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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

2.0 of 5 494 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to SFCO suddenly by myself, no idea of what to do and where to start from… The set me up with everything I needed to know. Staff were so cool, I met bunch of nice traveler. The location is a plus!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Green Tortoise was very organized and everyone was very nice and helpful. They offered activities every night and very good dinners three times a week. We slept great at the hostel, we did have a private two person room, which may have been one reason, but the hostel seemed very quite and even though the road outside was very... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Short walks to Chinatown, Little Italy, Financial District, Fisherman's wharf and so on. Plenty of transport around. Good free breakfast included. Free dinners on certain days. Computers and printers. Laundry facilities. Recommend.

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Beijing, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 3 nights in this hostel and it was satisfying considering the price and the location. the staff are helpful on giving information and helping out. They give you a brief tour upon arrival and this is a huge building for a hostel, and also professionally run by a group of people,i stayed at the 3rd floor which was... More 

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Brest, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time in this hostel. Really Clean, safe and extremely friendly. The people who worked here are awesome, you can find advices and they help you to have the best time possible. Free breakfast in the morning are a great advantages and you can meet other people from all over the world. I definitively recommend it. Location... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

location. location. location. plus this place has everything (amenities-wise) that one could wish for and more...for only $30. including daily continental breakfasts and 3 dinners a week, bands, booze, party hostel that doesn't interfere with anyone outside there international lounge. and the kitchen is open for everyones use. and a pool table, foozball table, band set up and a huge... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is excellent. There're many cafeterias and restaurants near this hostel. By walking from here, it takes only 15 min to Fisherman's Wharf, 15 min to union square, and 5 min to China town. The staffs and service were also good.

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

Location is good but that's about all the positive experience I had. Private rooms (where I stayed) are in separate building a block from main building where breakfast is. There are 2 rooms on ground floor but right next to main door, kitchen and bathroom so can hear everything. 3 rooms downstairs are right in front of washing machine and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the front desk kicked me out of the hostel because I told them I did not like being called a "ching chong". I am Vietnamese American and I look Chinese. Please don't go there if you believe racism and oppression is wrong.

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

Hi LoverOcean, I wanted to take a moment to rebut your version of these events. What actually transpired was that our general manager politely asked you to leave (and refunded your remaining nights) after you berated our staff and accused them of being racist. The Green Tortoise does not condone any form of intolerance. We have guests from all over... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I've stayed at the green tortoise twice and both times were excellent. Worth the price! I've always felt safe at the hostel and in the neighborhood, the staff is very friendly and answers all your questions. The common room is something quite special to behold, an old ballroom is the best place to meet travelers from around the world. Their... More 

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

Hi Karina, A pleasure to read your review where you appreciate the hostel for what it creates. A community of real travelers that are here to communicate and interact. We also like to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations where you really do get "value for money". Our free meals and events facilitate this and guests experience a sense of... 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): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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