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520 South King Street, International District, Seattle, WA 98104, United States of America – Show map
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Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Business Center
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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I really liked how close the hostel was to King Street Station and the hostel really did have everything. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. I would love to stay here again in the future.
These are really minor things in my opinion like not being able to use the elevator or not being able to eat in your room but I understand why these rules are in place.
It was clean and safe and uncrowded. Even the common area was nice.
The bed wasn't too comfy, the neighborhood is pretty awful (I was scared walking in every time- whether it was 3am or 2pm). Still worth it though.
The location for this travel is excellent because they are both only steps from the hostel
No use of the elevator for the fourth floor and liggage
All of it
Didn't find anything
Nothing to like
Bathroom facilities were bad. Very bad small was there in the room. very bad atmosphere. No parking facilities were there.
My long wait in the lobby for credit card approval
Breakfast is included.
The bed was so uncomfortable due to the mattress being so soft and thin you could feel the metal bar of the bunk...
It is very disturbing how none od the staff is willing to say hi upon your arrival. In fact they are acting as no one has arrived and listen to loud music like some teenagers full of hormons. Seattleites in general are very friendly people and that makes it even harder to understand why staff at this hostel is so unfriendly and why they act so unwelcome. The cleanless in the hostel is very low, rooms are smelly and breakfast is horrible (rotten bananas, coffee that tastes watery and cheap toast bread). And it is not really that cheap place to stay! I wouldn't recommend that place to anyone. Terrible experience
Price, bed, people, breakfast,clean, all very good! Love it!
The area is a little bit dangerous
I wasn't sure what to expect. I reserved a private room. I loved the privacy, facilities and having a free breakfast each morning
The noise level. People slamming the doors and talking really loudly.
The location was perfect for my sister and me (70 and 73). It was a short walk to the transit station. A half block away is the fabulous gateway and dragon that leads to the International District. Right next door is Henrey's, a very good Thai restaurant. The neighborhood was clean, quiet, and safe at night. The hostel itself was as nice as any I have stayed in.
Lady at front desk was helpful
I reserved a 1-person room and when I arrived, I received a 4-bed room. This isn't what I wanted and beds were all WAY too close together, unlike what was indicated in their picture on booking.com (not booking.com's fault at all). The rooms were also nothing like what was depicted in the same said photo. Also, I was given the option, on their website, to make a special reservation request, and after a couple days of no response, I subsequently contacted the hostel via telephone and inquired about it. I explained my fairly desperate situation and the guy on the phone responded by saying that they absolutely can't make an exception to the normal check-in time. VERY disappointed and somewhat angry. Never staying here again! I recommend the Green Tortoise instead.
It was really close to the Studio 7 venue and even ar 2:30 am there was good chineese food a block away. a great allternative to driving home. I will stay here everytime I am in Seattle for concerts and games.
Lovely old character building close to everything.
Everything was ideal for a hostel type situation.. ....for more economical purposes.. check out how Japanese use bed cubicle to increase occupancy and provide privacy for your guests
My room smelled like stinky feet... perhaps use a laundry chute for guest checkout instead of leaving soiled linens in room four outlets but two were occupied by fan and lantern. Maybe hardwired into circuit?
I stay here whenever I am visiting Seattle :-) The hostel's location is excellent (next to Amtrak,city buses,Bolt bus, a Japanese coffee shop and many many restaurants).Staff personnel are knowledgeable of Seattle and travel to Canada.And are nice down to earth people.
Big hostel, few people during the weekdays. Washrooms are very clean.
No daily activities. Quite boring.
Close to train station and Bolt Bus
The smell in my room
I liked the location as regard where we were going to our concert but the area is very sketchy after dark.
I didn't like the being woken up by someone drunk and trying to get into our room, he then took a pee in the hallway. we also were kept awake by pigeons having aggressive sex at our window. People struggling with there bags on the narrow stairs because of no elevator. Bits of blood splatter on one of the toilet walls. Everything else was fine :)
For the money, the location is fantastic. Close to the station and some cool places downtown. Staff were pretty helpful and we had no problems.
We got given the room next to the toilet, so there was banging through the night. Room was as we expected for the price, but there was an awful smell in there until we opened the window for the second night.
The facility offers a lot; the rooms are decent, private, and maintained very well.
I seemed to be stuck with people who snored quite a bit! :(
Convenience. Friendly. Comfortable. I really like the place.
The lady who cleaned the room put the dirty sheets from another guest's bed on MY bed while she was making up the other bed. For a long time! Gross! Other than that the facility was very clean. But I had to take off points for that. It really bugged me.
Location is perfect when it comes to the short walking distance to bus and railway.
Sleeping impossible. Quite far from downtown Seattle.
I like the location. Its right next to the Amtrak Union Station and China town. I was travelling by train and I am Chinese. So it was a very good location for me. very convenient to go around too
The price was a little bit too high compare with other hostels
very close to king street station