Stayed for a week last month I have stayed at several hostels, and this one is one of the best hostels. I stayed in a 4 women dorm that was super clean and mostly quiet. The common room was a beautiful ballroom that hosted events every night. There had been five bathrooms on each floor that had been kept surprisingly clean. The only remote issue I had is the pillows had been super hard and I ended up using the comforter for help. The staff was quite helpful and had always been willing to answer questions. When they realized they had a ton of SF marathoners in their mits, they even played "Eye of the Tiger" in the lobby for us. Everything you possibly needed is close, Safeway, Starbucks, Chinatown, Little Italy, the waterfront ect. even though the area is a tad bit seedy, but as a single women I never had a issue. Hope I can come back next year for the marathon as it made a perfect home base, and I made friendships that I will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco is a full service, fun, comfortable, and welcoming hostel. Located in the North Beach area (Little Italy), famous for entertainment, bars, bookstores, and Beat Generation history. The hostel is close to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, famous bars and restaurants & public transportation that can take you all over the Bay Area. We are a SOCIAL hostel, so come & be included in our events held nightly in and outside the hostel. Lots of Freebies, breakfast daily, dinner 3 x a week, wifi, sauna, massage chair and lots more! Please NOTE *No elevators, *All shared bathrooms along the hallways (but private use)*Average age 22-30 & next to an *Adult entertainment & club area that can be noisy on weekends & in peak season.** WE ARE BEST SUITED TO BACKPACKERS IN SEARCH OF COMMUNITY, OUR HOSTEL DOES NOT PROVIDE "HOTEL STYLE" ROOM SERVICE TO MAINTAIN VALUE FOR MONEY) Room types available from us are mixed (CO-ED), female, standard private (one Queen bed), twin bunk private, triple (double bed below, single above) & quad bunk style (2 double (full) sized bunk beds). Group inquires welcome. We are also famous for our "hostel on wheels" customized sleeper coach adventures that offer private charters & tours to many exciting destinations seasonally - Alaska, Canyons of the West, Cross Country - East and West bound, California Coastal Crawler, Yosemite, Death Valley, Baja, as well as Burningman and the Oregon Country Fair. Please contact us directly for more information, we also have a hostel in Seattle. We look forward to making your San Francisco experience a memorable one! ... more less
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