It depends on the time of year and room type. Our dorm rooms are $35 – $51, Double Beds in a Mixed Dorm are $60 – $100, Triple rooms are $90 – $151, Two Bed Privates are $80 – $135, and Standard Privates are $80 – $135.
For each guest in dorm rooms, we provide a locker underneath the bed. They are fairly large, around 3’x3’x18”. It can easily hold a large checked bag. You can bring your own padlock or buy one at the desk for $5.
Each dorm room has 4 – 9 beds. We do not differentiate our dorms by the number of beds, so you can request to be in a smaller dorm, but we cannot guarantee it.
If you book more than one dorm bed in the same reservation, we will make sure you are in the same room with other guests in your party. If you book separately from your friends, let us know ASAP that you would like to be in the same room and we will do our best to accommodate you. However, this is dependent upon availability and we cannot guarantee it.
While we do not provide ensuite bathrooms, each bathroom is single occupancy. So once you close the door, you have your own toilet, shower, and sink. We have 10 bathrooms ranging in size throughout the hostel.
Every guest must currently reside outside of the Bay Area. However, if you are a Bay Area resident, we would be happy to give you recommendations of other places to stay in city.
To stay in a dorm room, you need to be over 18 years old. If not, you can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian. We do not allow anybody under 18 to stay without one. There is no age limit and we host people of all ages. Our median age is 20 – 30 years old and we definitely do have a younger vibe, but anybody over 18 is welcome.
To check in, you will need to bring a valid government issued photo ID from outside the Bay Area. You can bring any foreign driver’s licence or non-US passports. If you present a US passport, you will also need to have proof of travel i.e. train ticket, plane ticket, or bus ticket.
Check in is officially at 4:00 pm. If you happen to arrive early and your room is not ready yet, feel free to stop by to store your bags (free of charge), use the facilities, and grab some free breakfast (until 10am). If you’re arriving at night, no worries – our reception desk is open 24/7. If you are arriving after 10:00pm, please inform us by phone or email.
Check out is anytime before 11 am. If you are in a dorm room, Double Bed in a Mixed Dorm, and Triple, please strip off the fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillow case(s) and bring them down to the reception. You are welcome to store your luggage for free in our luggage area until 10 pm on the day you check out. If you need to store your bags for longer, we rent out lockers for $4 per day.
We allow guests to stay a maximum of 7 nights. Depending on the time of year, you may extend your stay beyond 7 nights with the approval of a manager.
To make a group reservation, you can either fill out our Group Booking Form or email us at [email protected] For groups of 5+, we do require a full prepayment with a credit card. Depending on the size of the group or the amount, we may arrange a wire transfer.
No, we do not allow pets.
We recommend that you make a reservation since we do tend to book up, especially in the spring, summer, and early fall. However, you can always just walk in and see if we have space.
Nope! We provide all of your bedding. We actually ask that you do not bring any personal bedding or camping equipment up to your room. If you have these items, we can store it for free in our luggage storage area until you check out.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any discounts but we would still love to have you come and stay with us!
We do not take any prepayment unless this has been arranged with us prior to your arrival. You will pay for the full stay when you arrive. We accept cash, Visa, or MasterCard. If you would like to pay by credit card, it is $1 more per person per night.
Absolutely! We ask that you consume all food and drinks in our kitchen and common areas instead of your room to help us keep them clean and bugs-free. We have a fully equipped kitchen and guest fridges for you to store any food and drinks. There are pens, markers, and labels in the kitchen to mark your items.
We have free breakfast every morning from 7:30 – 10:00am and free dinner every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00pm. We are a community, so we ask for volunteers to help prep the meals together at 5 pm.
Nope! Come and go as you please. We’re at the front desk 24/7. Simply ring the doorbell for entry after 7:30 pm.
While in San Francisco, much like any other city, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Overall, San Francisco is a very safe city full of helpful people who enjoy giving advice to tourists. The Green Tortoise is located in North Beach, one of SF’s most tourist friendly neighborhoods. While North Beach has some adult clubs, The Green Tortoise locks our doors at 7:30 pm and requires each person coming in to show their key as proof that they are staying here.
Sometimes the internet is weird! Call our 24-hour front desk at 415-834-1000 and we can help you make your reservation over the phone. Please make sure you have a credit card ready as we do require one to make a booking.
We don’t have our own parking lot, but we have a deal with a nearby garage. Please come to the hostel first to unload your luggage and pick up a coupon for discounted parking ($20 – $30 depending on the size of your vehicle). We have a Passenger Loading Zone just outside our door on Broadway.
We recommend not bringing a car into the city, or if you’re renting one to return it before checking in.
Public holidays and special events may increase parking rates.
There is street parking in residential areas, but it is difficult to park legally for longer periods of time. Parking tickets and tow away fees are incredibly expensive. If you do choose to park on the street, please make sure to pay extra close attention to tow away zones, curb colors, street cleaning days, colored meters, and hour of operations on meters.