Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Hostel Description

Located in San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, Pacific Tradewinds offers the archetypal hostel experience. A small and very social hostel, Pacific Tradewinds is the perfect place to make friends and explore the city together. 


Rooms and Prices

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Free tea & coffee, breakfast not included


Mixed dorms only


Laundry service, free sock wash


Kitchen, free PB&J sandiwchs

Free Wi-Fi


Towels included




4.5 star average from 524 reviews


Had this place recommended to my by a friend, and price was good so I thought I'd try it. The people here are so incredibly friendly and welcoming, facilities were good and atmosphere was relaxed and cheerful. Stayed in one of the quiet dorms (on the floor below from main common area) and it was clean and serviceable. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a place to stay in San Francisco! Location was also fantastic - really short walk from the Embarcardero, and Fisherman's Wharf, and super close to Union Square, shopping and public transport. 11/10 would come here again 🙂


This was my first time sharing a room in a hostel and it was great. Julian was extremely helpful with answering my questions and went above and beyond with making sure I was taken care of. Clean bathrooms, comfortable sleeping and shared spaces. Everyone was smiling and friendly. I enjoyed my stay here and highly recommend it. Near train stations and easy to get to by uber or lyft.


I was nervous for my first hostel experience but my time at Pacific Tradewinds was amazing. The staff were super friendly and made me feel comfortable right away, especially as a solo traveller. I also met some really awesome people from all over the world. My time there felt like a home away from home and I didn't want to leave. The amenities were well kept and the kitchen was well stocked, making it easy to prepare meals to go. Location was perfect - good walking distance to the main city areas and in a relatively safe area. Would 110% recommend to anyone going to San Francisco. I'll be back guys.


  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours
  • Check-in: 8 AM
  • Check-out: 10 AM
  • $20 refundable security deposit
  • 18 and older
  • Guests must have a government issued ID and proof of traveling status (e.g. plane tickets or passport)