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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel

520 S. King Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104, United States

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Overall Rating 85%

From 168 Reviews

Hostel rating (168)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 84%
Security 86%
Service 87%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 83%

Hostelling International Seattle offers a big city experience in a beautiful natural setting. The largest hostel on the US west coast.

  • Dorm
    From €40.60
10 or more people?
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Seattle Hostel

Hostel Seattle

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of USD 3.00 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-206-622-5443

Fax. 1-206-299-4141

stay@americanhotelseattle.com

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Experience Music Project (2 to 3km)
  • Pike Place Market (1 to 2km)
  • Space Needle (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Stayed in a dorm of 4 .Cleanliness & security at hostel is good.location & connectivity is very good ,but rooms are small. Pet friendly policy of the place is not mentioned on the website. They allow service animals with guests. We landed up sharing a small room with 4 people & a service dog !!!! When I requested for room change ,was replied rudely to take refund & move out if had any issues. this was very distressing but had to continue as had no other option.Overall OK barring this issue.

73%

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Vidisha,

Tue 26 Jul 2016

The staff was friendly, sleeping quiet and reasonably comfortable. For HI, slightly less than average compared to those I've experienced in Norway/Switzerland. The only problem I encountered was that registration mistakenly assigned my room to another guest who barged into the room after I was already in bed. Then the next morning, my key no longer worked because the electronic key security had been re-assigned. Staff were quick to fix it. The comforters were pill-y and the edges very frayed.

87%

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Naomi,

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Loved the location. Apprecited the easy check-in and friendly staff.

100%

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Christine,

Thu 21 Jul 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for the kind feedback!--Take Care, Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
SeaTac is located approximately 12miles south of downtown Seattle. Light rail – International District (30min).
Bus
Greyhound station 1.5 miles north of the American Hotel.
Ferry/Boat
Located within walking distance from the docks on the waterfront including the cruise terminal port/local ferries.
Underground/Metro
Most buses originate a block or two away from our building on S. Jackson St.
Car
From airport approx. 12 miles follow signs to I-5 North take Dearborn St/James St exit 164A to Madison St. Metered pay parking for up to two hours is available on the street from 8 am to 8 pm Monday - Saturday.
Rail
Amtrak stops two blocks away at King Street Station.

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