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Caracas, Venezuela
Reviewed 1 August 2015

One of the 2nd floor baths were without electricity my whole stay, the shower room was closed too so there was just a bathroom (with just a shower and just a W.C.) available for all the floor! That was crazy. There were long lines to take a shower or as simple as to go to pee. Last night I was...

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

Thanks so much for staying with us and for bringing these maintenance issues to our attention. They have been fixed and the bathrooms are in working order now. I am so sorry for the miscommunication at check in and that you had to wait in such a line. I do hope you will try us out again in the future...

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Sensibly priced hostel, don't forget your membership card if in a hostelling organisation worldwide for your discount. Brilliant access from public transport network, straight from the airport to International District for $3, and so convenient for everywhere else. Clean, good kitchen and breakfast included tea/coffee available all day.Very well run. Just fine for a holiday in Seattle. Don't expect frills...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! Travel safe and come back again soon! Regards, Lydia, AGM

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I stayed here in June 2015 with 11 girls (age 13-14 years old). While there were homeless in the neighborhood, I never felt unsafe. We stayed on the third floor, and didn't seem to have any outside noise issues. The staff was very nice and was very patient with all my questions prior to our stay. They were also very...

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

Many thanks for your interesting comments. We appreciate your time and observations. Travel safe and come back soon.

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 16 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.

Canmore, 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.

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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 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2834 (Formerly American Hotel)
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > International District
Price Range: $50 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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