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Reviews of HI - Seattle at the American Hotel

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

83.1% Overall Rating

161 out of 171 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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83.1%

Overall Rating

161 out of 171 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Seattle at the American Hotel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
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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%
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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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24- hour check in and laundry are super convenient!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is clean and quiet inside.

Disliked: I made reservation online and it didn't say anything that the price is without tax. I was surprised a bit when I paid.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was my primary reason in choosing this hostel.

Disliked: They should be more detailed about the private rooms because I expected more.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gabrielle Doherty

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014 Gabrielle would recommend this property

Liked: 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 definitely stay here again when I return to Seattle.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Stephen Vickery

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

05 March 2014 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean, tidy and well organised. There is a large comfortable common area. The hostel is in a central location, with good access to all of Seattle's features, including the, "Light rail," to the airport. The hostel provides free breakfast, it is a great place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing, it was good in all departments.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was warm and welcoming. all around friendly people

Disliked: At night the area is very sketchy but once inside its great

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Business / conference

27 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast, nice common room, location is very close to public transport and quite close to city center

Disliked: In a bit of a shabby street

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a stay like in a hotel from the atmosphere, but a really good place to sleep and close to the attractions of seattle.

Disliked: The only worse thing was the bad bad wifi which was annoying to use for absolutely everything! Well at least there was wifi;)

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

Matthew Reid

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping

28 October 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Super cheap rates, friendly staff and very close to WaMu Theatre.

Disliked: Key cards kept deactivating and uncomfortable beds.

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

jason allen

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 September 2013 jason would recommend this property

Liked: they don't let people drink alcohol & get loud in the hostel. the hostel is a quiet place. they also have cookie night once a week. plus it's near the train & bus lines about a half block.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was excellent...near Amtrak and right in Chinatown...and near downtown.

Disliked: Things were a little spartan. No screens on windows..no AC, and it was warm.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good, near to train and bus links but the area isn't great. However I never felt unsafe.

Disliked: The rooms were always really hot at night, despite being fitted with individual fans. The noise from the street is significant, double glazing is needed.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, good location

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to Safeco, and the staff there were very willing to help us.

Disliked: I disliked that our window didn't lock. Being from out of town and not knowing the personality of the city made me feel slightly unsafe.

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

SUBHAJIT SIDHANTA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 August 2013 SUBHAJIT would recommend this property

Liked: Very near the amtrak and bus stations. Good free wifi. Cosy kitchen alive with travelers even very late at night.

Disliked: Drinking water supply need to be setup at every floor

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was so clean and they had pretty much what you needed. From coined washing machines to tourist information.

Disliked: The staff didn't show nice attitude when I asked to change to the other room where my friend stayed. I was traveling with my friend but we got seperated because it said that it was fully booked so we couldn't stay in the same shared room. However, there was actually one free bed in my friend's room!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great hostel in a decent location (in China Town), within walking distance of most of the main sights. The kitchen was one of the best we have ever come across in a hostel and the seating area was really spacious. The hostel also provided a really good breakfast with a variety of oatmeal, bread, bagels, fruit etc. The double private room we booked was really nice and clean with a sink in the room.

Disliked: Bit noisy at night but no real complaints as we had a great stay.


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