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Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel Reviews

105 1/2 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, USA

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88%

Rating
1336 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

Excellent location right near the Pike St Market. There's a good kitchen and big common space where it is easy to meet people in the mornings/evenings.


100%

Greatest hostel ever! Awesome kitchen with a dishwasher, some free dinners (love taco!), fun and helpful staff. Super nice breakfast every day! Only bad thing was that the pasta dinners was not enough for all people some days. We believe they should boil more pasta in that case.


86%

A great hostel for backpackers and tourists interested in checking out the city. Right next to Pike Place Market, the waterfront, and the transit tunnel. Occasional free dinners and a friendly lounge / kitchen make it a great environment for talking with people. Found the dorm a bit cramped, but clean and quiet, other facilities average.


66%

Very conveniently located across the street from the pike place market. Decent size hostel, good common area, smoking room. Some staff members were good others hardly acknowledged our existence. Dorms were cramped, stuffy, and stinky, liked the spacious lockers under the beds.


83%

This hostel had a great atmosphere, I had the best time here. Definitely recommend it over the other Seattle hostels. If you have the chance you have to go on the pub crawl with Sascha, he'll show you a great time. Free dinners and free breakfast, can't go wrong!


86%

Thanks for the great stay. The staff was very nice and everything in the hostel was very good. We had a great time.

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Appreciated the privacy in the rooms, with the bed curtains. Pretty secure, overall. I definitely enjoyed my stay.


89%

Great location, and great place to stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Would happily stay here again!


94%

The location is wonderful, right in the city centre. The common area is good and it's perfect for solo travelers to meet new friends. Every day there is an activity. The staff is really friendly helpful and motivated. The room is cozy, maybe for tall people the bed could be short. good breakfast included and a night they offered a mexican dinner: Good!! Excellent hostel!!


83%

Pro; The place is excellent, it's very convenient center of downtown. staff was very kind. they change my room mix dorm to female one. Bunk bed is kept personal space with curtain and your own light. Con; the bathroom was bad smelling, sometimes no toilet paper. You need your own padlock for locker.

  • 11th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Location was great for doing the touristy stuff... pike's place market is a stones throw away and transport links to the rest of the city and the airport are very close. There are lots of activities planned, such as pub crawls, tours and free dinners but the atmosphere definitely isn't 'party hostel'.


91%

I really like NAgle, he is so friendly receptionist

  • 29th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Good located, friendly stuff


83%

Amazing hostel in an awesome location: rich next to pike market. Free breakfast is pretty good: eggs, pancakes, bread and fruit. Stay here!


94%

It is just a great place to stay in seattle.


80%

Wifi wasn't that great and only available in the common room. The hostel-hostel events could have been better organized

  • 7th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Wasn't bad, per se, but I'm unimpressed. I'm not sure how they have such good reviews. Location is excellent. Clean, but pretty worn & the carpets could use a good shampoo. Blankets are not washed often; mine was covered in hair. Beds are SHORT. Only 3 bathrooms for the area I was in, 2 are TINY. Many of the people staying were older, & looked like they were staying b/c they were between places to live, not traveling. Parking is non-existent. Wifi does NOT work in rooms. Staff I met were curt.


94%

Amazing location for a hostel! However, we stayed in an 8 person dorm room and it was absolutely tiny. There was no where near enough room for eight people and their stuff. Fine for a short stay but if you are planning on staying for a while then it would probably get very annoying.


86%

Fantastic location. No wifi in rooms. Good spot to explore the city with heaps of eating, markets and stores nearby. Free dinners some nights which were actually quite nice. Staff were lovely too.


100%

This is my second time staying in this hostel and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Seattle! The facilities are amazing, the rooms are spacious with super comfortable beds, the bathrooms are modern ensuite style which is great. The whole hostel is kept really clean, the security is great, and of course the staff are awesome, always friendly and helpful. Amazing activities and free breakfast everyday and free dinner twice a week! I would definitely stay here again!


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