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

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Food-lovers
  • Socialising

Green rating



Definitely a sketchy neighbourhood.


Avatar for Kathleen


Sat 21 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Call a cab or walk the block to transit to get to downtown. Locally, there are "interesting" people around that probably should be avoided at night.

Avatar for Michael


Tue 09 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

International district and nearby market

Avatar for Kaylie


Thu 11 Jun 2015