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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2510
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 76 Speciality lodging in San Francisco
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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is the #1 speciality accommodation for San Francisco on TripAdvisor.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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480Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
143Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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John E wrote a review Apr. 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom68 contributions73 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jessica Nemire, Other at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Responded Oct. 8, 2020
We're glad you were able to take advantage of our amazing location! We are also a 35 minute ride from the SFO Airport on the BART train, which is still running in COVID so it makes it easy. We hope you were able to use our WhatsApp group with recommendations around the city and hope to see you again soon!
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Daoudooms wrote a review Mar. 2020
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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
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Darren Overby, General Manager at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Responded Mar. 19, 2020
Hello, David. My name is Darren and I'm the owner of Pacific Tradewinds Hostel. I apologize if there has been some sort of misunderstanding. We have absolutely been issuing many, many refunds under the Covid-19 circumstances. We have been swamped with so many refund requests ($10's of thousands of dollars) we are not even sure if our small hostel will survive our losses. And, yet we still continue to offer individual refunds. Please check the modifications to our cancellation policy we promoting in a video on the front page of our website then email the hostel and ask that your email be forwarded to me so I can look into this matter and issue whatever refund you are due.
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AKS wrote a review Feb. 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Jessica N, Community Manager at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Responded Feb. 8, 2020
Hi!! You were so much fun!! We generally don't accept Bay Area residents, but as you were traveling through for a short period of time it was okay. We're glad you liked our safe and quiet neighborhood of Chinatown - we love it too! Glad you liked the room. Our beds are sturdy steel and designed not to make noise when people move around at night. Thanks for joining our common room festivities and we hope to see you again soon! <3
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Oscar Manjerovic wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jessica N, Community Manager at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Responded Feb. 8, 2020
We loved having you guys!! We try to be as social as possible for guests who want to participate, with our events board, events in the hostel like community dinners, and our guests-only WhatsApp group where we post event suggestions. We're glad you were able to take advantage of our awesome location - right between Chinatown and North Beach! Definitely stay with us again if you're back in San Francisco! Safe travels!
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lpd811 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Jessica N, Community Manager at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Responded Feb. 8, 2020
Yay! We're glad you like our awesome location, right in the middle of Chinatown and North Beach! We know what it's like to be traveling on a budget, so we love providing free ramen, coffee, tea and PB&J sandwiches to our guests! We're glad you were able to take advantage of our events we advertise in our WhatsApp group and the reception board! We hope you enjoyed our beautiful city and safe travels!
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US$38 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Tradewinds Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.5 km), EscapeSF (0.04 km), and City Lights Booksellers (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Tradewinds Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quince, Trestle, and Tadich Grill.
Are there any historical sites close to Pacific Tradewinds Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.0 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.1 km), and City Lights Booksellers (0.5 km).