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“Great Bargain, if you're Traveling Light” 5 of 5 stars
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The Green Tortoise Hostel
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Atlanta, Georgia
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427 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Great Bargain, if you're Traveling Light”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The Green Tortoise is right in the middle of the action. Pike's Place is a block away. The beds are fairly cheap and the storage is secure enough. The cost of parking is pretty steep ($20), so it's pretty easy to run up your expenses to the cost of a cheap hotel. What you're paying for ultimately, though, is the location. It's definitely a better value if you are living the Bohemian lifestyle. It's the first place I'd consider on a single-person trip to Seattle.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Love the smoking room because im in to that sort of thing. Common room for non smokers as well, great meals for free. The beds have a privacy curtain with your own little light for when or if you arent feeling so social. Right across the street from the market which is a very colorful area and tons of great food options! The staff is really awesome as well, letting me stay in a double bed solo after my boyfriend had to return home for work. Awesome hostel in an awesome location!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Chardizzle
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New Westminster
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

have nothing but good to say about this hostel, i mean they have a smoking lounge and were not talking tabacco!!! I have only stayed twice but will be back each time i go south of the border!! Close to both stadiums and right at the Market and the nightlife

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank corey w
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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great location, in front of Pike Place Market. The bunk beds have a lamp, a fan and two additional outlets to charge phone, cameras, ipads, etc.). The bunks also had privacy curtains which give little more privacy. On Tuesday night there was free dinner (a delicious pasta!). The wifi was good and the staff are very helpful. I really recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank fabianomori
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Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I loved how friendly the people working the desk were. They were helpful and nice and didn't seem weird or overly alternative like many other hostels have. The bunks all have a lamp, a fan, and two additional outlets to charge phonea, ereaders etc. They also had privacy curtains which was outstanding! No getting bli ded by the hall light when someone comes in late, and lets face it, a little privacy is nice whem you're sleeping, changing or just trying to relax.
The location wa snext to a Target, across from Hard Rock, a starbucks, an amazing crumpet shop where I always have breakfast on my Seattle trips and across from the famous Pike Place Market. Easy walk to the waterfront as well and an easy bus ride to the Amtrak station.

The downside to this place is the pillow was super flat and basically useless. I got up in the middle of the night to find another one. Seriously, put two pillows on the bed whwn they're that worn out. The pther thing is it wa sa bit chilly and they only give you one blanket and I was unable to find another. The third and last downside was the wifi only works in the common are, so no layinv in bed and checking email or streaming a movie. :( Overall I think it's the best hostel I've stayed in based on the outlets, privacy curtains and location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank mountainsara
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Oberalm, Austria
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192 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We have chosen the Green Tortoise already for 2 times when visiting Seattle. The very first time we have been in a double room, second time in a 4-people room. When we have been the first time it was nice and comfortable. In the 4 people room it was vey hot and noisy. But never mind - the price was cheap!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Aquarius82
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澳門
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The location is great! It is located very near to the Pike place market, and opposite of Hark Rock Cafe. I can get good food nearby, it is cheap and very accessible. The hostel is clean, but it was quite noisy in the night time because it is very close to the street. It has provided free wifi and the staff is very nice.

地點很好,就在Pike Place Market那面!到那裏都很方便,價錢亦很便宜,我們入住了4人房間,但在住宿其間都沒有其他房客加入,有提供很簡單的早餐,也有免費上網,員工都很好,我們遇上了一位會說廣東的職員。但晚上有點嘈,可能是太靠近街道!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank emmywong003
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Property: The Green Tortoise Hostel
Address: 105 1/2 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2009
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Pike Place Market
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Seattle
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Green Tortoise Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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