Located in the lively North Beach Little Italy district, this San Francisco hostel is just 3 minutes’ walk to the renowned City Lights Bookstore and the entertainment district. Free WiFi is provided.

Shared dormitory accommodation is offered by Green Tortoise Hostels San Francisco. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and a large lounge with free table tennis and billiards.

A free daily breakfast consisting of eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, bagels, fresh fruit and orange juice is served every morning at this hostel. Coffee and tea are available all day. Nightly social events, all including cheap drink deals and some nights discounted dinners!

A 24-hour reception is offered to guests of this hostel. Other facilities offered include a tour desk, luggage storage and a launderette. An airport shuttle can only be arranged for a return to the airport.

Ferry Building shops, farmers market and restaurants are 0.6 miles away from Green Tortoise Hostel. Fisherman's Wharf attractions are 20 minutes’ walk away.

This is our guests' favourite part of San Francisco, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Green Tortoise Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 9 Dec 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1

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Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?
    As a hostel we ask the the guests respect their roommates, and we enforce this policy. The street is busy on weekends and there is an after hours clu..
    Answered on 13 August 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    ?We have nightly activities, they are evenly split between in house functions and going out in the surrounding North Beach neighborhood all depending ..
    Answered on 28 October 2019
  • How do I store my luggage at the hostel before I check in? Do I just leave my luggage at the front desk or should I contact a number beforehand?
    Just come to the front desk and we will be happy to help store your luggage in our secure storage room
    Answered on 7 July 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes, free luggage storage is available on the day of check-in and check-out. We also offer $4/night locked storage in our oversized lockers in the com..
    Answered on 26 October 2019
  • Hi! Can we have a mail sent to your place during our stay? Thanks!
    As long as you are staying with us and it comes close to when you are here.
    Answered on 5 May 2022
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Facilities of Green Tortoise Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Live music/performance Off-site
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site
  • Pub crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Games room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

House rules

Green Tortoise Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Green Tortoise Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note: Guests under 18 years of age can only check-in with a parent or official guardian.

Guests under 16 years of age are only permitted in private rooms, unless an entire dorm is rented.

Group reservations consisting of 5 or more persons may be asked for payment prior to arrival.

We have a 7 day maximum stay.

Guests must provide a government issued ID that is from outside the Bay Area.

Please contact us if you are unsure about check-in requirements.

Please note: Guests should inquire with hotel directly regarding fee for off-site parking.

Guests need to provide proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination to stay at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Green Tortoise Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Green Tortoise Hostel by:

    • Taxi 35min
    • Train 50min

  • Green Tortoise Hostel is 0.7 miles from the centre of San Francisco.

  • Guests staying at Green Tortoise Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Check-in at Green Tortoise Hostel is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Green Tortoise Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Green Tortoise Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Billiards
    • Games room
    • Table tennis
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bicycle rental
    • Live music/performance
    • Pub crawls
    • Stand-up comedy