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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Low average hostel: very old, no silence, not very helpful staff, hot rooms and common spaces. The cleaning starts at 7.30 am, there is multiple source of noise outside (people, implants), my window was broken and breakfast is from 6am to 9am. You see no possibilities to sleep. However, the bed was clean (the towel is mini, don't rely on...

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AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and for letting us know about the broken window so that we could get that replaced. I'm so sorry that you had a difficult experience here and trouble sleeping. It has been an unusually warm summer. Though it doesn't always help everyone, we do have ear plugs and extra fans at the front...

Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This is a good hostel-clean and staff across the board were extremely nice helpful, which was great to experience. The breakfast was good but would be nice to have some non-sugary cereals/oatmeal. Also, they run out of bagels early, and bananas are sometimes beyond unripe to the point they are in edible. This may sound trivial but when travelling on...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments and thoughtful review. Cheers.

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff. Not a friendly group outside but there were no alterations with the locals/drug-dealers and we street parked our car problem-free on a Saturday (July 4th). Staff were helpful and resourceful with information. Guests were tolerable - typical hostel guests/travellers (and what looked like a few street men that got a night's sleep). Busy place. We checked in at...

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AHManagement, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that the staff were friendly and provided you with useful information about the hostel and local area, and that one was even able to grab you an orange! We have been really busy this summer and appreciate your patience and understanding. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay that...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The hostel itself is nice and what you'd expect from a hostel. Bathrooms were clean and the kitchen facilities were very good. The breakfast was good for a free breakfast enough to fill you up till lunchtime. A wide range of people staying there young and old and very quiet at night. The only downside is the location although close...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind comments and thoughtful observations. Please visit again and travel safe.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The bed in our room was very comfortable. The room and ensuite were clean and the lighting was good enough to read by at night, something that can't be had in many hotels! The hostel breakfast was plentiful and set us up for the day. There were various flavours of packaged porridge people could make, various types of bread for...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments and observations. We send along wishes for safe travels. Cheers.

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Seattle Hostel is very accommodating. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was very clean. They provide sheets, bedding and a towel. Top floor is quietest, we were on the 3rd floor across from the bathroom which was noisy in the morning. Great neighbourhood!!

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is a good hostel downtown. I have 2 major complaints about staying here. T 1) The included breakfast absolutely sucks. It includes bread, oranges, bananas, and instant oatmeal. I would've liked a more comprehensive breakfast than that, but whatever. 2) The WiFi absolutely sucks as well. Once it gets to be around 9pm, the WiFi is basically unusable. This...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your observations. Not sure what happened with your Wi Fi connection. We have one of the most powerful connections in Seattle that supports hundreds of guests continuously. Could have been down at that time. My regrets and sincere wishes for safe travel and good Wi Fi in your adventures. Cheers.

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located in the international district. I went for a private room with shared bathroom. Both room and bathroom were clean. The continental breakfast is included in the rate. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The original rate for 2 nights was 129$ before tax when i made the reservation on the HI webpage. When i arrived...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your thoughtful comments. We hope all your travels are safe. Cheers.

Reviewed 25 May 2015

Overall we enjoyed our stay here. The room was at my usual expectations and standards for a Hi-hostel property. Simple and clean and exactly what you need. We stayed in a private room shared bathroom. Great amount of space for our luggage, it can sleep three and would very comfortably. The location is really really close to the trains which...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We hope to see you again soon. Travel safe.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My sister and I stayed here during July 2014 and it was fine for the few nights we stayed there on different occasions. Stayed just after getting off the plane, was an easy place to get to form the airport using the light rail system, and only a block from the China Town station. It was also very good when...

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Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind comments. Cheers.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostelling International Seattle, Seattle’s premier hostel, which is conveniently located at the historic American Hotel in the International District of downtown Seattle.Renovated in 2009, Bicycle rentals, Common rooms, Computers (to check e-mail and the web, print boarding passes, etc.),Credit cards accepted,Discounts to Seattle attractions,Grocery store (one-block away), kitchen (self-serve), laundry, & library/game room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel

Address: 520 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > International District
Price Range: ₹ 2,474 - ₹ 6,619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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