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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.


Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

NOTE: At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

With the best location of any hostel in Seattle, conveniently located at First Avenue and Pike Street, right across the street from the world famous Pike Place Market. The elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, now home to the Green Tortoise Hostel, boasts 30 remodeled bunk rooms. The beautiful historical building has plenty of modern charms too, including: semi-private Mediteranian style tile bathrooms, modern kitchen and large common areas. Each bunk has a reading lamp, small fan, four point power outlet, privacy curtains, and storage locker.

During your stay you are also welcome to take advantage of our other amenities:
*Free WiFi
*Free Breakfast Daily 6am-10am: make-your-own oatmeal, eggs, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, & hot cocoa
*Daily activities and events, including pub crawls 3x a week!
*Best Location in Seattle!

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Pike Place Market is famous for fish-throwing, fresh local produce, bakeries, flower shops, cafes, the original Starbucks location, and dozens of ethnic food stalls and restaurants. Our hostel is a close walk to such famous landmarks as the Seattle Center, Space Needle, MoPop ( Pop Culture Museum) , KEXP, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, the Washington State Ferries to nearby communities, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne.

Coming to town for a live music show? Check us out -- we're located in the heart of the live music scene. Venues like the Crocodile Cafe, the Showbox Theater, the Paramount Theater, Nuemos, Chop Suey and the Moore Theater are all within walking distance.

Please note you must be at least 18 years old to stay in dorm rooms. Minors traveling with adults must book a private room. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to explain your circumstances, you must contact us directly.

The World Famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel began over 30 years ago, with a hostel on wheels and the realization that beautiful places, great food, and sociable people were the only essentials for gratifying travel experiences. The Green Tortoise hostels in San Francisco and Seattle are built on this fine tradition. The Green Tortoise San Francisco and Seattle hostels are created around a social communal experience. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2022
    Was such a nice hostel, they do daily and evening activities. The beds are very comfortable and have own curtains for privacy. The location is really good also, definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2022
    Exceptional in every way. Will stay here again instead of hotel.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2022
    Super helpful staff! Lots of amenities, enjoyed having the lounge, and so close to Pike Place Market!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2022
    This hostel was an incredible find! The location is amazing, right next to the Pike Place Market. All the staff are super friendly and approachable. The rooms all have huge lockers for each bed & the beds have curtains that pull all the way around for privacy. Plenty of lockable private bathrooms with showers near the rooms. Kitchen equipped with ovens, multiple fridges and food storage areas, and the free breakfast was a great bonus :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2022
    This was my first time in a hostel in almost 15 years. So glad it was at the Green Tortoise. The location is incredible for a first time visitor to Seattle. Check in and out was simple and I could leave my bag after check out since my flight was later. The one thing is each bed has a fan, which is great, but they desperately need to be cleaned. Will visit again in the future!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2022
    Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Super clean and helpful friendly staff. Definitely very bustling and busy, but good affordable way to visit Seattle.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Jul 2022
    Overall this was a great place to stay! The homelessness in the area was not a significant security concern, and the hostel was in a generally great location for tourists. Would definitely recommend staying here. As a plus, the staff are super nice, and if you forget a towel you can rent one!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2022
    Excellent experience. Great staff, friendly people. Great location very enjoyable... only thing I envy is not being younger.. meaning in my 20s .. Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel in Seattle, USA was awesome 👌 I only stayed for one day! Hope I will be able to visit again in the future... thank much
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2022
    The crew are so welcoming and there are a bunch of free bonus tours/meals/get togethers included. Super impressed!! What a great stay, plus ideal location!!! And comfy rest.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Jul 2022
    Excellent location; right outside the market. Great staff.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi