Stayed here for 10 days in a private double room. I wasn't expecting much from my previous experience of hostels, but the green tortoise surpassed all my expectations. As we were on a budget, the cost for our stay was fantastic, even though we had the dearer option of the private double room.
The room was basic but clean and the bed was unbelievably comfy. Although the bathrooms were shared, there were enough that you didn't have to wait too long and they were clean and the water was hot.
Breakfast was bagels with a choice of spreads, selection of fresh fruit, juice and many types of tea an coffee, the free dinners were delicious and the facilities for making your own food was good. Also on offer are vending machines with many snacks available.
The staff were helpful with anything asked of them and there were plenty of computers to use for researching trips.
The hostel was within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, and easy access to transport.
I would definitely recommend the Green Tortoise to anyone staying in San Francisco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco is a full service, fun, comfortable, and welcoming hostel. Located in the North Beach area (Little Italy), famous for entertainment, bars, 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 SOCIAL hostel, so come & be included in our events held nightly in and outside the hostel. Lots of Freebies, breakfast daily, dinner 3 x a week, wifi, sauna, massage chair and lots more! Please NOTE *No elevators, *All shared bathrooms along the hallways (but private use)*Average age 22-30 & next to an *Adult entertainment & club area that can be noisy on weekends & in peak season.** WE ARE BEST SUITED TO BACKPACKERS IN SEARCH OF COMMUNITY, OUR HOSTEL DOES NOT PROVIDE "HOTEL STYLE" ROOM SERVICE TO MAINTAIN VALUE FOR MONEY) Room types available from us are mixed (CO-ED), female, standard private (one Queen bed), twin bunk private, triple (double bed below, single above) & quad bunk style (2 double (full) sized bunk beds). Group inquires welcome. We are also famous for our "hostel on wheels" customized sleeper coach adventures that offer private charters & tours to many exciting destinations seasonally - Alaska, Canyons of the West, Cross Country - East and West bound, California Coastal Crawler, Yosemite, Death Valley, Baja, as well as Burningman and the Oregon Country Fair. Please contact us directly for more information, we also have a hostel in Seattle. We look forward to making your San Francisco experience a memorable one! ... more less
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