Green Tortoise Backpackers

494 Broadway94133San FranciscoUSA
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About Green Tortoise Backpackers

Situated in North Beach Little Italy, Green Tortoise Backpackers features free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Shared dormitory accommodations, as well as private rooms, feature bright and unique artworks across the walls, as well as wooden bunk beds. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities, which are shower-only ablutions. Hairdryers are available upon request. A communal/shared kitchen area is available to all guests.

Featuring a 24-hour front desk, complimentary tea/coffee in the common areas, and a foosball table, the Green Tortoise Backpackers provides all basic needs.  Laundry facilities, a sauna, plus discounted offsite parking is also available.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning and there are many restaurants within a five-minute walk to service the rest of the days meals.

The Chinese Culture Center and Pioneer Park are both within half a mile. Fisherman’s Wharf and its attractions are a 20-minute walk away. The City Lights Bookstore and entertainment district are just a three-minute walk away.


494 Broadway, 94133, San Francisco, CA, USA
Telephone: +1 4158341000 | Fax: +1 4159564900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Self-catering
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great location!

The Green Tortoise Backpackers is located with in minutes of Chinatown, and many local restaurants, bars, and clubs, making this the ideal place for young travelers to stay.

Great staff!

The staff go above and beyond, and make sure all their gusts needs are seen to. Not only that, but they are at hand to assist with any information required about the area, and provide great tips for hidden gems nearby.

Great hangout!

With the backpackers being the ideal spot for young travelers, guests will find the common areas perfectly suited to getting to know each other, and meeting new people. Throw in a foosball table, and guests are sure to enjoy their stay.

Negative Reviews

Small private rooms.

The private rooms are designed to allow close friends an option for a bit of privacy, but the rooms themselves are on the small side. Guests choosing the private rooms may have trouble finding rooms to store their bags during their stay.

Outside street noise.

Guests who struggle to sleep with the slightest noise are recommended to bring their own earplugs, as the street outside sees a lot of foot traffic, and the late night noise might be considered a disruption.

Bathrooms not well lit.

The shared bathrooms are well maintained, and clearly have a lot of effort going into keeping them clean, but the lighting might be caused a hazard, especially when visiting the bathroom at night as one often does.

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