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Green Tortoise Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

San Francisco's Favorite Party Hostel! The most authentic & all-inclusive hostel in North America. We are family owned and operated and dedicated to the traveler.

Why green tortoise?
- MORE for the money & a unique San Francisco experience
- FREE wifi throughout building & rooms
- FREE dinners 3 times a week - pasta, tacos, curry - wholesome & made with love!
- FREE breakfast every day (fruit, bagels & spreads, orange juice, eggs, baked beans and organic oatmeal)
- FREE linens (comfy duvets in private & dorm rooms)
- FREE pub crawls (buy your own drinks)
- FREE sauna
- FREE computer lounge (printing is available too!)
- FREE under bed lockers (bring your own padlock, or buy one for $5)
- FREE tea & coffee 24/7 - great assortment of quality tea bags
- FREE fully equipped kitchen with the latest equipment open 24 hrs
- FREE activities
- FREE day luggage storage before check in and after check out
- FREE maps & tour information
- FREE organic lavender shampoo, condition, body wash, and use of hair dryers
- FREE spirited
- Solid beds, real mattresses, not foam
- 4 outlet plugs per bunk plus a reading light
- Discounts on bicycle rentals
- Discounts at local stores
- Airport shuttle back to SFO airport - $14/person
- Legendary adventure tours on our own sleeper coaches
- Napa & Sonoma wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- 11am check-out
- Huge kitchen
- Giant common room with a pool table, foosball, giant Jenga, piano, stereo, and musical instruments

Green Tortoise has been the favorite of backpackers and travelers for decades. People rave about our unbeatable location in historic North Beach... just a few steps to San Francisco favorites like Chinatown and Little Italy, and a quick walk to Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. After participating in our nightly activity, such as our famous Pub Crawl or Beer Olympics, you can get comfortable in our funky dorm rooms or cozy private rooms and enjoy our delicious free meals. If you have the time, hop on our “hostel on wheels” for a famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel trip to Yosemite, Baja, Alaska, Burning Man, and other US National Parks! These are just a few of the reasons the Tortoise has become a legend.
*Some colorful adult entertainment clubs are located in our vicinity, also a busy & noisy area on the weekends and in peak season from clubs on the street.

If you're looking for a sterile, dull hostel that you can forget about the moment you leave San Francisco, the Tortoise isn't it. Time after time, our guests tell us that their favorite memories of San Francisco are of the times they spent in the hostel itself, meeting and hanging out with other backpackers, enjoying nights in our ballroom, making friends while enjoying our free dinners (3 times a week), or dancing in the ballroom until all hours. If the sun comes up before you've gone to bed, you know you've had a good night at the Green Tortoise.

To make it like your home, there's no curfew, huge kitchen, giant common room with a pool table and foosball, piano, stereo, bicycle rack and quiet places to fill in the journals of your travels. The rooms are all non-smoking with large lockers under the bed to store your gear safely, comfortable beds with reading lights & 4 individual outlets per bunk, and new friends to meet. Our private rooms give you a real home away from home feel with comfy beds so you can chill out and have quiet time with your travel mate.

Visit more of California and travel across the United States with the Green Tortoise Adventure Travel, located inside the Green Tortoise Hostel, stop in and see where you can go in style in our legendary 'Hostel-On-Wheels' Sleeper Coach Bus Trips. Take trips to Yosemite, down the Cali Coast, Alaska, Baja, Burning Man, and across the USA! Check us out online for a complete list of adventures & trip dates for 2016-2017.

A discount parking coupon is available at check-in for a nearby parking garage for $20 for a standard vehicle. Please use our loading zone in front of the hostel to unload your luggage and collect the parking coupon.
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" Funny smell....could be better... "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking Meeting Rooms Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Hair Dryers Safe Deposit Box Card Phones Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk ATM 24 Hour Security Housekeeping Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink

    Meals Available Vending Machines Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Board Games Pool Table Foosball

Policies

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

The prices listed do not include tax. Taxes are added to your total reservation price at check-in. A 16.25% tourist and hotel tax will be added when the nightly rate is $40 or more, and only 1% tax will be added when the dorm bed rate is less than $40.
There is a $20 cash key deposit per person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and US cash for payment at the hostel. Credit card surcharge is $1 extra per night for dorms, and $2 extra per night for private rooms. No surcharge for US debit cards or cash.
Checkout is at 11am. Check in is at 4pm or earlier depending on availability. Please check with reception. Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.
Guests under 18 years old must be in a private room with their parent or guardian.
Each guest much show a government issued photo ID from outside of the Bay Area. We do not host anybody living in the Bay Area. Proof of travel may be required.
We do not accept groups of more than 4 people. Group bookings consisting of 5 or more persons may be asked for payment prior to arrival. Please contact the hostel directly.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged for the price of the first night.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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