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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.

This place was clean and comfy. All the staff were super nice and friendly. I would say that this is the place you are looking for! :)

I highly recommend Pacific Tradewinds to anyone visiting San Francisco. The people were friendly, and the location could not be more perfect. I would stay again, anytime I'm in the area.

I had a great stay at Darren & Friends and I would recommend it to everybody! Thanks a lot!

這邊很棒 對於喜歡合住的人來說是一個好地方

Google Translation from Chinese to English:

"This is a great place for people who like to live together"

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.

Great for travelers on a budget and a good way to meet fellow travelers

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!

Friendly, welcoming environment with great staff. 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 to meet other travellers from the hostel and make new friends. Would recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco. Room Tip: The rooms are pretty compact, but they offer free ear plugs.