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    Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

    494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4515
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          US$ 135
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          Free Wifi
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          Airport Transportation
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          Self-Serve Laundry
          Free Parking
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 585 reviews

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          Nice hostel. Very friendly staff, they organize a lot of trips and each night there are activities (f.e. Going to dinner) to meet new people in the hostel. I do think the price is a bit too high. No towells present (you can borrow one...More

          Thank Lorenzo D
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Good dorm system for backcappers, individual lock cages for each visitor, clean sheets, good infrastructure, international room with pool tables, make your own breakfast system good staff and good location. Bathrooms could be better designed certain sinks are too small or uncomfortable. Majority of staff...More

          Thank Franco B
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          I absolutely loveeeed this Hostel. 1st off the staff was super nice and friendly. Is the place outdte a bit, yes but its clean. In my opinion VERY clean. I appreciated little details abt this Hostel: bathrooms were full bathrooms (sink, toilet and shower), showers...More

          Thank WilsonSantiago85
          Reviewed 14 May 2017

          This was my first experience at a hostel and it completely exceeded my expectations! All staff members at the front desk, particularly both Sarahs, are very friendly and extremely helpful! This hostel offers many delicious options in their free daily breakfast and they also provide...More

          Thank michellegrenier2017
          Reviewed 11 May 2017

          Stayed here for 3 nights in San Fran, staff were very helpful and friendly, rooms were comfortable and they provide a good breakfast to set you up for the day. Exactly what I expected from a hostel at a reasonable price. Great location into the...More

          Thank Michael P
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          • Top amenities
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • US$ 53 - US$ 188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 40
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          • North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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          North Beach / Telegraph Hill
          The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
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          Daniella C
          Hi, I red that you Guys have a deal with a shuttle service that takes you from the airport to the hostel. If so what's the name and how do we book it? THANKYOU in advance for any advice
          15 October 2015|
          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hi there, We work with a company called Airport Express. When you land at SFO you can call them or just find them and they will drive you here for $10. If you book ahead of time it's $17. To return to SFO we can book you... More
          Hi -your place looks great, but we're doing a road trip and couldn't spot parking mentioned. Do you have any spaces or is there a car park nearby? Thanks
          26 July 2015|
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          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hi, Thanks for looking us over. We do have a car park that we recommend they do a $10 discount for hostel guests so it ends up being $20 for a twenty four hour period beginning at 12 noon each day, this is for a regular... More
          Hi, Is it still easy to get a shuttle to the hostel after 10pm-11pm at night? my flight doesn't arrive until 10pm and could be more around 11pm when I get through customs. How much is the bike rental, and would I be able to check one out early enough in the morning to cycle to the golden gate for the sunrise? Thanks
          31 May 2015|
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          Response from GreenTortoise | Property representative |
          Hey there, Yes, once you exit the terminal, there will shuttle services there and they can take you directly to the hostel. We have a partnership with a local bike shop and it's $21 for a 24 hour rental. We have 24 hour... More
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