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
  • Socialising
  • Food-lovers

Green rating



Your clean crew are number 1 and they maintain the place pretty tidy. The only bad thing during my stay is that I had someone weird staying at the lower bunk, someone who talks to himself, has an injection needle and smells really bad (marijuana i think, and the smell is so strong that the air in the room had the same smell). After 2 nights, i cannot endure and i asked to switch room and thank god, the front desk permitted me to switch.


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Yat Fung,

Sat 23 May 2015

As a frequent guests at hostels in Europe it strikes me how far behind, comparatively, U.S. hostels are in comfort, amenities, modern facilities, and overall quality. Consequently, the U.S. prices per bed are higher - much higher by today's U.S. dollar exchange rate.


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Fri 22 May 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

Book a bus and travel to Vancouver, BC. It's a 4 hour bus ride and the bus stop is right at King/5th Ave.

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Au Ching Macarius,

Mon 18 May 2015

Budget meal tip

Pacific Café, if you ran out of ideas about what to eat for dinner. It's right around the corner from the hostel and it provides large and delicious dishes of Hong Kong style cuisine.

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Au Ching Macarius,

Mon 18 May 2015