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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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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast included. Dinner 3 x a week. Top bunks appeared easily accessible. Curtains around bunks for privacy. Sink in room. Lockable space under bunk for bags so not cluttering the room. Vending machines were cheap. Own power points and lights. Bathrooms had sink toilet and shower in one. Good kitchen- don't have to wash dishes as is a dishwasher- altho always per wash ur crockery and cutlery!

Disliked: I was on a bottom bunk the was on the door so everytime someone came in or out of the room I was woken up. Some bags may struggle to fit in lockers. Bathrooms were generally really clean however lacked adequate ventilation so very humid. In busier periods there may not be enough bathrooms.

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

Murali Pai

Alone

Business / conference

26 December 2011 Murali would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location!

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, good free breakfast, a great hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's like being out of the city, it's got a parish stile

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: small kitchen and dinning room

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the free breakfast and the free dinners. They also had free coffee/tea/hot chocolate available all day. Also had a massive kitchen so you could make your own food if necessary. They also had nice bathrooms - big single person size bathrooms, meaning no awkward moments with strangers as you get undressed. There was a lot on offer to do, and the hostel is ideally located - close to everything! The rooms are great too as each bed has its own curtains, lamp, plugs and fan, which is great in this hostel environment as it was easy to keep to yourself and get rest.

Disliked: The top bunks were extremely high and sometimes quite a challenge to get up and down. The staff were good, but not overly enthusiastic, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the type of traveler you are. I found some of them to have a "too cool for school" vibe.

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

Martyn Campbell

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2011 Martyn would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel atmosphere, and some great tours offered! Also really good free meals offered on tuesday Thursday and Sunday and a decent breakfast!

Disliked: Nothing really!

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

Jiajian Min

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2011 Jiajian would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient~ nice place to live~

Disliked: Looks a little bit old.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location downtown next to Pike Market. Nice staff

Disliked: Breakfast description is wrong. Kind of disappointing if you were looking forward to waffles. Rooms are very cold during the night time.

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

james ravenhill

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 james would recommend this property

Liked: Organised activities; great location

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free breakfast and dinners were great! Some of the staff were friendly, but not all. The location is great, right by the market. The bathrooms were really clean and you never had to wait for one. The curtains around the beds were also really a great idea.

Disliked: It smelt like feet, and it was a bit difficult to climb up to the top bunk.

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

Andrew Sellar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Location, value and staff were great

Disliked: Bit Cramped

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Liam Gilding

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2011 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: Availability of hot showers; free (well-stocked) breakfast; unrivalled location in downtown.

Disliked: Bedrooms were a bit cold.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's located just in front of the Market, in the "middle" of downtown Seattle.

Disliked: I just stay for friday and saturday, and free dinner do not happend those days :(

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free dinner at sunday night and free breakfast on monday morning

Disliked: nothing

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

Leroy Clarke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2011 Leroy would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great location and just a great atmosphere really recommend it

Disliked: Room was a little warm and i couldnt find the door.... but other than that it was great

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean, friendly, secure. free dinners were good.

Disliked: Nothing.


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