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Reviews of Green Tortoise Hostel

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

86.3% Overall Rating

285 out of 294 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/04/2015)

"The location was really good. The curtains around the dorm beds gave added privacy. Good free breakfast."

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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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86.3%

Overall Rating

285 out of 294 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Green Tortoise Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
85.6%
Value
80.0%
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86.4%
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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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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%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

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

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Went above and beyond helping us find things in the city

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great central location, free breakfasts and free dinners a couple of times a week. Something going on every day - the food tour was amazing. The rooms were small but each bunk has privacy curtains, a reading light and a fan, and large lockers underneath the bottom bunk for storage.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Those little privacy screens = stellar, especially since I'm pretty sure I got put in a boys dorm (I'm a girl), that they made into a "co-ed" dorm upon my arrival. Breakfast is great, free dinner is great, and be sure to visit the Seattle Coffee Works downstairs - get the Don King donut; it's freaking amazing.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

christoph gebauer

Alone

City break

12 February 2012 christoph would recommend this property

Liked: The free food (3times a week) is a big big point! awesome stuff. the staff is very friendly and they rent me also an bike for free (probably they start soon to charge you for this but during my stay it was free). the bathroom get cleaned cleaned often during the day

Disliked: just 3 internetspots (and wifi didn`t work) and 1 spot was very very slow. a lot of beggar in the area

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, stuff- simply great!

Disliked: wifi didn't work

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free dinner was a plus. There were plenty of good social activities and the hostel is located in practical location.

Disliked: The breakfast was probably the worst I've had at a hostel in the States. The wifi never worked and so I had to go to Starbucks across the road just to check my emails.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I love Green Tortoise hostels in general. The activities, the supportive staff, it really makes for the best hostel experience one might hope for.

Disliked: Bathroom floors seemed a little scummy, but that was probably the tile.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to pike's market, glad to have privacy shades and a light on my bunk, plenty of bathrooms (so no waiting!) and very friendly staff.

Disliked: The breakfast was alright (pancakes and eggs to cook yourself!) but the fruit they had out was sad-looking.


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