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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Green Tortoise Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 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 from SFO Airport--$15/person
- Airport shuttle back to SFO airport - $16/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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Aug 2019
    Great place- social room, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    I had a wonderful time at this place . I have made some many amazing friends that environment was so like incredible the dinners and the event at night were so helpful because I didn't know where to go. Best. There was very helpful because I have so many different questions to ask them and the action answers to them that most people don't ask them so that was very helpful the homemade free dinner was just incredible because I've never had dinner everybody together &wonderful food & great chif
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    I loved this hostel.. a lot of people to meet in the common room.. kitchen is pretty good.. breakfast and dinner both were delicious.. a lot of events for people to hang out and see the neighborhood.. the staff behind the counter is very friendly and helpful.. location of the hostel is superb.. close to waters and right downtown area..
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jul 2019
    Beyond expectations! Staff is nice, location is perfect and very central. Breakfasts are very decent and abundant. One of the best things is that a café nearby gives the hostel everything they could not sell during the day. So often times, you get a free lunch from the hostel because these unsold salads and sandwiches are given for free to people staying at the hostel. Buy wine and you have a great pic-nic.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    Cozy, clean room! Great location and awesome staff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    I had a very pleasant stay at this hostel. The location was perfect. The staff was friendly and professional. Free Wi-Fi. At first, I was concerned about the "party" aspect of the hostel - I love my sleep - but I shouldn't have worried: my private room was in a separate building and it was pretty quiet there, even during the weekend. The room was comfortable (though, the carpet could have used more thorough cleaning (dust bunnies)). All and all I had a good time and would stay here again.
    Finland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Jul 2019
    good hostel nice people :)
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel, basic but safe and clean. Can’t comment on any of the activities/dinners provided as I didn’t attend but reviews from other people in the room were all positive. Will definitively chose to stay here again if I’m ever back in the Bay Area!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Jul 2019
    This was my first hostel experience, and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I felt that my belongings were secure in the room, and my roommates were courteous during both nights of my stay. My only criticisms are that the facility could use more bathrooms, as they got really busy during the mornings. Also it smelled strongly of urine at the base of the first staircase.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2019
    Good location, great kitchen and common area. Didn’t love the rooms, smaller than other hostels I’ve stayed in, I had a top bunk and it was without a doubt the squeakiest bed I have ever been in, I felt so bad for the others in the room, because it was very irritating, and one of the other top bunks in the room was very squeaky as well. There was also damage to the sink tap and to my locker which made it hard to get a padlock through. But maybe I was just unlucky, still a nice place to stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table


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