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Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel

520 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel) (Downtown)
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16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to trip advisor I can't link to my old profile that had my previous two reviews of this place, but if you look in August 2013 and November 2012 you can find them. I have given this place a lot of chances. It's physically a nice hostel. It's clean, the kitchen is great, the neighborhood is not bad.Its close... More 

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

Our sincere apologies for our less than stellar service. I will respond to you directly. Cheers and safe travels. More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liked • The staff: diversity of ages and perspectives—all quite friendly and helpful, especially Gia--who gets a five star in my book! • The signage encouraging resource conservation—though more are needed on the paper towel dispensers as well • The fabulous International District location: next to the Chinese Gate and the clock tower of Union Station; also Umijimaya and fabulous... 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 observations. We are in the process of replacing all our old magnetic entry locks with new RFID locks. We hope this will solve the door issues we currently struggle with. The timers were installed to help reduce energy use. They do shut off., We originally installed expensive motion detectors. Our guests promptly broke them... More 

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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

It was a fair hostel for a couple of nights. The location is in Chinatown, near the bus terminal and at a walkable distance from downtown. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean, the kitchen is fantastic, but I must admit that (most of) the staff looked a bit bored, if not, totally in disdain for travellers (which doesn't makes... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments and observations. I will surely review your comments with our guest service staff. We hope to see you again. Cheers. More 

Whaley Bridge
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights in a private room as I had just flown in from the UK. Got to the hostel extremely tired and had to wait for the room, which was slightly irritating but I understand why. The room itself was alright but I wouldn't go raving mad about it. Shared bathrooms in the hall as... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments and observations. We wish you well during all your future travels. Cheers! More 

Santos, SP
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was here in this hostel for the Emerald City Comic Con last year (beginning of March) and spent a total of two nights in it. Me and a friend shared a bunkbed in a room that had four beds (two bunkbeds) and was supposedly a female only area. My first issue was the bedroom's window. It had a small... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments and observations. My apologies for our error in placing a man in a women's room. Our bad! Despite your indications of staying elsewhere, you are always welcome at HI Seattle. I hope your travels since 2013 have been rewarding. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is clean hostel with lots of character located in a terrific location. We were in town to see a soccer game at Century-Link Field, and this place turned out to be only a five-minute walk from there! It's right on the edge of Chinatown and is surrounded by delicious-smelling restaurants. It's maybe a 10-minute walk from Pioneer Square. The... More 

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Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Travel safe and come back soon. More 

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Rooms are small, showers were just fine, beds are VERY uncomfortable. Overall not a the worst experience but I've been to better hostels. Location is nice but could have been better- it's right in the middle of China Town and you could walk to the actual center but it'd take a few minutes, and there are some junkies in the... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the hostel. Always let us know if there's a problem with your bed or anything else we can help with. Travel safe. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Staff were nice enough but not overly helpful. Theres not much of a social atmosphere like other hostels ive been to. Free breakfast was cool being a thrifty traveller. The location is a hole. The international district is full of homeless people, if you hang outside at night you'll see some crazy stuff going on. The pub on the corner... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review of the hostel. We appreciate your insights and observations. I hope your future travels are safe and rewarding,. Cheers. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I don't understand how this hostel has such high reviews? Comparing to any hostel I've been to in Europe, this lacks a bit. The beds were quite clean and comfortable so I will give them that. If you are going to book here, I suggest booking a room in the centre of the building as the alley ways are loud.... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and observations. Being in the city, we do get our share of city type noise. Our apologies for the sleep interruption. I hope your future travels are restful and noise free. Cheers and travel safe. More 

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Address: 520 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 90
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