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Reviews of HI Seattle at the American Hotel

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

85.0% Overall Rating

149 out of 158 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/03/2014)

Gabrielle Doherty thinks…

"This is a great hostel. Lovely and clean, great breakfast and informative staff. There are a couple of private bathrooms with toilet & shower which I thought were great for privacy. I would…"

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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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85.0%

Overall Rating

149 out of 158 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI Seattle at the American Hotel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
83.2%
Safety
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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...

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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...

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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.

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

Konstantin Quecke

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2012 Konstantin would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, great rooms

Disliked: Konstantin left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that the bunk bed has a ladder and every bed has ist own light and a ventilator. Everything is very clean. The Hostel is located near several bus stops and the train station, you even can reach the downtown by foot.

Disliked: It would be nice if there would have been a hair dryer in the bathroom.

The property's response is...

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

Ruth Bouttell

Alone

City break

22 September 2011 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really helpful and friendly.

Disliked: wasn't much of an atmosphere.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The variety of foods with breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing in particular.

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

Lindsey Jones

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Lindsey would recommend this property

Liked: staff were helpful

Disliked: walking distance to some attractions

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There is a fan, bed light and electic sockets for each bed

Disliked: Hostel staff rude when we arrived and sent us to really dodgy area late at night to get food. Didnt seem to know area very well. Be aware $5 per person per night is added to your bill so not as cheap as it looks!!

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

Schneider Carolin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Schneider would recommend this property

Liked: *awesome breakfast (i did not expected something like this and i'm still impressend! Fresh fruits, different breads / bagels with cream cheese, butter, jam, honey, oats, teas, coffee... i mean... that's so much better than the ordinary peanutbutter-toast-hostel-breakfasts!) *clean rooms and washrooms (even at 10pm) *friendly staff (! the receptionist even brought me my 20$change to my room, because we forgot it when checking in...!!!) all in all - a great place to stay!

Disliked: hmm.... all good...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap and cheerful. Wash basin in private room and security lockers, plus fan and bedside light.

Disliked: Girl who checked us in was quite abrupt and not very friendly, however we also asked for help from another staff member who was very helpful. Location isn't in the safest of areas and we didn't feel comfortable walking around early evening/night.

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

André Ay

Alone

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 August 2011 André would recommend this property

Liked: cool staff

Disliked: no problems

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

Yi-Ting Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

14 August 2011 Yi-Ting would recommend this property

Liked: It's good

Disliked: No

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Breakfast, friendly staff. Pizza place up the street!

Disliked: Homeless around the block bagging.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good size rooms

Disliked: Too near dodgy parts of town

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people were really friendly and the bathrooms were sooo clean!!

Disliked: the breakfast wasn't that good but good enough for the price...!!

The property's response is...

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

Holly Bennett

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: great facilities in common areas, clean, close to train station.

Disliked: Didn't bother me but some travellers might be put off by the homeless/junkies in the surrounding streets.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's more like a hotel... very clean, nice breakfast... good location to trains and it was easy to go to the airport from there

Disliked: they have no free locker room. If you arrive to early or want to do sth on your last day and want to leave your stuff in the hostel you have to pay...

The property's response is...

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

Karina Jewell

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Karina would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic kitchen & communal areas, great facilties in rooms & bathrooms. Very bright & clean

Disliked: Bit pricier, not on a good street safety wise.

The property's response is...

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

Aaron Garcia

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife

26 June 2011 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: location and staff are good. just i didnt liked the fact that we are not allowed to drink alcohol in the hostel.

Disliked: theres a lot of homeless in the area that sometimes make uncorfortable the staying outside the building. also a lot of people asking for money or other goods like cigarrates

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