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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel Reviews

520 S. King St., Seattle, USA

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426 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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)


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.


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


Will be booking here again! Thanks!! :)

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


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)


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)


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)


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.


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.

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