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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

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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 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2021
    Fantastic all around. Great staff, better rate than any AirBnB this close to downtown, a full kitchen. Parking is a bit onerous but that's to be expected for the area. Jenna, Sam, Christian, and a fourth individual who's name I never got (sorry dude) were fantastic to work with and very chill. Thanks from Indiana, yall!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2021
    I've stayed here three times now and all times were amazing!! Located next to SO MUCH good food and teas with a bar super close and all the local transportation... bus trams monorail links ...everything. friendly staff and not too many homeless...
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2021
    Always exceed my expectations! Always excellent!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Oct 2021
    The interior is a bit dated, but very clean. I booked a 4 person room, but no other guests arrived, so I had the room to myself for 2 days. That was very nice. My flight got delayed and I was going to arrive after the 8pm when the front desk closes. I called the number repeatedly, but got no response. I then emailed the hostel and got a response within 20 minutes. They made sure that the late night guy was prepared for my arrival. He was extremely helpful and very personable.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Oct 2021
    clean and comfortable hostel, good value for the money. big kitchen.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Oct 2021
    Alex at the desk was extremely friendly. The location next to the Link station made this location worth it. The neighborhood is a bit sketch but there were many people walking around at all times of the day so it wasn't a deal breaker. Being near all the amazing food was another reason we'd stay here again. Worth the price. Bathrooms and rooms were clean. The kitchen was fully stocked and I appreciated all the helpful information around the building.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Nov 2021
    For the most part, I stand by the higher numbered scores. However I was not informed that the boiler was not working. When I asked about tithe lack of heat in my private room, I was given a small electric space heater. I woke up at around 2AM to a cold dark room . Using my small, trusty flashlight , I checked the plugs reset buttons etc and found that I had no heat or lights. I decided to go to the kitchen & common rooms for the rest of the night. At 8:30 AM leaving told to call at noon. NO?
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    14 Oct 2021
    Lovely staff, located next to the train station and rail line leading to the airport or city center. Cleanliness was ok, but also not bad. Good facilities, massive kitchen for cooking, but also located near a number of restaurants. Overall a good and pleasant stay!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    05 Nov 2021
    Nice staff. Good location. Pretty clean. Very cold in room. I could feel the wind from the window even though it was closed. Shower smelled. Too flat pillow.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    12 Oct 2021
    The facility was pretty clean for an old building, great kitchen if you planned to use it. It was not worth the money for a private room, I was freezing and the shower was weak. The bed was pretty comfy, the noise in the hallway and outside birds was loud. One staff was super helpful the other was lackluster. There was reportedly not staff there 24 hours which as a woman did not make me feel safe though the double locked doors was good.
    USA, 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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