Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Located in a renovated building from 1926 near Union Station and International District, HI Seattle Hostel is a safe and clean place to stay while travelling in the city.
Private rooms sleep 1-4 people with a shared bathroom, and single, double, and bunk beds.
Shared rooms sleep four people in bunk beds with reading lights, and are designated for female and male travellers.
Extras you can enjoy at HI Seattle at the American Hotel:
There is a kitchen where guests can make their own food, which can be purchased at a grocery store only a block away.
And if you are into food tripping, the hostel is surrounded by cheap bakeries, noodle houses, and creperies.
When you just want to stay inside for a rest, there is a games room with a television and Foosball table where you can hang out after a long day of exploration.
What about the Location?
The hostel is located near to the city’s main sports stadiums including Safeco Field, Qwest Field, Seattle Sounders FC, and the Seattle Centre making it a great spot if you were planning to catch a game while in the city.
The hostel is only half a block from the light rail, and walking distance from Pioneer Square and the Space Needle as well as Seattle’s other downtown attractions.
Good to know: HI Seattle Hostel is wheelchair accessible. That makes it suitable for travellers with disabilities. Keep an eye on this!
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheapest hostels in Seattle?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels in Seattle.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Seattle.
Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Seattle
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Seattle for Solo Travellers?
Traveling solo? As a solo explorer you need a fun, clean and safe hostel to mingle. Right? We always have a look on what hostels fits best.
We narrowed it down to two backpacker hostels in Seattle:
Green Tortoise Hostel
Green Tortoise Hostel offers private rooms for female-solo travellers equipped with lockers and accessible kitchen.
It is directly across the famous Pike Place Market and a few minutes-walk from the other must-go places.
Seattle is also a bike-friendly city. You can grab a bike, slow down and take your time exploring the streets of Seattle and stop to smell coffee.
City Hostel Seattle give you options as a solo-traveller if you want your own private room or you can avail the shared room with curtains and both with your own personal locker.
If you’re not in the mood for a walk outside, you can grab your favorite movie and use the theater room completely free in City Hostel Seattle.
And if you are in to arts, you will definitely love the murals in the rooms and even buy your own affordable art works in the hostel made by local artists. You can also join the Art Walk which they hold every month.
Being the number one on our list for Best Hostels in Seattle and Best for Solo traveller, Green Tortoise Hostel also makes it the best hostel for party.
A room specific for smoking for your local, legal, recreational marijuana, vaping and old-fashioned cigarette; where drinks are allowed and music is constant – this definitely gives you the hype to party.
You can also ask the staff for bookings that can take you bar hopping and tours.
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Your Smart Packing List
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