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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2022
    Excellent stay. Very clean and comfortable. Staff was very accommodating. Kathy
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2022
    Thanks to this place and staff for accommodating me without problems: I am in a wheelchair and happy to say I felt welcomed the 2 times I have stayed here.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2022
    Clean, friendly staff, and in a perfect location. I was very comfortable and happy I stayed here!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2022
    comfortable to stay
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    02 Sep 2022
    Really the best value in Seattle. Not a great choice for someone preconditioned to hate Seattle, because Amtrak, Trams, and busses are a stone's throw away, you're in the transit pulse point! Intriguing sounds of the city, we used earplugs. Clean, other clients honor the Quiet Hours and tidy after themselves. Lots of kitchen space, small lounges. Old building is a pain if you are mobility impaired, but it can be done. The staff assigns space thoughtfully and elevator is available if needed.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Sep 2022
    Good hostel, slightly out of the way but excellent link to the airport. Having breakfast included was good, if you like porridge :) It’s not obvious but check in is all hours. We arrived quite late and were still able to check in which was good. We stayed for a few days and then came back for another night because it was a good hostel.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Sep 2022
    Staff was very nice. Big kitchen to use. lots of common spaces. - Check-In is just until 8 pm.
    Switzerland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2022
    There are tons, and I mean TONS of rats in the alley that our window overlooked. Anyone who works there or spends any amount of time there knows that this is true. The area the hostel is in has lots of homelessness and in general isn’t very clean or safe but once you’re inside everything is fine. But the rats! If they are outside burrowing in the alley then they are in the building.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Sep 2022
    Nice hostel for couple days to stay in, the location is not the best if you come there in the evening, but the hostel is safe inside :) Not much going on in the hostel, but good for overnight stay :) a little but expensive for How it looks inside, kinda basic
    Czech Republic, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Sep 2022
    In a slightly rundown area so the street noise at night was loud due to sirens etc. I was allowed to check in early and for the first night had it to myself. Breakfast was free although it was mainly fruit and cereal bars could have been a wider selection. Very basic facilities and decoration. Staff were helpful and common areas were clean.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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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