Green Tortoise Backpackers Hostel | San Francisco, California, USA | youth hostels, budget travel, cheap accomodation
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We are an all inclusive resort,er..., hostel! Yeah that's right! Come get included on our free WiFi and computer terminals, free dinner every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, free eggs or oatmeal with our regular bagels and toppings plus free fruit for breakfast, free sauna, free beer or Sangria, free entertainment, free massage chair, and so much more

Green Tortoise Hostel San Francsico Happy Guests

  • FREE DINNER (every Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • BREAKFAST (7:30 - 10 every day)
  • FREE INTERNET LOUNGE (24 hours/day)
  • FREE WiFi (throughout the building)
  • FREE SAUNA 24/7

Tuesday: $5 Indian/Greek or Italian food - (weekly cuisine changes apply)

Wednesday: Rock Paper Scissors tournament Pub Crawl ($50 dollar Bar Tab Prize to winner Gift Certificate to best athletic wear)

Thursday: Discounted Thai Food dinner - Dueling Pianos Bar - SF club with free champagne

Friday: Beer Olympics - $2 beer + free to play

Sunday: North Beach food progressive (head to 4 restaurants in the area for a course at each one)

Please reserve in advance!

Welcome to San Francisco, Tortoise-style


The Green Tortoise Hostel is also home to the Green Tortoise Adventure Travel Company!

Need a break from the winter cold? Then we have the perfect adventures for you! Our Death Valley National Park (4 day, 3 night) Trip leaves March 14th and our 9 day Baja trip leaves March 21st. Check out our adventures for the year at

Home to some of the hottest weather and driest climate, Death Valley National Park is known for extreme conditions and extreme desert beauty, with vistas stretching from Mount Whitney's towering crags to the lowest point in North America - the salty flats of Badwater Basin. So slip on your sun shades and strap on your hiking boots for this warm winter adventure. Prepare to explore wildly colored canyons, hike into the lunar landscape of a crater, traverse playful sand dunes, bask in natural hot springs, gaze beneath a billion desert stars, and ride the bus into the sunset!

On our Baja Beach Daze, watch leaping dolphins and soaring manta rays from our private beach camp on the Sea of Cortez. We'll snorkel through turquoise waters, stand in the shadows of towering cacti and explore remote villages. This perfect mixture of relaxing beach time and outdoor adventures is the perfect way to rejuvinate your soul! For other Mexico travel, check out our Baja Whale Watching adventures.

Book directly with the travel office: + 1 415 956 7500 or 1 800 867 8647

Book these awesome trips now!

The Green Tortoise is San Francisco's favorite hostel for a reason! We are a full-service, fun, comfortable and welcoming hostel in the heart of San Francisco.

Our Adventure Travel Company is located right inside, too! People that love to travel run our hostel. Our knowledgeable staff will always take the time to help you with your holiday to ensure that it is the best that it can be! No matter your question, we have the answers... whether it be where to buy postcards or how to find the best deals on flights.

We know that our hostel is the best value for your euro, dollar, or peso.... When you stay, you feel like a part of our family. Our mission is to treat you better than any other place you have ever stayed before.... to make your stay in San Francisco the best possible. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask (our desk is staffed 24/7), and we will help you without any hesitation.

Facilities and What's FREE!

We throw in more free things than anyone else!:

  1. Free Daily breakfast (Including organic oatmeal, cook your own eggs, bagels, cream cheese & spreads, fresh fruit, orange juice, tea & coffee)
  2. Free Internet and wi-fi
  3. Free Dinner 3 times a week (Pasta Primavera & salad, Burritos, and Friday's Thai curry and vegetable- yummy!)
  4. Free Linens
  5. Free Day Luggage Storage
  6. Free Pool Table and Foosball
  7. Free Sauna & Massage Chair
  8. Free Parties
  9. Free Spacious Under-bed Lockers (Padlock NOT included)
  10. And most of all…Free to be yourself!

Our facilities include:

  1. Huge common room where people from all over the world meet, relax and have fun
  2. Large, fully equipped kitchen
  3. Coin laundry with washers and dryers

Add to that discounts on bike rentals, museums, and more!

The Green Tortoise looks forward to seeing you soon!

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494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 - Tel: 1.415.834.1000 - Fax: 1.415.956.4900

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