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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


    14 Oct 2021
    Great location right next to Pike's Place Market. Walking distance to restaurants and ocean front. Plenty of bathrooms, efficient security and free breakfast. Common space had plenty of seating, books and puzzle to partake in and vending machines. Parking discount available and saved money with expensive downtown parking fees. I was concerned for my vehicle because reviews for the parking lot showed many break ins into vehicles in the space. Thankfully it looked like added security patrolling.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    Clean, friendly staff and affordable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Sep 2021
    Great location in Seattle, very pleased
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Oct 2021
    Location is literally across the street from Pike's Market. Pretty typical hostel. Very busy. I found the staff hospitality varied depending on the person. The initial person I met was a bit dismissive, but the others I met were wonderful and very helpful. Be aware of check-in times. The website says check-in is at 12pm, my confirmation email said 1pm, and when I arrived at 1pm, they said check-in was at 2pm. They have a room to store bags, so this ended up not being and issue.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2021
    Excellent classical hostel on the west coast. Location is 100%, comfy beds with curtains and personnal lights and huge lockers. Great breakfast amd nice smoking room
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Oct 2021
    As usual, everything was awesome! The only negative comment: the guy at reception (at breakfast was starting) was playing rap, with tons of swearing. I suggested jazz or classic rock and he said, "I'll get right f*cking on it"... aka: he didn't give a sh*t about guests.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Oct 2021
    Nice location & staff! Loads of things to do around.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Oct 2021
    It’s a really cool place! In front of the Public Market Center! Which is convenient, really close to the water and Seattle Wheel! Give it a shot guys!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Oct 2021
    The location is great during day time. After dark I don’t recommend walking around the area. Coming back from lumen field at 9 PM there was a shooting one block from the hostel. Pretty scary
    Uruguay, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Oct 2021
    A nice hostel in a fantastic location with great staff. Really good to be steps away from Pike's Market and close to downtown Seattle. However, there were several hidden fees for towels, padlocks, etc. These should be included in your booking. The rooms are nice and clean but very cramped. Other hostels have been running at half capacity in the rooms due to covid, and I would have felt more comfortable if this hostel had a similar policy.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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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