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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.


HI Seattle at the American Hotel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a clean, safe, affordable hostel with both private and dorm-style accommodations. Our historic hotel was completely renovated in 2009, retaining an old-world feel while adding modern amenities.

Located in Seattle's International District, we are only steps from light rail, bus tunnels, trains, ferries, bike rentals and more. Getting here, and getting around, is as easy as leaving your plane, getting on light rail, and stepping off thirty minutes later to walk half a block to the hostel. Later, you can travel all over from the same station.

Seattle offers a metropolitan experience in a beautiful, natural setting. It's home to nearly four million people who enjoy beautiful scenery, food, music, history and much more! Ride a ferry, wander through museums, hear live music, go shopping, hike mountain trails, and visit unique neighborhoods. Hungry? There are thousands of restaurants serving delicious food just waiting for you.

Uwajimaya Asian Grocery Store is one block away so guests can bring their own food back to the American Hotel. Or guests may eat at the many inexpensive restaurants in the area, including a bakery, noodle restaurant, creperie, the sandwich shop in our very own building--and much more! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2021
    Excellent location! I’m so glad I stayed here. Also very very close to the light rail station which goes right to the airport
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2021
    Very good deal for what it is. Good location, 2 min walk to the train. Everything else is 15-20 mins away, nice walk. The staff was very professional and helpful. I can’t remember the tall girls name at the front desk.. But she was beyond chill and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
    Antarctica, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2021
    Having used Hosteling International locations in Seattle approximately once every 10 years I don’t feel myself qualified to be a good judge of the location. I will say that we were able to get everywhere we need to go on public transportation we felt safe on public transportation. Every member of the staff we interacted with was lovely all of the other guests we interacted with were lovely all in all it was a wonderful trip!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    03 Sep 2021
    Hostel's location is wonderful: very close to the Link Rail stop International District/Chinatown Station. The Link Rail proximity is great for travelers coming from Sea-Tac Airport - better pay a $3 Link fare than a $50 uber ride. The facility has a spacious dining and cooking area well-stocked with kitchen amenities. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are many brochures available for Seattle/Washington activities and a traveler can book good tours, such as Mt Rainier, from the hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2021
    Great location, and lots of bathrooms. Just know the room’s get pretty toasty. There’s fans in the room, and you can borrow extra, but it is a bit warm. Otherwise, overall pretty good hostel!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Sep 2021
    Great experience and worth the money— we were our often so we didn’t do a ton at the hostel, but they had everything we needed and staff was very friendly. Awesome for what you pay.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Sep 2021
    This hostel is surprisingly big, with a great kitchen and other facilities. The bedroom itself is pretty standard, I stayed in a dorm and didn’t feel like it was too cramped. Typical cheap squeaky bunk beds one comes to expect from most hostel dorms. My biggest complaint is the bathroom. The one I used was pretty gross. Definitely hadn’t been cleaned for a while and was out of toilet paper. But otherwise it was fine. Nice staff, great location. Pretty standard hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Sep 2021
    Very convenient location to mass transit and a wide variety of Asian food. Because of COVID, many of the features we like in hostels--community meals, organized activities, suggested tours, friendly and helpful staff--were not available. Usually the reception desk was unstaffed although someone was always available on call. Bathrooms were clean; towels were good. Wall-mounted reading light and fan were great. Pillows and blankets were old and smelly. They should have been retired years ago.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    17 Sep 2021
    Only integrated with one staff at the front desk. The bathroom were clean enough. The bedding were not warm enough neither did I see switch for the heater. Inadequate bathroom that made me wait for 20 minutes just at the corridor lest someone goes in before me
    Kenya, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    03 Sep 2021
    Understaffed, not clean, 2 people sleeping in the single bottom bunk below me
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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