Green Tortoise Hostel, Seattle

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We proudly announce the Grand Re-opening and Remodel of the Seattle Green Tortoise Hostel on September 16, 2006. Our new location is conveniently located at First Ave. and Pike Street, right around the corner from our old Hostel, and across the street from the famous Pike Place Market. The new hostel, with a view of the Puget Sound and the Market, boasts 30 newly-remodeled bunk rooms in the elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, which once served as short-term housing for loggers, dock workers, and Miners who came to Seattle in the early 20th century. The beautiful historical building has plenty of modern charms too: European style bath and shower rooms are brand new, as are the kitchen and common areas. We are within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, The Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, The Experience Music Project, Pioneer Square, and more. Plus, we have….

Nine Free Internet Terminals for you to use
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast, including fresh baked brownies, make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit, eggs, toast, butter, jam and honey.
Free Dinner three times a week
Wednesday Night Open Mike
Best Location in Seattle!
World Famous For Fun and Friends

See our Specials, click on the tab above!!

The Green Tortoise's accommodating staff can arrange tours to explore the city or make suggestions for independent travel. An extensive information board lists what to see and do and how to get around.

Pike Place Market is famous for fish-throwing, fresh local produce, bakeries, flower shops, cafes, the original Starbucks location, and dozens of ethnic food stalls and restaurants. This colorful neighborhood is also one of the city's safest, and our hostel is a close walk to such famous landmarks as Seattle Center (where the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project *AKA the Jimmy Hendrix museum * are located), Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, the Washington State Ferries to nearby communities, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne.

Coming to town for a live music show? Come check us out -- we're located pretty much in the heart of the live music scene with venues like the Crocodile Cafe, the Showbox Theater, the Paramount Theater, and the Moore Theater all just blocks away from us.
The Green Tortoise Hostel offers the best value for your dollar. All of our prices include taxes. We also offer free breakfast, 9 free high speed Internet access terminals, and free dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We also sell discounted tickets for movies and the Experience Music Project (you save $6).

Please note:
The Green Tortoise Hostel has an age restriction and cannot accommodate minors (under 18 years old) in dorm rooms. Minors traveling with adults must book a private room. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to explain your circumstances, you must contact us directly.

For additional information Contact: The Green Tortoise Seattle, 206.340.1222

The World Famous Green Tortoise Adventure Travel began over 30 years ago, with a hostel on wheels and the realization that beautiful places, great food, and sociable people were the only essentials for gratifying travel experiences. The Green Tortoise hostels in San Francisco and Seattle are built on this fine tradition. The Green Tortoise San Francisco and Seattle hostels are created around a social communal experience.

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Location and Contact


• Getting to the hostel is simple and easy...
• From Seatac airport: Take the Light Link Rail ( to its last stop at Westlake Station in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine Street and 3rd Avenue. Once above ground, walk one block south to Pike and turn right. We are on Pike Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, just past Seattle Coffee Works. You can also book a shuttle ahead of time with Greyline or Shuttle Express. Taxi's generally cost $25-45.
• From Greyhound Bus (503 S Royal Brougham Way) - Walk to Stadium Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light Rail ( to Westlake Station/Downtown in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine Street and 3rd Avenue. Once above ground, walk one block west on Pine to 2nd St Then walk 2nd street south to Pike and turn right. We are on Pike Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, just past Seattle Coffee Works.
• From the Victoria Clipper: A taxi will be the easiest way and will cost about $8. If you want to walk (it will take about 15 minutes), just go along the waterfront until you get to the Lenora Street steps/ elevator (across from the Bell Street Pier and Conference Center). After you go up the stairs, continue up Lenora to 1st Ave and make a right. Our hostel will be on your left hand side in four blocks on the corner of 1st and Pike (the entrance is on Pike Street).
• If you are driving, we have a deal with the West Edge Garage located on the corner of Pike and Second Ave. Bring your parking stub to us to validate and the discounted rate is $21 per 24 hours (no in/out privileges). Hours: 7am to 9pm.



Address: 105 1/2 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Website Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle
Phone Number: +1 (206) 340-1222
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Older travelers (+50)

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



City Tours


Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Pub Crawls

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental ($15/ 3 hours)

Parking ($18/day)

Towels ($1 rental)

24 Hour Security


Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets by Each Bed

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Privacy Curtains for Each Bed

Walking Tours

Airport Pickup

Entirely Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible


Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

Female Dorm Only


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