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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel Reviews

520 S. King St., Seattle, USA

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81%

Rating
385 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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97%

I have stayed there three times, and I found it to be convenient to stay there.It is a ten minute walk to Safeco field and to century link field.It is a two minute walk to the link trsin and four stops to pike and pine station.I am from central massachusetts, and I love Seattle.


77%

nice hostel, everything you would expect a hostel to be, very easy if you enter by Amtrek, only few minutes walk


63%

The location is really convenient. It's located in China town. There is a light rail directly linked with airport.There are few Chinese restaurants around as well. The staff is not helpful at all, because they don't clean the room, not even the floor. The cleanliness of restrooms is high though. They offer a small fan and lamp for each bed, which are set up on the wall. Don't book it unless you like dorm life. Otherwise it will ruin your trip experience.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Location, whilst right near the train station, is pretty dodgy. Didn't feel all that safe to walk out after dark. The beds also weren't too comfortable. Very thin mattresses with a middle beam that makes it quite uncomfortable. The staff were really nice and the bathrooms were clean.


86%

nice hostel, neatly placed in the center of china town, short walk downtown. nice facilities with a great breakfast.


100%

Will be booking here again! Thanks!! :)

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

My room was booked as private - even though it has a bunk bed I had the room for myself, and all I wanted was privacy. What happened was on my second night, I was getting undressed, getting ready for bed in my underwear, suddenly 2 girls unlocked my door and came in! Apparently the room was still showing up as free in their system. 1. This could have happened when I wasn't there, all my belongings out in the open, my company pc included 2. This did happen around 11 pm, I could have been asleep.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

I always want to come back to this hostel because the excellent location. The Seattle Light Rail connects both International Airport and the location where this hostel is at. I took the Light Rail and got off at International District / China Town Station, cross the street, walked 2-3 minutes and here is American Hotel/Hostel. This is the cleanest hostel I have ever seen, even better than some hotels!

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

It was my second time to stay at the HI-Seattle, and I can say that its real value for money. The place is clean, very close to the train station, secure neighborhood - and that's e.nough to meet my needs. I can recommend this place to the budget traveller anytime

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Zimbabwe
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Standard sort of HI. I always feel it's a bit hard to meet people, and feel like they should have more events in the hostel. It's a nice place to stay, and it's clean, so it's definitely got that going for it.


97%

I go to Seattle often and always stay at the Green Tortoise but it was full.Had no choice but to try the American Hotel Hostel. I found it as good as the Tortoise but was very upset to be charged $5 to hold my bag for 4 hours.The Tortoise does it for free and it should be a service offered . I have never been charged anywhere for that. Other than that everything was great but that will prevent me for staying there again unless it is the only choice like it was the case this time.


54%

There's not downtown. You need bus to go to downtown. But just close to Kings street station. There is a lot of homeless around there. I don't recommend for female.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

Staff were beyond rude. Could not be more unhelpful if they tried.


89%

cleanest hostel i've been in and very private. It's really well maintained and there are multiple bathrooms on each floor, so it seems like there are less people than there actually are. the kitchen is really big and well-stocked with all kinds of appliances. great location if you want to eat in the international district. there are enough


91%

Nice hostel with cheap vending machine products....


83%

The area of town is a little rough, breakfast was not quality, quantity or tasty, but the night staff were great and the location in regards to public transport is amazing


74%

The attitude of the staff could have been better. When we first arrive there, one of the staff says it's impossible to make us into the same room since my friends and I make separate reservation. It's okay to separate us but please keep your good attitudes towards guests. We're not supposed to notice this before as you do not even specify on your website when we make reservation.




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