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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 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

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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    Really great, friendly staff and guests, would definitely come back!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Nov 2019
    Really good location to get to most places in the city. Really amazing staff, very clean ans plenty of facilities.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Oct 2019
    Best hostel. Loved everything about it. Great atmosphere. Huge common room, great helpful staff, a sense of belonging to a community. I’ll come again for sure. Good location. Nice rooms/bathrooms, but it’s all about the activities offered and the fun. Thank you :)
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Super friendly staff. Cool activities regular hostel activities. Great easy-going vibe/atmosphere. Clean. I regret to coming here sooner.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Nov 2019
    Good Place, I recommend it. If you travel solo, choose this place. If you travel with friends...also choose this place. The ball room is awesome and they have activities each night that you can join to meet new people. Pretty cool. Staff is really helpful and friendly. Free tea and hot water all day that's a great plus for a heavy tea drinker like me. Thanks guys.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Nov 2019
    The location was pretty good, I walked most places and found the walk pretty safe. SF streets do have a lot of homeless but that doesn't indicate a good or bad area. The showers were plentiful and very clean, I loved the nook bed and had great roommates. I was a female solo traveller and would recommend this place. The breakfast was decent, I didn't partake in their nightly activities or dinner. But they looked really nice if that's your thing!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    13 Nov 2019
    Great welcoming atmosphere. Staff are friendly, free breakfast and some days free dinner. Join in the many activities there, you will meet great people. Singular bathrooms. Walking distance to waterfront and downtown areas. Loved it!!
    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
  • 3.1

    Rating

    29 Oct 2019
    Listen I do not know how to restart. The only reason you would opt for this place is because of its location. Its located between china town and the italian district of san francisco. The rooms are heavily dirty. By dirty I mean, the sheets are dirty, the mattresses are dirty, the rugs on the floor behind the bed had dirt in them that was stuck for years it looked like. I had rash on my skin for several days after I stayed there. Their dining room looks like a garage filled with hipsters.
    Canada, Female, 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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