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City Hostel Seattle is located in a historic building in Belltown, only ten minutes northwest of Seattle's city center. Belltown is a cool, safe area, with some iconic eateries and venues, like Shiro's Sushi (famous protege from the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"), and The Crocodile for live music. The hostel has three levels, and a mixture of different sized dorms and private rooms. Breakfast is included, as is free Wi-Fi, and there's a nonsmoking courtyard, and a theatre in the basement.

The Location

The hostel is in an excellent location, with easy access to all that downtown has to offer, amidst a great bohemian vibe. You can walk to the famous Pike Place Market and waterfront in ten minutes, and it's a twenty-minute walk to the Seattle Center (where you'll find the Space Needle, EMP Museum, and Chihuly Garden and Glass). In fact, you can actually see the Space Needle from the front of the hostel. It's actually a lot nicer to stay here than right in the center of downtown. You can easily walk past the building, as it blends into the surroundings, so look out for the red chairs on the sidewalk. Security is great -- the front door can only be opened with your room card. Reception is open twenty-four hours. When you first arrive the desk staff will see you waiting and check you in.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Bathrooms are clearly marked by a green door. There are so many bathrooms that you shouldn't have to wait at all to use one. They are clean and modern. Dorms are more old school and can get a bit stuffy, so open your window during the day; older buildings like this one don't tend to be as well ventilated as more modern places. Some dorms have en suites. All of the rooms are painted by a local Seattle artist, so they're all unique, and you can read about the artist on the door of each room. The beds are comfortable. Housekeeping will stop by late morning to freshen up the room. Lockers and hand basins are in each room. You can rent a towel if you need one.

Common Spaces

Everything you could need in a hostel is here. The kitchen and dining areas are a bit small for the amount of people, but still very good. The staff even wash your dishes for you! Just remember not to be a jerk and rinse everything before placing it into the tub for washing. An ATM is in the dining area, which is super handy. You'll find a self-service laundry downstairs that you can pay to use. The hostel tries to make this place more sociable by putting on open-mic nights and movie nights, but it's pretty chilled out here, and not a party hostel.

Summary

City Hostel is a great place to base yourself for a trip to Seattle. It's easy and hassle-free, and in a great location. Overall City Hostel is well priced, low key, and central. It doesn't seem like they help organise tours, but staff tend to recommend places that the locals like, and that's what you want.

by Kristy Sullivan
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
April 2015
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City Hostel Seattle Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Great place to stay, would return Free breakfast, friendly staff, a movie room and books. Plenty of toilets and showers, rooms are basic but comfortable. There are lockers to put your things into. Really handy location for walking around. I would definitely be happy to stay here again.  , age 23, New Zealand ()
3   Great, convenient, affordable place to stay The hostel was relatively clean and the staff was helpful and kind. It's very close to a lot of cool things in seattle.  , age 18, US ()
5   Excellent stay -- rivals any great European hostel. My husband and I have traveled Europe extensively and enjoy the friendly/community aspect hostel stays add to our trip. This was our first experience in an American hostel, and greatly enjoyed it! Very European feeling. The location is phenomenal -- couldn't have been better. Very friendly staff and clean rooms. Bathrooms have been recently remodeled, are private and very clean. There is no central heat/air, but we stayed in July and it was still very comfortable with just an open window and a fan (provided by the hostel). Would definitely stay again -- and look forward to!  , age 30, USA ()
4   Good hostel Good hostel, friendly staff, pretty much in the centre of Seattle.  , age 25, English ()
5   Clean and Great Location I had stayed here once before, and it has an ideal location to Seattle Center. Also, it is extremely clean, and everyone is friendly and helpful.  , age 31, USA ()
4   Paid 27.00 in a dorm of 6 beds Things that could of made my stay better -- People not having sex in the room okd by staff after complaining, or snoring so loud you have to change rooms, computers did not work or have holes for head phones, mice in the breakfast room, someone within the first hour stole my food for dinner for my two nights there. they were out of locks. Things that were awesome -- bathrooms and kitchens were sparkling staff was helpful and smiley very friendly, it was a drinking party place for young folks. I would go again but only a pinch and computer printout Receipts with itemized bill would be better than hand written ones.  , age 48, american,san francisco ()
5   Very helpful staff! I came to Seattle with only a couple ideas of what I wanted to explore. The staff sat down with me for as long as I had questions about what to do in the city. The rooms were pretty large and clean. They serve a basic breakfast, which is basically pb&j, pineapple, and coffee. The location is optimal to see the space needle and museums and close to buses that can take you to neighborhoods surrounding center city. Overall I'd recommend it.  , USA ()
5   Awesome staff, safe place Had a lot of fun with the rest of the folks, didn't even need to go find entertainment outside.  , US ()

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