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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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6 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a night here and wouldn't spend more! I'm quite disappointed. I've been in the one in NYC and Chicago, and it was way different. First and important, the location is totally unsafe. DO NOT STAY here unless you have no more options. It's close to union station ,however not from pike market or downtown. Don't have enough activities... More 

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

Thanks for posting your comments and observations. We're sorry you were unhappy with your stay. We wish you the best as you travel. Cheers. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My flight to Seattle was delayed, so I got there after midnight. I was leaving Seattle in the early morning. Although I only spent about 5 hours at the hostel, I needed a place to rest after a long trip. It was relatively quiet, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. For what I paid and for what I... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments. We wish you safe travels. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were a large group staying here for a long weekend and really liked it. Everything was in order and clean, service was great and the people working in reception gave us several tips about eats and activities. Breakfast was very basic.

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

Many thanks for your support and kind comments. Cheers. More 

Westfield, New York, United States
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Clean, friendly. . .very loud. One night's stay travelling through. Accommodations are clean. Breakfast was great. Hallways are loud with slamming doors throughout the night. The street noise goes on until the wee hours of the morning. It is in "Chinatown " in the middle of the city, suppose that's city life with the noise. Off-street parking. Would stay again,... More 

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

Thanks for posting your kind comments. Travel safe. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The hostel is located in Chinatown some 2km to the city center. The neighborhood was not friendly at all. The wifi was good and so the breakfast. The room was small and very bad ventilated. No elevador for guests.

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

We appreciate your observations. Many thanks for staying with us. Cheers. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This was place fine, but nothing terribly memorable. It served its purpose for me since it was conveniently located (I arrived by train and the station is right across the street), clean, and inexpensive ... that's about it. It's a larger hostel, with basic rooms and a basic breakfast (instant oatmeal, bagels.)

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

Thanks for taking time to comment on our hostel. We appreciate your observations. More 

Sooke, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is good for the price, and much better than some of the hostels in which I've stayed over the past decade. Beautiful old building, clean rooms, decent breakfast, large common areas, friendly staff. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm on the 4th floor at the front of the hostel. Street noise carries, but ear plugs solved that. The... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind comments and observations. We appreciate it! More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Basic hostel with plenty of rooms with shared bathrooms. Bedroom a little small, especially with four girls plus luggage but beds were comfy. Great location. Staff friendly and helpful. Free continental breakfast 6-9 and lots of communal areas if you don't want to sit in your bedroom.

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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 patronage. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I stayed here for 1 night in August 2015 in a single room. The sheets and towls are clean. The room showed its old age. Toilets and showers are shared. A free basic breakfast is included. There is no aircondition. Noisy area so bring earplugs if you want to sleep. I chose this hostel because I was going to catch... More 

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

Cheers and travel safe. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in a private room on 3rd floor. Room was perfectly fine. Lots of shated bathrooms - hot water a little lacking, but never needed to wait for access. Neighborhood is loud at night, but not unexpected for location so close to Pioneer Square.

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

Thanks and please travel safe. Cheers. More 

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