This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel

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3667 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

NOTE: Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or recent negative test is no longer required to check in to our hostel. Masks are not required in the facility. Rather, guests travel at their own risk. Please note that reservations may be cancelled if the guest seems to be sick with COVID-19 symptoms and/or refuses to take a diagnosing test when asked by our staff. We expect everyone to corporate to keep each other safe. If the test result is positive, we may ask a guest to pay for a private room if it is available or we may not be able to accommodate them as we are not set up for them to be able to isolate themselves. Vaccination is highly recommended before traveling!

Check in Policy:
Check-in begins at 2pm; if you'll be arriving in Seattle earlier please feel free to stop by the hostel to store your bags free of charge, get some water, take a shower and use our WIFI. Our reception desk is open 24 hours a day but the front door locks around 8pm. If you’re arriving after 10pm you must notify us or your bed may be resold.

All guests must provide a valid government issued photo identification, credit/debit card and travel documents upon arrival.

Washington State ID's must have an address 50 mile radius away from zip code 98101 or additionally present a document showing an event in Seattle that you plan to attend.

All payments occur during check in for the full amount of your stay. If you need to leave early, any additional nights will be refunded if you check out by 11am on the day you wish to leave.

We do not take payment over the phone, all transactions must take place in person. You must be 18+ in years of age.

Our system places you in the first available bed, we are unable to guarantee multiple bed reservations in the same room. If you are traveling with other guests and want to be in the same room call or email us to make arrangements.

With the best location of any hostel in Seattle, conveniently located at First Avenue and Pike Street, right across the street from the world famous Pike Place Market. The elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, now home to the Green Tortoise Hostel, boasts 30 remodeled bunk rooms. The beautiful historical building has plenty of modern charms too, including: semi-private Mediteranian style tile bathrooms, modern kitchen and large common areas. Each bunk has a reading lamp, small fan, four point power outlet, privacy curtains, and storage locker.

During your stay you are also welcome to take advantage of our other amenities:
*Free WiFi
*Free Breakfast Daily 6am-10am: make-your-own oatmeal, eggs, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, & hot cocoa
*Daily activities and events, including pub crawls 2x a week!
*Best Location in Seattle!

See our Specials, click on the tab above!!

Pike Place Market is famous for fish-throwing, fresh local produce, bakeries, flower shops, cafes, the original Starbucks location, and dozens of ethnic food stalls and restaurants. Our hostel is a close walk to such famous landmarks as the Seattle Center, Space Needle, MoPop ( Pop Culture Museum) , KEXP, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, the Washington State Ferries to nearby communities, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne.

Coming to town for a live music show? Check us out -- we're located in the heart of the live music scene. Venues like the Crocodile Cafe, the Showbox Theater, the Paramount Theater, Nuemos, Chop Suey and the Moore Theater are all within walking distance.

Please note you must be at least 18 years old to stay in dorm rooms. Minors traveling with adults must book a private room. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to explain your circumstances, you must contact us directly.

The World Famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel began over 30 years ago, with a hostel on wheels and the realization that beautiful places, great food, and sociable people were the only essentials for gratifying travel experiences. The Green Tortoise hostels in San Francisco and Seattle are built on this fine tradition. The Green Tortoise San Francisco and Seattle hostels are created around a social communal experience.

Reviews & Ratings

3667 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jun 30, 2024
Good place with nice staff and close to everything. Great breakfast choices. However, bathroom cleanliness were a hit or miss. I don't know how often they clean it during the day. This was the biggest downside. Otherwise comfy beds and lots of events! So recommend.
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Female, 25-30
Jun 28, 2024
The highlight is the location. 50 steps from the entrance of the public market/ Pike's place market. They have two free walking tours of the market every morning. Highly recommend join A free walking tour so you can make the most of your stay. Staff was great, always available, professional and friendly. The beds were kind of hard but I slept well and they had curtains and a personal fan for each bed which is great. Also individual bathrooms, coffee 24/7 and breakfast. Recommend!
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Male, 41+
Jun 28, 2024
Good enough place to stay in Seattle. Clean and updated inside with curtains on the beds and good AC! Private individual bathrooms down the hall. Location is near the touristy things. Lots of homeless people in the vicinity but also lots of tourists walking around - never had any trouble. Comfortable walkable distance to things to see and do and public transit.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Internet café
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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