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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 84%

From 208 Reviews

Hostel rating (208)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 82%
Security 85%
Service 85%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 82%

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

  • Dorm
    From €30.90
  • Private
    From €68.86
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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

Had a great time during my stay. I enjoyed staying here much more than the hotel I had stayed at the prior two nights. That hotel cost me about 8 times as much. Based on my experience here, I stayed in another HI hostel in Vancouver, BC for two nights, and plan to frequent HI hostels whenever I travel in the future. Keep up the good work!

97%

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Ian,

Mon 25 Apr 2016

Keine konkreten Vorschläge.

83%

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Manfred,

Fri 22 Apr 2016

Thanks for your review!--Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Sun 24 Apr 2016

My very stinky well worn for a long time now favorite (and only!) pair of shoes got stolen from my room along wi the nasty socks tucked in them. It boggles my mind that this would be the only thing stolen from me in all my hostelling experiences around the world. I am not sure if a cleaner threw them out(both my bunk and the bunk below were occupied/rented well through the cleaning times so this one makes no sense) or if they were stolen specifically but it sure does suck! Won't stay again.

73%

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Montana,

Sun 17 Apr 2016

I am so so sorry to hear about your missing shoes! While theft is rare in the hostel, it does sometimes happen. I hope that you were able to get another pair of shoes. Travel Safe!--Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Tue 19 Apr 2016

I found that the privacy in the shower area could be improved (it kind of is in the axe of the bathroom door), but otherwise my stay was great ! thank you

97%

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Thibault,

Fri 15 Apr 2016

Thank you for your suggestions. Kind Regards, Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Sun 17 Apr 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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