- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Late Check-out
- Self-Catering Facilities
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle Hire
- Bicycle Parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals available
- Meeting Room
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam room
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels for hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing machine
The prices listed do not include tax. Taxes are added to your total reservation price at check-in. A 16.25% tourist and hotel tax will be added when the nightly rate is $40 or more, and only 1% tax will be added when the dorm bed rate is less than $40..
There is a $20 cash key deposit per person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and US cash for payment at the hostel. Credit card surcharge is $1 extra per night for dorms, and $2 extra per night for private rooms. No surcharge for US debit cards or cash.
Checkout is at 11am. Check in is at 4pm or earlier depending on availability. Please check with reception. Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.
Guests under 18 years old must be in a private room with their parent or guardian.
Each guest much show a government issued photo ID from outside of the Bay Area. We do not host anybody living in the Bay Area. Proof of travel may be required.
We do not accept groups of more than 4 people. Group bookings consisting of 5 or more persons may be asked for payment prior to arrival. Please contact the hostel directly.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be charged for the price of the first night.
Check-in / Check-out
Earliest check-in: 00:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00
- Credit Cards Accepted
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Taxes Not Included
Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?
5 Bed Female Dorm
8 Bed Mixed Dorm
About Green Tortoise Hostel
San Francisco's Favorite Party Hostel! The most authentic & all-inclusive hostel in North America. We are family owned and operated and dedicated to the traveler.
Why green tortoise?
- MORE for the money & a unique San Francisco experience
- FREE wifi throughout building & rooms
- FREE dinners 3 times a week - pasta, tacos, curry - wholesome & made with love!
- FREE breakfast every day (fruit, bagels & spreads, orange juice, eggs, baked beans and organic oatmeal)
- FREE linens (comfy duvets in private & dorm rooms)
- FREE pub crawls (buy your own drinks)
- FREE sauna
- FREE computer lounge (printing is available too!)
- FREE under bed lockers (bring your own padlock, or buy one for $5)
- FREE tea & coffee 24/7 - great assortment of quality tea bags
- FREE fully equipped kitchen with the latest equipment open 24 hrs
- FREE activities
- FREE day luggage storage before check in and after check out
- FREE maps & tour information
- FREE organic lavender shampoo, condition, body wash, and use of hair dryers
- FREE spirited
- Solid beds, real mattresses, not foam
- 4 outlet plugs per bunk plus a reading light
- Discounts on bicycle rentals
- Discounts at local stores
- Airport shuttle back to SFO airport - $14/person
- Legendary adventure tours on our own sleeper coaches
- Napa & Sonoma wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- 11am check-out
- Huge kitchen
- Giant common room with a pool table, foosball, giant Jenga, piano, stereo, and musical instruments
Green Tortoise has been the favorite of backpackers and travelers for decades. People rave about our unbeatable location in historic North Beach... just a few steps to San Francisco favorites like Chinatown and Little Italy, and a quick walk to Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. After participating in our nightly activity, such as our famous Pub Crawl or Beer Olympics, you can get comfortable in our funky dorm rooms or cozy private rooms and enjoy our delicious free meals. If you have the time, hop on our “hostel on wheels” for a famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel trip to Yosemite, Baja, Alaska, Burning Man, and other US National Parks! These are just a few of the reasons the Tortoise has become a legend.
*Some colorful adult entertainment clubs are located in our vicinity, also a busy & noisy area on the weekends and in peak season from clubs on the street.
If you're looking for a sterile, dull hostel that you can forget about the moment you leave San Francisco, the Tortoise isn't it. Time after time, our guests tell us that their favorite memories of San Francisco are of the times they spent in the hostel itself, meeting and hanging out with other backpackers, enjoying nights in our ballroom, making friends while enjoying our free dinners (3 times a week), or dancing in the ballroom until all hours. If the sun comes up before you've gone to bed, you know you've had a good night at the Green Tortoise.
To make it like your home, there's no curfew, huge kitchen, giant common room with a pool table and foosball, piano, stereo, bicycle rack and quiet places to fill in the journals of your travels. The rooms are all non-smoking with large lockers under the bed to store your gear safely, comfortable beds with reading lights & 4 individual outlets per bunk, and new friends to meet. Our private rooms give you a real home away from home feel with comfy beds so you can chill out and have quiet time with your travel mate.
Visit more of California and travel across the United States with the Green Tortoise Adventure Travel, located inside the Green Tortoise Hostel, stop in and see where you can go in style in our legendary 'Hostel-On-Wheels' Sleeper Coach Bus Trips. Take trips to Yosemite, down the Cali Coast, Alaska, Baja, Burning Man, and across the USA! Check us out online for a complete list of adventures & trip dates for 2016-2017.
A discount parking coupon is available at check-in for a nearby parking garage for $20 for a standard vehicle. Please use our loading zone in front of the hostel to unload your luggage and collect the parking coupon.
Free dinners 3x per week
Free Computer Access and Free WiFi
Credit cards accepted
Please note we do not accept groups of more than 4 people
24 hour reception
Travel desk/travel info
Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Italian Quarter, Hip Clubs, Multi Ethnic Restaurants, Major Public Transportation Lines, San Francisco Bay, Financial District and the best burritos on Broadway!!
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.