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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here alone then came back to stay with friends, all the staff were very friendly, efficient, and informative. They went above and beyond to accommodate any needs that I had. The hostel had clean rooms, very hygienic bathrooms and kitchen area. I was most impressed with their environmental awareness and recycling programme. I'd highly recommend this hostel for a... 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 appreciate your observations and your patronage. Travel safe and come back soon. More

Gainesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in a 3person private room with bunk bed set up. Appeared to be IKEA furniture. Nothing fancy here but the price was great for the location and clean room and facility. Clean modern furniture. Small table..sink and in -room locker... Bring your own lock. Room was very basic but clean. It is an older building but kept up... 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 and observations. Cheers. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for many days. There's a conflict on my reservation, so, my sister and I had to switch to several dorms by checking in and out for 2-3 nights.The 4-bed dorms had a limited space. I unexpectedly encountered with two people snoring all night long like we're having two powerboats in the room. Fortunately, I had... More

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Thank you for your kind comments and observations. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Having read several negative reports about the location, I was admittedly apprehensive about staying here (I booked at short notice, so choices were limited), especially as a solo female traveller. However, I'm pleased to say that it was nowhere near as bad as I'd feared. Yes, the area is a bit down-at-heel and there are a few homeless people wandering... More

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

Thanks for the detailed friendly comments. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again. More

Gayndah, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've stayed in much worse hostels. Rooms good, place is clean and a really lovely building. Not too claustrophobic.Staff good. Breakfast good. Location not the prettiest of places but it's away from any city noise. Oh and I would highly recommend the Taiwanese restaurant next door, fabulous food. Their home made noodles were the best.

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

Thanks for your input and observations. We hope to see you again. More

Olympia, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I only stayed the one night in HI-Seattle, but I was impressed with the friendly staff who took my bags even before check-in time so I could go explore the city. The private showers in each washroom are great if you're a bit modest like me and don't enjoy getting dressed in front of other people. I didn't try the... More

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

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The hostel was very clean and well maintained. They have everything you need for cooking your own meals and plus the free breakfast. I really enjoyed the diverse group of people staying there as well. They also had a nice t.v. where we were able to watch the World Cup games.

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So glad you enjoyed your stay. Travel safe and we hope to see you again. 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
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