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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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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is about a 30 minute walk from most attractions. The rooms and facilities were very clean and the people on reception were very helpful and friendly. I think more organised events would help travellers to meet others more easily and would make the hostel fun. Considering the location and amenities I would say that the hostel is a... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind comments and observations. We appreciate it! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

minor issues but it's a suggestion maybe putting automatic air freshener spray on the wall in each room.. in my room during the 3 nights it smelled bad.. one guy left and went to another hostel in the city because of the smell..it wasn't due to property upkeep and it wasn't due to poor housekeeping.. it was a person in... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments and keen observations. Before spending your personal money, you need only bring this issue to our attention. We would gladly move you to another room. The hostel elevator is quite small but we are happy to grant you access if you need to move heavy luggage. Thanks again for posting. More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was on a train journey. This Hostel is within pull-your-suitcase distance for this senior citizen. Backpacking days are over. the staff was welcoming and helpful. I left my suitcase in the lower lobby and walked up stairs to the desk. Staff helped me get the roller into the elevator for check-in, then it was a breeze up to my... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind comments and thoughtful review. We hope to see you again. Travel safe. More 

Carson, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had yet another terrific stay for the 10th time over there at the American Hotel in Seattle. In fact, I made it just in time to help celebrate the New Year of 2015, and I even went to two different places: The Seattle Art Museum, thanks to First Thursday, and then on the next day, I went to the... More 

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

Thanks again for your positive review and kind comments. Travel safe! More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First time staying at a hostel, we slept in a triple room with shared bathroom. We made the reservation through booking and there was something wrong with it but the manager managed to get us the room we booked so it was fine! The girls at the front desk were really nice and helped us get around the city!

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

Thanks so much for the kind comments. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Chinese food around the area is pretty awesome. If your into sports like me then Century Link Field is close. The hostel is so so, the rooms were hot and humid. Bathrooms were not in a great condition. It had a funny smell the whole time of my stay. It's not a horror stay but it's not the greatest hostel... More 

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

Glad you checked out the wonderful offering of Asian food in our neighborhood. Cheers. More 

Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I only got to stay for a day. Staffs at the front desk were helpful and kind. The room (female, 4 people) was very tiny and they don't have lights on the ceiling so each individual gets to have their own study lamp attached to the bed. It could get little awkward, since the room was very small and some... More 

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Many thanks for your observations and kind comments. More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I loved my stay here. The location is excellent ..the subway & King Street Train station are nearby. Also, the sports stadiums are in close proximity, which was a big plus for a sports fan like me. The staff was nice. The common areas deserve a special mention ..the dining area & the TV room were very well maintained. My... More 

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Thanks so much for your kind comments. We appreciate your post and your patronage. More 

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