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Reviews of HI Seattle at the American Hotel Seattle Hostel

520 S. King St., Seattle, USA

Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 83%

Location 80%

Safety 81%

Staff 86%

Value 76%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

Pricing listed on the website is non member pricing. Members of Hostelling International will receive a $3 discount per person per night upon presentation of the membership card. Tax of 10.1% will be added.

We have a 14 day maximum stay limit, we cannot allow any bookings longer than this.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Seattle?

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Atmosphere 79%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 83%

Location 80%

Safety 81%

Staff 86%

Value 76%

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31% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location was decent beside the train stations so easy to find.

Disliked: Staff were rude on check in, room was dingy, filthy windows, dirty sheets, musty smell. Doors were so creaky & loud, couldn't sleep because no one enforced quiet hours & told people to be quiet in the common room on our floor & the walls are paper thin. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment. They charge $5 to keep your bags past 1 after check out, never seen that in any hostel before. Overall a terrible stay, not recommended!

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: My 6-bed female dorm was lovely. I appreciated a lower bunk bed being saved for me and each bed had its own bedside light and fan.

Disliked: awful cheap bagels for the free breakfast

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Perfect connection, just across the street from the International District/Chinatown Station in Seattle, Washington.

Disliked: Very poor wi-fi connection at the American Hotel Seattle.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: +

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Can't beat the price.

Disliked: Construction begins every morning at precisely 5am directly across the street. The rooms are tiny, crowded heat traps. There’s no AC or ceiling fan and you have to complain before they will give you a portable fan.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Clean bedding and free breakfast were great than I expected.

Disliked: There are some begger around the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Close to subway. Breakfast

Disliked: Some lockers were broken

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping

Liked: Noisy in the morning

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: This is definitely an International hostel. Good mix of people...but mostly for the 'younger set'.

Disliked: Not a dislike... but this type of accommodation isn't for all...caters to young travellers on a budget.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, plenty of information on the activities and where to go to in Seattle, nice breakfast, comfortable room and common area, foosball for you to kill time when waiting for your laundry to be done, great location where you can easily get access to light rail, buses, or a short walk to pike place market and most of the major downtown attractions.

Disliked: sometimes there's noise coming from outside during midnight such as people talking loudly on the streets, cars or motorcycles with abnormally loud engine sounds, etc.

Customer would recommend this property

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