San Francisco's Best Hostel
The Green Tortoise San Francisco Hostel is a safe and affordable place to call home. Centrally located in downtown this hostel will be perfect for your visit to this wonderful city!
Covid 19 Update
We will re-open June1st 2021.
We are excited to return to providing a home to travelers, for another 27 years. We will reopen when more travelers get a vaccine. For now, we encourage you to book for after June1st 2021. 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
Unique Amenities to Keep You Comfortable
Free Breakfast Daily
Pool and Ping Pong tables
Free Dinner 3x a week
At our SF hostel, we want to make your stay as easy as possible. Take advantage of the free amenities meant to relieve the stress of visiting a new city. We have some unique ones here at the Green Tortoise Like our Free Sauna and Weekly dinners so don't forget to take advantage.
Amazing Attractions Close By
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
We are within 15 min walking distance to some of San Francisco Must see attractions like Fishermans Wharf, Chinatown, and Coit Tower. With our centrally located location and the Bay Area's famous public transportation you'll find your way to everything else easily!
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.
Explore Our North beach Neighborhood
Coit Tower is a 210-ft tower offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. and Murals by Diego Rivera
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 visit.
This is one of the oldest and
most established Chinatowns in the U.S. A bustling maze of streets with traditional eateries.
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 Hostel's Origin:
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.Be sure to include the Green Tortoise on your Next San Francisco hosteling adventure!