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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience at a hostel and it completely exceeded my expectations! All staff members at the front desk, particularly both Sarahs, are very friendly and extremely helpful! This hostel offers many delicious options in their free daily breakfast and they also provide free dinners three nights a week in addition to complementary snacks throughout the week. Perfect...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in San Fran, staff were very helpful and friendly, rooms were comfortable and they provide a good breakfast to set you up for the day. Exactly what I expected from a hostel at a reasonable price. Great location into the center and only about a 10 minute walk to the piers. Only fault was the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stay at the Green Tortoise was by far my most favoured, memorable and by far the most satisfactory of all my 40+ hostels ive stayed at. From the moment of entry I was welcomed with good tidings from the front desk staff and receieved as much help as I could possibly receive even after arriving late into the night....

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great hostel to stay at! we had a private room but the common room was a great place to meet people, eat and listen to music. They have events every night. Rooms were small but just what we needed, and clean Free breakfast and dinner 3 nights a week, the chef was hilarious! loved him! Kate helped...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Expect the bare minimum. Personally, I don't understand some of the reviews raving about this place - sure, you meet people, but that doesn't mean it deserves a 5 star rating. The rooms are all pretty dark during the day, but bright from street lights outside during night. I had some pretty bad sleeps due to the uncomfortable mattress (felt...

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've booked for a private bunk-bed room for 2 nights. The staffs were friendly and was able to explain the logistics thoroughly. There's free breakfast daily and dinner on everyday other odd days (nice!). There's ample shower room and I didn't really wait long in the morning for my turn to grab the shower room. It's always lively at the...

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Thank KelVin K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I spent many weeks in this fantastic place ! Every time I had to book a room in SF I wasn't able to change choice and decide for another place. Staff was great, breakfast simple but perfect as it was, rooms clean even in the mixed dorm. I had the chance to meet great people and a few of them...

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

A friend and I planned to stay for just as couple of days and ended up staying over a week. When you step into the Green Tortoise Hostel you're welcomed with open arms. Throughout our visit here, we felt a part of a little international SF community. I met some wonderful people during my stay, some of whom I'm sure...

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here two nights and loved it. The staff was excellent and the hostel was clean and spacious. They have excellent free suppers (M/W/F) prepared by a cook and the breakfast is far above your average Continental fare. The location is right between Chinatown and the Italian district with great dining nearby. For the price you couldn't get a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 March 2017

You will get energize as soon as you check-in. there were lot of traveler, backpacker, friendly help desk, etc. Most important the hostel location, quite near to most of the place. I enjoyed the kitchen concept and had good breakfast ! They were arrange airport pick-up too, hassle free stay. I love to stay again here.

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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The Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco is a full service, fun, comfortable, and welcoming hostel. Located in the North Beach area (Little Italy), famous for entertainment, bars, bookstores, and Beat Generation history. The hostel is close to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, famous bars and restaurants & public transportation that can take you all over the Bay Area. We are a SOCIAL hostel, so come & be included in our events held nightly in and outside the hostel. Lots of Freebies, breakfast daily, dinner 3 x a week, wifi, sauna, massage chair and lots more! Please NOTE *No elevators, *All shared bathrooms along the hallways (but private use)*Average age 22-30 & next to an *Adult entertainment & club area that can be noisy on weekends & in peak season.** WE ARE BEST SUITED TO BACKPACKERS IN SEARCH OF COMMUNITY, OUR HOSTEL DOES NOT PROVIDE "HOTEL STYLE" ROOM SERVICE TO MAINTAIN VALUE FOR MONEY) Room types available from us are mixed (CO-ED), female, standard private (one Queen bed), twin bunk private, triple (double bed below, single above) & quad bunk style (2 double (full) sized bunk beds). Group inquires welcome. We are also famous for our "hostel on wheels" customized sleeper coach adventures that offer private charters & tours to many exciting destinations seasonally - Alaska, Canyons of the West, Cross Country - East and West bound, California Coastal Crawler, Yosemite, Death Valley, Baja, as well as Burningman and the Oregon Country Fair. Please contact us directly for more information, we also have a hostel in Seattle. We look forward to making your San Francisco experience a memorable one! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

Address: 494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Price Range: RM228 - RM825 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“try to get room at first floor as there is not elevator”
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Loveguych, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get the window bed!”
kieuvanjuneb, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the Annex Building next to the school are quieter, bring your walking shoes...its San Francisco”
U438NAmarkt, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“maybe specify that you don't want to sleep on a window sill?”
tascha_hk, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it get your own room, and make sure you don't get a room next to the Laundry room. V noise”
Ramoncyprus85, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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