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Welcome to our cozy, communal travelers hostel filled with friendly backpackers, world travelers, & wanderlust seekers. We are sanctioned by the San Francisco planning commission to provide tourist accommodation and have been a top rated hostel for 25 years! We offer mixed gender dorms, clean bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen, and a common room full of new friends in downtown SF. Come join us!

The space

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Welcome to the smallest of the San Francisco hostels! We may be little, but we’ve got huge personality. Our space is all about creating community with fascinating travelers from around the world. Looking for instant friendships and awesome vibes? You found us, high five! We believe hostels are far more than just a cheap place to stay, and we are seeking out guests who feel the same.

Our accommodation is all mixed gender dorm rooms with 6 or 8 beds per room, bunk bed style, with large lockers underneath each bed. We also have a fully stocked kitchen, clean bathrooms, and cozy common room to hang out. It’s a very open, communal set up, with new international friends all around you. Like summer camp, but even better...because you're an adult now ;-)

Freebies don’t stop there, check these out too:
Free fluffy towels
Free hugs
Free nightly sock wash
Free compliments
Free high speed wifi & guest computer
Free earplugs
Free high fives
Free luggage storage day of check in/out
Free hairdryers & straighteners
Free laughs
Free printing of boarding passes to new adventures
Freedom to be your amazing self!

Hungry, thirsty and broke? Forget the two hour hostel breakfast you slept through, we offer FREE peanut butter, jam, bread, tea, & coffee... 24 hours/7 days a week. We know, it’s awesome. We love you and you’re welcome.

Our central location between Chinatown and the Financial District is fantastic, public transport is plentiful, and vibrant North Beach bars are stumbling distance away.

As fellow international travelers, this place is more than a hostel to us; it is our home. We are very social and personable here, and want to know about you when you contact us. So, what brings you to SF and to our hostel?

We love hanging out and exploring the San Francisco area with our guests. Here are some upcoming events and activities (FREE, unless otherwise noted):

Mon Sept 18: Sunset at Palace of Fine Arts and Marina District. With Nashwa from hostel 6:30pm
Tues Sept 19: 1-UP Tuesdays at Midnight Sun Bar in Castro. Explore other Castro Bars. With Chad from hostel 8:30pm
Wed Sept 20: Beer Bus - Shuttle Between Breweries. From Hostel at 5pm with Shivaan
Thurs Sept 21: Free Movie Night at Castro Theater - THe Big Lebowski. With Ryan at 4pm from hostel.
Fri Sept 22: SF Beer Olympics - Multi Hostel Beer Pong and Flip Cup Event. 9pm at Horizon Bar
Sat Sept 23: Chillin in Dolores Park with Colm. From Hostel 12:30pm
Sun Sept 24: Folsom Street Fair: Famous Fetish and Kink Event. Led by Vanila Honey-Bush from hostel at 12pm.

Mon Sept 25: City views at Twin Peaks overlook with Shivaan from hostel 5:30pm
Tues Sept 26: Bob’s Donut Challenge! Try to eat a giant donut in under 3 mins or just cheer on other and enjoy. W Chad from hostel 8pm
Wed Sept 27: Middle Eastern Heritage Celebration. With Nashwa from hostel 5:30pm
Thurs Sept 28: Night at the Jewseum: Myths, Monsters, and Thriller Dance Party. With Colm from hostel 6pm
Fri Sept 29: Explore Mission District Murals. With Paula from hostel 10am
Sat Sept 30: Explore SFMOMA - Museum of Modern Art. $25 admission. With Paula and Nashwa from hostel 10am
Sun Oct 1: Castro Street Fair: Costumes, vendors, music, and more! With Ryan from Hostel 10:30am

Guest access

Guests have 24/7 access to their dorm, the shared bathrooms, the kitchen, and the common area. Please no cooking between midnight and 6am.

Interaction with guests

Reception is available to answer any and all questions between 8am and midnight. Reception is closed from midnight to 8am, though there is always some on site in case of emergency.

Other things to note

Our dorms hold between 6 and 8 people. "Four" refers to our maximum group size, not the dorm size.

As a traveler's hostel, we welcome those coming to/from San Francisco as temporary tourists. We unfortunately are unable to host residents of the Bay Area.

Check one of our other listings! We have multiple listings on Airbnb for the same hostel simply so that we may accept more than one guest at a time. All of our "Friendly Hostel with Community" listings are for Pacific Tradewinds Hostel and are exactly the same (same hostel, same price, same rooms, etc).

All of our "International Hacker Hostel" listings are also the same (still the same hostel, plus 24/7 access to our coworking space, Nomad-A-What Travel Coworking, around the corner). If you're still having trouble, send us a message and we'll check for you.

Please note that occasionally the Airbnb calendar will show space is available when it is not, due to our calendars not aligning. You can always message us first to ask.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 8AM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Shared room

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 8AM - 12AM (midnight)

Check in is available from 8am-midnight each day.
Check out must be by 11am, the day of departure.

As a travelers house, all guests are required to have a government issued photo ID and proof of traveling status (i.e. plane tickets or passport). You will be asked for a $20 refundable security deposit at check-in.

Most of our rules are common sense and will be explained at check-in. In general, we simply ask that guests follow the golden rule of living in community: "Be Excellent to One Another".

If you have any questions, please message me.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

216 Reviews

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Jefferson User Profile
September 2017
Perfect ....! Thanks a lot !!

Tulane User Profile
September 2017
Very friendly and clean!

Adán User Profile
September 2017
Awesome location. Close to really good food in Chinatown. I appreciate that the staff cleans the hostel everyday. If you're averse to meeting new people or being around a large amount of strangers than you might want to consider a different location. Otherwise, it's awesome.

Mauricio User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful staff and great hosts! Highly recommend!

Cassandra User Profile
August 2017
Such a lovely lil hostel with an upstanding staff! Everyone was so warm and welcoming to me and my service dog. The hostel itself was clean and well organized. I would come back here in a heartbeat!

Aylin User Profile
July 2017
awesome place! everyone was nice and respectful (:

Sam User Profile
July 2017
This was my first time staying in a hostel, and I can say that from the minute I walked through the door I felt welcome and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and the overall atmosphere was chill and enjoyable. I recommend, especially if it will be your first time in a hostel type setup.

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