Green Tortoise Hostel

Green Tortoise Hostel

San Francisco, California - 494 Broadway Street
$25 per night
$25 per night


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  • The staff is outstanding
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An unexpected find in San Francisco ... I loved this hotel! It was centrally located, maps were available at reception, and the staff were happy to help orientate guests.
The beds were my favourite feature, after weeks of sleeping on wobbly metal bunk beds, it was so nice to sleep in a sturdy ...

Description - Hostel

The Green Tortoise is San Francisco's favorite hostel for a reason. We are more than a hostel... we are a full service, fully accommodating, fun, comfortable and welcoming hostel. People that love to travel run our hostel. Our knowledgeable staff will always take the time to help you with your holiday to ensure that it is the best that it can be! No matter your question, we have the answers... whether it be where to buy postcards or how to find the best deals on flights!

Fantastic Location. Best Facilities. Fun Parties! Our San Francisco Hostel is located in the North Beach area(Little Italy), famous for entertainment, book stores, and beat generation history. You come to San Francisco to explore and 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. From your room to any part of the City, it's easy to navigate. Our friendly staff will take the time to give you a free map and directions anywhere you wish to spend your day as well as give you suggestions on what's cool to do in San Francisco that day!

We know what you need because we listen to our guests and constantly offer different services to make your stay as great as possible. You asked for it and we deliver High Speed Internet, Wireless Internet, Free Breakfast, Free Sauna, Free linens, Free Dinners three times a week, Movie Nights to relax, Open Mic Entertainment, Impromptu Musical Acts and the most laid back place for you to be yourself. There's no curfew, a huge kitchen, giant common room with pool and foosball, a piano, stereo, cable TV, a 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 bed with reading lights, self locking doors and new friends to meet. Our private rooms give you a real home away from home feel with comfy beds and a few with TV and a large selection of movies for free so you can chill out and have quiet time with your travel partner.

The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 40
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $25

Double Female Dorm Mixed Dorm Triple Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

24-hr front desk Bicycle rental Breakfast included Car rental Elevator/lift not available Gameroom Laundry/valet service Linen included Live music No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (extra charge) Safe deposit box Sauna Sports/activities Tour/sightseeing assistance Wireless internet

Room amenities

Dormitory Accommodation with shared bath: Our dorm rooms have between 4 and 8 beds. We offer female-only dorms and co-ed dorms, free sheets and towels, and lockers under each bed.

Private Double Rooms with shared bath: These include free sheets and towels, soap, shampoo, a TV with free movies at the front desk, and lots of pillows!

Private Twin Rooms with shared bath: These rooms have two separate single bunk beds. They include free sheets and towels, soap, shampoo.

Private Triple Rooms with shared bath: These rooms have a double bed and a single bed (bunk-style). They include free sheets and towels, soap, shampoo.

Backpacker facilities Internet access Lockers Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom


We're centrally located in North Beach, San Francisco's "Little Italy." Our location puts you right where you can navigate by foot, public bus or bicycle (yes, bicycle!) in San Francisco! North Beach is well known for its eclectic cafe culture, Beat Generation history (we’re right around the block from Vesuvio’s, Jack Kerouac’s beloved watering hole!), great Italian restaurants, loads of book stores, colorful characters, and that friendly laid-back attitude that makes San Francisco a great place to be. We're also walking distance from Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and downtown.

Points of interest
  • The Beat Museum (one block)
  • Chinatown (1 block)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1 mile)
  • The Embarcadero (1 mile)
  • North Beach
  • Coit Tower (. 5 mile)

Price details

$25 - 65 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We require 48 hours notice for cancellations, otherwise we will need to charge for the first night. Payment is due in full upon arrival. For groups of 5 or more, we require pre-payment for the first night. Upon arrival, we also require a $20 cash deposit for the key, to be refunded upon departure.

Location - Hostel

494 Broadway Street
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California  US  94133

Latitude: 37.79815, Longitude: -122.40521

How to get there

We are at 494 Broadway, at the intersection of Kearny St. and Broadway.

If you can, leave the car at home! From the airport, you can take a shuttle bus door-to-door for about $15/person. You can also take the BART train to Montgomery Station, and walk north on Montgomery St. to Broadway and turn left (1 mile). From the Greyhound terminal, walk two blocks west on Mission St. to 3rd St. and take the 9, 30, or 45 bus to Broadway Columbus, or walk north on 3rd St until it turns into Montgomery and follow the walking directions above.

Nearest airport: San Francisco International, 15 miles