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. Our Grand Ballroom is the heart of the hostel where people play music, make friends and unforgettable memories. The ballroom, where musicians are always invited to play, has a pool table, ping pong table, books, games, and complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day. We also have a new designated quiet "Digital Nomad work space" We provide free Wi-Fi. Just off of the ballroom we have a fully equipped kitchen that is open 24 hours a day for you to use. We provide a guest fridge for you to store food, liquor, whatever you want! 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 1 km away from Green Tortoise Hostel. Fisherman's Wharf attractions are 20 minutes’ walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2


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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.6
Value for money
9.0
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
9.3
High score for San Francisco
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  • R
    Romulo
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I liked the events organised by the hostel staff. I liked the cleanness, especially from the toilet. I liked the breakfast, although it was simple, considering the cost of the hostel it was of a great value.
  • Leilani
    Australia Australia
    This was my second time staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel, and I would once again definitely recommend it. The staff were really genuine and lovely. The common area is really large and they go to a lot of effort to have differejt activites and...
  • Nancy
    Canada Canada
    Ideal home base for exploring the city on foot. The waterfront only minutes away & Chinatown around the corner. A leisurely self-serve breakfast in the large, comfortable common room provided an exceptional start to every day.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Green Tortoise Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Heating
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/performance
    Off-site
  • Stand-up comedy
    Off-site
  • Pub crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Games room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
Services
  • 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
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wellness
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

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

Check-in
From 16:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
Check-out
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
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
Pets are not allowed.
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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

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

  • Green Tortoise Hostel is 0.7 miles from the centre of San Francisco. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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

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