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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

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494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
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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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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Green Tortoise 4 days/3 nights and it was perfect! It was a lot cheaper than most accommodations (and hostels), especially since we had booked a private room. The staff is friendly and easygoing. Everyday, there was a special available for travellers (free dinner, pub crawl, food crawl, live music, etc.) in case you didn't have any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms were clean and comfortable. Was not too noisy when I stayed here. Breakfast was ample. Walking distance to most things. Had to wait for bathroom a couple of times but that is to be expected. Large dining room for breakfast. Make your own eggs. They also provide free dinner a couple of nights a week. Fabulous

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location can be a lil shady, i heard a molly deal right outside my window at 2 am. the rooms are small and you could have trouble finding places to put your luggage. bathrooms are plentiful but do get quite full quickly during prime time. you have to hurry and snag one quick but usually it's not that big of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely great staff, couldnt have been more helpful. We are a 50yo couple and stayed in one of the private rooms. The room was a good size, bed very comfortable, heater and hair drier provided as well as laundry facilities. The location was central to union square and the wharfs and we didnt have any probems with the area. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for a week. The hostel is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. The nightly activities were awesome and a great way to meet others. The location was brilliant with connections to everywhere in SF. Free dinners were of restaurant quality and the breakfast was also good. 100% recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Green Tortoise was a very pleasant hostel stay. Very well organised business... easy check in, very clean, plenty of bathrooms and showers, breakfast, entertainment and social occasions. The location is convenient to most areas of the city. There is a great ball room / common area to socialise/drink/eat breakfast which also backs onto their huge kitchen. We stayed in... More 

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

Hi Jamo96, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our ballroom, it really is special. It's everything you said--a chance to meet people, eat, drink, cook, play--just relax and enjoy yourself (in the heart of SF!). We are very proud of our hostel and we love... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights in April. It was such a nice hostel. The staff and other guests are all friendly, its secure (front door locks at 730pm but you can get in any time), the free breakfast is great and has food to suit all preferences. Would stay again.

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

Hi Madmaddyma, I hope you do come and stay with us again! We love being able to provide free meals for our guests. I'm glad that you enjoyed breakfast and hope that you were able to enjoy our free dinner too! --GT Management More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A highly recommend a stay at the Green Tortoise. I spent 8 nights there and found it to be a great hub for my adventures in SF. The location is central allowing you to access almost anywhere in the city within an hours walk. It's 10 minutes stroll from Fisherman's Wharf, the ferry terminal, and just over an hour by... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a nice hostel!!! Exactly the way a hostel should be, fun clean, cheap but with great facilities. Pros: Great staff Great atmosphere They do fun outings at night such as pubcrawls and dinners Instruments for everyone to grab and play Good breakfast with lots of choice specifically for a hostel Clean rooms and bathrooms Private rooms get a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, and the only one I returned to! :) Yes, it has every little nuisance that hostels usually have, but the atmosphere is excellent, the staff is super friendly and they even have fruits at breakfast! Great, great location too!

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

Thanks Andrea! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay! Our staff truly are amazing and stride to be helpful as possible. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast as well! We hope you had a chance to try one of our amazing free dinners too! If youre ever in San Francisco again, dont be a stranger. Youre welcome back anytime. :)... More 

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