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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is probably one of the most affordable places to stay given its ideal location in the heart of San Francisco! Many attractions like Fishermans Wharf, Union Square, Coit Tower, Chinatown, and so on are easily walkable from the hostel, apart from the nearby bus stops and BART station. The staff are super friendly and gave us a...

Thank Joel Y
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Everything was excellent from the very moment I arrived. The staff is friendly and everyone is quite friendly. In other words, the atmosphere was great and meeting people there really helped me make the most of my stay in SF. I highly recommend this hostel ! The only reason why I'm giving it 4 and not 5 stars is that...

Thank Alexis V
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you want personal space and privacy you're better off at the Hyatt. Pacific Tradewinds is well run, clean, safe. Social activities every day. Wifi and two computer terminals for your use. Super friendly atmosphere. You will arrive as a guest and leave as family.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Loveeeeed my stay. We came here on a weekend get away for my late birthday and I couldn't be more happy. Everyone was super nice and accommodating! They have great activities during the week you can jump on board with and everyone we met were nothing short of amazing! Would definitely book again !

Thank Gabee D
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Excellent stay at pacific Tradewinds! The staff was friendly and welcoming. The hostel was clean and well kept, with the added benefit of being centrally located. It was perfect for my incredibly short stay in San Francisco!

Thank Krysten E
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very accommodating, very clean, and a lot of little quality of life things like the kitchen and common room. Very central and close to Chinatown and a couple of blocks away from Montgomery St. BART station/Market Street. Hosts are nice and I would stay here again.

Thank Daniel C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Pleasant stay at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel. Clean rooms. Hot Shower. Great staff. The building is located conveniently close to the MUNI/Bart. Follow Sacramento street and you are by the waterfront in 20 mins.There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance which is great. Front desk stored my luggage until 5pm after checking out. Thank you Z and Eri!

Thank Francisco G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Hostel was pretty small and up about 4 flights of stairs. Great staff with a friendly and safe environment. Very clean and tidy. Free towels and free sock wash! The hostel organizes a series of activities over each week, many of which are free (e.g. we went to "Darg Queens on Ice" while I was there). Provides a great opportunity...

Thank MJHarris16
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this hostel is great. The employees are really committed to making your stay in SF the best possible. Always some activity going on if you don't feel inspired enough to find out what to do by yourself. 10/10 The people are also very diverse and friendly.

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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! I spent 2 nights here on my way to Costa Rica. It was warm friendly and clean. I had lots of errands to run and was able to walk everywhere! Location is really good! The bathrooms and kitchen were very well kept and organized. The staff was super friendly and fun! On my down time they...

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The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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Address: 680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2510
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Price Range: €33 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“ask for a room with a Jacuzzi and a pool table”
 of 5 bubbles rudyh268, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing lobby area are expected to be noisier. Ask for the one upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Arturijus, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Small hostel so pick up some ear plugs from the front desk :)”
 of 5 bubbles xiscogs, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are pretty compact, but they offer free ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles MJHarris16, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No choice; negotiation is possible. (I appropriated a lower berth, being almost 60 and not agile.)”
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 of 5 bubbles Veloise, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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