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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel Reviews

520 S. King St., Seattle, USA

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83%

Rating
301 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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69%

我訂房兩次但是是連續居住6天並且選擇一樣房型.卻不能讓我一次CHECK IN.而且還是同一間房間只是不同床.讓我覺得通融性不夠.兩次CHECK IN遇到的員工讓我覺得只是公式化工作.不夠親切.讓英文不流利的旅客感覺員工的不耐煩.


69%

Ok hostel - we had a super small room (some were larger), wifi was good, staff were helpful when asking where to go and what to do, in a strange area of town but easy to get to the central shops etc. by the underground bus, showers good, breakfast was ok - bagels, toast orange, banana and oatmeal, had lots of birds making noise at night but guess that can't be helped. Rooms get warm - bigger fans would be nice!!


69%

Excellent location! The dom is too small to open the baggage. There are too few public shower room per floor. But they have a large kitchen and common area. Wifi works excellent there.


100%

Excellent location in downtown Seattle. Clean place, staff is nice, all but great reviews!

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very Close to railway station and to china town. When I was there, there was noisy construction work outside. The lockers aren't beautiful but huge, you still must bring your own padlock.


77%

It was a good hostel I have ever stayed compared with the money you spend. Facilities are pretty new and cleanliness is good. Not all staffs are helpful. I stayed there for 3 nights. One night when I came back after midnight , I couldn't open my door and I had to go back and forth 2 times to ask them to check my access card.


91%

Loved staying here! It's cool to be in the heart of the International District and right next to the Link Light Rail and bus station (though the area is a bit shady at night). The staff were amazing! Really nice and helpful. There were hostellers of all ages here, the rooms and bathrooms were really clean, and they've got a great breakfast.


97%

All good. Very helpful staff. Good location given the price (less than 5 min walk from International station, 20-25 min walk to Pike Market, 40-50 min walk to Space Needle)


83%

it was so good.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

J'ai été agréablement surpris d'entendreque l'on me parle français.Étant donné que mon anglais n'est pas parfait Et que j'étais aux USA depuis presque deux mois ,j!ai vraiment apprécié. Arrivé ici par train,je ne pouvais espérer meilleur emplacement. Un Francophone du Québec,qui a bien apprécié l'hospitalité de ses voisins Américains. Merci beaucoup et comme vous dites si bien:Take Care Léon Côte,le Cyclotouriste du Québec

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect. But the parking is a big problem. All information around the hostel are perfect. It is easy to find anything you need. I will choose it again next time.


63%

Very noisy and often cluttered bathrooms.


91%

I enjoyed that it was in Chinatown however it was very close to the homeless shelters and I felt unsafe walking through that area at night. I witnessed a female being harassed by a male and actually used my whistle to get him to leave her alone. Lots of people sleeping in the streets. While I empathize with the homeless I Wished I had chosen another neighborhood. On the upside it was only one block from the light rail to SEA. That was convenient.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Good hostel well located with frierndly helpful staff. Older building but good facilities overall.


71%

I got there on 5th July about 5pm. The lady with long hair on chick in counter was not helpful and attitude is a bit rude. Except that others are all good.


100%

Awesome place!! Recomended!!


74%

had a reservation. On day of reservation, had to cancel because of family illness. Staff was inexperienced, and offered no refund, credit.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a great time there. Thanks! My only suggestion would be to contact with some local restaurant around and try to find out whether they could offer some discounts to the hostel guests.


77%

The place overall had a nice atmosphere. The only thing that was poor was the washroom, especially the ones that has a shower. Sometimes, it can get a bit dirty. But overall, the Staffs there were friendly and the service was good.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

The atmosphere is dead. The crowd is older, there are families staying in the hostel with kids and the staff are downright onnoxiously indifferent. You aren't treated like a backpacker you're treated like a seedy client in a bad motel. Activitieswise too little to do. The way the hostel was run made it practically impossible to meet anyone with half an ounce of normal in them. Strange place. Forget the HI hostel and try and book into City Hostel across town. Its much better.


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