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“Sleepless in Seattle”

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The Green Tortoise Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Taipei, Taiwan
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Sleepless in Seattle”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed here for about a week. I liked free breakfast with egges and pancake. Shower room was clean. Location is great. 我在綠烏龜住了一禮拜,這裡就在派克市場與星巴克復刻店旁邊,搭乘公車非常方便,距離西湖中心、百貨公司等等市區景點也很近。每天的免費早餐六點就開始了,我很喜歡有提供免費的雞蛋與麵糊能自己做蛋餅吃,不過廚房比較小,要早點起床才能盡情使用。沒有電梯,所以有大行李的人要辛苦點扛上樓。

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I just checked out of the hostel and continuing on my 6 week holiday of North America. This place was my first stop and I hope the rest are like this place.
Very clean, private bathroom, good common room and I got the free dinner while I was there. That is a good way to meet other people and I have made some friends for life.
Staff were great, location good.
The only thing to get aware of is that there are a lot of homeless people in the area. I know that the hostel had no control over this, but just something to be aware of.
I staying in a 4 bed dorm, no issues. Each bed has a fan, light and private curtains.
I've stayed at places are over Australia, the uk and Europe, and this place is up there with one of the best!
Will stay here again if I visit Seattle again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Fairview Park, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great staff, clean room, excellent location, right across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe' Seattle-a huge plus, lose to the light rail station and bay side market area. I "Met the Producer", staff helped out with points of interest and directions readily, clean room clean bathroom areas

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Irvine, California
2 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was my first experience at a hostel in the U.S., so I wasn't sure what to expect. All in all, I had a wonderful experience at the hostel. The location is a great spot for those who want to explore the market. Also, with so many people from out of the country, I really got the privilege of meeting people from all over the world! I stayed 2 nights in an 8 person dorm room (you have the choice to stay in a co-ed or non-co-ed). Checking in and out of the hostel was hassel-free, and the people up front were very friendly and accommodating. The room itself was in good condition, the lockers under the beds are generously large (enough to fit 2 pieces of carry-on luggage). Over each curtained bed there is a fan and a reading lamp. The curtain makes it really nice for the other people in the room who don't want a bright light shining in their faces.
One of the big perks of this hostel is the free (albeit, self-cook/serve) breakfast. They provide pancake batter and fresh eggs for you to make yourself a nice meal. All the cookware and utensils are provided for as well. Only gripe would be that some of the restrooms have a residual smell of urine.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Berlin, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hostel is nice and warm. It's in a perfect location right by the market. The kitchen is great, they serve free food a few days per week and have a great breakfast (eggs, pancakes, bread, fruit). However, here comes the bummer. The staff at the front desk seems a little unknowledgable or just not up for providing service to their guests. The hostel has absolutely NO PARKING and only provides a "fair" deal for $18 parking at a parking lot nearby. When we arrived, they didn't bother telling us exactly what parking lot it was. I got robbed $20 by a hobo or whoever this person was which could have been avoided with a little more extra notice from the front desk. They just seem not too care as much about their guests's issues.. you get a sorry that's all. The staff in the kitchen was awesome, very helpful. You can meet lots of international people and they offer city tours and stuff... So, if they could replace their useless front desk and provide more tips in the beginning, would have been an awesome stay!
Also, a little overpriced for the beds! ($37)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Bucks
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63 reviews
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was a bit dubious at first as I had not been in a hostel for 3 years, however I was very impressed with green tortoise. Excellent and friendly staff who wish to assist, very clean rooms and bathrooms - (no issues with long dark hairs or anything disgusting like that). Big storage lockers under beds, each bed in the dorm rooms has its own light, fan and electrical sockets and curtains can be drawn across the bed for privacy.

The hostel provides nights outs in a pub crawl as well as free breakfast (eggs, bread, pancakes, coffee etc) and free dinner three times a week, this is either pasta or tacos - never tried pasta but tacos were good.

The location is right by pike place market and although there is a lot of homeless about and you will get a bit of harassment but generally they are not rude or aggressive (unlike San Francisco)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Bathrooms are clean and plenty of them. And private. Four mixed dorm was pleasant. Spacing was generous so that you don't bother your dorm mates.
Location location location! Easy access to a lot of attractions. And a very short walk to public transit.

Free food is always nice.
This is my go to budget travel for sure for Seattle.

  • Stayed May 2013
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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
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast
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Ranked #1 of 25 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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