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Reviews of HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel

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

82.2% Overall Rating

180 out of 193 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/06/2015)

Cedric Lommaert thinks…

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

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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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82.2%

Overall Rating

180 out of 193 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Seattle at the American Hotel Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
80.8%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
81.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities & pleasant, helpful staff

Disliked: The dorms and bathrooms need to be redecorated. They're looking a little drab.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and clean hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Guillaume Scheller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2014 Guillaume would recommend this property

Liked: the common room upstairs with the wifi and all the sofas.

Disliked: the price (30 bucks for a bed in a 4-beds-dorm, plus 10 bucks taxes) the fact that you cannot choose your bed when you arrive, they assign you a bed with a letter.. the name on the street ("american hotel") is not quite the same as on internet, so people told me they almost did not find it.

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

Steven Gaub

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2014 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Location and well managed.

Disliked: size of the room

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Bunk beds are good but need to be a bit more sturdy cos when the person on top moves the whole bed shakes and wakes you up.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

18 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities; very clean; great mix of people of different ages from different countries and different walks of life.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Chloe Meckaniuk

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2014 Chloe would recommend this property

Liked: The space in the rooms, and the great female Bathroom On the second floor.

Disliked: The staff upon checking in were so rude, after having travelled 12 hours to get here and be greeted by a very rude and cold lady on the front desk was quite unexpected.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2014

Liked: The water machine.

Disliked: There are no events arranged by the hostel making it very unsocial along with the no drinking within the hostel rule. Our room had a very overpowering chemical smell and you can hear doors being slammed throughout the floor. The staff apart from one or two are extremely uninterested in giving you any help.


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