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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We must have stayed in over a hundred hostels between Europe/SEA/Oz/NZ and the green tortoise is definitely the best we've seen so far in the US. Granted the rooms are pretty small, but the staff are great, fast check in, all the facilities you need, FREE breakfast and dinner!!!! And the location is perfect for touring around SF. It's not... More

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Solsona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed 4 nights at the hotel. Every night I could not sleep for the noise of their own customers at the corridors at 3:00 am(if you complain they said you that they can,t do anithing, they sai that you must put ear-plugs). The rooms are not much clean and smalls. It,s a lot of expensive for the kind of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks for free dinner when I was on the ropes. Such a great place. Clean and friendly. All you need. Great locale too!!! Yeessssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeee e!!!!! The staff are cool and keen to share a tea with ya

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As far as hostels go, this is a really, really good one. It has a real community atmosphere with events on most nights, free breakfasts daily, free dinners several nights a week. The big common room off of the lobby is gorgeous, a great place to just sit and chill out or meet other travellers. Kitchen is big and well-equipped,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a week last month I have stayed at several hostels, and this one is one of the best hostels. I stayed in a 4 women dorm that was super clean and mostly quiet. The common room was a beautiful ballroom that hosted events every night. There had been five bathrooms on each floor that had been kept surprisingly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there a while ago but have kept very good memories of the place. The atmosphere was great, I loved the ballroom. In the evening, it was very nice to hang out there for a while to get to know all the other guests. Rooms and the kitchen were clean, the hostel has a nice location (Chinatown, Coit tower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the private rooms one block away. Comfortable room, shared kitchen. And bathroom (both clean). Great views from deck across the city. Good free breakfast of bagels, coffee and fruit. V helpful staff that got us a discount for hiring bikes and explained the BART payment system to us. Highly recommended, but this is very much... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was fantastic! The room was a tiny private double that was clean and had a TV with a library of movies to watch (no broadcast tv). The window faced an alley and a brick wall. For me, that made it a bit claustrophobic. The shared bathrooms were usually clean and usually available. The location is just a few... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for five nights and had a private room in another building a block away. Had the best of both worlds - access to all the awesome facilities of the hostel - wifi, web, food, ballroom etc but with the quiet when you want it and kitchen facilities too and the best was the third floor terrace with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel for 5 nights and it was a beautiful experiance. You'll have to like old buildings as I do. I mean the rooms aren't realy modern but they are definitly clean. But the most beautiful thing is the Ballroom, it will be the place where you hang out, eat, listen to great music and play drinking... 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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