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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 85%
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 €34.58
  • Private
    From €80.07
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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

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

The reception is on the second floor, kind of inconvenient when you have luggage.The light on my bed was not working at all... The man's shower place, some booths should at least have a bench or other facility to put your clothes on. In fact, some people were forced to go naked in the public restroom, not very pleasant for other people...

80%

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Stanley,

Sat 16 Jul 2016

Thank you for your feedback about the second floor reception and the common showers. Next time, we'll send the elevator down to you to bring your belongings up. I'm so sorry about the bed light. Thanks for letting us know! Travel safe and I hope we see you again soon!--Take Care, Lydia

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Lydia Measells,

Mon 18 Jul 2016

I enjoyed every part of the American Hotel in Seattle. The location was amazing and very close to public transportation. The staff were very kind and the inside was beautiful. I loved the kitchen!!

100%

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Megan,

Fri 15 Jul 2016

Thank you so much for your comments! Travel Safe!--Lydia

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Lydia Measells,

Sun 17 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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