Based in a renovated historic building from 1926, Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel offers a convenient location in the International District of downtown Seattle just one block east of Union Station.

This safe, clean and modern Seattle hostel offers both private and dorm room with a range of facilities including free Wi-Fi, Internet access, TV room and 24 hour kitchen and dining area. There is a grocery store one block away so guests can bring their own food back to prepare, and in the local area there are many restaurants, a bakery and a sandwich shop in the hostel itself.

HI Seattle at the American Hotel is close to many attractions including Pioneer Square, home of the Underground Tour; sports stadiums such as Safeco Field, Qwest Field and Seattle Sounders FC; the Seattle Center and the Space Needle tower.

What travellers think...

Green rating



I think the carpet desperately needs changing. The whole place smells, different odors throughout. It was so stinky, we decided not to stay there for the full term. The view out the back window, we kept the blinds closed.


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Sun 20 Apr 2014


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Sun 20 Apr 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The pier... You can also get in a great run at Sculpture Park adjacent to the pier.

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Mon 14 Apr 2014

Attraction tip

Gasworks Park and Pike Place Market.

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Wed 16 Apr 2014