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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel

Hostel | 520 South King Street, Seattle, Washington State, USA 98104-2834

83.1% Overall Rating

171 out of 181 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/08/2014)

Luke Burton thinks…

"Good location and pretty quite so if you want a good nights sleep, then here is a safe bet. Very close to train station!!"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 15.60%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel is on the edge of the city in the International District. A great value a half block from the city's transportation hub, you can easily get anywhere in Seattle. Start your day at Pike Place Market with coffee at the original Starbucks, go shopping, eat fresh seafood, stroll the waterfront and watch the sun set over the mountains. Then enjoy the vibrant night life of the Emerald City. Read more

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About HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel

Note: US residents must present a valid, state issued photo ID at check in. Seattle residents are not eligible to stay at HI Seattle. Must be from outside King Co or out of state.

We are a clean, safe, affordable hostel with both private and dorm-style accommodations. Our historic hotel was completely renovated in 2009, retaining an old-world feel while adding modern amenities.

Located in Seattle's International District, we’re only steps from light rail, bus tunnels, trains, ferries, bike rentals and more. Getting here, and getting around, is as easy as leaving your plane, getting on light rail, and stepping off thirty minutes later to walk half a block to the hostel. Later, you can ride buses all over downtown from the same station.

Seattle offers a metropolitan experience in a beautiful, natural setting. It's home to nearly four million people who enjoy beautiful scenery, food, music, history and much more! Ride a ferry, wander through museums, hear live music, go shopping, hike mountain trails, and visit unique neighborhoods. Hungry? There are thousands of restaurants serving delicious food just waiting for you.

Uwajimaya Asian Grocery Store is one block away so guests can bring their own food back to the American Hotel. Or guests may eat at the many inexpensive restaurants in the area, including a bakery, noodle restaurant, creperie, the sandwich shop in our very own building--and much more!

We also offer these fun extras:

* free, weekly pancake dinner
* discounted tours of Safeco Field
* free walking tours
* happy hour every Thursday
* tours of the International District
* discounted kayaking tours

Accommodation Information

We have two en suites and 89 rooms with one to six beds per room -- most with four beds. There are numerous bathrooms in the hall. We have a large & modern kitchen, TV room, library, laundry & storage room, computers, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. There is also a guest lounge on the second floor with comfortable couches and chairs to relax and meet other guests.

Enjoy these great options during your stay with us:

* library
* TV room
* free wi-fi
* dining room
* guest lounge
* internet cafe
* storage lockers
* free daily breakfast
* 24 hour in/out privilege
* free towel and bed linens
* 24 hour large, modern kitchen
* coin-operated laundry facilities

Location Information

We're only steps from light rail, bus tunnels, Amtrak and Washington State ferries. Getting here is as easy as leaving your plane, jumping on light rail, and stepping off thirty minutes later to walk half a block to the hostel. Once here, you'll find it easy to get to the Pike Place Market, the waterfront, aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, the Monorail (which goes to Seattle Center and the Space Needle), shopping, restaurants, bars, and more!

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