San Francisco, the front desk staff is very friendly and eager to help. Would definitely recommend, especially for travelers looking to make friends in the process!