COVID - 19 UPDATE
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
Plenty of Amenities
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
Coin operated laundry room available
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.
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.
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.