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Featured Hostels in Seattle

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle
2 out of 5
105 PIKE STREET, Seattle, WA
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The price is $46 per night

Located in Downtown Seattle, this hostel is steps from Showbox at the Market, Seattle Waterfront, and Pike Place Market. Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (290 reviews)

"Thank you so much for all your doing to keep the dream alive"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle
Walk to Microsoft Headquarters
3.5 out of 5
3023 168th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
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Located in Northeast Bellevue, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Microsoft Campus and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Marymoor Park. Redmond Town Center and Meydenbauer ...

Walk to Microsoft Headquarters
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Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
2.5 out of 5
18850 28th Ave South, SeaTac, WA
The price is $84 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,101 reviews)

"We booked this hotel through Expedia on a trip to visit family in the hospital in downtown Seattle. We traveled during COVID, so there were some changes to the breakfast (switched from buffet style to take-and-go items), housekeeping was only upon request, and masks were required when in public spaces. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
20717 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA
The price is $79 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,709 reviews)

"Outstanding customer service from the front desk. The rooms were very clean and the bed so comfortable. Highly recommend staying here. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Hilton Seattle
Hilton Seattle
3.5 out of 5
1301 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
The price is $93 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (162 reviews)

"Very good stay. Very courteous and supportive staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Seattle
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Seattle, a hostel in town might be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Seattle for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can enjoy activities like shopping, and the natural parks create an appealing natural setting.

Hostels in Seattle

While you're deciding on somewhere to stay, take a look at this top Seattle hostel:

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle - Located steps from Pike Place Market. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Seattle?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 56° F and nighttime temperatures average 36° F
  • April-June: 73° F is the daytime average and 43° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 77° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 65° F during the day and 35° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.84 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Seattle?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Nordstrom
  • Pike Place Market
  • Space Needle
Natural Features
  • Victor Steinbrueck Park
  • Freeway Park
  • Waterfront Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
  • Moore Theater

Overall, Seattle is known for its:

  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Art
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Entertainment
  • Live music
  • Skyscrapers

How to Get to Seattle and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), located 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Westlake Station, Westlake Ave Hub Station, and University Street Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Seattle King Street Station, Tukwila Station, or Edmonds Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Seattle?
By staying at a hostel you can reduce your spending on lodging and use more of your trip funds for exploring during your stay. You can check out the theaters and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Seattle?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to look first: Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle - Located steps from Pike Place Market. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers, TVs, and lockers in all rooms. Walk to Microsoft Headquarters - Located within a 20-minute walk of Microsoft Campus. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water.
What's the seasonal weather like in Seattle?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 43°F. Average annual rainfall for Seattle is 40 inches.
What is there to see and do in Seattle?
Generally, Seattle is known for its theaters, art, and museums. Major attractions include Pike Place Market, Seattle Paramount Theatre, and Seattle Aquarium. Get out into nature with places like Pioneer Square, Seattle Center, and Lake Union. Cultural attractions include Seattle Waterfront, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Museum of Pop Culture.
What's the best way to get around Seattle?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Seattle - Tacoma Intl. Airport (SEA), 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away. An alternative is Everett, WA (PAE-Snohomish County - Paine Field), situated 20.7 mi (33.4 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at Westlake Station, Westlake Ave Hub Station, and University Street Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from King Street Station, Tukwila Station, or Edmonds Station.

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