Guest Rules

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel Guest Rules and Agreement
Welcome to our small traveler's community. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel hosts travelers from a wide and diverse range of cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds. As a result, it's important that our guests understand that staying in a hostel with shared accommodations is very different than a private room or a hotel. We, therefore, ask each guest to agree to our community rules which can all be summed up with our motto "Be Excellent To One Another."
All guests are required to read and agree to our guest rules below.  By making a reservation or checking into the hostel, you hereby agree to these rules and policies. 
1. Checkout time is at 10:30am. If you are staying, you must pay for additional nights before this time.  Late payments will incur a $2 late fee. You may leave your things in the common room storage the day of your checkout. If you don't checkout on time and we have to turn new guests away for your bed, you will forfeit your $20 security deposit. 
2. Staff and volunteers are available to help guests from 8AM-midnight each day. If you will be leaving before 8AM you must checkout the night before with the staff. For after-hours emergencies, the manager is located on the 5th floor. 
3. The maximum stay is 14 days per year. 
4. Hostel cleaning is conducted between the hours of 12:00pm and 4:00pm. Please be respectful of our need to clean and seek assistance from staff before or after this time. 
5. Please write your name and the date on any food you store in the kitchen. If you wish to share your food with other guests and staff, do not label or date your food. 
6. Please store your food in the kitchen and do not bring food or drinks to the dormitories.  No food or drink at the computers. 
7. If you are at least 21 years old, you may drink alcohol in moderation in the common room only until midnight but you may not be drunk in this hostel. Quiet hours are midnight-8am. Please respect guests who are trying to sleep and take late-night parties to the pub. 
8. When returning late at night, please be quiet and considerate of our Sacramento Street neighbors and other sleeping guests. 
9. In accordance with California law, do not smoke in this building or within 20 feet of the entrance. Please, no loitering or smoking in front of the building. Do not drop cigarette butts in San Francisco. 
10. In consideration of other guests, please take showers quickly. Do not leave soap, shampoo and other personal items in bathrooms. 
11. Please keep your belongings tidy and wash and put away your dishes immediately after you've finished eating. 
12. Open flame (candles, incense, etc) is not allowed in the hostel under any circumstances. No one is allowed on the fire escapes for any reason, unless it is an emergency. This includes smoking. Anyone caught on the fire escapes will be asked to leave, with forfeiture of security deposit. 
13. The 5th floor is the manager's private room. Guests are not allowed on this floor unless there is an overnight emergency. 
14. Hostels are communal living environments and are unlike private accommodations or hotels.  Therefore hostels require a great deal of compromise, courtesy, and respect among guests. All facilities in the hostel are shared, and must always be courteous and respectful to all other gueststhe premisesand our neighbors. Therefore, during your stay, it may be necessary to adjust your personal routines and habits if it's helpful to other guests or for the overall good of the community.  
15. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is committed to providing a safe and comfortable communal accommodation for bonafide travelers from all over the world. Our intention is to be as radically inclusive as possible and our inclusion policy is never based on race, color, sex, age, religion, class, national origin, handicap, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our hostel is dedicated to social inclusivity and anti-social behavior will not be tolerated. Anti-social behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following traits or behaviors: aggressiveness, rudeness, evasiveness, hostility, poor hygiene, behavior that is inappropriately suggestive/sexual, or excessive impairment related to drugs or alcohol. Pacific Tradewinds is sanctioned by the San Francisco planning commission as tourist accommodation and therefore we can only serve bona fide travelers. For this reason, guests should live outside the San Francisco bay area, be visiting the hostel on a temporary basis, and have arrangements for future for onward travel.
In addition to the above, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone when we feel it would not be safe for the individual (for example a minor under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian) or the hostel community as a whole.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please speak with the manager or owner
16. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel reserves the right to reserve the right to refuse service and admittance to anyone, as well as to ask anyone to leave if they are violating the above rules or causing discomfort to other guests or staff. 
This property is privately owned and operated by Pacific Tradewinds Hostel, LLC (a Limited Liability Company). By registering to stay, you hereby agree pay for all charges due and listed on your account. You further agree to hold company, owners, employees, and volunteers harmless for all accidents, injury or loss of valuables. You give permission for your video or still image and written comments may be used for marketing purposes. This is shared accommodation and the manager ("Master Tenant") and volunteers have the right to refuse service to anyone, and you hereby waive any right of tenancy at this address.
About the Guest Rules:
Our San Francisco Hostel regularly hosts guests from literally all over the world.  As a result we have had the opportunity to translate our guest rules into multiple languages.
However, over time the rules may have changed slightly and the translated rules shown here may or may not have been updated.   Therefore, the English rules above shall govern the terms of your stay and these translations are only provided as a courtesy
Our #1 rule has not changed and will never change. "Be excellent to one another!"
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