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San Francisco Backpacker Hostel - Pacific Tradewinds

Hostel | 680 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94111

86.4% Overall Rating

192 out of 210 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/06/2013)


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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

All taxes are included in rates advertised. Please Note: This hostel does not accept reservations for more than 4 persons. Any reservations made for more than 4 persons will not be honoured and will be cancelled.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 8:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Our hostel is different than most you have likely experienced. We are much more than a cheap place to stay, our house is an extremely social community of travelers. Read more

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About San Francisco Backpacker Hostel - Pacific Tradewinds

For some, the journey is more important than the destination and who you meet is more important than what you see. Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker Hostel was created for this type of traveller.

This travelers community is small, welcoming, warm and personal. Guests tell us the feeling here is like visiting friends in a home rather than being impersonal and institutional as some larger city hostels can be.

Because of our small size, guests and staff here really get to know each other. In the hostel, there's a lot of socializing, playing games, music jam sessions, etc. We also frequently go out with the guests to see sights, do pub crawls and other fun stuff.

Our services include most amenities you would have while visiting friends. The focus is less about making money and more about making your stay as comfortable as possible. Our kitchen is modern and fully equipped for making real meals. The bathrooms are bright, clean and private. Beds are made of solid steel (which means no shaking or squeaking) and have large backpack sized lockers underneath.

Finally, the location is great. We are located just 2 blocks from the Downtown Transamerica Pyramid, one block from the Cable Cars, a few blocks from Chinatown and North Beach, and buses to everywhere are just outside our door.

This hostel is primarily popular with 'off-the-beaten-path' backpackers and these are the sort of travelers we love to have. We give priority to our existing guests, so once your here you can usually stay additional nights up to the maximum stay of 14 nights.
** We are a travelers hostel and therefore only serve people who are actively on vacation/holiday. Unfortunately, this means San Francisco bay area residents, or anyone in the 94XXX zipcode, would not be eligible.**
**Reception hours are from 8am until midnight. We do not allow check-ins after midnight.**

Accommodation Information

Our other features include:

Free High Speed Internet and Wireless Access
Free Breakfast (November - March)
Free Tea and Coffee
Free Linen & Blankets on Beds
Soda and Snack Machines
Free Backpack Sized Lockers
Free Use of Hostel on Day of Checkout
Great Location
Common Room MP3 Collection & Stereo
24 Hour Access with Key (Check-In 8am-midnight)

Location Information

We are located near Chinatown and North Beach. We are one block from the Cable Cars and the Transamerica Pryramid (tallest building). Lot's of cheap shops and restaurants in the neighborhood.