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Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel

My overall feeling about this hostel was that it was ok, but has a few flaws that may bother some people. First, the good points. It is really well located right next to Pike Place and smack bang in the middle of downtown seattle. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines


  • Fax Service


  • Board Games


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Washing Machine


  • Bicycle Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel

Conveniently located at First Avenue and Pike Street, right across the street from the famous Pike Place Market. The elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, now home to the Green Tortoise Hostel, boasts 30 newly-remodeled bunk rooms. The beautiful historical building has plenty of modern charms too, including: semi-private Mediteranian style tile bathrooms, modern kitchen and large common areas. Each bunk has a reading lamp, small fan, four point power outlet, privacy curtains, and storage locker.

During your stay you are also welcome to take advantage of our other amenities:

*Free Internet Terminals with printing capabilities

*Free WiFi

*Free Breakfast included: fresh baked brownies, make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit, eggs, toast, butter, jam and honey.

*Free Dinner Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights

*Daily activities coordinated by our own Fun Tzarina

*Best Location in Seattle!

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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. Our hostel is a close walk to such famous landmarks as the Seattle Center, Space Needle, Experience Music Project (AKA the Jimmy Hendrix museum), Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, the Washington State Ferries to nearby communities, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne.

Coming to town for a live music show? Check us out -- we're located in the heart of the live music scene. Venues like the Crocodile Cafe, the Showbox Theater, the Paramount Theater, and the Moore Theater within walking distance.

Please note you must be at least 18 years old to stay 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.

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.

Important Information


We're looking forward to seeing you. Check-in begins at 12:30pm; if you'll be arriving in Seattle earlier please feel free to stop by the hostel to store your bags free of charge. Our reception desk is open 24 hours a day but the front door locks around 10pm. If you’re arriving after 10pm you must make arrangements or your bed will be resold!

All guests must provide a valid government issued photo identification upon arrival as well as a refundable $20 CASH deposit. Currently your credit card is guaranteeing your reservation; we have NOT charged it yet. All payments occur during check in for the full amount of your stay; Washington State sales tax of 9.5% is added to the price upon checkin. If you need to leave early, any additional nights will be refunded if you check out by 11am on the day you wish to leave. We do not take payment over the phone, all transactions must take place in person.

Our system places you in the first available bed, so we can't guarantee multiple bed reservations in the same room. If you are traveling with other guests and want to be in the same room please call or email us to make arrangements.

We can be reached 24 hours a day; or phone 1-206-340-1222 or toll-free 1-888-424-6783.



105 1/2 Pike Street

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My overall feeling about this hostel was that it was ok, but has a few flaws that may bother some people. First, the good points. It is really well located right next to Pike Place and smack bang in the middle of downtown seattle. The staff were friendly and helpful. In the rooms each bed has a reading light, a fan and a few power points, plus you have your own security locker which is pretty spacious. Each bunk also has a private curtain which is pretty handy if you want to sleep early or something like that. On the other hand, the bunk beds were unbelievably narrow, even as a thin guy it was hard to be comfortable and they are rather high - getting into one is quite awkward and possibly a little dangerous if you're trying to get down that ladder in the night. Breakfast is included and a few things were laid out included eggs that you had to cook yourself - a good idea in theory but it's not a real big kitchen. The hostel felt a bit cramped and I didn't feel it was particularly good value and the narrow, cramped room was quite hot and a bit uncomfortable. However, there aren't that many cheap options in seattle.


This hostel is in the best location! Right accross the road from Pike Market. The staff are friendly and helpful, and organise some fun events for the guests. Free breakfast every day is AMAZING and free dinner 3 times a week is also a bonus - not many hostels provide this! I only had a couple of small gripes which where the noise from the street (but with the location it can't be helped!) and there are a few weirdos that stay there, but aside from that has been an awesome pleasant stay!


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 87% for this property is based on ratings provided by 137 guests.

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