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Green Tortoise Backpackers Guesthouse

Hostel | 494 Broadway, San Francisco, California, USA CA 94133

91.4% Overall Rating

435 out of 465 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/07/2014)

Genevieve Engelhardt thinks…

"Green Tortoise was a great choice, good people, nice atmosphere, good spot and helpful staff. They have a good breakfast and 3 free dinners a week (you are encouraged to help cook). Was in quite a…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that taxes are not included in the price and are payable on top of your confirmed balance.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 2.25%
Visitors Tax 14.00%

Check-In/Out Details

Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included, Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

5 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included, Selected drinks included

About Green Tortoise Backpackers Guesthouse

Why green tortoise?

More for your money, free guest computers and WiFi! Free full breakfast daily! Free dinners three times per week! Free under bed lockers! Free sauna! Free tour information! Best facilities! Clean, fun, safe with world travelers and adventurers and international staff of travel folks just like you.
All this and a great location to be yourself in the city by the bay.

We know our hostel is the best value for your euro, dollar or peso. When you stay here you feel like a part of our family. We may not tuck you in, but we take care of you like no other place you've been before. It's our mission to make your stay in San Francisco the best possible. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask us and we'll help without hesitation.

To make here feel like home: we have no curfew, we do have a huge communal kitchen, a giant turn of the century ballroom with pool and foosball, a piano, cable TV, a bike rack and quiet places to fill in the journals of your travels. The rooms are all non-smoking with large lockers under the beds to store your gear safely, comfy beds with reading lights, self locking doors and new friends to meet. Our private rooms provide a chic hostel experience and a few have TV’s and a large selection of movies so you can chill out and have quiet time with your travel mate.

We are in a fantastic location. You came to San Francisco to explore and there is no better place to start than in our own neighbourhood, north beach (little Italy), famous for entertainment, book stores, and beat generation history. The hostel is only a few moments walk to Chinatown, a short walk along the San Francisco Bay to Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as located one block from public transportation to take you all over the bay area. Our friendly staff will take the time to give you a free map and directions to anywhere you wish to spend your day. They are also full of suggestions on what’s cool to do in San Francisco on any given day!

Important: We currently accept Visa, MasterCard or US Dollars for payment at the hostel. Sorry, no personal checks or travelers checks can be accepted.
Tax is not included in the price.

Please note that there is a $20 key deposit for each person which is returned upon checkout. The key deposit must be paid in cash. Sorry, but the key deposit cannot be put on your credit card.

Checkout is at 11:00 am.
Check in begins upon availability.
Our luggage room is available for those times before and after.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Accommodation Information

Breakfast included
Three free dinners per week
Computer Access and WiFi
Linen included
Credit cards accepted
Towels available
Security lockers
Luggage storage
Children friendly
Guest kitchen
Telephone/fax facilities
24 hour reception
Travel desk/travel info
Common room
No curfew
No lockout
Bike parking

Location Information

Located Near...
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!!