Green Tortoise Hostel
Address494 Broadway Street San FranciscoSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
An international crowd of young party-scene backpackers flocks to the Green Tortoise. It’s on Broadway, North Beach’s seedy (though safe) strip-joint strip. If you’re into rowdy hostels, look no further. Bars, restaurants and cafes are right around the corner. No curfew.
Our independent authors have visited Green Tortoise Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in North Beach & Chinatown.
Services & facilities
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
Bureau de Change/ATM
- ATM/cash machine on site
- 24-hour front desk
- Bicycle rental
- Vending machine (snacks)
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
Description provided by property
Located in the lively North Beach Little Italy district, this San Francisco hostel is just 3 minutes’ walk to the renowned City Lights Bookstore and the entertainment district. Free WiFi is provided.
Shared dormitory accommodation is offered by Green Tortoise Hostels San Francisco. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and a large lounge with free foosball and billiards.
A free daily breakfast consisting of eggs, oatmeal, bagels, fresh fruit and orange juice is served every morning at this hostel. Coffee and tea are available all day. A free dinner is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the menu varies.
A 24-hour reception is offered to guests of this hostel. Other facilities offered include a tour desk, luggage storage and a launderette. An airport shuttle can only be arranged for a return to the airport.
Ferry Building shops, farmers market and restaurants are 1 km away from Green Tortoise Hostel. Fisherman's Wharf attractions are 20 minutes’ walk away.
Please note: Guests under 18 years of age can only check in with a parent or official guardian. Guests under 16 years of age are only permitted in private rooms, unless an entire dorm is rented.
Please note: A fully refundable cash key deposit is required at check-in for each person. Please contact hostel for further details. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. A security deposit of USD 20 is required upon arrival for incidentals. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.
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