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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

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%
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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...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011

Liked: Close to downtown Good sized common room Friendly staff

Disliked: Almost too big, there wasn't many people staying when I was there, but I can imagine it getting pretty cramped when full The rooms were small The neighborhood felt very unsafe, I felt uncomfortable walking down the streets at day!

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

12 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice common areas

Disliked: the bed wasnt the best, i could feel the framing underneath

The property's response is...

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

Roderick So

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2011 Roderick would recommend this property

Liked: FRIDAY DINNER!

Disliked: Location

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean, lot of space Next to the train station

Disliked: Located in an unsafe area

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like shared bathroom experience -- let's challenge american puritanism!

Disliked: location -- somewhat outside of the center of the city

The property's response is...

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

Andrew France

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, helpful staff, private bathrooms, reasonable internet access, large common area and kitchen divided into different rooms.

Disliked: Breakfast finished at 9am, which is a bit early for us lazy types. The streets around the hostel don't feel very safe but fortunately it is a very short walk from the train/bus stop!

The property's response is...

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

Reinhard Sperling

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2011 Reinhard would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, I would stay here again, when I am in Seattle. Top-Hostel !!!

Disliked: a little bit far from the city center

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its cleanliness and location.

Disliked: I can't think of anything at the moment.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!! People, location, free food, entertainment. Everything!

Disliked: Having to leave it and all the lovely people

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome~!!

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean hostel, nice staff, goo breakfast, just 4 stops from Pike Place market. Empty apart from me for one night in the dorm, probably due to the time of year. Excellent hostel.

Disliked: More activities in and around the city?

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice new inside. fun peeple. free spagetti was best ever had!

Disliked: some strange people outside.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really really friendly. They were ready to offer advice and what to see and do and how to get around.

Disliked: Location wasn't great. But there is free transport downtown between certain hours so that sort of makes up for it.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION

Disliked: NA

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is super clean, everything is light and friendly. I loved the lounge room, it's almost like a cozy living room. Also the breakfast was great!

Disliked: Shower curtains. It would provide a little more privacy if there were proper doors attached to the showers. But this is really just a minor thing and I realize it's not possible due to the space.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazingly clean. Friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was delicious.

Disliked: No drinking areas. No smoking is understandable, but it's hard to meet people without having small drinking get togethers.

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Sandra Gardner

Alone

23 October 2010 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet and mellow. Lots of places to hang out.

Disliked: Only 15 mins. Internet usage.


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