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Virginia
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281 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seattle is an expensive city so this centrally located hostel is a good choice for the frugal traveller. Amenities are a bit in the old side as befits an old hotel that's been chopped into dorm rooms. Free breakfast is basic and you are expected to wash your dishes! Clientele is not your average American type. Much older and fewer... More 

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Thank Kirbyk
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us! Thanks for mentioning the amenities we offer. We do offer a light breakfast each morning from 6a-9a that includes, bagels, toast, oatmeal, fruit and juice. Like all hostels, guests are expected to clean up after themselves in the kitchen, but we do have dishwashers! I hope that you were able to go on... More 

Venice, Italy
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only spent one night in this Hostel but I can say that it is very central and very good located to visit Pioneer Square district. I arrived late and there has been no problem. My room was a 6 people female dorm, very quiet. Bathroom are in common and I think they were very clean. Breakfast is included

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Thank ilovberl
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Pioneer Square is great neighborhood! Hopefully you were able to check out the Underground Tour and the Smith Tower while you were there. Thanks so much for staying with us! Travel Safe!--Lydia, AGM More 

San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived for a short vacation. My accommodations fell through and I decided to use this hostel as my fall back emergency plan. The guy at the front desk who is a Seattle native was fantastic. He said, "You are in luck, I have a room for two nights". I needed two more nights after that, and was surprised when... More 

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Thank RockingTravelQueen
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thai Place is wonderful! I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for your very kind and detailed review of the hostel. I really appreciate your feedback and will take this back to the team to see how we can further improve our service. I hope the rest of your travels are fantastic and we'll see you again soon!... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I reserved this hostel through Booking.com. This is to echo my review posting there. The pictures and the listing descriptions were misleading. I didn't know the shared bathrooms are outside the dorm room. I'm fine sharing bathroom with 4-6-8 female dorm mates, but not with the whole floor (males included)! Yes, there is a specific restroom (1 shower with curtain,... More 

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Thank Oeka8
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were able to meet Charlie, our volunteer Concierge that meets with guests during breakfast hours most mornings. He is a wealth of knowledge about the city and loves chatting with everyone and sharing travel stories. Thanks for your kind words about our staff. We strive to give the best service we can and we're glad that... More 

ireland
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102 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed three nights at this hostel, its located close to the bus station, making it easy to find once you reach Seattle. Its a bit out of the way, possible 15-20 minute walk to downtown. Got complimentary towels and free breakfast, which was ok, nothing to get too excited about. Hostel was clean.

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AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us while you traveled around the city! Our location near the bus, train, and lightrail is great, right? We are located in Chinatown, in the southern section of the downtown area, about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride to the Pike Place Market, 40 minute walk to the Space Needle. I... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel was located conveniently off the train from the airport. 20 minute walk to Pike Place and the big sights. Bathrooms were all singles and did get full at night and in the morning, which was a little annoying. The bedrooms were nice and well equipped, but were pretty tight. There was construction outside our window, but that is... More 

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Thank Louise O
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. I hope you enjoyed your trips to Pike Place Market and the other attractions in our city. The train you took to get to the hostel from the airport also continues on to Pike Place Market, the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and the University of Washington. There are also a number of buses that use... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I was alone in downtown Seattle before heading back Edmonds. Had a real wonderful suprised staying here .. friendly staffs, simple warm breakfast, nice people around, comfortable bed (compared to the rate are paying which is really good). Two thump up!

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Thank KikiW4
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay and were able to utilize our offerings before you going back to Edmonds. Thanks so much for your very kind review! We'll see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lydia, AGM More 

South Jersey
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95 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Stayed here with my Boy Scout troop after spending a week and a half in Olympic National Park. The staff here were REALLY friendly and helpful, offering advice and tips for any and all questions having to do with Seattle. Walking tours started daily from the front door of the building. The train station is only half a block away.... More 

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AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your well thought out descriptions of the hostel offerings and the neighborhood. I couldn't have said it better myself! It was wonderful to have your scout group here and we were happy to help any way we could. I'm so glad that the kids were able to meet folks and scouts from other countries and... More 

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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Get the train from the airport, get off financial district/Chinatown stop, hotel less than 100 yards from station. Range of accommodation- from dorms to rooms for 3 (family). Shared facilities- clean + plentiful. Breakfast from 0600-0900, early start is good for tours/visiting. Multiple Asian eateries within 2 minutes of front door, convenience store around the corner.

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AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great directions and description of the facilities. That about covers it! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful stay and were able to utilize the nearby transportation options to experience the city. In addition to the convenience store around the corner, there is a large grocery store one block away, Uwajimaya, that offers just about... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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Thank dylans111
AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Great advice about downtown Seattle and the staff will be pleased to hear that you had a great stay! Hopefully you were able to make some new friends while hanging out in the tv room and kitchen. At the moment, the Olympic Games are being played on the tv and it's creating quite a fun atmosphere. Thanks so much for... 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 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
Price Range: $42 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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