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The Green Tortoise Hostel

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is right in front of the Pike place market where you can find all kinds of shops, you can also hop on any public transports easily as it's right at the centre of the city, the location is so much better than that of the Seattle centre or the International district. They provide free breakfast with banana and orange,... More 

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Nikiski, Alaska
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126 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was very nice by hostel standards. Loved the beds with curtains, sturdy build, fan and light! I liked the luggage storage too. The rooms are a bit small so it's hard to move around if there are several people up at the same time. The staff are nice. Definitely look at all their suggestions about hangs to do and... More 

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KatieGreenTortoise, Manager at The Green Tortoise Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit us again next time you are in Seattle. More 

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73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you're looking to pay rock-bottom prices for a location that is walking distance from most of downtown Seattle's top destinations, Green Tortoise is a great choice. Ambience-wise it's like a lot of hostels: noisy, shabby, cluttered, kitschy-but beneath the chaotic exterior there's actually a very well-managed and efficient facility here. Kitty-korner from Pike Place Market, walking distance from Amtrak,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

First off, I want to apologize for the somewhat long review. There is a lot to say and I like to make sure I cover things thoroughly. I do promise that all information is relevant and does not wander off point. Location: Honestly, the location can't be beat! It's only a few blocks from the Westlake stop on the LINK... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Great location, helpful and friendly staff. You get to make your own pancakes and eggs in the morning which is great. There is fresh fruit, and toast on the side. We rented bikes from the hostel for a reasonable price compared with other bike rentals. If you're a couple/happy to share your space you can book a double bed which... More 

2 Thank Jessie F
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Awesome location across the street from the market and on the same block as a target. The best bunk bed ever with the curtains and the wood structure, you won't even feel the bottom person going to bed. Also lockers under the bed, and a sink in it. Also the best bathrooms, probably not enough, but you can wait as... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Super social for 420 friendly people, great vibes smokers room with cool decor. Nice non 420 chill area easy to meet people. Computers and Internet for use if needed and wifi works well. Good breakfast including make your own eggs and pancakes. Dorms are really well set up with storage under the bunks and the best part: curtains for some... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

First time in a hostel with my fiance and I, and we couldn't have been more pleased. My only complaint is that my bunk mates would sleep through the day so I had to tip toe around when making trips back to the room

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Hamburg, Germany
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78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

People, location, price... Stayed there three nights and the location is just unbeatable. Super nice people, rooms are good. Bathrooms ok, it would be even better, if they would have an extra rack so you can put ypur stuff. They offer different events every week and everyone os invited to join. Dinner, breakfast, pub crawl, movie... so if you rather... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The Green Tortoise Hostel is AMAZING! It is in a prime location a 30 second walk to the historic Pike Place Market, about 10 minutes to the historic waterfront, 20 to the space needle and about 15 to pioneer square! The hostel felt safe, the bathrooms were clean and the bedrooms had key card entry! Wifi was in the common... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Green Tortoise Hostel

Address: 105 1/2 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Pike Place Market
Price Range: $40 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Green Tortoise Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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