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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The people at this hostel are so friendly that it feels like a family. All the booking was very easy and also very flexible. Even if I wasn't there often, I got involved into fun activities with other travellers, like preparing a christmas tree. Thank you! :)

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Everything about this hostel is great!! My favourite part were the staff, they are just so friendly and always upbfpr a conversation. They always remember your name too! 10/10 recommend to anyone heading to San Francisco

Thank Lily W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My new goal in traveling: be around people. I could stay in some colorless chain motel in the 'burbs, but I wanted a taste of downtown living. This place was a hoot. Sixteen guests, most from other counties, all traveling around and seeing the world...and several friendly staffers too. Just for reference: compared with the other denizens, I could be...

Thank Veloise
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Shared bunkbeds with travelers from all over the world. Clean and well-equipped kitchen along with a clean bathroom. Great WiFi. Helpful and nice staff. Within easy walking distance of public transportation and Union Square shopping.

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Rukatunturi, Finland
Reviewed 22 November 2016

From the moment that I stepped into this hostel it felt like I was among friends. It's a fairly small hostel, but that is one of the reasons it has such a great vibe. You can take part on the group activities that vary by day. Staff is great and they really make you feel welcome. Communal area is quite...

Thank HenriSuopanki
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at this hostel many times and each time I enjoy it as much as the first time! This is a very social, peaceful hostel with staff that make the experience that extra bit more epic!! Hostel has great amenities, staff always go above and beyond... I don't have a bad thing to say about it!! 5* rating...

Thank Annie D
Winchester, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Really awesome place, an amazing atmosphere with excellent amenities and just the most welcoming vibe I've ever experienced in a hostel! There were two impromptu performances by world class musicians in the common room whilst i was there, and there's all ways exciting and interesting things happening, with PTW as the epicentre. I turned up in san fran with no...

Thank Eden H
Faro, Portugal
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I chose Pacific Tradewinds in San Francisco due to the good review and location. In the end, they were below the reality: not only are they well located (close to all transportation services, close to market Street, Embarcadero..., safe neighborhood for a solo girl at night), but also are the staff amazing, friendly, always willing to make you as happy...

Thank barbara g
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A nice hostel in central San Fran, close to buses and trains and walking distance from pier 39, Coit tower and Union Square. Rooms are decent but small, all luggage goes under bed which is occasionally frustrating when you keep having to pull out your bag. Also unless I missed something there are only 2 toilets, one on each floor...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I've stayed in so many hostels all around the world, but this place was definitely at the top of my list. Everyone is super friendly, except for those few who waste the water....The little things are amazing here like getting your dirty socks washed each night for free and unlimited pb and j sandwiches! I would definitely recommend this place...

Thank Breecakes

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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 - €100 (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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