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Stay here at Pacific Tradewinds, meet new friends (and returning guests)... somehow you'll find yourself recommending it to others :-)

Travelers definitely enjoy meeting new friends and the staff in Pacific Tradewinds that they look forward of coming back.

We like to think we have a clean hostel.   However, it's always nice to hear it from the guests. 

This is awesome.   You really have to hear this review from a Beat Boxing guest. 

Thank you for staying at Pacific Tradewinds and we hope you come back soon.

Berkeley Guides: California '96 with Las Vegas and The Great Canyon - On the loose, on the cheap, off the beaten path

The Berkeley Guides: California '96 with Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon

...On the Loose, On the Cheap, Off the Beaten Path

The Moneywise Guide to North America 1996 Edition USA plus Canada and Mexico: "Clean, comfortable dorms. Centrally and conveniently located in Chinatown, close to Market St. and all public transport."

The Moneywise Guide to North America - 1996 Edition USA plus Canada and Mexico

'Very friendly and homely atmospher.' 'Best accommodation I stayed in.' 'Great! Can't recommend this place strongly enough.'

Let's Go: The Budget Guide to California Including Hawaii 1997 - Hostel Review

Let's Go The Budget Guide to California Including Hawaii

For those who don't mind sharing a room with two to seven strangers, San Francisco's hostels definitely outdo its budget hotels. The better hostels are cleaner and safer than most budget hotels, have friendlier and more helpful staffs, and cost much less. Booking your stay in advance is advisable, especially during the summer, but it's not uncommon to find a few vacancies if you call or walk in early.

Hostel Guidebook review from South Korea

Attached guidebook review was excerpted from a Samsung published book sent by our friend from South Korea with below additional comment:

Small but clean and would feel very comfortable atmosphere while you stay in this hostel. The staff in this hostel is kind so many backpackers love this place. Located nearby China town and one block away to cable car stop. You would find easy access to transportation. Internet is free, you can use the kitchen.

The staff were helpful and seemed to have the welcoming/arrival speech down. The other guests were quiet when they were supposed to be and the bathrooms were clean. They will also wash your laundry for you for a fee which was helpful for me on my long road trip.

Great experience. Arrived just before midnight and had no problem checking in. Didn't spend much time at the place but it was nice to have a bed for the night and to be able to shower at the end of the day. Location is a 5 minute walk from a bus that was 2.50 to take me to golden gate park for the day. I walked from here to Coit tower/Lombard st/Golden gate bridge which took maybe 3 or 4 hours at a leisurely pace taking pictures along the way. Would stay here again for the value being in SF!

This hostel is one of the world's best and beautiful I came across in San Francisco.

Those people are the real beautiful ones who appreciate our friendship more than just a place to stay. 

Everything was great. The people were so friendly, the Chinatown location was ideal, and the place was so clean (which is important -- I have stayed in hostels where the showers are nasty and disgusting -- definitely not the case at Pacific Tradewinds, where the showers were immaculate and clean).

Wonderful people, great environment. Would suggest to anyone in the area looking for a place to stay!

I only have good words about the hostel. It's by far the best I've been to. Many thanks to all the staff for the awesome time I had :o).

Suggestion Form: We would appreciate it if you would please take a few minutes to give your opinion about what we could do to make Pacific Tradewinds even better for future guests.

Just to share what our guests, Hippo and Gorilla, wrote in our Suggestion Form:

What did you like the most about staying with us? - The friendly atmosphere, the internet access and free coffee is always a plus too!

Were there any disappointments? - None at all

If you could change one thing about Pacific Tradewinds, what would it be? - 

Please add any additional comments that you wish. - Our favorite hostel so far :)

Pacific Tradewinds suggestion form with face ratings

Read below filled-up suggestion form about Pacific Tradewinds:

What did you like the most about staying with us? - The diversity of culture, language, and experience. Absolutely amazing.

Where there any disappointments? - No

If you could change one thing about Pacific Tradewinds, what would it be? - It's perfect the way it is.

Suggestion Form from Hitoko, Hiromi & Laure

Hiroko, Hiromi & Laure wrote their opinions about Pacific Tradewinds:

What did you like the most about staying with us? - Atmosphere (really friendly), free internet, information available, staff helpful

Were there any disappointments? ---

If you could change one thing about Pacific Tradewinds, what would it be? ---

Please add any additional comments that you wish. - Thank you for your arrangement. We're very satisfied with this hostel.

Je le conseil pour tous! Super service, très amical et bien positionné!

Google Translation to English:

"I advice for all! Great service, very friendly and well positioned!"

The location is great, and the staff is friendly and communicative. Would highly recommend as a home base from which to explore SF.

Its a nice and convenient place to stay at! Walkable to a lot of places. And people there are super friendly!

Even though not a very big hostel, the warmth and friendliness of the place made my stay worth it. The hostel is also very clean.

Pacific Tradewinds is an amazing Hostel. It is clean, friendly, and safe. There is a strong sense of community and hanging out culture. Definitely do the events whenever you get a chance and remember to pack light!

You should only stay here if you're interested in being placed solidly in the middle of a stream of the best, most interesting people on Earth. Otherwise, skip it! There's a Hilton nearby that should do the trick. If I visit San Francisco again and can't get a bunk here, I will be devastated. The experience was beyond wonderful.