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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.

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."

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Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hello Travellers!

We are open and excited to welcome you to The Green Tortoise Hostel in Seattle. 

We’re taking extra precautions to keep you safe. Masks are required anytime you are outside your bed and room, unless you are actively eating or drinking at designated tables. Hand sanitiser is available at all times, each bed offers privacy curtains for your protection, we are doing temperature checks at check-in, and operating at a significantly reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We are also sanitising bathrooms and guest rooms more often. 

Our kitchen is still open 24 hours a day, our common area allows for socialising while wearing a mask and eating and drinking without a mask for up to 30 minutes, and we are excited to share our little slice of Seattle with you.

Please don’t hesitate to call for more information about our methods for keeping you safe. 

~ Mr. Tortuga Verde

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


The Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel is all about great food, friendly people and unforgettable experiences. Tuck into our hearty free breakfast of oatmeal, eggs and fruit before venturing out to explore Seattle's not-to-be-missed sights. We love to invite you on fun activities like our pub crawl, which takes in the city's best drinking places three times a week. There's also a kitchen and lots of common room space.


You'll find us in one of the best spots in Seattle, right across the street from the famous Pike Place Market. It's known for fresh local produce, ethnic food stalls and as the location of the first ever Starbucks. We’re a 20-minute stroll from sights like the Seattle Center and Space Needle. If you’re a music fan, venues including Crocodile Café, the Showbox Theater and Chop Suey are all within walking distance. From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, take the Light Link Rail to Westlake Station, then exit onto 3rd Avenue and Pike Street – we’re a two-minute walk away.

Rooms and Dorms

Our cosy dorm rooms have bunk beds with linen included, plus a handy reading lamp, a small fan and four-point power outlet. That means you can charge your phone, iPad and camera all at the same time. We’ve added privacy curtains for extra comfort and spacious storage lockers for all your gear. If you’re after peace and quiet, opt for a private room. Our shared Mediterranean-style tiled bathrooms have individual private cubicles with a rainfall shower, sink and toilet.

Extras and activities

You'll find our friendly team at reception round the clock. They've got expert tips for getting around Seattle like a pro – ask away! If you fancy a night in, settle down with a board games or DVDs play a couple of games of foosball. Wi-Fi's free so you can catch up on news from home every day (or disconnect completely!). We have an ATM and currency exchange here too, so cash is on hand for your next excursion.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 May 2021
    Being my first time staying in a hostel, I am really satisfied of the quality of services and amenities that the Green Tortoise Hostel offers. The staff is friendly and helpful in regards to the customer's needs.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 May 2021
    Wonderful hostel. Great location and price. Plenty of bathrooms. Like a five minute walk to The Link (which goes to the airport) and a 25 min walk to the Space Needle. Take a ferry across the Pudget and there’s even more to see.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 May 2021
    Great location, great people, it’s worth every penny I would definitely go back
    Costa Rica, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2021
    Loved my stay here, staff is friendly, breakfast is Perfect to start your morning and I got to meet people from New York and LA :) close to everything I’m down town!!! Love that target is next door, super convenient...
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2021
    If you’re planning on arriving after sunset be prepared for many homeless on the way from the train. As a woman traveling alone that was a little scary. Apart from that the hostel is amazing! The breakfast is really the cherry on top and the staff is very friendly! The beds are very comfy and the bathrooms are spacey and clean. If I come to Seattle again I’ll see that I’ll get a room with you guys, thanks’
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 May 2021
    The location was very good! Could walk everywhere or get access to public transportation very easily. The bathrooms are shared but never ran into any issues with them being full. The security was excellent and you have to use your key card to access the room and side you were living on.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2021
    I was worried about the cleanliness after reading a couple bad reviews on here but everything was SPOTLESS, honestly not a fleck of dirt even in any of the bathrooms. Very clean bathrooms and living spaces. Reason the rating isn't higher is that I had lackluster experiences with the staff. They weren't able to answer any of the questions I had about the area, and I had to wait around half an hour for someone to check me in (yes, after check-in time). After a long day it rubbed me wrong. 7/10
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Apr 2021
    The location is great! Half a block of Pike Place Market. The staff is really nice and accommodating. The place is quite clean. The bathrooms could use some work, though; since the shower is in the restroom it was common to find the floor all wet because someone had just showered. Would definitely come back.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    15 May 2021
    The whole place kind of smells a little and the free breakfast is small and gross. I didn’t trust the food because of how dirty the kitchen was. Dirty utensils, tables, and carpet.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    29 Apr 2021
    The bathrooms always smelled awful or would have blood on the toilet seats and floors.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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