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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

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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


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 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2019
    great hostel, they were very nice, despite how wasted i was the entire time. would recommend,
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    This is by far the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at! They put on events ever night which could be could be free beer, free dinners or music nights. They do loads! All the staff I met were super friendly and helpful! The bunks were cool as they had a large storage space underneath for your luggage and also the had curtains for added privacy. There is a couple of homeless people who hang around outside but it’s usually always busy so I felt pretty same and they only ask for money!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2019
    Enjoyed the location and the individual restrooms. Friendly staff, cool group events, and a place to keep your bags before and after your trip. Do it!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    Great location, great hostel. The US doesn't have much of a hostel culture, so I was glad to find a decent one in Seattle. They organized a pub tour one of the nights and it was a great time. A bunch of friends I made there stayed up really late and hung out in the common area and a staff member kept having to tell us to keep it down, so, sorry about that! But I appreciated him looking out for the sleeping guests
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Apr 2019
    Look no further. Great location. Great beds with lots of privacy and curtains. Smoking room. Nice breakfast. Activities. Very secure and the staff are as friendly as you want them to be. I had a great week long stay and will look for similar sister hostels to stay in again!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Had a great stay! Clean bathrooms and location is central to everything! Activities were fun and lots of social gatherings in the lounge was awesome. Made my first solo trip awesome. Rooms itself are clean. The noise level can be loud from music but they provide earplugs. On the same block as a Target! Super convenient.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Apr 2019
    Good Hostel, beds were nice clean spot in an amazing location right beside park place market. Will be back!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Jul 2019
    They need to work on their breakfast, I felt like I was drinking concentrated juice. Their toaster was broken.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 May 2019
    Not nearly as good as City View Hostel. Its a better location but City View was better.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Jun 2019
    Brilliant location! Loud street, as you'd expect for the area, but ok if you're not a light sleeper. Awful pillows, but beside a Target to solve that small issue. Good privacy in thre dorm with small curtains around the bed. Would definitely stay here again for an affordable Seattle spot to sleep.
    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
  • 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