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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
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

COVID-19 UPDATE
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!

See our Specials, click on the tab above!!

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

Overview

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.

Location

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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Aug 2020
    Good stay but the washing machines need to be fixed
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Sep 2020
    Great hostel in the heart of Seattle Pike Market I have stayed in here before 4 years ago. Hostel still very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful. The bonus is they offer oJ and coffee for breakfast, as well English muffin and toasts. Def reconvened.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Sep 2020
    Located in a perfect location next to Pikes Market. Clean, convenient, wonderful hostel the facilities were great as well as a really good breakfast!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Aug 2020
    Location was as central as it could possibly be. Loved that there were a bunch of private bathrooms... there was literally always at least two open the entire time I stayed there. The guy who checked me in, was SUPER great... he gave me things to do in the city, and we ended up just having a great hour long conversation about life... great start to the trip :). Even with a pandemic, still a welcoming social atmosphere (especially when drinking started). Recommended on all fronts!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Sep 2020
    Very happy with my first stay at the Green Tortoise Hostel. The location felt central, I was able to walk to multiple parts of Seattle that had been recommended to me like the Olympic Sculpture park and Capital Hill. Even during covid the multiple employees made the atmosphere fun and social - what most people hope for in a hostel stay. Parking is a challenge and an expense for sure, and if you have a strong aversion to homeless people outside you may feel uncomfortable, but it's well worth it!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Aug 2020
    Great location, fantastic value
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Aug 2020
    Great location near the Pike Place Market! I loved waking up and walking straight to the action outside (so many great stalls to eat at!). The free breakfast was good and the vibe was very homely. I'll stay again when I return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    23 Aug 2020
    The front desk staff had an attitude. I informed them that my stay will end a day earlier than scheduled and the front desk aid shouted out OK you will get a refund of $23 back when you turn in your key. The person in the room next to me was sounding like they were being abused. I called the front desk to ask the attendant to check on the person next door and the front desk attendant walked in my room unannounced and I undressed it was very uncomfortable.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    11 Aug 2020
    Location is ideal on corner across from Pike Place Market. Atmosphere is fun and laid back. Staff worked hard to keep place clean. I had wonderful time and hope to be back soon.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    30 Aug 2020
    Overall the place felt as though quantity was prioritized over quality. My floor had only two working bathrooms (each with a single toilet and a single shower) for several multi-bed rooms. The kitchen had very limited counter space and pantry storage. At least one bathroom ran out of toilet paper each day and the bathrooms were often smelly or dirty. There were two additional bathrooms on the floor that were out of order, but during normal capacity that wouldn't have really helped much.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi


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