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City Hostel Seattle

2327 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 (Ballard)
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Wellington, NZ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
60 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel housed in a beau heritage building on 2nd Street, and has minimal signage. A Rather discreet frontage; it took 3 attempts to locate it. The security it tight -key card access only. I had a private room for 2 nights. I had to pay for towels? That were a little gray from over washing?? Yeap. Theres no elevator,... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here late in October 2014. I had a great time while staying here and met a ton of people from all over the world and made some good friends. The Positives are...Plenty of bathrooms with hot water and good water pressure. Plenty of plugs for all your gadgets. Good music playing all the time. A nice common room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a thirty something solo traveler on a budget, and I didn't stay in a hostel in forever. Seattle is pricey though, so I decided to stay in a 4-bed female dorm room. I did not regret my experience! The hostel was very clean, the staff friendly and helpful, and my roomies very considerate. I didn't eat the breakfast in... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this was a good experience. The location was great, you can pretty much walk to all the major attractions, and the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and you never have to wait. The room did feel a bit dated but the beds and linen were good. The general facilities were also pretty good - overall not a bad place... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and a friend stayed at the hostel for 2 nights. Everything was fine. The location is great. We wanted to come back a week later and made a reservation at the front desk. We told the guy the date at least 3times. He repeated the correct date. A week later I called them to let them know we'll be... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
7 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place looked better than some of the other Seattle option so I went with it. I wasn't disappointed but there were something that just didn't roll with me. One being the decoration in our room. I know they're all painted my local artists, but our room just looked dirty and unclean. There was also medial diagrams of spines and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The location of this hostel is probably the best thing it has going for it. The staff are really helpful even though they didn't know the answer to a lot of my questions they always looked up the answer for me. There isn't a lot of seats in the kitchen so at breakfast a lot of people were sitting in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

From the moment we were met by reception, City Hostel Seattle did a great job of making me and my companion travelers feel welcome, and quickly helped us secure our bikes in their secure storage area even though we arrived at 11 PM. The amenities were better than your average hostel. The staff was friendly, available 24 hours a day,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I just finished up a 3 night stay at the City Hostel and was very pleased. The staff was very friendly and numerous (the desk is manned 24 hrs a day) I felt very safe with key card entry into the building and the desk staff double checking everyone's cards as they came in. The rooms and bathrooms were very... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Only stayed one night on our way between San Francisco and Vancouver but we'll be coming back. Excellent location, great clean bathrooms, adequate breakfast an friendly staff. The only minor point I'd make is that our 6 bed dorm was quite cramped with little space to store our stuff. No biggy and didn't bother us. We'll be staying here again... More

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Address: 2327 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Ballard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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