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Hong Kong, China
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144 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

Whistler, Canada
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank Moselle D
Larry L, Manager at Hostelling International Seattle at American Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Chad D
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. More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Dieter R
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. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind comments. Cheers. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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206 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

The conditions are right for a "very good" review: next to a Light Rail station connecting the airport and downtown and with BoltBus terminal, very near downtown and stadiums, in Chinatown, relative safe neighborhood, helpful staff, clean facilities. But the breakfast was unusually meager: coffee, instant porridge, bananas, orange slices, sliced bread and bagels. No milk, no juices, no cereals... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us! I'm happy that you were able to make good use of our location, the public transportation nearby, as well as the staff and hostel amenities. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the breakfast we provide each morning and I welcome your suggestions! Based on city permits, we are able... More 

Los Angeles
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I can't believe my bad fortune in booking this place. Who'd have thought it possible to pay over $100/night for a "private room" ANYWHERE and not get an ensuite bathroom? And their web site took your deposit and swore that the full price was $89? And that you have to "ask" for towels at check in (they are not in... More 

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

Dear guest. Thanks for the honest review and observations. Like many guests worldwide, you were shocked at the lodging tax in a big city. The majority of booking sites do no list tax when they give you totals. If you look carefully at the small print, you will notice a comment, "local taxes will be applied". So, my apology for... More 

Spokane, Washington
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97 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Some people may not like this place, if they haven't stayed at hostels before. Really it was just an European hostel in an American city. We had a private room, it was clean and the bed wasn't too bad. The room did get warm, and the window opened to a roof and I didn't feel comfortable keeping it open at... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind comments. We appreciate your patronage. Cheers! More 

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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

The hostel is about a 30 minute walk from most attractions. The rooms and facilities were very clean and the people on reception were very helpful and friendly. I think more organised events would help travellers to meet others more easily and would make the hostel fun. Considering the location and amenities I would say that the hostel is a... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind comments and observations. We appreciate it! More 

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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 > Downtown , International District
Price Range: $107 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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