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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place had a great vibe with really helpful staff, the free breakfast was great and well organised food, some other Aussie had even left vegemite out! To be honest it was a little expensive for a hostel $40 a night for a dorm bed and our room was quite hot and stuffy. Really cool dining area though, with booths... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on two occasions - the first in an 8 bed dorm for 2 nights and then again in a private 3 bedroom for 5 nights. Rooms were clean and so were the many bathrooms available for your use. Staff are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Atmosphere is great and it's the perfect place if you want to meet... More

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Staff is great and very helpful - atmosphere is also very cool and it's a good place to meet new people. It's located directly in China town with save neighborhood. There are no homeless people lying around in front of the hostel. Dorms are very clean but small - there are enough bathrooms around which more or less also clean.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed for a night but the staff were very friendly, my roommates were friendly, everyone was welcoming. The rooms are clean and well organised. The bathrooms were spacious. It was a nice stay.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic hostel with a great atmosphere, and feels a big fun share house of sorts. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and make you feel part of the hostel - there are free dinner nights, cool events always happening, breakfast everyday and cool chill out places. Hostel has a great location for food! Little Italy provides... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, I don't want to be overly scathing about it as im sure everyone has an off day, and on another day it would probably be good, but that being said, it is the only hostel i've ever left. The Hostel was cramped and dingy and the carpets stink, you cant fit two people down the corridor side by side... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money. Plenty of bathrooms, breakfast included in the price and dry sauna as well. Plus they have friendly staff who helped me with everything I needed (thx Joe and the other guy who had shift with you on August 31).

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Byron Bay, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived smiling and chatting to fellow travellers who had kindly helped me with my bags through a heavy door and up numerous stairs to the foyer. It was late and wasn't that busy, but I didn't even get a hello or anything friendly from the staff member who checked me in, just impersonal and businesslike. I was sort of... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this hostel! The building is huge...specially the common area, so at first is a little bit hard to know people but the activities organized at the hostel are perfect for that and at the end you will be meeting fellow travelers everywhere. I stayed in a 8 bed dorm and the place was nice, with a sink... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with my boyfriend in the private annex (private rooms are in a separate building down the road). It was clean & comfortable with a TV, dresser and a little balcony with views of the city & the water. Green Tortoise is a great, fun & super friendly hostel for young travellers on a budget, with free breakfast &... More

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Address: 494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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