Hostels in Seattle, USA

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Get to know Seattle (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Seattle. To help you make friends with Seattle before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Seattle is the largest city in the Northwest and is the birthplace of several notable companies, including Starbucks. Seattle is also famous for its art, which you can see in the art museums scattered throughout the city, or you can enjoy larger-than-life sculptures outdoors for free at local art parks.

Seattle hostels are all as diverse as the city itself. In order to compete with the hotels and motels of the city, Seattle hostels often provide many amenities and a welcoming atmosphere. While some hostels are away from the downtown area, Seattle has plenty of buses and cabs to get you anywhere you need to go. When you're choosing your Seattle hostel, it's good to know that all of the major city attractions, including the Space Needle, the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place, Puget Sound, and all of the sports stadiums, are within walking distance of each other.

The symbol of Seattle, the Space Needle, is definitely worth a visit. Even if you can't afford the ride to the top, it is surrounded by a variety of local artistic statues. For incredible shopping, visit the Pike Place Market. Although it is known for its Farmer's Market and Fish Market, there are plenty of restaurants, art galleries, and souvenir stands to keep you entertained.

While you're staying in a Seattle hostel you'll notice that you're almost never more than a block away from a coffee shop. The city is probably one of the best places to have a cup of coffee because there is a lot of competition. If you are interested in sports, you can visit the stadium homes of the Seahawks, Mariners, or the Seattle Sounders. Or try some of the water-based activities on the Puget Sound. Seattle’s climate and structure provide the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and explore on foot, or by bike.

Written by local enthusiast for Seattle hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Seattle hostels Jessica Lippe

FAQ about Seattle Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Seattle. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Seattle. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Seattle costs on average $49 for a dorm. A hostel in Seattle with private rooms costs on average $109. shows all 3 Hostels in Seattle. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Seattle, USA. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Seattle such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Seattle.

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle is the best rated hostel for partying in Seattle.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Seattle

Your Packing List for Seattle

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Seattle and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Seattle Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Seattle, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$49 Average dorm price
$109 Average private room price
$40 Cheapest hostel in Seattle
2 Party hostels in Seattle
Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle is the best rated
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Seattle - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Seattle. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Seattle. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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