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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.

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Green Tortoise Hostel

Book more than 7 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 Sauna
- 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 - $17/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, ping pong, 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 ping pong, 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 online at www.greentortoise.com. Stop in the hostel and see where our our legendary 'Hostel-On-Wheels' Sleeper Coach Bus Trips is headed next. 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 2020

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.
A credit card surcharge fee is added when using cards to pay for your nights stay. Save money and pay in cash View House Rules

Overview

As one of the most famed party hostels in San Francisco, Green Tortoise is the place to make memories you'll look back on forever. Get started at our free events, starting with free breakfast every morning and our legendary free dinners three times a week. Head to our ballroom for a gaming session: we have foosball, giant Jenga and pool, or show off your creative side on our piano and other musical instruments. We've got a stereo, too, so you can party right here without heading into the city.

Location

It's hard to beat our location in historic North Beach. We're an 8-minute walk from Chinatown and 7 minutes from Little Italy, as well as within strolling distance of Fisherman's Wharf. Feel the spirit of the Beat generation at City Lights Bookstore, then admire the views of the city from Telegraph Hill. It takes an hour to reach us from San Francisco Airport using public transport, and we also have a shuttle for 16 dollars per person.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed and female-only dorms are extra comfy, with firm mattresses and linen included. You can charge your devices while you doze – each bunk has four dedicated outlets. When you get up to shower, you'll find free organic lavender shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the bathrooms. We have private rooms, too, for those who prefer their own space.

Extras and activities

We've got fast Wi-Fi throughout so you can keep in touch with old and new friends, plus a dedicated laundry room to freshen up the contents of your bag. Check-out is at 11am – a welcome lie-in the morning you leave – and we have luggage storage too. While you're here, check the dates for our 'hostel on wheels' tours: we have multi-day trips to epic places like Yosemite National Park and around California. Amazing for getting more out of your American adventure!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    We really enjoyed our time at the hostel. And the staffs are really nice. I highly recommend this hostel.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    Nice friendly clean safe place, free food good breakfast, the Chef food is amazing, back again if in San Francisco again .
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    Fantastic and helpful staff, nice fellow travellers, rooms are clean and option for shared or private. Plentiful amount of shared bathrooms that are always clean . Plenty of activities at night to meet people.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Dec 2019
    I had a great time staying at the Green Tortoise. There was so much free food - breakfast every day; dinner thrice a week - and we got to help cook the group dinners if we wanted which was a lot of fun. The cook is a lovely human. It was also a pretty, clean place and I felt very safe and met a lot of nice people. There were activities we could do every night but we didn't have to. It was really a great place to stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    Met lots of wonderful travelers, locals, and staff. Every night there was something fun to do. Large dining hall was a great place to socialize or not if you just want to chill out on your laptop. Facilities were standard. You can save some money with all the free food.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Dec 2019
    Wonderful place to stay and I will return again in near future. Only thing to be mindful it has lots of stairs not good for lugging suitcases. Best to have backpack or carry bag to use stairs.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Dec 2019
    Great daily events to get to know the other travelers, wish it was organized a little better to make it a more party-community than just an easy and convenient way to party.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Dec 2019
    Great place if you're a solo traveler. Met such amazing people at the hostel. Always hangout with groups from hostel post 9 or 10 pm and refrain from walking alone for your safety.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    01 Dec 2019
    No elevators! You have to be able to haul your luggage up at least 2 flights of stairs. Otherwise great place to stat. Overall pretty clean, convenient location decent breakfast.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    27 Nov 2019
    Stayed one night before flying out of SFO. I took the BART, a 15 minute walk, but they will also arrange a transfer for you for a good rate. Dorms were a tight squeeze but pretty much what I’d expect for a hostel. Comfortable beds, basic free breakfast, lots of bathrooms. Clean overall except that bathroom floors were all quite flooded from the showers. Didn’t participate in any of the activities but seemed like it could be very social experience if you wanted. Good curry spot down the street :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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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