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Reviews of HI - Seattle at the American Hotel

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

84.0% Overall Rating

160 out of 170 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/06/2014)

"It's not far away from the main places like pioneer square is a ten minute walk pike market a half hour walk it's good cheap grocery store round the corner."

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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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84.0%

Overall Rating

160 out of 170 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Seattle at the American Hotel'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
81.6%
Safety
89.6%
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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...

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

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
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.


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