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City Hostel Seattle

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2327 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was great! The location is very good, right between the bustling downtown area, Pike Place Market, and Seattle Center. Transportation is very convenient too, and many buses stop nearby. The hostel uses key cards, and they require every guest to show the key card in the lobby, so security is guaranteed. They have staff at the front desk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff were very friendly, and room was clean and comfortable. First time I have stayed at an American hostel. Located in Belltown. Thought it was safe-- though some homeless folks nearby like everywhere in Seattle. Good choice of restaurants, bars and cafes nearby and just a short walk to Pike Place.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is a little more pricey but it's definitely worth it. The bathrooms and shower rooms seemed really new and were super clean. There is free breakfast of toast, cereal and fruit which is great. The hostel is really tight on security and you must show your card as you enter. It's in a good locations, near to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in many hostels and the cleanliness of this hostel puts them to shame. It also has the best HOT shower that I've experienced in any hostel or major 4* hotel in a very cool bathroom. If you like a good shower then this hostel is a good option. My only constructive advice would be that the atmosphere sometimes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've stayed in hostels before in Europe and had better expectations for one stateside, but this proved me wrong. The location can't be beat for touristy things - walking distance to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and more - but the room was so barren and uncomfortable we wouldn't return. Our room was also located right next to the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been in a lot of hostels and this one has surprisingly clean bathrooms and many private showers. The beds are just ok, our room smelled like humidity and was pretty dusty. Nothing I haven't seen in other hostels, though. Staff was really friendly and location is great: close to the public market, the water, and a lot of very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Warm welcome and goodbye. Fresh complimentary breakfast. Excellent shower and toilet facilities. Helpful and always cheerful staff. Great location, security and value for money. Close to bars, restaurants, Seattle centre and Pike Place Market. I don't have any negatives of real merit as the only issue we had was the room temperature which could be slightly regulated by the fan... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Perfect for exploring the city, kind staff, great breakfast, walking distance to a lot of Seattle attractions. This was the trip that made me want to live in Seattle. The hostel is safe, clean, and comfortable. I was a little disappointed in the lack of art. I hope they add more! I thought I'd never be comfortable sharing a bathroom,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed at the City Hostel in a private room for 4 nights. Overall, it is okay, but certainly not the best hostel I have stayed in. We found the room to be fairly clean. It had a sink, which was a nice addition. Some of the bathrooms were well-kept, but others had leaky showers. The murals were interesting. The... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place was a pain in my butt to find, only because I was looking for a black building in which was pictured on their website. None the less, the outside of this building is gorgeous, once we found it, and the inside is eclectic. Loved it! Super creative! The staff was super nice and helpful. The breakfast though on... More 

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