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Reviews of Green Tortoise Hostel

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

91.7% Overall Rating

274 out of 282 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/07/2014)

Katharina Keck thinks…

"Great place to stay, staff was super helpful and friendly and the entertainment was boss! Food was great and the rooms where beautiful and gave you a lot of privacy and security definitely great…"

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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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91.7%

Overall Rating

274 out of 282 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Green Tortoise Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
92.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
92.0%
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94.3%
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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%
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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!

100.0%
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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!

100.0%
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Dan Gorzeman

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 April 2011 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in Seattle!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free dinner, great location

Disliked: Not a youth hostel. Some shady characters in and around the common room in the hostel.

100.0%
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Janet Rosenbaum

Alone

Business / conference

31 March 2011 Janet would recommend this property

Liked: The perfect hostel. Great location, safe to walk around. Breakfast had fresh fruit and eggs to cook yourself. Sheets are clean. Beds have curtains so you can go to sleep even if roommates don't.

Disliked: Perfect hostel!

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Huge lockers per person in the rooms. Clean individual bathrooms with decent showers and plenty of hot water.

Disliked: Street outside could be a little bit noisy at night. Lots of stairs to drag a case up once you get in the door!!

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent. the facilities were clean, staff was friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect place in Seattle and very clean.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Brett Kortum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Brett would recommend this property

Liked: Sasha's food tour was great - $20 for 5 and a half hours and i were full at the end

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's really central and in a safe location. Many different people stay here, so it is easy to meet any kind of people here, which makes traveling by yourself even more fun. The is a free, ok breakfast every day and free dinner three times a week (good ones). The staff was also helpful in any respect and would also recommend good places to check out.

Disliked: It's located on the second- be aware if you have heavy luggage (like me!).

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

Riana Van der Merwe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2010 Riana would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, everything is so close. The staff is way helpful and fun people. Met some great people there and the hostel helped facilitate the perfect setting for a great experience. I enjoyed my stay and will stay there again!

Disliked: The bathrooms floors weren't as clean as I would like and the blankets on the Beds coils be bigger.

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

Maria Jarvis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2010 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: I love the location of this hostel and it has really good facilities.

Disliked: The Wifi works better if you connect to it from the coffee shop next door!!!

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

Lei Dai

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2010 Lei would recommend this property

Liked: good in facilities! clean and safe. Great location.

Disliked: the comupter is so slow, some can not be used

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was nice. Hostel is just nice. Sacsha is the best guide ever....check out his food tour....it is amazing...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like that beds have curtains, therefore, give us privacy. It's not bad, it's a nice place, but I stayed in other hostels that charged less and offered the same as they do, or even more.

Disliked: At first, bad gross smell by the reception area, but that was not in the room (thank God). Shower hasn't got much water pressure at all. It is expensive for services offered, I stayed in hostels for much less than what they charge, that offer the same things as they do or even more, with more friendliness and better location that doesnt have weirdos loitering around.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Emma Russell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 November 2010 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is good it has great rooms and everyone has there own light, plugs and fans with a curtain around there bed and the lockers underneath your bed is massive. The free dinners were great to and the breakfast. Bathrooms are great. The location is great to right next to Pikes Market and the first ever Starbucks. The hostel has some great tours to Sasha is great. Would stay again.

Disliked: Some off the staff were not very helpful and sometimes a bit off shame because there are some great staff. The internet connection is rubbish could not get onto my netbook which meant I had to que for the computers when mentioned nobody was bothered, some off the computers didn't even work.

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

Helen Elizabeth Corry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2010 Helen Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Great location looking forward to free dinner - havent spent much time at hostel as been discovering the city but really nice so far and the beds are super clean and comfy and the storage lockers very secure and big so you can fit all your stuff. Would highly recommend

Disliked: Helen Elizabeth left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good breakfasts, free dinner was really good as well. Staff are really friendly. Beds have private curtains and a nice big lockable storage area for your bed.

Disliked: bathrooms could have been cleaner.

100.0%
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Amy Henwood

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 October 2010 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: Everything about this place is awesome! Great events... and free dinner 3 days a week! Free breakfast also yummy! Lots of stuff to do, great info and tours about almost every aspect of the city. Great beds in the dorms too. Excellent.

Disliked: Nothing

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

jerome natali

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 October 2010 jerome would recommend this property

Liked: very clean ,helpfull staff

Disliked: jerome left no negative feedback.

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

Ben Corbett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2010 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: great location, nice friendly staff, clean facilities, loved the bathrooms, and bedroom set up was very good and private.

Disliked: not much


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