Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Hello World!
City Hostel Seattle is opening its doors to travelers on July 1st! We are so excited to see you!
We have made many changes in keeping with recommendations from the CDC, and our Washington State Health Department. Here are some highlights:
- if you feel ill, please stay at home! We are relaxing our website cancellation fees for late cancellation - just let us know via email by the day of your arrival that you are ill and cannot make it! Please confirm with Hostelworld directly regarding deposit on cancellation.
- temperature checks will be taken upon arrival, anyone with a temp over 100.3 and/or showing symptoms may need to get medial evaluation before check in.
- mask are mandatory for entry, and throughout the hostel.
- to reduce risk for our guests, we are minimizing our occupancy - no matter what room type you book, the maximum occupancy is 2 per room. If you are booking for a group of 4 or 6, we are happy to house you all in one room.
- We are not accepting groups larger than 6 at this time.
- We are not accepting walk in reservations at this time.
- you may be asked for documentation of your onward travel, please have that handy!
- rooms are being rotated as necessary, and thoroughly sanitized in between uses.
- we are following cleaning guidelines for effective disinfection and cleaning high touch areas often throughout the day.
Feel free to email for further information,
With warmest regards for safe travels and Happy Trails!
The City Hostel Seattle Family

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 US State ID or International passport with travel documentation 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 traveling 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2020
    I have stayed at City Hostel many times, always with kind courteous helpful staff members. seems almost like room 114 is reserved just for me. It always seems to be the one I get although not requested. The room is always clean aired out. The bathroom is always found clean with waste can emptied day or night. All of the staff person gave respect to me as an elder person. Helping me with walker and day packs. Always greeting me warmly and even walked me to my vehicle to be sure I was safe.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    I’ve never stayed in a hostel ever before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The price honestly couldn’t be beat and I enjoyed myself the entire time. Everyone who worked the front desk was great, super super nice, and the security of having to scan in to get into the building was honestly one of the best parts. The beds were not bad and I was able to get a good nights sleep all four nights. It was also located in SUCH a great spot for touristy stuff and for the train to the airport and more.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    I'm an elder at 75 years young. First the hostel accommodated my request for a lower bunk bed for me and my friend, also up in years. Not clambering up a bunk bed ladder made our stay so much safer! The staff was outstanding. This was our first stay in a hostel and we enjoyed every minute of it!! I'm glad to have come in the winter however as there weren't as many lodgers as in the summer. We enjoyed all our "roommates" as they came and went during our five day stay. Thanks for a great stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Best hostel I've ever been to with an amazing staff
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, very clean, and accommodating. Also all bathrooms are private which was unexpected for a hostel. Would highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Great times and wonderful people. Made new friends and gained new experiences. Honestly the best hostel stay bar none.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Mar 2020
    Being one of the few Canadians staying at City Hostel amongst the COVID-19 panic between March 11-15th inclusive, I felt the staff were very kind and warm. As a collective experiencing the economical downtown as a result of the COVID-19, we continued to have smiles, warm hearts, and a calm attitude. I did not feel unsafe at any point during my stay and if anything, I was very grateful I chose City Hostel as my destination during this crisis. I will most definitely stay there again! Thank you.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Feb 2020
    Everything was awesome: Staff were friendly, the washrooms were very clean, well-maintained and spacious (though sometimes insufficient during "peak" times, resulting in some waiting), the room was decently sized as well. My only (pretty big) gripe was really that there were insufficient power sockets for charging. I had the top bunk but there were no sockets to the upper parts of the walls nor extension cords, meaning I had to reach across someone else's bed in order to charge my phone.
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    16 Feb 2020
    No plug for charging at the bed. Very difficult to find any plug in the room.
    Thailand, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    26 Feb 2020
    After staying in many hostels all around the world, none have ever made me feel as unsafe & disappointed as this one. Spent the night listening to a man being arrested outside my window and a man who appeared homeless a few beds away with his dog in the room. The next morning not a single apology for the ordeal the night before, I will be contacting the hostel directly for compensation or answers for such an appalling experience. Would have left to stay somewhere else if I had of had the funds.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2012

    7th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2009

    2nd, Continent Winners North America


  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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