This is my 1st stop upon touched down in Seattle, stayed for a night in a 6-female dorm.
Location: 1hr light rail ride from the airport & 5 mins walk from westlake station, 2 mins walk to the famous Pike Place market, Starbucks & Hard Rock Cafe is a min across the road. If you love outdoor stuff, Columbia and Mountain Hardwear is about 5 mins walk away, The north face is about 10-15mins walk away.
Safe: Be assured that you get a large locker under your bed (02x 70l backpack worth of space), you can purchased the 'green tortoise' lock for 5usd (you get 3usd refund if you return the lock).
Cleanliness & Service: Friendly staff and was glad to assist you - helping me to search for directions to where I am heading and even printed out for me with details! Clean and comfortable personal space in the room (curtains, 03 charging points, a fan and light for each bed). Toilet is clean and spacious. I got a lower deck and furthest away from the window, so it was pretty quiet and cosy.
Meals: breakfast is provided BUT eggs and pancake is Cook-it-yourself in the kitchen. Free dinner on some nights. Fruit punch and orange juice is available all around the clock in the kitchen. If you want to head out, many food places, Plenty of fresh seafood from the Pike place market (and they ship too, in USA only I think) found only 1 HALAL kebab restaurant (for Muslim friends)
Highlight (for me): I have only a day to spare before heading off to Mt Vernon, so I join Free Seattle Walking tour (that incl, history of Pike place market, the 1st Starbucks cafe after the Original was gone) which is arranged by the hostel.
The Lows: If you are allocated near the windows, expect some night noises (vehicles, people). Some stairs climbing to the reception (no lift).
Overall: I will recommend it to anyone whom don't wish to spend big bucks yet want comfort for accommodation. Single lady travel on own, this is a great deal.
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