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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We after two nights at the hostel, we went for a private room which if you had rose tinted glasses whilst squinting could be mistaken for a hotel room. The room was en suite and for the price we paid especially considering hotel prices it was a total bargain. The downside, is unfortunately the local area, a lot of very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night. The reception staff were reasonable, and the hostel has a reasonable kitchen and lounge room. But our room (on the 1st floor) was small, the bed not very comfortable, and there was a lot of noise from the street (trucks, not people) for a lot of the night. The shared bathroom was reasonable. We... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this hostel to be a really enjoyable relaxing place to stay in Seattle. Within walking distance of a lot of interesting places. The staff are really cool and helpful. It's clean, safe and good value for money. Give it a go.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is located at the edge of Chinatown, which is somewhat far from the city center (and most attractions) and happens to be a neighborhood known for harboring drug users and other shady characters. That being said, it is actually conveniently close to the train station and the Greyhound bus terminal, if you are using these to come and... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the 2nd floor baths were without electricity my whole stay, the shower room was closed too so there was just a bathroom (with just a shower and just a W.C.) available for all the floor! That was crazy. There were long lines to take a shower or as simple as to go to pee. Last night I was... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensibly priced hostel, don't forget your membership card if in a hostelling organisation worldwide for your discount. Brilliant access from public transport network, straight from the airport to International District for $3, and so convenient for everywhere else. Clean, good kitchen and breakfast included tea/coffee available all day.Very well run. Just fine for a holiday in Seattle. Don't expect frills... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in June 2015 with 11 girls (age 13-14 years old). While there were homeless in the neighborhood, I never felt unsafe. We stayed on the third floor, and didn't seem to have any outside noise issues. The staff was very nice and was very patient with all my questions prior to our stay. They were also very... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low average hostel: very old, no silence, not very helpful staff, hot rooms and common spaces. The cleaning starts at 7.30 am, there is multiple source of noise outside (people, implants), my window was broken and breakfast is from 6am to 9am. You see no possibilities to sleep. However, the bed was clean (the towel is mini, don't rely on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good hostel-clean and staff across the board were extremely nice helpful, which was great to experience. The breakfast was good but would be nice to have some non-sugary cereals/oatmeal. Also, they run out of bagels early, and bananas are sometimes beyond unripe to the point they are in edible. This may sound trivial but when travelling on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Not a friendly group outside but there were no alterations with the locals/drug-dealers and we street parked our car problem-free on a Saturday (July 4th). Staff were helpful and resourceful with information. Guests were tolerable - typical hostel guests/travellers (and what looked like a few street men that got a night's sleep). Busy place. We checked in at... More 

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