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Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco

2-star2 stars
494 BroadwaySan FranciscoCA94133United States of America, 800-491-6126

City-center hostel within walking distance of Coit Tower
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco

More Info: 866-539-8117

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (4-9 Beds, Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (1 Bed in 4-9 Bed Dorm, Shared Bath)

What’s around Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Coit Tower (5-minute walk)
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (17-minute walk)
  • Museo Italo Americano (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 34 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 37 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 38 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 42 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 14 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 18 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 19 min drive
  • Montgomery St. Station - 15 min walk
  • Ferry Building Station - 15 min walk
  • Embarcadero Station - 16 min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off at scheduled times *


  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Sauna
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1909
  • ATM/banking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco
  • Green Tortoise Hostel
  • Green Tortoise San Francisco
  • Green Tortoise
  • Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco Hotel San Francisco


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 42 reviews

Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco
Great place to stay! Good service!
Eder, us1 night trip
Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco
A Great experience.
I had the best time of my life.
mickey, us2 night business trip
Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Great staff. Great common room. Very welcoming place. Noisy at night.
A Traveler, us2 night business trip
Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco
Great great place to stay!
Green tortoise is definitely a great place to stay either for solo backpackers or for a group of young friends who are able to live together and save a lot! Not only did the service and staff very nice, but they provide a lot for a newcomer to explore in the city. The most helpful features for me is: 1. They organize discounted local activities such as I joined a group of friends to a noodle restaurant and enjoyed a great comedy show for only $11! 2. They sell and send postcards for me 3. They provide free breakfast of very good quality as well as free dinner on certain nights of the week 4. The restroom is private with access for one person only at a time 5. The bed is very comfortable and 4 people per room is quite manageable 6. The location is very convenient with several bus stops connecting to most places of the city 7. Meet friends from all over the world and be brave to communicate 8. I am a fan of greenish staff and everything here is green :) All in all, I really enjoy the stay here! A few more suggestions for the incoming visitors are: 1. better bring your own little lock if you don't feel safe, although they sell a kind of key-lock (not a password lock) at $10 per each 2. ask yourself if you could accept sleeping in a room with foreigners with potentially unpleasant behaviors such as snoring or getting up way earlier than you... (I met some in other hostels...) 3. Oh! They don't have elevators so be aware Good luck and enjoy your stay at the hostel!
Vickie, us1 night trip
Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco
Great hostel for travellers!
Great place for people travelling by themselves. Staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions. Free breakfast every morning, free dinner 3 times a week with great outings throughout the week. Highly recommended!
Matthew, us3 night trip

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Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco, San Francisco

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