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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 90%

From 45 Reviews

Hostel rating (45)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 93%
Security 92%
Service 89%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Dorm
    From $38.50
  • Private
    From $63.80
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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 Link Light Rail- International District 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 to choose from.

HI Seattle at the American Hotel is close to many attractions including Pioneer Square, home of the Underground Tour, and sports stadiums such as T-Mobile Park, Century Link Field. Seattle is also home to the famous Space Needle tower.

**Please note** As of April 1, 2017, Seattle Sales Tax goes to 10.1%, which will be applied to all bookings and products at check-in.
***We do not rent to guests that reside within Seattle City Limits. US Residents should show state issued ID upon check in.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 10.1% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • 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.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 15 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 15 mile radius of the hostel.
  • 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

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-206-622-5443

Fax. 1-206-299-4141

stay@americanhotelseattle.com

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pike Place Market (1 to 2km)
  • Starbucks Roastery (1 to 2km)
  • Space Needle (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

As HI USA member, I booked hostel. Paid deposit. But due to Covid-19 I didn't stay in hostel. I tried to cancel early, but HI did not refund deposit.

70%

Avatar for Lalit

Lalit,

Wed 18 Mar 2020

it is a very nice place to stay

93%

Avatar for Cleriton

Cleriton,

Fri 13 Mar 2020

The building is very old, and could use a lot of updating, especially with removing the old carpet throughout the building. The first room I stayed in had peeling paint and some pipes were broken. The staff was already aware of the problem, but there were drain flies in my first room. Thankfully after speaking with the staff they told me they've been working on the problem and switched me to a new room. It would have been nice to have been given a heads up that this was an ongoing issue.

77%

Avatar for Jaimie

Jaimie,

Wed 11 Mar 2020

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 International Airport is located approximately 12 miles south of downtown Seattle. Link Light rail – International District (30min).
Bus
Greyhound station is 10 minutes away by foot. Bolt Bus station is 5 minutes away by foot.
Ferry/Boat
Located within walking distance from the docks on the waterfront including the cruise terminal port/local ferries.
Taxi
Yellow Cab: (206) 622-6500
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
King Street Amtrak Station is 10 minutes away by foot. (5 blocks from Hostel)

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