Reluctantly we close our doors as we have been open 24 hours everyday for the last 27 years. Due to the pandemic, we are closed until April 7th. We take pride in our cleanliness at the Green Tortoise, however, we need to prioritize the health of our guests and staff and ensure that we can continue providing a home to travelers for another 27 years.


We will reopen as soon as San Francisco lifts the "Shelter in Place" Order. For now, we encourage you to book for after April 7th. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook to stay updated about changes. We look forward to gathering around our tables again, from all of us at the Green Tortoise, wash your hands and see you soon. We will continue to answer phone calls 9-5 AM daily at 1-800-867-8647



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Shared rooms with 2-4 bunk beds, sleeping 4-9 people. Lockers found underneath every bed. Locks for sale at the desk.

Shared Dorm Options

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A variety of private rooms available for 1, 2, or 3 guests. Perfect for anyone looking for some privacy on a budget.

Private Room Options

Popular Attractions Near By

(Click below for directions from hostel)

Plenty of Amenities

FRee Breakfast

Free Breakfast served Daily.

Free Dinner 3X


Monday Wednesday and Friday 3 times a week.

Free sauna. Sign up at the desk to sweat!

Large kitchen; food storage, fridges, basic cooking tools

Large, open common area filled with tables, musical instruments, pool, and games

Laundry Room

Coin operated laundry room available

Free Sauna

Our Ballroom

Large Kitchen

Our North Beach Neighborhood

North Beach is a centrally located area of San Francisco sandwiched between Fishermans Wharf and the Financial District. Our Hostel lies in one San Francisco's most historic, diverse and unique neighborhoods, with many one of a kind landmarks within a short walk.

Coit Tower

Coit Tower is a 210-ft tower offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. and Murals by Diego Rivera


Little Italy

Here you will find the cities best Italian food, including tasty Cannolis at Stella Pastry and Cafe.


The Filbert Steps 

The Filbert Street steps have a very urban jungle feel with great views. Though steep, should be part of your vistit.



This is one of the oldest and

most established Chinatowns in the U.S. A bustling maze of streets with traditional eateries.


City Lights

This bookstore was a hub for the counterculture movement of the Beat Generation in San Francisco.


Cable Car Museum

 Located at 1201 Mason Street, it contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system.


Our Origin:

Helping Travelers

Explore since 1974

The World Famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel began over 40 years ago, with one sturdy bus and the realization that beautiful places, great food, and sociable people were the only essentials for gratifying travel experiences.

The Green Tortoise hostels in Seattle and San Francisco are built on the fine tradition of a social communal experience. We have expanded and refined the hostel experience with free internet, free meals, private bathrooms, and comforts that make The Green Tortoise unique.

Our Hostel

The Green Tortoise Hostel is a safe place to call home in San Francisco. Eat breakfast with a new friend, play some pool, hang in the ballroom, and explore The City.

494 Broadway 

San Francisco, CA 94133

Open 24 hours a day 

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