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Reviews of Green Tortoise Hostel

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

93.0% Overall Rating

266 out of 273 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/03/2014)

Jeffrey Ballard thinks…

"Great location across from Pike's Place Market and easy access to transportation."

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Facilities

  • 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

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

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93.0%

Overall Rating

266 out of 273 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Green Tortoise Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
95.2%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
93.6%
Value
88.0%
Safety
92.8%
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James Charles-Roberts

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Comfortable bed for a hostel and clean place. I like the cook your own free breakfast. I didn't go on any of the tours/activities but was impressed.

Disliked: Bathrooms need a fan or something. Its a sauna in there.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right next to Pike Place Market. There's a common area where you can eat and watch TV.

Disliked: In addition to the payment for your room from HostelBookers, you have to pay an extra tax when you get there. I didn't know about this so it would be helpful to list it on Hostelbookers.com. Also they were going to charge me the full amount before I told them that I had already paid 10% through HostelBookers. They said that HostelBookers don't show the 10%. I think this should be fixed so it won't allow for confusion.

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Courtney Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2013 Courtney would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel - great central location, free dinner on certain nights and free breakfast every day. Seattle Free Walking Tours pick up from the lobby. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Courtney left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

03 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is easy to get to, good vibe, rooms were old but nice, staff were friendly

Disliked: No

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Philippa Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2013 Philippa would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Pike Place Market.

Disliked: Too much good food!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, good place, like a hippie comune

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location couldn't be any better! Very clean, simply the best!

Disliked: There were absolutely no problems.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, very large lockers

Disliked: noise. of course the location is great, but the noise that goes with it (from the street) can be quiete annoying.

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Chris Berridge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2013 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place. It has to be the best location for a hostel in Seattle! Right by the market, close to loads of bars. Super clean in all the rooms and the bathrooms are spotless and really big! Staff are so friendly! One of them printed me something free of charge, they all have a good sense of humour and are in good spirits. They do a free dinner three nights a week which is awesome, and free breakfast every morning! Great kitchen, The storage lockers are great as they're under the beds so they are huge. Bigger than any locker I've ever seen at any other Hostel

Disliked: The only downside is the price. It's not the cheapest hostel in Seattle, but obviously the best Hostel wouldn't be!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I would like to think I’m a fairly hardy and experienced hostel user and this place goes into my top three I’ve stayed in. I terms of location, well, it’s in the New York equivalent of Times Square or the London equivalent of Piccadilly Circus, it just doesn’t get any better with Pike Place Market literally on your doorstep and all easily walkable to Pioneer Square, Capital Hill, Seattle Centre and all of Seattle’s major sites. It’s also very near to the Metro. The beds are large, the place is secure and the showers are the best I’ve ever had in a hostel. The breakfast and internet/computers are free and there’s an excellent communal area and kitchen. What sets this place aside though is the staff. The staff could not have been more helpful, friendly or accommodating. If you’re opting for a hostel in Seattle just don’t bother looking at anywhere else. Stay here.

Disliked: That I had to leave.

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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, safe, great location, very welcoming

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Double bed dorms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Night Man at reception was super friendly and helpful when I arrived to check in at 2am. All other staff were great too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Ashley Foos

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2013 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is super friendly. Great common area to hangout, relax, and meet awesome people. Community kitchen and great and well equipped. Bathrooms are good size and very cleans. Rooms kind of small but no big deal cause we didn't spend much time in there. Overall great hostel!

Disliked: Small rooms and uncomfortable mattresses

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and privacy of bump bed curtains and private but shared bathrooms.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great dorm room with personal power points, fan, light, locker and curtains. Sink in room and very comfy warm beds. Bathrooms clean, all very secure. Staff were really helpful and even show you to your room. Free breakfast and wifi in common rooms. Good location too. Thank you :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Daniel Offer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Right where you want to be. Provide free meals a few times a week. Good sized rooms, rooms provide some privacy and plenty of bath rooms - kept clean. Right by Target (Supermarket).

Disliked: Homeless problem directly outside. That said, there is a problem generally in Seattle downtown.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Jakob Bentsen

Alone

City break

23 September 2012 Jakob would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Friendly staff. Good kitchen facilities, incl. free breakfast and meals 3 times a week.

Disliked: In my room the street noices were very loud at night. Many homeless people ask you for money right outside the door.

88.6%
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Magdalena Dvorakova

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2012 Magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: price

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great location, good bunks with privacy curtain and personal lamp and fan.

Disliked: N/A

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Dea Angeles

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 July 2012 Dea would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything about the hostel: location, services, people. It is clean and perfect to stay and move around Seattle.

Disliked: Dea left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Arranged activities were organised well. Security and location were good.

Disliked: There was a whole lot of interesting tours advertised however, when I asked where the meeting points were, the staff memeber had no idea - didnt ask any of the other staff members - and sent me on a wild goose chase in the general direction they thought it was. Suffice to say I never found the meeting points to go on the tour.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, comfy beds with enough storage, security and power/lighting. Great common area.

Disliked: Wifi doesn't reach second floor properly, and breakfast - while free, was a bit average.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location downtown, friendly staff, clean and comfortable, curtains around each bed for privacy, well stocked kitchen, big common room

Disliked: bathrooms smell quite bad (But they are clean), kitchen could be arranged better to allow for more bench space, a bit of a walk to the train station, long term guests


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