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
Vaccine Proof Required until March 31st 2022.
The City of San Francisco still requires vaccinations for indoor activities at bars, restaurants and gyms. We are requiring the same for anyone staying in our dormitories until March 31st 2022. We do not plan to require vaccination proof after April 1st 2022. Our current maximum stay limit is now 7 days. but longer can sometimes be accepted with management approval upon your arrival.
We are excited to help you enjoy San Francisco in the safest possible way. We are currently only recommending mask use in our building, but we will continue to follow city ordinances as they change. We are currently serving free Breakfast!
Come and enjoy our exciting building updates with more individual space in our ever popular ballroom. And of course the best location in San Francisco, our North Beach neighborhood is bustling with renewed life at our iconic restaurants. Come join us in the legacy area of Little Italy, one block from Chinatown and a short walk to Fisherman's Wharf.
Unique Amenities to Keep You Comfortable
Free Breakfast Daily
Pool and Ping Pong tables
Social Events Offered
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!