Green Tortoise San Francisco

Our Hostel in San Francisco is re-opening June 1, 2021. Help us , to make up for lost time and create many great memories. Our hostel in San Francisco is a full service, fun, comfortable and welcoming hostel. Located in the North Beach area (Little Italy), it is famous for entertainment, bookstores and Beat Generation history. The hostel is close to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and public transportation that can take you all over the Bay Area. Guests comment that walking into the building is like returning home! We are looking for Helpers to join our already diverse staff and community of travelers. We are offering work trade for the Breakfast and Housekeeping. ** If all our positions are full for the time you wish to volunteer, we are a great hostel to stay at anyway with tons of value & very reasonable rates.

All jobs are unpaid and based on a work trade agreement. In exchange for work we are offering a bed in a shared room in our hostel. Along with this our hostel also provides free wifi, pool table & ping pong, huge Ballroom, fully equipped guest kitchen, social events and other amenities such as a dry sauna and guest laundry ($). Work hours and days off are negotiable but the standard is: - 23 hours a week for a week's accommodation. - A $20 CASH refundable security/key deposit is required in $US on arrival. - A weeks payment in advance based on the current rate (the full amount or part there of is refundable when you leave and is dependent on the number of hours you are ahead to get the total back) - A shared female or mixed dorm will be provided from 4-8 people. Shared bathrooms along the hall. - Ideally we are looking for someone who can stay 1 month. - We are looking for upbeat and reliable people for 2021.


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Egidio and the whole staff made me feel welcome and home from day one. They are very nice people and we’re always willing to help me understand how to get things done. This was my first volunteering experience and it was kind of hard right in the beginning, but as I got used to the job it started to be easier. I got to practice my English, French, Italian and Spanish while staying here. Egidio was always giving me advice to go see the best spots in SF! I’m already missing this wonderful place and would sure want to comeback!

hace 2 meses



Fue mi primer experiencia como voluntaria y fue todo un éxito!! El hostel es hermoso, las instalaciones son excelentes, las personas que trabajan allí también. Las tareas que hay que realizar (en mi caso desayuno y algo de limpieza) son muy llevaderas. Egi, nuestro anfitrión es una persona muy buena onda y dulce que te recibe de la mejor manera para que te sientas cómodo. Recomiendo 100% Green Tortoise para realizar tu voluntariado.

hace 3 meses



This was my fist volunteering experience. And I actually I ended up staying a month longer because I enjoyed it so much. As soon as I walked in I felt welcome and at home. The work is easy and you only work half days so there’s always time to spend with the guests and the other workers. The workers and guests are very friendly and the hostel is in a great area. Between China town and north beach there is so much to do and see! I loved staying here so much it’s become like a second home for me, I would love to come back again !

hace 6 meses



I had a great time in this hotel, the team is very friendly and I have met a lot of international travelers. I recommend!

hace 11 meses

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