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Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel

Hostelworld.comUS$77*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I chose this hostel because of its price and the availability because I didn't book much in advance. It is near the train station which is good if you arrive by train, bus or from the airport. The staff is not that friendly and helpful. They didn't explain much and did not show me the kitchen and other facilities. The...

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

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our free hostel breakfast, available from 6a-9a daily, but I am so sorry to hear that you had a difficult stay otherwise. We strive for excellent customer service and a great experience for everyone, but it looks like this was not the case in this instance. I will be speaking with the...

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Most receptionists are not very friendly and helpful. Hostel has computers but you can't use them unless you buy Internet access even if you don't need to go on the Internet. (I only needed to transfer photos from my phone to a USB drive.) And if you don't buy Internet access, "there is nothing they can do". Breakfast is only...

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

Thank you so much for your feed back. I'm so sorry that you had an unpleasant experience at our hostel. We try our best to accommodate everyone's needs, but that does mean that the current structure is the best we've found so far. Breakfast is available from 6a-9a, we have free luggage storage available prior to check in and until...

Virginia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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...

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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...

Venice, Italy
Reviewed 10 September 2016

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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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

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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...

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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!...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 September 2016

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,...

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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...

ireland
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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...

Reviewed 28 August 2016

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...

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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...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 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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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

South Jersey
Reviewed 8 August 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....

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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...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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)
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > International District
Price Range: €35 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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“Best views, Best Quality, Low Noise, Convenient Transportation to and from Sound Transit Link's International District/Chinatown Station.”
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“Best location ever just north of Downtown Seattle and south of the SeaTac International Airport.”
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