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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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Juneau, Alaska
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff is incredible. the WIFI is outstanding. there is a community tv in the common areas. A wonderful kitchen to cook if you want to. also right in ChinaTown. Close to the main train to get to and from the airport. I enjoyed this stay. Be aware that it is downtown Seattle...keep track of your surroundings. overall yes indeed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the worst HI hostel I've ever stayed in, and it ranks in the bottom three of all of the hosteling experiences I've ever had worldwide. I gave it two stars only because the staff were great. The place is dirty... The carpet is gross in the rooms, the blankets are literally threadbare, the toilets have muck on... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fairly decent hostel for the price, really notable for the excellent service provided by everybody who was working there. Staff genuinely went out of their way to make visitors stays the easiest (and funnest) possible. The hostel itself seems fairly typical for a youth hostel, a bit of grit and grime on it, but overall clean and... More 

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brisbane
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130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I was surprised what this Hostel offered for the rates they charged us per night. All the positives of this hostel are: Very friendly and helpful staff. Very near train and public transport to all areas of Seattle and the airport. It is at the beginning of China Town. Free breakfast and huge kitchen where you can make you own... 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. I will certainly pass along your observations to our hardworking staff. Best of luck and travel safe. More 

Bangalore
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I stayed in a shared, male dorm. The dorm was clean, bed comfortable, comforter cozy and bathrooms sufficient and hygienic. The free WiFi worked well throughout and the staff's level of friendliness and helpfulness was outstanding. The location itself was very convenient for the budget traveler (in Chinatown and barely a minute from the Light Link Rail).

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

Many thanks for your supportive comments and observations. We wish you safe travels. More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

HI Seattle is conveniently located less than a minute walk from the International District metro rail station, and is in a quieter part of the city. We were in town for an event in SoDo, therefore the location was great for us, but may not suit travellers wanting to explore the heart of the city. It felt very safe, and... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive comments and observations. We hope to see you again. More 

Carson, California
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Well, it's a very good thing that I've participated for last year's Bumbershoot Festival at Seattle Center. I've been volunteering for two straight days (Sept. 5th and 6th, 2015). Anyway, I've just made myself a plan to go back and volunteer for this year's Bumbershoot Festival (2016) at the same place that I've been there: Seattle Center. However, I didn't... More 

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

Thanks for your engagement. Cheers. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A Bostonian for everyone to be sure. But if one is open to pragmatic travel at a budget price this might be for you. We took advantage of a private room which was especially good for a stay of more than a few days. The facility is extremely clean, conveniently located to Amtrak and the Sounder station in the International... 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. Cheers. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Old hotel, no air conditioning, rooms hot and musty. That being said good wi fi,shower,kitchen. Elevator not working but staff jumps in to help with bags. Nice set up by each bunk with fan,light,outlet. Really needed fan room was very stuffy. The Web site photos don't match my room photos, my bed much older. Close to train station which was... 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 hope to see you again. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is an outstanding venue for a few cheap nights while visiting Seattle. Everywhere we looked someone was cleaning something. The staff were helpful, courteous and supportive. The room we had was clean, plain and just what we wanted. This hostel is located in an interesting part of town called the International District; steps away from a public transportation hub,... More 

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

Many thanks for your observations and kind comments. We hope to see you again soon. Travel safe. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel

Address: 520 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
Price Range: $45 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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