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HI - Seattle at the American Hotel

520 S. King Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104, United States

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Overall Rating 86%

Hostelling International Seattle offers a big city experience in a beautiful natural setting. The largest hostel on the US west coast.

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Seattle Hostel

Hostel Seattle

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Whether your group is travelling to Seattle to visit the Experience Music Project, a Rock ‘n’ Roll museum with a special Jimi Hendrix exhibit, or you are visiting to see the Space Needle, our hostel will meet all your group needs.

Located in the Chinatown / International district of the city, this large hostel which opened as the American Hotel in 1926 - which was refurbished in 2009 - is near many major transport routes meaning that access to all attractions is easy.

City Hall is just a minutes from the hostel front door and within a couple blocks is Pioneer Square where you can take the Underground Tour. If you want to get out on the water, the Puget Sound waterfront piers with ferry service to the San Juan Islands, Vashon Island, and Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) can all be easily reached.

Sports groups will want to take in a game whilst staying in the city. Baseball? See the Seattle Mariners play at Safeco Field. American Football? See the Seahawks at home in Qwest Field. Ask at reception as the staff may well be able to help you organise tickets.

And if you are interested on getting on your bike, then Seattle is one of the best cities for two wheels in the USA. Try out the Burke Gilman Trail which is a 26-mile paved path running from Golden Gardens Park on Puget Sound to Bothell Landing where it connects to Sammamish River Trail.

If you are interested in finding out about the real Seattle, why not book your place on one of the tours which is organised at the hostel? There are walking tours of the city and guided tours of the local pubs. And all are delivered by locals.

So if your group is looking to discover the Emerald City, then why not make an enquiry at our hostel in Seattle now?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-206-622-5443

Fax. 1-206-299-4141

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Experience Music Project (2 to 3km)
  • Pike Place Market (1 to 2km)
  • Space Needle (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
SeaTac is located approximately 12miles south of downtown Seattle. Light rail – International District (30min).
Bus
Greyhound station 1.5 miles north of the American Hotel.
Ferry/Boat
Located within walking distance from the docks on the waterfront including the cruise terminal port/local ferries.
Underground/Metro
Most buses originate a block or two away from our building on S. Jackson St.
Car
From airport approx. 12 miles follow signs to I-5 North take Dearborn St/James St exit 164A to Madison St. Metered pay parking for up to two hours is available on the street from 8 am to 8 pm Monday - Saturday.
Rail
Amtrak stops two blocks away at King Street Station.