Green Tortoise Hostel

494 Broadway, San Francisco, USA, Distance from city centre: 1.1km
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Rating: 91%from 8 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Value for money
  • 90%Facilities
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, baked beans 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 back to SFO airport - $14/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.




he prices listed do not include tax. Taxes are added to your total reservation price at check-in. A 16.25% tourist and hotel tax will be added when the nightly rate is $40 or more, and only 1% tax will be added when the dorm bed rate is less than $40.

There is a $20 cash key deposit per person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and US cash for payment at the hostel. Credit card surcharge is $1 extra per night for dorms, and $2 extra per night for private rooms. No surcharge for US debit cards or cash.

Checkout is at 11am. Check in is at 4pm or earlier depending on availability. Please check with reception. Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.

Guests under 18 years old must be in a private room with their parent or guardian.

Each guest much show a government issued photo ID from outside of the Bay Area. We do not host anybody living in the Bay Area. Proof of travel may be required.

We do not accept groups of more than 4 people.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged for the price of the first night.

he prices listed do not include tax. Taxes are added to your total reservation price at check-in. A 16.25% tourist and hotel tax will be added when the nightly rate is $40 or more, and only 1% tax will be added when the dorm bed rate is less than $40.

There is a $20 cash key deposit per person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and US cash for payment at the hostel. Credit card surcharge is $1 extra per night for dorms, and $2 extra per night for private rooms. No surcharge for US debit cards or cash.

Checkout is at 11am. Check in is at 4pm or earlier depending on availability. Please check with reception. Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.

Guests under 18 years old must be in a private room with their parent or guardian.

Each guest much show a government issued photo ID from outside of the Bay Area. We do not host anybody living in the Bay Area. Proof of travel may be required.

We do not accept groups of more than 4 people.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged for the price of the first night.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

The prices listed do not include tax. Taxes are added to your total reservation price at check-in. A 16.25% tourist and hotel tax will be added when the nightly rate is $40 or more, and only 1% tax will be added when the dorm bed rate is less than $40.

There is a $20 cash key deposit per person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and US cash for payment at the hostel. Credit card surcharge is $1 extra per night for dorms, and $2 extra per night for private rooms. No surcharge for US debit cards or cash.

Checkout is at 11am. Check in is at 4pm or earlier depending on availability. Please check with reception. Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.

Guests under 18 years old must be in a private room with their parent or guardian.

Each guest much show a government issued photo ID from outside of the Bay Area. We do not host anybody living in the Bay Area. Proof of travel may be required.

We do not accept groups of more than 4 people.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged for the price of the first night.

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GETTING TO THE HOSTEL FROM THE AIRPORT, GREYHOUND, OR AMTRAK
From the airport:
There are numerous shuttle companies. We have a special deal with Airport Express SF and they will drive you to the Green Tortoise Hostel for $10 per person. You need to book directly through them and tell them that you are staying at the Green Tortoise. Their number is 415-775-5121. It would be best to call them at Baggage Claim and have them pick you up there. If you cannot contact them then find them upstairs at Arrivals at 'Ground Transportation'. They drive shuttles until 9:45 pm.
There are other shuttles that will drive you here 24/7 and cost around $20 per person.
The BART, the subway ($8.95) is also fairly easy - take any train except the Millbrae train and get off at the Montgomery St. station. From there, walk north on Montgomery St. to Broadway. Make a left on Broadway and you will find the hostel on the right hand side of the street, at the corner of Broadway and Kearny. The walk takes about 15 minutes.
From the Greyhound:
The Greyhound station is located on Folsom and Main streets at the Transbay Termainal. If you prefer to take a taxi, the fare should be less than $10. Otherwise, you can walk (25 - 30 min.) - walk east on Folsom street and turn left on Embarcadero. Walk up Embarcadero and turn left on Broadway and walk about 6 blocks to Broadway and Kearny, we are on the right side. Or you can take the city MUNI bus #10 or #12 ($2.50) from the corner of 2nd St. and Stevenson St. Get off at Pacific St. and Kearny St. then walk 1 block up Kearny St. to Broadway St.
From the Amtrak:
There is no train depot in the city so the Amtrak shuttle bus will leave you at the drop-off point of your choice. The Financial District drop off at the Hyatt Regency Hotel would be the closest, about a 15 minute walk. Walk up California St. until Kearny St. then turn right and continue up Kearny St. until Broadway St.
Parking:
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.

Located Near

Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Italian Quarter, Hip Clubs, The Famous 'City Lights' bookstore, The Beat Museum, Multi-Ethnic Restaurants, Major Public Transportation Lines, San Francisco Bay, Financial District and the best burritos on Broadway!!

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