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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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AHManagement, General Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice folks with a well run, clean, happy place. Good neighborhood, nice rooms, elevator for old people, places to work, hot showers, maps, easy to get to from public transport. I will stay again in November. The rates are very reasonable. This place is aces.

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

Thanks so much for the kind comments. We hope to see you again. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed here for a week in July as part of a group of teachers studying at a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar held at the nearby Wing Luke Museum. First the good: The location was great with easy access to airport train, Sounder trains and bus stops. The International District has amazing dining, and the Wing Luke is... More

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

Thank your for your detailed account of a weeks stay at HI Seattle. The rooms can get warm during the very limited days of hot weather in the Northwest. I also have a room facing south. I find if I open my transom and street side window, I get a decent cross breeze. A cool shower at night before bed... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed at this HI several times and was always sattusfied here. The rooms can be crowded and loud depends on the roommates you get but therefore its s hostel. Washrooms are usually clean, staff friendly depending on who you get and breakfast very good. Its around 30$/night which is actually not really cheap for backpackers but the usual price... More

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

Many thanks for the kind comments and observations. 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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