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|Distance to city centre||0.3 mi|
|"Perfect location with great value."||(in 497 reviews)|
|"very good for a hostel!"||(in 13 reviews)|
|"free breakfast and great location."||(in 189 reviews)|
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|breakfast was good||in 254 reviews|
|bunk beds||in 83 reviews|
|clean bathrooms||in 124 reviews|
|convention center||in 7 reviews|
|curtains for privacy||in 97 reviews|
|free beer||in 21 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 322 reviews|
|good hostel||in 15 reviews|
|great location||in 618 reviews|
|lot of activities||in 42 reviews|
|pike place||in 97 reviews|
|public market||in 123 reviews|
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|tortoise||in 19 reviews|
Location, free breakfast,free beer
Fan on bunk wasn’t working, WiFi poor, two toilets wouldn’t flush
Great location in the heart of downtown, one block away from Pike Place Market. Helpful staff. Great continental breakfast. Comfortable bed with privacy curtains, fan, light and 3 extra electrical outlets next to the bed. Large locker underneath the bed, big enough to fit two 22" suitcases, plus two more school backpacks. You need to bring your own padlock though, or buy one from the hostel. All in all, a wonderful hostel, I only wish that wifi would work also in the bedroom.
Wifi works fine in the sitting room, but does not work in the bedroom. (Note: My bedroom was on the 2nd floor in the far end facing the main street.) The sitting room is often crowded and noisy, so it is difficult to get any online work done during the stay.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. I felt safe and comfortable staying there. The location is fantastic.
I would have liked a little shelf next to the electrical outlet to put my phone on at night. I was on a top bunk and was afraid I might kick my phone down onto the bed below.
Wifi was down for part of the stay. Not their fault (there was an electrical storm) however they could have been more proactive with determining when it would be fixed (and relay that information).
Everyone was helpful and very pleasant. Great location!!!
The stairs . I am a senior and have physical limitations so they were a challenge but that being said I booked another stay and will continue to stay there
The Green Tortoise philosophy is that great food, beautiful places, and sociable people are the only essentials for a more-than-gratifying travel experience. The Green Tortoise group built the Seattle and San Francisco hostels around this social and communal ideology and experience. After expanding and refining the entire hostel experience, guests now have free Internet access, communal meals in the self-catering kitchen, private bathrooms, and comforts that make The Green Tortoise a unique place to stay. Located just across from the world-famous Pike Place Market, in the heart of beautiful Seattle, The Green Tortoise is ready to take visitors’ travel experience to new heights.
The Green Tortoise offers co-ed dorms, female dorms, private rooms, and family rooms with queen or twin beds. Each bed has a large storage locker, reading light, fan, four plug electrical outlet, and convenient privacy curtains. Bathrooms are all shared in the hallway but are private and individual units that include a sink, shower, toilet, and a locking door so they are not shared while they’re actually in use. Amenities also include 24-hour reception with no curfew or lockout, free luggage storage, free computer and printer use, available bike rentals, and access to walking tours, city tours, and pub crawls to get the insider views of Seattle.
The Green Tortoise partners with Seattle Free Walking Tours, inspired by the adventures and travels of the tour organization's co-founders. Free tours are a phenomenon throughout a large part of Europe, and it is this organization’s hope to introduce the concept in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Most popular landmarks
- Seattle Art Museum 170 yd
- Pike Place Market 264 yd
- Benaroya Hall 283 yd
- Seattle Waterfront 0.3 mi
- Seattle Public Library-Central Library 0.4 mi
- Columbia Center 0.5 mi
|Seattle Lake Union Spb||1.3 mi|
|Seattle King County/Boeing||5.3 mi|
|Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington||0.7 mi|
|Seattle (King St. Station), Washington||0.8 mi|