Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel
Dorm-style accommodations for travelers on a budget.
Whatever you do, don't call this place a “youth hostel.” This property attracts budget-minded guests (solo travelers and student groups) of all ages --- expect a diverse and friendly clientele. The dorm-style accommodations are clean, safe, inexpensive and nicely done, as the property was completely redecorated and refurnished in 2009, resulting in a more modern, airy feel. Perks include free daily breakfast, 24-hour in/out privilege, a large 24-hour common kitchen, storage lockers, coin-operated laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a spacious dining room, guest lounge, TV room and Internet café; all are great spots to meet fellow travelers and arrange group sightseeing. The hotel’s location in the International District offers access to several outstanding and inexpensive restaurants, include a bakery, noodle house, creperie and sandwich shop. In addition, guests enjoy a free weekly pancake dinner, free walking tours of the International District, a Thursday happy hour and a Friday pub crawl.
While the majority of barrel-aged beers are made in darker styles such as stout, this honey-colored pale ale breaks free from the norm.