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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • 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.
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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.


Green Tortoise Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 - 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)
- 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 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 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    Loved this place, would definitely stay again and hopefully for longer!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2021
    Excellent hostel. I will totally stay again and wish I was there longer!! The staff clearly works so hard.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2021
    I love the Green Tortoise! It is comfortable and cozy, and quiet without being stuffy. I felt safe and the staff is so nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2021
    Had a great stay here! Location was perfect for touring the city, atmosphere was great and you could tell this would be a social hub pre Covid. Now the place is quiet but friendly and we will definitely be back. San Fran is an awesome city to visit. The place is manned 24 hours which for us seemed incredible. They offer social activities but we didn’t do any as we already had plans but next time we will be up for it.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Oct 2021
    Good vibes!! Comfy and clean. Felt safe as a solo female traveller
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2021
    Best hostel in San Francisco. Easy access by bus, located in the heart of North Beach, the Italian neighborhood. A very short walk to Chinatown for cheap food, dim-sum, and bargain prices on hoodies.Because San Francisco is cold in the summer. Great staff, nightly events, an in-tune piano in the main room. Full kitchen, free morning coffee , laundry, snack machines. No elevator only stairs. Minus 1 star because the computer in the social area only plays YouTube. No Spotify or Apple
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2021
    We stayed in a semi-private room. It was cozy and quiet, even though we were in the middle of chinatown. It was a great location, lots of stuff to do around and great restaurants. The kitchen and ball room were handy too.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Sep 2021
    Great location, walking distance from Fisherman wharf. Surrounded by bars and restaurants in Chinatown and little Italy. Great attention.
    Argentina, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Nov 2021
    Amazing location!! Could not have chosen anywhere I'd rather be based to meet this city for the first time.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Oct 2021
    The place was nice, but definitely has a younger vibe. I would stay again tho.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table