It's hard to find a single fault with this hostel. Friendly staff, great location, comfy beds, excellent nights sleep, nice facilities, fantastic social atmosphere - the list goes on!
It's a small place and the rooms are set up so that everyone ends up in the common room chatting with each other (the kitchen and front desk are part of the same room). The hostel is mostly staffed and maintained by previous travellers, so they are really friendly and are full of suggestions for things to do.
At midnight the lights go out in the common room and those that are left either move on or go to bed. This is a fantastic system as it means regardless of whether you have an early night or a big one, you are ensured a good nights sleep. Everyone seemed to love this idea.
I was here for a few days holiday at the start of a work trip, and surprised to find quite a few other guests doing something similar. There was a diverse group of people there, so you are sure to have no trouble finding people to join you on whatever you want to do (which is great for solo travellers like me!).
The hostel is in a very safe area away from most of the noise of the city. However, it's just a short walk to get to most of the popular areas and a short bus or train ride to the rest.
The beds are comfy and don't squeak and there are lockers under them to store your stuff securely. Towels are free so you don't have to carry your own, the blankets are nice and thick, they offer a reasonably priced laundry service. They have free wifi or you can use their computers for internet access.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pacific Tradewinds Hostel is the #1 speciality accommodation for San Francisco on TripAdvisor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pacific Tradewinds Hotel San Francisco