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About this listing

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 July 17: Bike the Golden Gate Bridge with Phil from hostel 10:30am. $16 plus ferry fare opt
Tues July 18: Sunset over Twin Peaks lookout with Rayan from hostel 6:30pm
Wed July 19: Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament and Pub Crawl! With Jonas from hostel 8pm
Thurs July 20: Explore Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 with Colm from hostel 12pm
Fri July 21: Sutro Baths and Land’s End hike and exploration. With Rayan from hostel 12pm $5 Bus fare
Sat July 22: “Dinos in the Park” Onesie & DJ Dance Party | Dolores Park. With Ryan 12pm
Sun July 23: LGBTQ Pride Photo Exhibit Fabulous Celebration. From hostel 11:30am with Chad

Mon July 24: Explore Telegraph Hill (Coit Tower) and Lombard Street during sunset. From hostel 5:30pm with Phil
Tues July 25: Movie Night at the hostel: Big Hero 6. 9pm with Colm
Wed July 26: Musical Wednesdays at the Edge in the Castro with Chad from hostel 9pm
Thurs July 27: Hella Funny Comedy Show @ Milk Bar with Rayan. From hostel 7pm
Fri July 28: Dolores Park to watch Meteor Shower then Burritos in Mission District. With Jonas from hostel 10:30pm
Sat July 29: Treasure Island Flea Market. $3 admission. With Rayan from Hostel 1pm
Sun July 30: Beach Day! Explore Presidio and Baker Beach. With Ryan from hostel 12pm

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
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 8AM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: 49 / night after the first guest
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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.

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.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

202 Reviews

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Ornella User Profile
July 2017
You will find friendly staffs and the place is located near to most attractions in San Francisco.

Mathieu User Profile
July 2017
Really cool place and nicest people !

Nicolas User Profile
July 2017
Friendly staff, daily events and awesome people. What more do you want?

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Great hostel in the heart of San Francisco proper. Staff and guests are friendly and the common areas are very intimate and full of great interactions.

Emmalee User Profile
June 2017
Clean and convenient! Very friendly hosts.

Ji Yoon User Profile
June 2017
It was really nice hostel I had ever gone!! Every manager was so kind and location was perfect! We could anywhere we wanted to go easily :) I really recommend this hostel to traveler!

Edouard User Profile
June 2017
Very clean and friendly place !!! i recommand it a lot !!!

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