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 hostelsJessica Lippe