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Reviews of HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel

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

83.7% Overall Rating

187 out of 201 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/08/2015)

"This hostel is very clean and offers a good value for your money - including a towel and a full breakfast. The staff are extremely helpful and provide great recommendations for local restaurants. The location is ideal…"

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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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83.7%

Overall Rating

187 out of 201 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
87.2%
Value
78.4%
Safety
85.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Mo Zhou

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2015 Mo would recommend this property

Liked: Very traveller friendly, nice and cozy in every aspect.

Disliked: There's only one shower for the ladies.

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

19 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is very clean and offers a good value for your money - including a towel and a full breakfast. The staff are extremely helpful and provide great recommendations for local restaurants. The location is ideal if you're taking the train or a bus to get here, and about a 20 minute walk to attractions. I really enjoyed my stay!

Disliked: I wouldn't feel too safe walking around the area in the middle of the night - but this wasn't a big concern for me.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

17 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, comfortable and clean rooms, great breakfast!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jan Holakovsky

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2015 Jan would recommend this property

Liked: staff, breakfast, public rooms, everything was so clean.

Disliked: noise from street

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly Staff. Location in Chinatown near light rail station. Overall good hostel, but no elevator is brutal!

Disliked: Lack elevator..

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

stephen brennan

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 August 2015 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were excellent, went above and beyond to accomodate us when i made an incorrect booking

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Matthew Keglovich

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 August 2015 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: It was bigger than say the Green Tortoise.

Disliked: Too many people in one room, but it is a hostel.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2015

Liked: The staff, cleanliness and the showers are good.

Disliked: The street outside is very dubious at night, the area is quite out of the way of any good bars and you can't bring any drink into the hostel so there isn't much of a hostel vibe. There is no evening entertainment.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

01 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, convenient to link and bus tunnel.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Cedric Lommaert

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2015 Cedric would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, you can walk everywhere. Very nice free breakfast. The whole property is incredibly clean.

Disliked: The bed is uncomfortable - the mattresses are so thin that you can feel the metal frame under you when you sleep, especially if you sleep on the side.

The property's response is...

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

Zachary Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2015 Zachary would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city

Disliked: Not allowed to drink alcohol

The property's response is...

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

Nur Ashiran

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

24 May 2015 Nur would recommend this property

Liked: The distance, the price and the environment

Disliked: the size of locker in the dorm wasn't big enough to fit the luggage

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

marina malkovskaya

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2015 marina would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, very nice breakfast

Disliked: Location is really bad

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Michael Varoutsos

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

19 May 2015

Liked: it was clean and the bed was comfortable with plenty of power right next to it.

Disliked: The guy at the front desk was nice, not the most helpful when i asked where a good pub was though all he said was "you'll have to leave this part of town" and then told me about the local bad pubs. Also the toilet for our room was located way down the hall, with only 2 mens toilets serving about 6 rooms. It was located in a pretty boring part of town so if you wanted to go to a decent bar or restaurant it was a bit of a trek. I tried to use the TV in the TV room at one point, there was no remote control and all i could find using the buttons on the TV was static or "no signal". Lots of homeless around the hostels entrance. Every time i went out there i was asked for a dollar or a cigarette or something.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perhaps less engaging than some hostels but I found it unpretentious, clean, and courteously staffed, an affordable and hospitable base for exploring Seattle. Great self-serve kitchen and commons - shop Uwajimaya for groceries a block away and take advantage of it. Perfectly adequate wifi (downloads 50 to 150 KB/s for me). The benefits from being in an older building far outweigh the detriments (noisy doors).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2015

Liked: I was not excited about this property

Disliked: The staff was very unfriendly, not willing to help, especially when they wanted me to pay a full price, arguing that what I had paid to HostelBookers at time of reservation was HostelBookers fee, rather that already part of the room rate.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 3 blocks from the train station

Disliked: The employees don't have much knowledge to guide you on places to eat or exact location of the train station, etc.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Aaron Mitton

Alone

Events / festivals

30 October 2014 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice clean rooms, nice area of Seattle but parking is a bit of an issue.

Disliked: Street parking is a hassle if you have a car.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bed is quite clean.

Disliked: There are some strange people around the hostel when I go back late.

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

Abdulrahman Noureldin

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

09 September 2014 Abdulrahman would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly staff.

Disliked: Building & facilities rather tired.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, not too expensive, free breakfast, good facilities

Disliked: Noise at night from the street. Pretty rude service. Not possible to switch to bottom bunk bed even if free. Relatively far from center.

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

Doug Radcliffe

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 August 2014 Doug would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location and I liked the breakfast

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Luke Burton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2014 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and pretty quite so if you want a good nights sleep, then here is a safe bet. Very close to train station!!

Disliked: Due to location in Chinatown, it stinks of Chinese food constantly at the reception and other rooms. Also it's pretty hard to meet people here, everybody seems to stick to themselves which isn't hostel like at all, having said that if you want a quiter side of life it's perfect!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and lotsa bathrooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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