Green Tortoise has been the favorite of backpackers and travelers for decades. People rave about our unbeatable location in historic North Beach… just a few steps to San Francisco favorites like Chinatown and Little Italy, and a quick walk to Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square. After participating in our nightly activity, such as our famous Pub Crawl or Beer Olympics, you can get comfortable in our funky dorm rooms or cozy private rooms and enjoy our delicious free meals. If you have the time, hop on our “hostel on wheels” for a famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel trip to Yosemite, Baja, Alaska, Burning Man, and other US National Parks! These are just a few of the reasons the Tortoise has become a legend.
*Some colorful adult entertainment clubs are located in our vicinity, also a busy & noisy area on the weekends and in peak season from clubs on the street.
If you’re looking for a sterile, dull hostel that you can forget about the moment you leave San Francisco, the Tortoise isn’t it. Time after time, our guests tell us that their favorite memories of San Francisco are of the times they spent in the hostel itself, meeting and hanging out with other backpackers, enjoying nights in our ballroom, making friends while enjoying our free dinners (3 times a week), or dancing in the ballroom until all hours. If the sun comes up before you’ve gone to bed, you know you’ve had a good night at the Green Tortoise.
To make it like your home, there’s no curfew, huge kitchen, giant common room with a pool table and foosball, piano, stereo, bicycle rack and quiet places to fill in the journals of your travels. The rooms are all non-smoking with large lockers under the bed to store your gear safely, comfortable beds with reading lights & 4 individual outlets per bunk, and new friends to meet. Our private rooms give you a real home away from home feel with comfy beds so you can chill out and have quiet time with your travel mate.
Visit more of California and travel across the United States with the Green Tortoise Adventure Travel, located inside the Green Tortoise Hostel, stop in and see where you can go in style in our legendary ‘Hostel-On-Wheels’ Sleeper Coach Bus Trips. Take trips to Yosemite, down the Cali Coast, Alaska, Baja, Burning Man, and across the USA! Check us out online for a complete list of adventures & trip dates for 2016-2017.