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Green Tortoise Hostel

Hostel | 105 1/2 Pike ST, Seattle, Washington State, USA 98101

84.9% Overall Rating

296 out of 305 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2015)

Zoe Condon thinks…

"Great location but it's location also makes it a hub for bums to camp out the front. It's clean and safe inside and there are so many things you can join in and do each day."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

All guests must provide a valid government issued photo identification and credit/debit card upon arrival. All payments occur during check in for the full amount of your stay; Washington State sales tax of 9.6% is added to the price upon checkin. Check-in begins at 1pm; if you'll be arriving in Seattle earlier please feel free to stop by the hostel to store your bags free of charge. Our reception desk is open 24 hours a day but the front door locks around 10pm. If you’re arriving after 10pm you must make arrangements or your bed will be resold!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Seattle?

Contact us directly

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Cheap comfort close to all of Seattle's biggest sights. Central location, near the public market. Ideal location for international backpackers. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Buffet dinner included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

About Green Tortoise Hostel

Our new location is conveniently located at First Ave. and Pike Street, right around the corner from our old Hostel, and across the street from the famous Pike Place Market. The new hostel, with a view of the Puget Sound and the Market, boasts 30 newly-remodeled bunk rooms in the elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, which once served as short-term housing for loggers, dock workers, and Miners who came to Seattle in the early 20th century. The beautiful historical building has plenty of modern charms too: European style bath and shower rooms are brand new, as are the kitchen and common areas. We are within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, The Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, The Experience Music Project, Pioneer Square, and more. Plus, we have….

Free Internet Terminals for you to use
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast, including fresh baked brownies, make-your-own pancakes and eggs, fresh fruit, toast, butter, jam and honey.
Free Dinner three times a week
Best Location in Seattle!
World Famous For Fun and Friends

The Green Tortoise's accommodating staff can arrange tours to explore the city or make suggestions for independent travel. An extensive information board lists what to see and do and how to get around.

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. This colorful neighborhood is also one of the city's safest, and our hostel is a close walk to such famous landmarks as Seattle Center (where the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project *AKA the Jimmy Hendrix museum * are located), Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, the Washington State Ferries to nearby communities, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne.

Coming to town for a live music show? Come check us out -- we're located pretty much in the heart of the live music scene with venues like the Crocodile Cafe, the Showbox Theater, the Paramount Theater, and the Moore Theater all just blocks away from us.
The Green Tortoise Hostel offers the best value for your dollar. We also offer free breakfast, 9 free high speed Internet access terminals, and free dinner on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also sell discounted tickets for the Experience Music Project.

Please note:
The Green Tortoise Hostel has an age restriction and cannot accommodate minors (under 18 years old) 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.
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