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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 - 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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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

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

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was just a great place to stay and the stuff where great

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Morgan Robinson

Alone

Events / festivals

06 June 2011 Morgan would recommend this property

Liked: It was wicked clean and the free breakfast was great! Free buses go to the Pike Place which is awesome and the bus stop is like a 2 min walk! :) I saw U2 on Sat and the hostel was a 5 min walk to the field! :)

Disliked: Ummm....nothing!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast

Disliked: A bit far from town

The property's response is...

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

Dean Tuckerman

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

03 June 2011 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: it was the cheapest i coudl fidn in seattle. it was in the internatioanl district, near the subway and the train station. it was accessible. the toilets adn shwoers were clean. They had btrakfast.

Disliked: They charged me a rate higher than what i expected. My bed was soft and uncomfortable. The room was crowded.

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

Ronjeev Das

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

27 May 2011 Ronjeev would recommend this property

Liked: Reception

Disliked: The confusion of 'amount actually payable' and the 'hidden expenses'

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Vending machine has instant noodles for 75 cents, very convenient kitchen, well stocked on amount of plates and other kitchenware. Room was clean and didn't smell bad even though mine was next to the bathroom. Located very close to the light tram and ride free zone. Taking the underground bus to the heart of downtown Seattle only takes about 10 minutes including waiting time for the bus. Foam bed and warm blanket was a plus. Personal sink in the room was a lifesaver.

Disliked: Chinatown isn't a very safe place past 7 pm, a couple of instances where I felt like I was being followed by groups of black people. Internet costs 2 dollars to use for 20 minutes and 5 dollars for an hour after your first free 15 minutes. { Although the price for internet use isn't bad when compared to some other places I been to }.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was only here for one night but was really impressed with the helpfulness of the staff and cleanliness and comfort of the hostel. Little touches like all the herbs and sauces available in the kitchen, and towel provided free of a charge, made a big difference. Good location for Pioneer Square and Smith Tower.

Disliked: Preferred staying at other end of Downtown nearer Pike Market, but really there's nothing I can fault it on.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is included.

Disliked: Bathroom looks OK but I think it will be wonderfult bathroom is a little bit clean.

The property's response is...


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