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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

680 Sacramento Street


We are a small, friendly and social hostel that feels more like a family than just a cheap place to stay. Because we are small, we say "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't met!" From the moment you step inside, you'll see what we mean. For adventurous and open-minded travelers, we are a San Francisco experience you won't want to miss. We also have an updated social calendar for every day of the week to encourage our staff and guests to spend time together and enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco. We offer more free stuff than you'll ever find in any other hostel, including free coffee, tea, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ramen, towels, and sock wash! We hope to see you soon!


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Excellent stay and friendly people”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 19, 2020

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is a great place to stay on a budget in SF. The beds were comfortable and the location felt very safe. It was also central to many of the popular attractions in San...

“Superb ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 12, 2020

It’s was a great stay at the pacific hostel! The treatment of the staff is amazing, and whenever you don’t know what to do they are always willing to give you ideas or places to visit! It’s also...

“I miss them already!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 17, 2019

I just arrived there and met a great family (the staff). I moved from "I'm alone and don't know anybody" to "We are all in the same boat sailing fast empowered by the pacific trade winds". When I...


SFO airport is located 14 miles south of San Francisco, so once your flight arrives you'll still have the last little leg of your journey to complete. The San Francisco Airport is modern and easy to navigate, so you shouldn't have any problems getting where you need to be. It's served by a variety of forms of public transportation so it's up to you (and your budget!) how you'd like to get to the city - and to us! Perhaps the easiest way is to take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) subway directly from the airport. You can also hire a shared door to door shuttle service.


We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. However, we will not charge for late cancellations if we are able to sell the canceled beds to other travelers. If a guest cancels less than 48 hours before midnight on their arrival date, they will be charged for the first night of their reservation. Guests who have canceled their reservation less than 48 hours before the arrival date may ask the manager about a cancellation policy exception the day after the reservation arrival date.

Check-in is available from 08:00 to 23:00. Guests can use most facilities (showers, kitchen, luggage storage) after check-in, but can only access their beds after 3 p.m. Check out is at 10:30 a.m. latest on the day of your departure. However, as long as all of your belongings are out of your room and bed by 10:30 a.m., you can use all common facilities (kitchen, shower, luggage storage) until midnight! A $20 key deposit will be required at check-in. You will get the $20 back when you return your key at check-out.

PLEASE NOTE: We are a small hostel with limited staff, so we CANNOT provide regular check-in after midnight! We know flights get delayed and all sorts of things can happen when you are traveling. If you are arriving in the later afternoon or evening, consider a hostel with 24 hour reception for the night of your arrival. If you realize you will be arriving later than midnight, please contact us by telephone by 5 PM to see if we have someone to let you in after midnight for a $15 late check-in fee. Thank you for understanding!!