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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Daocheng County, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is very good. It is well located. I really recommended. It is very clean, internet is fast, computers all around, really really good! However, do not expect to be treated on a friendly way... everything is too "professional" and dry. If you decide to stay one more day, and you inform that you will stay one more day,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for 1 night and we thought we should stay more. Clean facilities, good location and friendly staffs. The most important point is the art style of this hostel, and that's why I put "amazing" on the title.

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New York, New York, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here as we were looking for a cheap place to stay while in San Francisco. Overall, it was clean, had good wifi, and generally served its purpose. It wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible either. Warning: it is in a so-so neighborhood (lots of strip clubs nearby), but it's a good location to some key... More

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is brilliantly located right on the fringe of the little Italy and Chinatown districts in San Fran. While there are a few adult pubs and clubs nearby it was a safe and hassle free neighbourhood to be. It's spread over 3+ levels so sure with a pretty sweet community area, kitchen etc in the main level. The main... More

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GreenTortoise, Front Office Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco, responded to this review

Wow! I can’t thank you enough for that amazing review! You truly understand our hostel, especially the values and vibe we try to promote. We believe that our free meals help to promote a sense of community and create a place for travelers to exchange stories and get to know one another. I’m so happy that you saw the passion... More

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6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is in the middle of strip club land, so if ur a mature couple probably not suited to you. Expensive for a private room. Survivable at best, found pubes on my bed sheet it is a last option type place. Good thing is the tv has movie channels, bring flip flops, the bathroom floors are gross!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a few years ago now. Having spent 3 weeks on the green tortoise bus trip from New York to San fransisco. Finished it off with a few night in the hostel wher we had the little flat. This was a brilliant place. Great atmosphere great facilities for a hostel and comfortable clean basic. What more do you... More

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GreenTortoise, Front Office Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you'll come back to see us! -GT Management More

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a block and a half from City Lights Bookshop along Columbus Avenue this character hostel has a dining hall which serves a great free daily breakfast and some dinners, as well as hosting lots of events that can help you meet others or just chill out in the hostel enjoyably. Definitely has a young, party hostel vibe (as promised).... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location (even with the strip clubs/peep shows near by) with an easy walk to warf and Chinatown and really decent breakfast but bring ear plugs! Street can be noisy, all rooms have a big fan which is nice but noisy and request a room NOT sharing a wall with the common room! My bed was literally vibrating and shaking... More

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GreenTortoise, Front Office Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco, responded to this review

Thanks for writing! I’m glad that you enjoyed all that our location has to offer. We love being located in North Beach, only a short walk from the wharf and Chinatown. We do understand that there are numerous bars in the area as well as the common room being frequented by music and parties. We try not to let the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gonna be a short but sweet review. Amazing hostel, central location. The strip clubs close by are a bit sketchy but I felt very safe. They lock the front door at 7:30 so you have to be buzzed in which is great security. Free breakfast every morning. And oh my; the free dinners three times a week was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it sounds expensive at $40 a night for a 4bed dorm I would definitely recommend this place! Breakfast included and free vegetarian dinners 3 nights a week plus many other awesome extras like great wifi, free massage chairs and lots of helpful staff! There are many activities run from the hostel...at least one every day and night. Our room... More

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GreenTortoise, Guest Relations Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco, responded to this review

Hi Marion, We think we are exciting too! Thanks for the great review. We feel by offering all the extras (free dinners and breakfasts, etc) that it helps our budget travelers hip pocket. We are always thinking of ways to make sure your experience is the very best in this fantastic city. Rooms can be warmer in September and early... 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): $
Number of rooms: 40
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