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The Green Tortoise Hostel

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

No much need to describe the quality of this hostel which is, with justice, reviewed as #1 of all special lodging properties in Seattle. What I´d like to publicize here is how caring, compromising and dependable Green tortoise management was when something went below expectations. I´m not going to describe in detail but I can attest that failing with a...

Thank Gus A
Wipperfurth, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights here. The location is just perfect!! You are direct next to the pike market. You need about 15 -20 min to the Olympic sculpture park & space needle. The staff is friendly and helpful. You can book many activities and rent bikes. Even good for smokers because the lounge is open till 2am and you can...

Thank djebella
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Just a great stay, one of the best hostels i've stayed in, in N America. Same goes for the hostel in San Fran. Well done on providing such a great experience . Location is 10/10, staff are super helpful and the beds are comfy and private .

Thank Brittany F
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The hostel was fantastic, one of the best that I have been to in North America. The rooms are comfortable and each bunk has a curtain which is great if you want some extra privacy. The bathrooms are individual rooms each with a shower and toilet, and were all modern and clean - occasionally you have to wait if they...

1Thank Emily B
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is the perfect place to meet new friends, shop at Pike Place Market and have coffee at the very first starbucks store. The rates includes buffet breakfast and free wifi. Never had an issue in using the bathroom as they have may slots available. You can also do your own laundry in the laundry area. The staff are great.

Thank mervinmer
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stayed there for one night. Me and my friends had separate bookings and they assigned us a room together anyway, which we really appreciated. Helpful and nice staff, we joined one of their tours to see MoPOP and we had lots of fun, really chill tour guide. The location is great, next to the Pike Place Market. The room was...

Thank Susanna W
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We did not stay at this hostel, but did need help from their staff. The front desk was very kind and accommodating, it was very much appreciated in a pinch. We actually talked about moving a leg of our stay to here because the location was so great, but they were already booked.

Thank Dionne C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Travelling with a school group, which had its pluses and minuses. The rooms were clean, if a little old-school backpacker (nothing looked like it was any different from my backpacking experiences in the 90s...many other places have updated a bit), and the shared facilities were good. Breakfasts and the kitchen were good and the lounge area small but comfortable. Location...

Thank Ajkiwi
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The staff was friendly, the location is amazing. Free breakfast was not very good definitly better to go out and buy it. Each bed had curtains and a plug. Rooms very small but ok. Bathrooms were quite dirty if you used it after 8 am. or in the afternoon. Location is simply amazing.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Overall I really liked this hostel. It's in a prime location making it easy to navigate the city. I like the fact they have private bathrooms and privacy curtains on the bed. It's 24 hour reception which is really convenient and it has a decent size common area and kitchen. I loved that the hostel organise lots of fun activities...

Thank Emily C

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Green Tortoise Hostel

Address: 105 1/2 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $53 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Green Tortoise Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Be sure to wake up early if you want to eat the free breakfast. It runs out fast”
  • The Quad room
mervinmer, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Queen-size bed dorm is amazing”
Isaac725, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room that over looks the Pike Place Market.”
  • Corner of the self-serve kitchen where you can get your java fix.
  • Fill your bottles with cool, clean water!
  • Another view of the common area taken from the adjoining room (another common area).
  • More views of the common area.
  • Door way to the rooms.
  • Two out of the three bathrooms on the first floor.
513carmenv, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“you need a lock”
najasin, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“queen beds are much roomier than the regular beds and come with more space to store stuff underneath”
43chelseaf, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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