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Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel

520 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
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Perth, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel itself is nice and what you'd expect from a hostel. Bathrooms were clean and the kitchen facilities were very good. The breakfast was good for a free breakfast enough to fill you up till lunchtime. A wide range of people staying there young and old and very quiet at night. The only downside is the location although close... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bed in our room was very comfortable. The room and ensuite were clean and the lighting was good enough to read by at night, something that can't be had in many hotels! The hostel breakfast was plentiful and set us up for the day. There were various flavours of packaged porridge people could make, various types of bread for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seattle Hostel is very accommodating. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was very clean. They provide sheets, bedding and a towel. Top floor is quietest, we were on the 3rd floor across from the bathroom which was noisy in the morning. Great neighbourhood!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good hostel downtown. I have 2 major complaints about staying here. T 1) The included breakfast absolutely sucks. It includes bread, oranges, bananas, and instant oatmeal. I would've liked a more comprehensive breakfast than that, but whatever. 2) The WiFi absolutely sucks as well. Once it gets to be around 9pm, the WiFi is basically unusable. This... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located in the international district. I went for a private room with shared bathroom. Both room and bathroom were clean. The continental breakfast is included in the rate. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The original rate for 2 nights was 129$ before tax when i made the reservation on the HI webpage. When i arrived... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Overall we enjoyed our stay here. The room was at my usual expectations and standards for a Hi-hostel property. Simple and clean and exactly what you need. We stayed in a private room shared bathroom. Great amount of space for our luggage, it can sleep three and would very comfortably. The location is really really close to the trains which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My sister and I stayed here during July 2014 and it was fine for the few nights we stayed there on different occasions. Stayed just after getting off the plane, was an easy place to get to form the airport using the light rail system, and only a block from the China Town station. It was also very good when... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The conditions are right for a "very good" review: next to a Light Rail station connecting the airport and downtown and with BoltBus terminal, very near downtown and stadiums, in Chinatown, relative safe neighborhood, helpful staff, clean facilities. But the breakfast was unusually meager: coffee, instant porridge, bananas, orange slices, sliced bread and bagels. No milk, no juices, no cereals... More 

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Los Angeles
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I can't believe my bad fortune in booking this place. Who'd have thought it possible to pay over $100/night for a "private room" ANYWHERE and not get an ensuite bathroom? And their web site took your deposit and swore that the full price was $89? And that you have to "ask" for towels at check in (they are not in... More 

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Larry L, General Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thanks for the honest review and observations. Like many guests worldwide, you were shocked at the lodging tax in a big city. The majority of booking sites do no list tax when they give you totals. If you look carefully at the small print, you will notice a comment, "local taxes will be applied". So, my apology for... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Some people may not like this place, if they haven't stayed at hostels before. Really it was just an European hostel in an American city. We had a private room, it was clean and the bed wasn't too bad. The room did get warm, and the window opened to a roof and I didn't feel comfortable keeping it open at... More 

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Larry L, General Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. We appreciate your patronage. Cheers! More 

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