We’re a social hostel! We're a hostel specifically designed for social, friendly backpackers, world travelers, & wanderlust seekers. All of our dorms have 6-8 beds and we are excited for you to make new friends. 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!
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.
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.
Freebies don’t stop there, check these out too:
Free fluffy towels
Free nightly sock wash
Free high speed wifi & guest computer
Free luggage storage day of check in/out
Free hairdryers & straighteners
Free printing of boarding passes to new adventures
Free high fives :)
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?
Guests have 24/7 access to their dorm, the shared bathrooms, the kitchen, and the common area. Please no cooking between midnight and 6am.
Other things to note
Because we are a small hostel with a small staff, our reception is only open from 08:00 until 00:00. We understand that planes, etc. can get delayed. If you realize that you will be arriving after midnight, you MUST contact us by telephone by 5pm to see if we have someone to let you in after midnight. If we can accommodate your late arrival, there will be a $15 late check-in fee applied. Please note that even if you do call by 5pm, we CAN NOT guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the late check in.
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.
We have multiple listings here, hostel simply so that we may accept more than one guest at a time. Search "Friendly Hostel with Community" to find them. 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).
Please note that occasionally the calendar will show space is available when it is not, due to our calendars not aligning. You can always message us first to ask.
A feeling of home anywhere you go