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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hostel good location to most of the sites are in walking distance! Nice pub crawl! Big common room free meals and breakfasts good beer pong tournament staff were great with tours! Always a party going on nice size pool table! Good tours on offer in the tortoise bus!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would have given more stars but the place is so unorganised. When we arrived to check in for the second time they said our booking didnt exist even though we had a confrimation email. We were told that we couldnt check in until 11 so we sat around waiting for three hours then at 11 got told no one stayed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the Green Tortoise in Seattle, so when I came to SF I reserved the Green Tortoise for my stay. The atmosphere was a little less social here, which was disappointing. And the rooms were so much smaller. Hardly any space to move around. And the location was decent. I was just so impressed with the Green Tortoise in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a few nights and was pleased with everything. I booked online via a booking site and then had to change my booking due to plans changing. The lady at the counter even refunded me my booking fee at the hostel. Free meals are great and good quality. Its a short walk from Chinatown and not too far... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Green Tortoise through a third party website. I was surprised, and somewhat alarmed, to receive an email directly from the hostel afterwards with the tagline, "We are the number 1 party hostel in San Francisco". There had been no mention of this in any of the information or reviews on the booking website - I guess I... More

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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now viewed among my community as the expert budget traveler, the most common question I am asked is about staying in a hostel. I am asked that question, because I am from the community that views hostels as strictly for college students gone wild. For that reason, no one I know would ever consider a hostel until I did. As... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private room in the annex for 5 nights. The annex is very well situated, just enough close to the main building to walk and have your free (and good) breakfast, but far enough of the street to be a quiet place. It's a small building, just behind a school yard. Our room (108) was ok, pretty large... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews, I knew I wanted to try the Green Tortoise. My friends and I booked one private 3 bed room and one of my friends stayed in a 4 bed female room. We were all really pleased with our stay. There was a delicious vegetarian friendly breakfast every morning that usually consisted of bagels, oatmeal, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is easily the coolest hostel I have ever stayed in. We got to San Fran from LA at 5am by the cheapest greyhound bus fare we could find. Even though check in was something like 11am the 24 hour staff let us all in and let us sleep in the dining room with our bags rather than leave us... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is among the best hostels I've ever stayed at, in a city I love. The staff is genuinely friendly and helpful and they are always available any time of the day or night. Given that GT is located in North Beach amid a gaggle of strip clubs (plus other, better things like City Lights Books and some kickass Italian... More

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Address: 494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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The Green Tortoise San Francisco hostel, USA is a full service, fun, comfortable, and welcoming hostel. Located in the North Beach area (Little Italy), famous for entertainment, bookstores, and Beat Generation history. The hostel is close to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, famous bars and restaurants & public transportation that can take you all over the Bay Area. We are a PARTY hostel, so come & be included in our social events held nightly. Lots of Freebies, breakfast daily, dinner 3 x a week, wifi, sauna, massage chair and lots more! Please note *No elevators, *Shared bathrooms *Average age 22-30 & next to an *Adult entertainment area. We are also famous for our "hostel on wheels" sleeper coach adventures that offer tours to many exciting destinations seasonally - Alaska, Canyons of the West, California Coastal Crawler, Yosemite, Death Valley, Cross country trips, Baja, as well as Burningman and the Oregon Country Fair. ... more   less 
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