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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 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2022
    Firstly, I want to say that this hostel was one of the best I've seen so far on the West Coast (Canada & USA)! The staff was more than nice, ready to give many advices and help for anything, Marsey (I have no idea how to write your name I'm so sorry...) THANK YOU! They also proposed many activities like the hostels in the "good old times" (Pub Crowl, Wine Tasting, etc.), TVs with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc. was also great, the breakfast amazing and the kitchen huge!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2022
    An amazing hostel! We had a great time staying there and the staff was incredibly helpful and really went above and beyond to help us.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    Every staff was freakin great. All cool. All friendly. All helpful. So many guests were friendly and cool.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2021
    Great location! Very well priced!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2021
    No better place to stay in Seattle if you are a solo traveler. Staff is super friendly and helpful. I felt welcomed and well taken care of. The place is clean and has good atmosphere. You will learn a lot of cool and authentic things to do in Seattle just by talking to the staff and fellow travelers. Highly recommend staying with them.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    The location of this hostel can’t be beat! The staff is amazing! One standout staff member that goes out of his way to make you feel welcomed is Sean. Nadia was great too but she has since left, finger crossed that she returns soon! If you want to meet great people, party on the beach with great music, do yourself a favor and stay here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2021
    This place looks a little dodgy in the photos but i booked based off the great reviews. This place was amazing! Your bed has privacy curtains which was really nice. The locker storage is so big I haven’t seen anything this size before! I was able to fit a larger hard suitcase and a big duffel bag with ease in it. Other guests are super friendly will always say hi and talk to you. The facilities are nice and clean. Wait for showers in peak times. Amazing location! will be staying here again back.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Dec 2021
    Well run hostel in a good location. Shoutout to the people that cooked the Christmas dinner buffet. It was extremely well done, and very much appreciated.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    25 Nov 2021
    This hostel would benefit from instituting a policy prohibiting long-term tenets who utilize this facility as stop-gap housing (many hostels limit stays to two-three weeks). They would also benefit from refining their work/stay programming. This is one of the worst atmospheres I’ve experienced at a hostel, which stinks because the location is great and it seems like a few of the staff members are trying.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    12 Jan 2022
    Very dirty,smelly, crowded place to stay.
    Republic of South Sudan, 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