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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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City Hostel Seattle

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

City Hostel Seattle is located at 2327 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington, 98121 in the heart of downtown Seattle.
City Hostel Seattle is located in a newly renovated 1920's hotel, so character runs rampant through our halls! So do Mae West and Humphrey Bogart, in art form as this historic hotel used to house all the movie stars back in the day! The rooms are designed and painted by over 47 different local Seattle artists!
Come appreciate and take part in our Art Hostel, open minds are a must!

Please note these hostel conditions before booking:
Earliest check in time: 02.00 pm
Check out time: 11.00 am
Cancellation is due by email only, 24 hours prior to check in time (2 pm).
Late cancellation or no shows will be charged the 1st night stay only.
Valid Passport / ID required.
Guests must book using a credit card in their name.
We welcome guests of any age, however booking with children aged 0-9 must stay in a private room or book all beds in a dorm room. Booking with children aged 10-17 is ok in shared dorms if parent/guardian is present and also staying with us.
If travelling with children, please enquire about our family rates!
7 nights is our max, though we do occasionally make exceptions. Just email us about the nature and length of your stay and we will get right back to you!
We are a non-smoking facility.
WA State tax of 10.1% added at check in! View House Rules


There's star quality in our one-of-a-kind City Hostel Seattle – our ultra-glam 1920s building has played host to big-time movie stars like Humphrey Bogart and Mae West. Our newly renovated rooms were designed and painted by local Seattle artists – and each one of the 47 is completely different. We're in the heart of downtown, so once you've filled your stomach with our free breakfast you can start crossing the classics off your list: we’re talking the Space Needle, the Great Wheel and Smith Tower.


Our central location means we’re easy to get to – it takes about 45 minutes from the airport on the Link light rail to Westlake Station, then we're just 10 minutes' walk away. In between the lively Lower Queen Anne Neighbourhood and Pike Place Market, our hostel puts you right in the thick of things. The buzzing market is a 10-minute stroll away and has an artists' section, as well as crafts and loads of great fresh produce. Grab a doughnut from a specialist stall for a classic American treat!

Rooms and Dorms

We’ve got dorms as well as private rooms, and some with en-suites, so you’re sorted whether you’re travelling alone, with your besties or your partner. Ready to get exploring? Dump your heavy luggage into one of the secure lockers, which are in every room. Don’t sweat if you’ve forgotten a padlock – you can rent them for just $2. Bedding is included, leaving you more money for a ticket on the Seattle Great Wheel for a bird's eye view of the city above Pier 57.

Extras and activities

When the sun’s shining, grab an al-fresco lunch on the outdoor patio and get stuck into grilled salmon or steak from our BBQ. If our film star past has you in the mood for a movie, we've got a 20-seater cinema. Or take a wander through our art gallery hall to discover pieces from over 50 Seattle artists – sightseeing on the spot.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    City Hostel is great. It's really close to Pike Place Market and an easy walk to Pioneer Square, the Space Needle all the waterfront piers etc. The staff were efficient and helpful, breakfast was really good, there are plenty of bathrooms/showers and our room was clean, comfortable and colourful.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Spacious room, plenty of individual bathrooms with showers, the staff was very helpful and friendly. Only drawback is that it sits on a busy street so bring earplugs to help you sleep.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    There are too many words I could write to thank Mr Lee and wife and each person I met there from day 1 last time and this time I visited City hostel on 2 nd Ave in the perfect location in Seattle. I was desperate to find a place to stay and Godspeed I was guided to this oasis! At first I was fearful and I said, “ I can’t do this as I saw beds around me and the youthful guy next to my bed said, “ Don’t make it worse than it is” from then on, gratitude and new eyes, opened my heart to the welcome
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Amazing hostel located in the heart of Seattle, close to everything! 10 min walk to the pier and 10 min to the space needle!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2019
    Really friendly, hard-working, flexible staff. Great location, too.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2019
    Great place! The staff was super friendly and helpful, and next time I come to Seattle I'll definitely look to stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Jul 2019
    I had a wonderful stay! The front desk was so friendly and helpful. When I checked in, Ty pulled out a map and circled more places for me to go than I had time to visit. My trip to Seattle wouldn't have been anywhere near as great without that map! Thanks!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2019
    Great location and value for the money; however there is a large homeless population in downtown Seattle whether you are staying at the hostel or down the street at a five star hotel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2019
    The place has a great kitchen and better staff. The location is great too. It doesn’t have air conditioning so gets a bit hot but they run fans all day. The bathrooms look like they’ve been renovated recently but the rooms need doing now too. They smelled musty and with wallpaper pealing and poor lighting made it feel dank and dirty. I’m sure they clean regularly but it just felt that way. Also no privacy or individual light PowerPoint and shelf next to bed. Good for a couple of nights
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Jul 2019
    I have mixed feelings about this place. On the one hand, it serves you as a hostel should. It's in a decent location (just 10 min walk from Pike Place), it's fairly clean, free b-fast ( more options needed), and the beds are comfortable. HOWEVER, the beds are squeeky, there is NO privacy while you sleep (most hostels at least have a curtain around the beds), not enough outlets, no bedside lights, the rooms are outdated, and the design is really lame, imo. Don't recom for more than a few days.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2012

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2012

    7th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2009

    2nd, Continent Winners North America


  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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