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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

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  • Excellent54%
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“free dinner”(71 reviews)
“common room”(38 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Already from the outside you can see a odd building. As you enter you discover a great old fashion style, that bring you back in the years! I've found it so cool! The staff are friendly, bathroom and bedroom keep clean everyday! The dining room...More

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Response from GreenTortoise, Front Desk Gal at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for your review! We are glad you appreciated the unique San Francisco building we live in. We do have a free sauna, shower gel in the showers, and some cozy massage chairs for those who want to treat themselves -- not quite a spa,...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. At the front office you find lots of information to make your stay in SanFran more interesting and easier. Very central location for China Town, little Italy, nice half hour walk to Fishermans Wharf, less to commercial city centre etc....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The hostel is clean, people who work in the hostel are very friendly and help me for any request. breakfast very good, parties, activities if you wanna join them are nice. thanks to the green tortoise hostel for the great days I have spent there...More

Thank Stefano M
Response from GreenTortoise, Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Stefano, Thank so much for the review! I'm glad you got to know our wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. They really are amazing. And that's great that you were able to join in on our nightly activities and that you enjoyed our free daily...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

BEST hostel experience ever (and first haha) Staff are super friendly and helpful. Everything at the hostel is very straightforward with signs posted everywhere. Great stuff going on (dinner three nights a week, free breakfast, towels for $1, laundry services, maps, and great activities that...More

Thank Coco L
Response from GreenTortoise, Manager at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Coco, We may be the best and first hostel experience, but I hope we won't be your last. We want our hostel to feel like a home away from home for travelers so we provide free breakfast daily and dinner 3x per week to...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first time ever staying at a hostel and it was a great experience. Very friendly staff and good price! The only thing I would have done different was book a private room instead of a group room but that's just because I...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$ 36 - US$ 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
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ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Daniella C
15 October 2015|
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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
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Flash67
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
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kelp23
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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"Beds are clean but do carry flip-flops because I am not so sure about the carpeted floors."
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"Good for young social people, budget travellers."
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"the "bird's nest" was amazing"
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"Private rooms available, although with shared bathroom"
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