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Reviews of HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel

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

81.8% Overall Rating

172 out of 182 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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Facilities

  • 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

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81.8%

Overall Rating

172 out of 182 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
76.8%
Value
75.2%
Safety
86.4%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MESUT YENICARE

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 MESUT would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and very good breakfast. Washrooms and dorms are very clean .

Disliked: No en suite washrooms.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Niall Scully

With my spouse / partner

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

07 January 2013 Niall would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Nice "extras" provided- Christmas dinner, pancake nights etc. Very clean and secure.

Disliked: The heating wasn't the best in our room. We had a package delivered that was sitting with the staff for a week before we arrived that we didn't get until the day we checked out despite asking about it a few times.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

shannon daemore

Alone

City break

30 October 2012 shannon would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was clean, but the frides were jammed full. The bathrooms were new and clean. Internet acess was good and I could easily spend more time there if I were to be in Seattle.

Disliked: there was nnothing to really dislike.

The property's response is...

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

Jay Middleton

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 October 2012 Jay would recommend this property

Liked: We were looking for something a bit off the beaten path but still close to downtown. This place fits the bill. It is in walking distance of Pioneer Square as well as a block away from the LINK and numerous bus lines. The room was spartan but clean. Great common area with kitchen where a basic but filling breakfast was served every morning. Staff is friendly and knowledgable.

Disliked: No real dislikes but it would have been nice to have screens on the windows. For some the location may seem a bit sketchy but my wife and I never felt unsafe as the streets always seem to be bustling with people.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Eric Meyer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2012 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly Stuff, clean rooms, breakfast, good to reach from the airport or the busstation. Baseball and Football fields in walking distance.

Disliked: Bad Working WiFi. Went to Starbucks to do my online stuff.

The property's response is...

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

Silvan Sievers

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2012 Silvan would recommend this property

Liked: great breakfast

Disliked: Silvan left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

GARY LOWE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012 GARY would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly helpful staff, nice common areas, great kitchen, safe, secure, great cheap food in the neighbourhood (Chinatown), close to sports arenas, organised events such as wine tasting and city tours.... etc etc.

Disliked: Hostel isn't as central as its competition. Slightly poorer, but not dangerous, neighbourhood. However, closer to stadiums, chinatown & nightlife.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Carly Sartin

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2012 Carly would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the friendly atmosphere, and it's very close to a transit center. Very convenient.

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right next to the train.

Disliked: Chinatown is a pretty seedy place. The area smells like urine everywhere.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

30 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean

Disliked: Looks not safe outside at night

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

alexandra fawcett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2012 alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: Friendleness of staff and it was always clean

Disliked: it was all good

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Josée Vaillancourt

Alone

Business / conference

08 August 2012 Josée would recommend this property

Liked: how close a walk it is to a good grocery store with organic meat, veggies and fruits among other food available.

Disliked: the homeless, and the park close by where they smoke dope and practice prostitution. I was followed once by a shady character. Thank God there were some people around walking their dogs at the time.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to access from International Station

Disliked: Long queue on check-out

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: By far the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in in the USA and I've been to quiet a few! Also its amazing for transport links all around the city and to the airport.

Disliked: Nothing it's ace. It does exactly what it's says on the tin:)

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

shireesh bogle

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

31 July 2012 shireesh would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the daily activities the most and guys are just hot at the front desk. I love the guy in french beard a lot cuz he's super hot. The tall lean guy is just so damn cute. The only other guy is so friendly, soft spoken, and adorable. I would love to come back just for these three musketeers !

Disliked: For the fact that elevator is just not for everyone who stays there. I had to struggle a lot with my heavy set luggage bags to carry them over the stairs :-(

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near to transportation links good kitchen

Disliked: there's not much happening around the hostel area and it feels a little bit sketchy at night - that might just be me being over-sensitive though!

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the location and the access to public transportation.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and safe

Disliked: Nothing. It was great!

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: well organized, friendly staff, extremely clean, relatively calm/quiet for a hostel, lockers in your room, private bathrooms, all around great value

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Happy hour

Disliked: One towel day rule.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well-located, although the unseasoned traveler might feel a bit put off by the numerous homeless population inhabiting the area.

Disliked: The girl at the front desk, at check-in, required our passports "or a Washington state ID." She said she needed them "in case you go crazy" and that "we've had some incidents." She didn't smile, and I didn't feel very welcomed. I actually felt like she didn't trust us at all. That's always disheartening.

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

Wenxiu Heng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2012 Wenxiu would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is really good. Clean room/toilet, free breakfast, free wifi, near to a bus/rail station, personal light and fan at each bed. Nothing much to complain.

Disliked: Charge for luggage storage, but it was a small fee.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is very clean and comfortable. Nice lounge areas to chill out and large well equipped kitchen area. Rooms were decent size and beds were fairly comfortable. Staff were very helpful if you have any questions.

Disliked: Location wasn't amazing, it's on the edge of the city in chinatown, but its only about 20 minute walk to get in the city centre which is nothing really.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping

21 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great kitchen, plenty of common spaces. Bathrooms clean.

Disliked: Rubbish wifi, couldnt pick any up in my room or the upstairs common area.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2012

Liked: Most importantly, the HI Hotel Seattle is cheap (at least relatively, compared to the prices for other accommodation in or close to the city center). Also, the location is quite good, and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Disliked: It is a typical hostel with no character or athmosphere, and the bathrooms are not great. The room is also not very comfortable, but good enough for sleeping.


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