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"The friendly community feel of this place is really great. I felt very welcomed and happy. If I ever come out to SF again solo I will definitely stay again."

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May 3 2014
Originally celebrated in Mexico on May 5 known as LaBatalla de Puebla (or The Battle of Puebla) where the victories of the Mexican army popularly reached the United States and wa
May 17 2014
Join the 9th Year Uncorked!
May 23 2014
San Francisco will celebrate the 36th Year of Carnaval with World Cup theme, known as, La Rumba de la Copa Mundial. Head to SF Giants on May 23 (Fri
May 24 2014
Another year of craft beer drinking samples by locals and international brewery at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco International Beer Festival  will celebrate i
Jun 7 2014
Steven Restivo presents Union Street Festival for another year of historical event of arts and crafts exhibition, food festivities and community group on June 7 

A San Francisco Small and Friendly Hostel

A Social Community of International Travelers

Hello and thanks for seeking information about our small friendly San Francisco Backpacker Hostel. For some travellers the journey is more important than the destination and who you meet is more important than the sights you see. Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker Hostel was specifically designed for fun loving, social, international travelers who truly enjoy hosteling. If you are this type of traveler and like to make new friends, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to this unique community for international travelers.

Because of our small size, guests and volunteers here really get to know each other. In the hostel, there's a lot of socializing, going out, community dinners, playing games, etc. We also frequently go out with the guests to see sights, do pub crawls and other fun stuff. See our San Francisco Hostel Events Calendar.

We provide a full range of services and features to make your stay really comfortable. Our kitchen is modern and fully equipped for making real meals. The bathrooms are bright, clean and private. Beds are made of solid steel (which means no shaking or squeaking) and have backpack sized lockers underneath.

Finally, the location is great. We are located just 2 blocks from the Downtown Transamerica Pyramid, one block from the Cable Cars, a few blocks from Chinatown and North Beach, and buses to everywhere are just outside our door.

This hostel is primarily popular with 'off-the-beaten-path' backpackers and these are the sort of travelers we love to have. We frequently fill up early in the day, so it's best to make a reservation for at least your first night.  If you are not sure when you'll be in San Francisco, give us a call when you arrive since we always try to save a few beds for spontaneous travelers.

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