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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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91.4%
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Ashley Reid

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Obviously the location is great. The curtains for privacy, the individual fans, the huge lockers, the excellent breakfast, the general service.

Disliked: A minor quibble could be the relative sparsity of toilets/bathrooms on each floor. While they are lovely combined rooms, there's only 4. That could be an issue some mornings.

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Marlee Dalton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2011 Marlee would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff, free dinners! Really good location and heaps of fun!

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Jeffrey Carley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

10 October 2011 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: A fun group of people in a great location! And you can't argue with breakfast included!!

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sarah Hadfield

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2011 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Free dinners were excellent. Didn't see those brownie @ breakfast people are talking about though! location. Plug sockets and fans for each bunk.

Disliked: No brownies!

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms are individual rooms with a toilet and shower, which is great as you have the luxury of privacy. Location is great, right near pike place market.

Disliked: There is no parking available except for a lot up the road for $18 a night with discount. The neighborhood is sketchy at night with lots of homeless people around.

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

Stephen Bines

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2011 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Very Friendly staff. Very helpful. Very central.

Disliked: Noise of the traffic in the bedrooms

100.0%
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Richard Gilman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 September 2011 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Social activities planned for guests. Free dinners.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Yu-Chi Liu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2011 Yu-Chi would recommend this property

Liked: super convenient to get to everywhere in downtown, bed with curtain is one of a genious ideas, can't imagine the free dinner on Sunday night, anyway, it is totally worth staying.

Disliked: i supposed to say nothing. but...if possible, i wish there are more sofa since i always can't get one at night..

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the property's vicinity to Seattle's downtown and business district. The staff are also very friendly and knowledgeable about local attractions to visit. I especially like the tours and outgoings they provide clients.

Disliked: The beds are not soft enough for my liking. I toss and turn during most nights and wake up between 3 to 5 times before 8am.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

06 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very central to a lot of attractions. Also, the privacy curtains are great!

Disliked: Due to the central location of the hostel, it can be quite noisy, especially if you leave your windows open.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Holly Tunbridge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2011 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, right in the centre of seattle. Great rooms with each bed having its own curtain, light and fan. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in seattle! Cab from the airport costs about $45, although you can get buses there quite easily.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Lea Steinlein

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 August 2011 Lea would recommend this property

Liked: Grab some fresh fruit at the Pike Place Market and add them to the provided pancake dough for breakfast! Great location, breakfast and service. The staff was super helpful at all times of the day!

Disliked: The showers were ok but could have been cleaner.

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Aurelie BESSET

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping

07 August 2011 Aurelie would recommend this property

Liked: it is so close to all Seattle's main spots, it's just so clean, the staff is so friendly and helpful! I loved it, i would really recommend it!! It is from far the best hostel I have ever been in!

Disliked: NOTHING!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, comfortable beds, friendly service, big washrooms

Disliked: /

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping

15 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, perfect location in Seattle. Rooms and beds great. One of the best hostels I've stayed in.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people are so nice there

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great hostel. Perfect centered location, that I was able to use as a pit stop. The rooms were really nice, plenty of secure luggage storage. Free use of computers was really useful. Lots of organised activities all week, and a great place to meet people. And they provided meals 3 nights a week, which was a real bonus. But the thing that MADE my stay - chocolate brownie at breakfast!!!

Disliked: Some of the staff didn't seem to know that much about the city, and things going on, but I guess they could have been new. But all the staff were great; friendly and helpful :)

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and curtains around beds

Disliked: No wifi in the actual rooms

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

Liza Christian

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2011 Liza would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the curtains, fan and light on each bed. It was great for privacy and meant if I didn't want to go to bed when everyone else did I didn't have to and it didn't bother anyone else. They had bikes for use, free dinners 3 times a week along with free breakfast every day and free storage for bags (as my flight wasn't till 11pm and you have to checkout at 11am)

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The lounge, free dinners, tv, activities

Disliked: I had to hunt for the entrance!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed the free buffet breakfast, the fun environment at the hostel, the friendliness of the staff, the big kitchen free to use and the clean and functional washrooms.

Disliked: I didn't like that there's no elevator and the first staircase is really long and hard to climb with the luggage! It was painful to climb the stairs to the top bunk bed in bare feet - please put some rubber or something on the wooden stairs! The room was a bit crowded and too hot, even with the fans working (but acceptable). The curtains on the top bunk beds were shorter than the lower beds (why?), so I had less privacy than my room mates and I didn't appreciate that.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, beautiful bathrooms, fantastic friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, free dinners and organised events

Disliked: top bunks are very high!

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Kerstin Mail

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

02 May 2011 Kerstin would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremly friendly and helpful! and the beds had great privacy and room to store your stuff and mirrors and a sink in the rooms is a great thing to have!

Disliked: nothing!

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

Dan Gorzeman

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 April 2011 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in Seattle!

Disliked: Nothing


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