This property is a 20-minute walk from the beach. 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. 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. A free dinner is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the menu varies.

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.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Green Tortoise Hostel has been welcoming guests since Dec 9, 2013

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in San Francisco, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!

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4 reasons to choose Green Tortoise Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Caffe Trieste
    0.1 miles
  • Transamerica Building
    0.2 miles
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
    0.3 miles
  • Coit Tower
    0.3 miles
  • Wells Fargo History Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Cable Car Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Aquarium of the Bay
    0.4 miles
  • Embarcadero Plaza
    0.5 miles
  • Grace Cathedral
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Fondue Chinoise
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Saloon
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Specs Bar
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cafe Trieste
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Sotto Mare
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Union Square
    0.7 miles
  • Lombard Street
    0.8 miles
  • Pier 39
    0.8 miles
  • Ghirardelli Square
    1 miles
  • San Francisco City Hall
    1.5 miles
  • Oracle Park
    1.6 miles
  • Alcatraz
    2.1 miles
  • Anchor Brewing Company
    2.4 miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    4 miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Coit Tower
    0.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Fisherman's Wharf
    1 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Golden Gate Bridge
    3 miles
  • Lake Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park
    4 miles
  • Lake Golden Gate Park
    4 miles
  • Mountain Twin Peaks
    5 miles
  • Lake Lake Merritt
    12 miles
  • Mountain Mt Tamalpais State Park
    15 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Muir Woods
    15 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Crissy Field East Beach
    2.5 miles
  • Crissy Field Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Marshall Beach
    4.1 miles
  • Sand Springs Beach
    4.1 miles
  • Baker Beach
    4.2 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Embarcadero Station - BART
    0.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Oakland International Airport
    11.4 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    12.6 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    39.8 miles
How to get to Green Tortoise Hostel from San Francisco International Airport
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Amenities of Green Tortoise Hostel
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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


From 4:00 PM

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


Until 11:00 AM


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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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 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.

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

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

  • Guests staying at Green Tortoise Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

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

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

    • Sauna
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bar crawls
    • Live music/Performance
    • 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.

  • 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 center of San Francisco.