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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

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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2021
    Great location to be able to explore the city from! Super friendly staff also!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2021
    green tortoise is great. go to their website and book with them directly
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2021
    Great place in downtown! It’s in the heart of pike place so the surrounding area is a little rough but I felt very safe in the hostel itself. I really appreciated the curtains on the beds and the private bathrooms. Would stay again if I came back to downtown seattle!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Sep 2021
    The staff was excellent; responsive on check-in with details of the hostel and prompt with assistance. Though awkward to find, that 1/2 block in the address is tricky, the location felt very safe inside and out. The community area and kitchen were well stocked as well. Being right next to Pike's Market, the Space Needle, and various public transportation was very convenient. Atmosphere was alright; maybe it was the time of year but most other guests were older or working on business calls.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Sep 2021
    great character, friendly staff & unbeatable location. facilities are a bit cramped but clean!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Sep 2021
    Time of my life. Beautiful location across from pike place, met so many people I hope to stay friends with over the years. Really a beautiful experience staying here, and I plan to be back someday.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Sep 2021
    Great location, loved the room darkening curtains around the beds. Had to let staff know when they were out of toilet paper and soap in the bathrooms but not a big deal. Definitely the best deal in Seattle!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2021
    Great value for $. Safe during covid; everyone wore masks when not eating. Wooden bunks in 6-person dorm are comfortable & don’t creak. Cubbies spacious enough for large luggage. Common space is clean & safe to meet fellow travelers. Never a long wait to use the bathroom, some have hand soap, but wish all of them did. Storage in communal kitchen is sparse. Stove, sink & dishwasher available for use. Conveniently located in downtown, short walk to bus stop and pike/pine where cool eateries are.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Sep 2021
    Solo-Traveler here 😄☺️I felt safe staying here overall. You need to swipe your key basically 3 times to ever get to your room which is great. Location was phenomenal, it’s the NUMBER 1 reason to stay here! Staff was decent, Olly stood out to me and did great when I had a problem r👏🏽 Atmosphere is that of a dirty freshman dorm if I’m being honest 😬 Cleanliness was a hard NO. The bathroom floors are nasty 🤮.I paid 107 for a weekend +1 day, so the value was great ! Facilities were okay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    28 Aug 2021
    The location is amazing, Pike Place Market is literally a two-minute walk from the entrance, so you can get there and explore before too many people are there. However, the hostel wasn't very clean, especially the bathroom. Shelves and toilet paper holders broke in two separate bathrooms when I used them, and the fan in my bunk didn't work.
    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