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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel

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

81 %

  • Dorm
    From €30.59
  • Private
    From €64.78
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Hostel rating (166)

81 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 83%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 78%
Security 83%
Service 83%
Comfort 76%

Green rating



Towels are small. Please keep front door locked because that area has a high amount of loiterers who ask for money. Security guard in front of hostel would be nice or please contact authorities for more patrol. I did not see any police patrol. I heard fighting and screaming at 2am which was very scary. Screens on windows to keep bugs out would be nice and maybe a variety of continental breakfast. English muffins. Different fruit. Only if cost effective. Love the current room affordable price.


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Sun 23 Aug 2015

Thank you so much for your suggestions about breakfast, security and the window screens. Our front door is locked from 10pm-7am everynight, we have staff on duty 24 hours and security cameras monitoring the inside and outside common areas of the building. Kind Regards, Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Tue 25 Aug 2015

We liked the location of this hostel. Within easy access to the mass transit systems.


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Sun 23 Aug 2015

The weather was hot and the hostel only had tiny fans the size of an orange in the rooms... Yuck! Stuffy n hot! We left window open for ventilation but there were homeless people fighting and yelling under our window throughout the night! You should at least provide large fans for visitors to rent . Vacationers will be more comfortable and the rent cost could bring in additional $ for the hostel.


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Sun 23 Aug 2015

Thanks so much for staying with us! I'm so sorry that the rooms were hot and the outside neighbors were noisy. In addition to the personal fans on the wall at each bunk, we do have larger portable fans available for use at the front desk. Travel Safe! Lydia, AGM

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Lydia Measells,

Tue 25 Aug 2015