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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
DennisAlabaso Carson, California
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Carson, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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
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 

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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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