Very clean, nice breakfast and great facilities. The kitchen especially was well equipped. The staff were friendly and helpful. Location wise it is a little further away from the main tourist areas and its not the nicest area. We felt safe though and it's only a 10 minute walk from Pike Place market. Also the Amtrak and lightrail are 2 mins away. We stayed at a hostel over the road from the market and I preferred this HI one. Cleaner and better value for money. Only negative- not much atmosphere
It's basic but very clean and close to the beach and shops. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. There's no atmosphere really but it's quiet at night and cool enough with the fans. The staff were friendly but the ones we dealt with seemed to have no local knowledge. On check in, late in the evening,we had to wait a long time to be seen whilst they handed over shift and apparently it's first come first served on beds so we were in seperate rooms the first night- not what we had booked.
For us everything good about this hostel, which is actually quite a lot, was ruined by the noise in the evenings. The dorm rooms come straight off a communal area which remains open until quite late (that's if the staff enforce the hours). It was extremely noisy until the early hours. I've stayed in a lot of hostels and I'm used to sleeping through noise but this was unbearable. If you want to get any sleep this is not the place for you. Location, cleanliness, staff & security were greats
Thanks so much for everything. We can't remember her name but the new lady was very nice & helpful (as well as everyone else- the staff really made our stay). It's clear great care has been taken in creating a wonderful hostel- we want to let you know we really appreciated it! After travelling for 2 months this was a virtual oasis!