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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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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best hostel I have ever been to. I have stayed here many times in the past. You will not find a hostel like it. Location is great. The area is very safe. Inside the hostel it has a massive dinning area. So it's great to hang out with friends or new friends and have a... More 

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

Wow, Mark! Thank you so much for the incredible review! We love being able to give travelers a space for old and new friends to come together. We have an incredible front desk staff that is wonderful at making guests feel at home. We are always excited to have you come and stay with us and hearing about your most... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was fantastic, it was in a great location, easy to find and walking distance to everything. The atmosphere at the hostel is one of the better I've experienced, always an event on at night to help you meet new people. Really good social hostel!!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying at the Green tortoise. We stayed in a spacious private room which had a comfortable bed, linen, towels, hairdryer and sink. The staff were so willing to help (and available 24/7) to answer any questions we had. It was nice arriving back in the afternoons and being asked how your day was and what you got up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is fantastic. Such a good place to meet people when travelling. The most social hostel I've been to. The free dinners are great, some of the best meals I had travelling, they are mostly veggie which suits me and meal nights are a lot of fun and a great way to bring people together. Theres a liquor shop... More 

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

Hi Becca, I’m so glad that you enjoyed the Green Tortoise culture! We want to create a space for travelers to get together, share stories and enjoy food. We believe that our free dinners help to bring people together and create a community. All of of the meals that we provide are vegetarian so that (almost) everyone can eat with... More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

Hi Alison, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I’m glad that you were able to find a room that works best for you. We offer a variety of types of rooms, including standard privates, two-bed privates, private triples and quad rooms, and of course our budget-friendly dorms to help everybody finds what works best for them. I’m also... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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

Hi Claire, Thanks for the wonderful review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Green Tortoise. I’ll pass along your compliments to the front desk staff. We pride ourselves on having a great group of friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable staff manning the desk. I’m so glad that they were able to help you explore our incredible... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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Address: 494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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