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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

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494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here in two different rooms in May 2015. Overall a fun, clean hostel in an older building. Biggest complaints are the small room sizes and not enough bathrooms for the number of rooms. The staff are super friendly and happy to help, good wifi, good events organised by the hostel, and the breakfast was probably the best I've had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Green Hostel is the hostel to stay at in SF! Staff were super friendly and helpful, the free breakfast is the best I've had at any hostel, free dinners 3 nights a weeks and fun events every day organised by the hostel. The only complaint is that there are not nearly enough bathrooms for the amount of people staying... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a friend recently spent 11 nights at the Green Tortoise and we both have nothing but good words to say about this place. The staff are all incredibly friendly and super helpful when you have any questions. We stayed in a private twin room so I can't speak about what it's like to stay in a dorm but... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel, very organized and clean, staff very friendly and a big common room/kitchen to meet people. Location is excellent, close to many bars and restaurants, easy access to transportation. Only thing could be better would be to have more toilets/showers in the top floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a Great place to stay! Great location, clean, great value for money. Ticks all the boxes. If you are looking for constable and great location then this is where you want to be. I have spent 4 days here and I am returning to San Fran and have chosen to stay here again. There were 4 of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Francisco was our second stop on our US road trip and as a group of four girls we thought this hostel was one of the top ones we stayed at. The decor was a bit dated but it didn't matter - the family style free meals, central location and social events to opt in and out of all give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had already been in the Seattle Green Tortoise Hostel and I have had a great experience. I expected the same from the San Francisco one, but, for my surprise, it was even better! The rooms are clean and the sheets seemed very clean too. I felt very safe in and around the hostel. The common areas were just incredible!... More 

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northampton uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished a green tortoise tour which was awesome, it won't be our last. Stayed for 1 night before moving to north beach but wish we had stayed longer. Brilliant location and great place to hang out and meet people. Few adult clubs near by but all friendly. Even had a chat with one of the doormen. Who said hostels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to many hostels around the world. This one is the best. For an expensive city, this was excellent value! Location is superb. You get breakfast (bagels, fruit, juice, coffee, cereal) 3 nights a week they do dinner, which is free, as long as you help out. Lots of resources for tourism. They do excellent value trips to usual places,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the additional building down the block in a private double room which had great views and a nice clean bathroom. We used the main building daily though, for the bagel breakfast each morning which was a great way to start the day and every night when we came back from long days of being out in the... More 

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