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Green Tortoise Hostel Hostel

494 Broadway, San Francisco, USA

88% Overall Rating 170 out of 174 customers would recommend this property based on 174 reviews

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 90%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 89%

Value 86%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • 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

Important Information

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 booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Francisco?

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Map and Directions


From the airport:
There are numerous shuttle companies. We have a special deal with Airport Express SF and they will drive you to the Green Tortoise Hostel for $10 per person. You need to book directly through them and tell them that you are staying at the Green Tortoise. Their number is 415-775-5121. It would be best to call them at Baggage Claim and have them pick you up there. If you cannot contact them then find them upstairs at Arrivals at 'Ground Transportation'. They drive shuttles until 9:45 pm.
There are other shuttles that will drive you here 24/7 and cost around $20 per person.
The BART, the subway ($8.95) is also fairly easy - take any train except the Millbrae train and get off at the Montgomery St. station. From there, walk north on Montgomery St. to Broadway. Make a left on Broadway and you will find the hostel on the right hand side of the street, at the corner of Broadway and Kearny. The walk takes about 15 minutes.
From the Greyhound:
The Greyhound station is located on Folsom and Main streets at the Transbay Termainal. If you prefer to take a taxi, the fare should be less than $10. Otherwise, you can walk (25 - 30 min.) - walk east on Folsom street and turn left on Embarcadero. Walk up Embarcadero and turn left on Broadway and walk about 6 blocks to Broadway and Kearny, we are on the right side. Or you can take the city MUNI bus #10 or #12 ($2.50) from the corner of 2nd St. and Stevenson St. Get off at Pacific St. and Kearny St. then walk 1 block up Kearny St. to Broadway St.
From the Amtrak:
There is no train depot in the city so the Amtrak shuttle bus will leave you at the drop-off point of your choice. The Financial District drop off at the Hyatt Regency Hotel would be the closest, about a 15 minute walk. Walk up California St. until Kearny St. then turn right and continue up Kearny St. until Broadway St.
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.

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