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Green Tortoise Hostel - San Francisco

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“common room”(37 reviews)
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We were booked for two nights, but in different rooms each night. There was a slight mixup when we arrived, but they were very fast to correct it, and actually upgraded our second night for free! Staff very helpful; good food/kitchen setup. Comfy beds etc....More

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Response from GreenTortoise, Front Desk Gal at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks for your review! We are glad we were able to sort out that mix up upon arrival - we do what we can to take care of everyone who comes through here. That includes answering any and all questions about San Francisco! Our front...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a lot of backpackers. We met some really nice people and it was a blast. Lots of activities or just places to chill. Rooms are all mixed up, but people in general think about the others in the rooms.More

Thank Tal_v5
Response from GreenTortoise, Front Desk Gal at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Tal, Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Some of our rooms are mixed and we love the atmosphere of respect and community created by strangers coming together for the night in our dorm rooms. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I had the best time at the Green Tortoise. Everything about this place was great. I was traveling on my own, the front desk staff are super friendly and happy to answer any questions and made me feel very comfortable. I ended up extending my...More

Thank Carla B
Response from GreenTortoise, Front Desk Gal at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Carla, Thanks for your review! We are very glad you had a great time at our hostel. We love watching people come together from all over the world; sharing meals and stories before heading out on the town. Thanks for staying with us and...More

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

Thank AgNeSeSaP
Response from GreenTortoise, Front Desk Gal at Green Tortoise Hostel - San FranciscoResponded 9 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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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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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
27 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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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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