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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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.

Vaccine Proof now required for all Dorm rooms Starting August 27th 2021. We are no longer serving Breakfast at the time Due to city regulations regarding indoor dining.

We are thrilled here at Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco to be back in business! We will continue to try and provide the safest possible environment for people visiting our beautiful city. The City of San Francisco is now requiring vaccination proof for indoor activities such as restaurants,bars and gyms. We have chosen to require vaccine proof for those in Mixed Dorm or Female Dorm accommodations. We will not be requiring this for the private room accommodation options that we offer.

We are excited to help you enjoy San Francisco in the safest possible way. We will continue asking all guests to wear masks in our common areas alongside these additional vaccine proof requirements. These requirements will go into effect for all Check ins and current guests by August 27th 2021.

Why green tortoise?
- MORE for the money & a unique San Francisco experience
- FREE Sauna
- FREE Wifi throughout building & rooms
- FREE Breakfast daily - on hold - TBD
- DINNER outings $ (check events board TBD)
- FREE Linens (comfy duvets)
- 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
--Airport Shuttle from SFO Airport--TBD/person
- Airport Shuttle back to SFO airport - TBD/person
- 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 $20-25 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 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2021
    Totaly recomend
    Israel, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2021
    Can't speak highly enough of this place. They have everything covered. Such a nice, chilled atmosphere. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Great location. Booked for 4 nights and ended up staying 6! Thank you!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Aug 2021
    Egidio was so friendly and patient in helping me find a wine tour last minute! He really went above and beyond to make sure it worked with my schedule, and gave suggestions on great restaurants in the area. Thank you so much!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2021
    I had never stayed in a hostel before. I was nervous and had no idea what to expect. I can only say that I had a terrific stay. The staff is amazing. I was not expecting professional service but they are better than some 3 star hotels. I was also nervous about cleanliness, but was pleasantly surprised. I was dreading showering but the whole room had looked very recently scrubbed. For the price, i might save money and stay here instead of a hotel when I come to a Giants or 9ers game next time.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Sep 2021
    I really enjoyed my stay at the Green Tortoise. The staff was friendly and the area itself is a central location to the city. I would recommend bringing a pair of earplugs for sleeping as there is a music club right across the street, which our window faced. Otherwise, I have no comments or complaints about the Green Tortoise Hostel; if I am ever in San Francisco again, I would certainly consider staying here. Book directly through the hostel's website for a better price!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Aug 2021
    This was a great place to stay! The rooms were clean, the location is great, and I loved the individual bathrooms instead of having to share a big communal one. Just remember that the entrance to the hostel is directly on Broadway, not up the steep flight of stairs like my GPS told me.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Aug 2021
    Great party hostel. Met some great people. Loved the common area. Felt very safe and close to everything. Needs elevator.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Sep 2021
    Many bars near by. You’re actually located in Chinatown. The SF MOMA (museum) is walking distance. To get to the Palace of Fine Art is an hour walk.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Sep 2021
    Good hostel - good location. Bathrooms were clean. Sink in the bedrooms which was a bit strange but useful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Aug 2021
    There's no place to park, so it's not worthwhile if you have a car. Staff are friendly, but there were 2 minor things in the room that bugged me: * One of the lights in our room's chandelier was missing. * The window in our room had no screen and was at ground level to a back alleyway. Given that San Francisco has had an increase in crime recently, it felt like a security risk to open the window.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • 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
  • 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


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