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 accommodations 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 laundry facilities. An airport shuttle can only be arranged for a return to the airport. Ferry Building shops, farmers market and restaurants are 0.6 mi away from Green Tortoise Hostel. Fisherman's Wharf attractions are 20 minutes’ walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!


Availability

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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
9.4
High score for San Francisco
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Audrey
    United States of America United States of America
    The location is perfect. Room is nice. There are enough bathrooms that we didn't have to wait. Simple breakfast is very nice. They also provide eggs for us to cook.
  • Pi
    United States of America United States of America
    The place has a nice flow. The staff, most of them are nice, talkative and make you feel good. The vibes are artistic, musical, chill....in a positive atmosphere. I would repeat my experience if I need to go back to San Francisco
  • Atilla
    United States of America United States of America
    This is probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in!

Area info

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

Most popular amenities
  • 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
  • Linens
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
    Off-site
  • Stand-up comedy
    Off-site
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Spa
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

House rules

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

Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

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
Must-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 people 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 ID 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 center of San Francisco. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Sauna
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bicycle rental
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Stand-up comedy

  • The prices at Green Tortoise Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Green Tortoise Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.