Best Hostels in Seattle, Washington for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Seattle, Washington is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and it's located in a beautiful setting between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city is known for its evergreen trees and excellent views of the surrounding mountains. It's also at the cultural and economic heart of the region and is the base for many jobs in the tech industry.

Seattle attracts both domestic and international visitors who come to experience this cultural city and its surrounding natural beauty. There are a reasonable number of hostels around, particularly for a US city, and you'll find decent options in a handful of different neighborhoods.

How much do hostels in Seattle cost?

Average Dorm Price $32 ($28 to $36)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $77 ($60 to $119)

A bit of a party hostel that is great for backpackers, solo travellers, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $36.00
Overall Rating: 91%
Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel is located at First Avenue and Pike Street. It's very close to the famous Pike Place Market and is housed in the impressive Elliot Hotel Building. The historic building has been renovated to have all of the modern conveniences that you might want including a modern kitchen, large common areas, and well designed bathrooms. There are thirty dorm rooms that sleep up to eight people. Female only rooms are available. Every bunk has a reading lamp, a small fan, a power outlet, a security locker, and privacy curtains.

This hostel also provides a range of amenities. Guests can enjoy a free breakfast every morning between 6:00 and 10:00. The breakfast includes oatmeal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The hostel also has free wi-fi throughout and public computers. This is a fun and social place to stay with a variety of activities organized daily that make it easy to meet other travelers and guests. If you want a social hostel in a good location, then Green Tortoise is one of the best.
105 1/2 Pike Street , Seattle, USA,

A good hostel for backpackers and independent travellers.

Dorm Bed: $28.28
Private Room: $42.88
Overall Rating: 91%
Hotel Hotel is a smaller hostel in Seattle that has an artsy and fun style. It's located in the Fremont neighborhood and is near all kinds of fun things to see and do including great restaurants, interesting bars and pubs, live music, festivals, and various outdoor activities.

The hostel has several great amenities for guests including a full kitchen, free breakfast every morning, and a friendly atmosphere. There is free wi-fi available throughout the building.

The hostel has twin private rooms available as well as four, six, and eight bed dorms. There are female only and co-ed rooms to choose from. The dorm rooms are large with comfortable beds and the common spaces make a decent place to hang out.
3515 Fremont Ave. N. , Seattle, USA,

A good hostel for solo travellers, backpackers, couples, and female travellers.

Dorm Bed: $31.93
Private Room: $45.16
Overall Rating: 90%
City Hostel Seattle is located in the heart of downtown Seattle on 2nd Avenue. It's close to Pike Place Market and is a short walk from any number of restaurants, pubs, and bars. The hostel is housed in a recently renovated 1920's building that was originally a hotel. Much of the old character has been maintained and today this is a fun and interesting place to stay. The hostel has a modern kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals. Every room is unique and has been designed by a local Seattle artist. Guests can also enjoy a filling breakfast every morning that includes cereal, fruit, toast, and coffee.

There are private double rooms with either shared or attached bathrooms. There are also four and six bed dorms (both female only and co-ed).
2327 2nd ave. Seattle , Seattle, USA,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $32.00
Private Room: $32.00
Overall Rating: 82%
HI Seattle is housed in what was originally a historic hotel. It was renovated in 2009 and now has all kinds of modern amenities that guests can enjoy. This is a clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay that has both private rooms and dormitory style accommodation. The hostel is located in the International District in Seattle. It's very close to the light rail and is near bus stops, trains, and ferries. The hostel is conveniently located near many great restaurants, museums, shops, and live music venues. The International District has a wide variety of affordable restaurants where you can try any number of ethnic cuisines. If you want to get out of town and enjoy the natural setting, that's easy as well.

Private rooms include singles, doubles, three bed, and four bed rooms. There are also four and six bed dorms that are split by gender.
520 S. King St. , Seattle, USA,

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