There were 4 of us traveling to Seattle for sightseeing for 2 nights. It seemed there was a convention in town, so hotels were expensive. This hostel/American Hotel was a good alternative for us at half the price. It's definitely a hostel, but very clean though basic. Bathrooms are shared, but newly remodeled with great water pressure. Bed linens are clean.
I would recommend asking for a room that doesn't face the street if possible since it's on a major street and cars start going pretty early. Or bring earplugs. There are also very light blinds, so it gets pretty bright in the morning.
You're right next to the bus lines that take you into the main part of town. You can probably also walk...might take 20-30 mins. We had a car and there is no cheap way to park. The best way would be at the meters outside overnight, then pay for 2 hours at 8am. Doesn't work well if you want to sleep in. Generally, having and parking a car in this area is expensive.
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- Hostelling International Seattle, Seattle’s premier hostel, which is conveniently located at the historic American Hotel in the International District of downtown Seattle.Renovated in 2009, Bicycle rentals, Common rooms, Computers (to check e-mail and the web, print boarding passes, etc.),Credit cards accepted,Discounts to Seattle attractions,Grocery store (one-block away), kitchen (self-serve), laundry, & library/game room. ... more less
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