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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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 Hostel Experience! The most authentic & inclusive hostel in North America. We are family owned and operated and dedicated to the Adventure & Business traveler.

We are currently serving free Breakfast! We currently don't have any vaccine requirements or Mask requirements at our hostel.

Why Green Tortoise?

- FREE Sauna
- FREE Wifi throughout building & rooms
- FREE Breakfast daily - every morning from 7:30 - 10:00 am --- bagels, cream cheese, jams, fresh fruit, make your own eggs, organic oatmeal, coffee tea, hot chocolate and OJ.
- DINNER outings $ (check events board TBD)
- FREE Linens (comfy duvets) Rent your own towel
- FREE Printing is available
- FREE Under bed lockers (bring your own padlock, or buy one for $5)
- FREE Fully equipped kitchen with the latest equipment - sign up required
- FREE Activities
- FREE Day luggage storage before check in and after check out
- FREE Maps & tour information
- FREE Organic lavender shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and use of hair dryers
- FREE Spirited
- 4 outlet plugs per bunk plus a reading light
- Discounts on bicycle rentals
- Legendary adventure tours on our own sleeper coaches - TBD
- Napa & Sonoma wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- 11am check-out
- Giant common room with a pool table, ping pong, 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 evening meals (on hold, replaced with dinners out). If you have the time, hop on our hostel on wheels… for a famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel trip to Yosemite, Alaska and other US National Park trips bookable at the hostel front desk through other carriers! These are just a few of the reasons the Tortoise has become a legend.
*Some colorful adult entertainment clubs are located in our vicinity.

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 meals out together. If the sun comes up before you've gone to bed, you know you've had a good night at the Green Tortoise. Stay with us and create the buzz again!

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 work on your next Startup or App. 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 with your travel mate.

Visit more of California and travel parts of the United States with Green Tortoise Adventure Travel, located online at www.greentortoise.com. Stop by the hostel and see where our our legendary 'Hostel-On-Wheels' Sleeper Coach Bus is headed next. Take trips to Yosemite & Alaska. Check us out online for a complete list of adventures & trip dates for 2022

A discount parking coupon is available at check-in for a nearby parking garage for $25-35 dependent on vehicle size. Please use our loading zone in front of the hostel to unload your luggage and collect the parking coupon first.
A credit card surcharge fee is added when using cards to pay for your nights stay. Save money and pay your balance in cash on arrival. You are not pre-charged for your stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2022
    LOVEEEED this hostel! Amazing if you’re a social butterfly. Great way to meet locals and people from all around the world. Location is awesome, security great and the hostel itself is retro with cool decor. Only downside is that the rooms are a bit small and hot — I was sleeping in a 5 person room on a top bunk which wasn’t really my jam but with an eye mask and ear plugs it was fine. Besides that everything was wonderful about this hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jul 2022
    I loved it! This was my first hostel
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jul 2022
    Lovely staff, well organized, great atmosphere, and in a central area close to good food, coffee shops, and the best bookstore in the city!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Jul 2022
    Such a fun, vibrant hostel! Staff are so friendly and helpful, and the daily activities are a great way to get to know other travelers, locals, and the city! The top bunks of the bunk beds are a little shaky, but the beds themselves are super comfortable and come with a blanket, perfect for chilly SF nights. I'd definitely stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Jul 2022
    My FAVE hostel you HAVE to stay here!! From the old ballroom turned common room with band equipment for late night jamming sessions, to the psychedelic carpets and cozy window seat in my dorm, this hostel was everything I’d dreamed San Fran would be and more. The hostel puts on great events every night and the people and vibe are great so you’ll meet loads of other fun travellers. shoutout to the lady who runs the hostel events - you’re AWESOME!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Aug 2022
    enjoyed my stay alot
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Jul 2022
    Lots of space in the common room and kitchen, great daily activities with opportunity to meet other fellow travellers. Basic but filling breakfast. Comfortable beds with individual sockets. Comfortable 20 min walk from Fisherman’s ward and 15 min to BART. Recommended.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    09 Jul 2022
    Great hostel for a trip in San Fran - well located, lots of activities if you want to meet people and a well equipped hostel
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2022
    The hostel was fine overall. The staff was nice and helpful, unfortunately, the room was very small and dark, and the sheets a bit dirty. The bathrooms were rather unclean as well, nothing too bad, but just not super clean. The free breakfast was amazing !!
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Jul 2022
    Amazing hostel and a very nice place to meet people, ruined only by a member of the staff who had continuous mood swings and more than once behaved very rudely towards customers. The rest of the staff was just awesome and extremely available!
    Italy, Male, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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