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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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HI Seattle at the American Hotel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2021
    Despite COVID restrictions, we had a great time in Seattle using HI Seattle as our base. We especially loved utilizing the common room which has plenty of amenities and great views. Hoping we’re back in Seattle later this year!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2020
    Great location! The staff are wonderful!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2020
    Greatest adventure for myself I enjoy my stay and recommend that anyone interested living life on the edge go and try it won’t be disappointed.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2020
    Great location. Was very empty due to the pandemic so not many people around and clean facilities
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2020
    It was great to stay there. I was feeling comfortable. During Covid, there wasn't a lot of people, so I had a room just by myself. Usually it is on 50% capacity, but when it is not booked totally, you can be lucky and get a shared room just by yourself. Kitchen facilites are great. They also have some free food like packed oatmeal that you can make. It is clean. And the atmosphere was great. I could also make friends with people in my age.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2020
    Friendly and helpful staff. Great location as it is close to both the light rail and train stations. Lots of food options nearby. Building is older but facilities are clean and up to date. You need a card key to enter the building and enter each room and common area, therefore it is very safe.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Mar 2020
    Excellent 😁
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Mar 2020
    Standard hostel, lots of areas to sit and relax, staff are nice and facilities are fairly good. Location is great, right in the centre of China town but the dorm rooms are very stuffy. Mine smelt a little and the beds are very creeky. Not bad price if you have a HI card.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Feb 2020
    Overall, a good experience. There's a big kitchen with everything you need and the free breakfast is pretty good. The staff weren't as involved as they can be in other hostels and the events that were organised didn't seem particularly well attended. It's convenient for China Town, the train station, and if you arrive from the airport via light rail. It's very safe and secure, but not the easiest place to meet people. But I'd definitely stay here again because it's great value for money.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Mar 2020
    Pros: Clean, huge kitchen area, nice common areas, literally a block from long-distance bus stops and the airport train, fifteen minutes walk to downtown proper, huge lockers, very secure (swipe card entry at front door and again before dorm floors and then again on individual rooms). Cons: Not much hot water, area can seem a little sketchy, a couple of the staff were pretty disinterested (but others were very nice and helpful). Overall, a decent return for the price.
    England, Male, 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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