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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."

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 7 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


Welcome to HI Seattle at the American Hotel! Our building dates back to 1926 but is very much grounded in the modern day with lightning-fast Wi-Fi throughout. You'll get a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, plus there are tea and coffee making facilities for a caffeine fix before you head out for a long day of wandering. You can flop down on our soft couches when you get back or cook a meal in our communal kitchen. Once your food's ready, head to our dining area to eat while you play a board game.


We're in Seattle's International District, one of the most connected parts of the city. Within steps of our front door you'll find plenty of ways to get around, including trams, buses, trains, ferries and bike rentals. The International District/Chinatown light rail and bus station is less than 5 minutes' walk away. If you're flying in, it only takes half an hour to reach us from Seattle Tacoma International Airport – just hop on the light rail and walk half a block. We're also a 5-minute walk from King Street train station.

Rooms and Dorms

Book a bunk in one of our male or female-only dorms and get to know your new roommates. If you and your travel buddies want your own space, you can check into one of our private rooms – some of them have en-suite bathrooms. We'll provide the linen, and you can hire a towel if you need to.

Extras and activities

Our housekeeping team keeps the hostel spick and span, and we have a self-service laundry room so your clothes can be kept fresh too. We have late checkout in case you want to sleep in on your departure day and free baggage storage so you can make the most of every minute in Seattle. When you're not out exploring, you can kick back at the hostel – whether that means reading something interesting from our book exchange or playing a game of table football.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Convenient and great amenities- very helpful staff. Basic rooms for a great price. Would stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2020
    Excellent! The position is near the city center and well connected with the turistics parts. The level of security was good with the key card and the breakfast was basic, but good. The hostel had all the fornitures and utilities you need. It was clean but I didn't give the maximum rate because I found some hairs in my bed sheets. People was kind but when I asked how to move in the city by bus, the guy at the reception answered me superficially and was another host that helped me.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Dec 2019
    Great prices, safe and clean. My only negative was the street noise at night. It is downtown, very busy area. This is good in the day, many restaurants, shops, but the noise at night was an issue.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Dec 2019
    The hostel is very conveniently located near King Street station. I was in town for a concert at the WaMu theatre, which is only a 15 min walk away. It's your classic hostel with IKEA bunk beds. The bathrooms were very clean.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Dec 2019
    The staff was very helpful and friendly. Answered all the questions I had immediately. The location of the hostel is also great as it is walking distance to many of the city's landmark sites. Its a quick 15 minute walk to downtown. I felt safe there as they lock the doors in the evening and you need your key card to get in. Very large and spacious common room to relax in. However, the building itself is very old. Not once of the nicer hostels I've stayed in.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2019
    Stayed here one night, had a flight in and out of SEATAC. The train to and from the hostel was super easy to get to from the airport using the Link train. Also was easy to get downtown using the link as well; only 3 stops to Westlake. I walked there and took the train back. The walk always about 20ish minutes. People were cool, stayed in a dorm. It was pretty small, but not a bad set up. Would stay again if just stopping through.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Jan 2020
    I like the hostel overall, but sleeping was tricky for me both times I stayed. It's an old building - you can hear water running through the pipes in the rooms. The 2nd time I stayed, there was also an issue with the hot water system so that there was a banging sound coming from the pipes every few minutes. The staff were really accommodating when I went to reception at 2am complaining, and I was given a different room. The vibe was friendly & chill. The breakfast is basic, but great to have it!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    16 Jan 2020
    No hostel activities and minimal information and conversation with staff at check-in. Felt rather uninformed about areas of the hostel and potential events. The location was close to downtown, however felt unsafe when walking back at night. Rooms and bathrooms clean and what was expected for the reasonable pricing.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    07 Jan 2020
    Not a great place to meet people, and the staff weren't very friendly. Lots of rules, but it is clean, spacious has a good kitchen. Location is fine, in chinatown.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Unfriendly, antisocial, with rules written everywhere about everything short of when to breathe. Stay away if you like hostels to be fun or interesting.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 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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