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HI Seattle, the American Hotel

Independently Operated Affiliate

520 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Booking Info

Get to Know HI Seattle

Based in a renovated historic building from 1926, HI Seattle at the American Hotel offers a convenient location in the Chinatown International District of Seattle just three blocks East of King Street Station. This safe, clean and modern Seattle hostel offers both private and dorm rooms.

There is an international grocery store one block away so guests can bring their own food back to prepare in the fully equipped kitchen. In the local area, there are many restaurants including Bruce Lee’s favorite Chinese restaurant, and places to visit such as the Pinball Museum and the Wing Luke Museum. HI Seattle at the American Hotel is close to many attractions including Pioneer Square (home of the famous Underground Tour), as well as sports stadiums such as T-Mobile Park and Century Link Field. The famous Pike Place market is only a mile away and there is a free waterfront shuttle located outside of the hostel.

HI Seattle


Central location minutes from downtown Seattle


Free movie nights, walking tours, and coffee tastings for guests


Laid-back international neighborhood with endless food options


Free WiFi

Guest Kitchen

24/7 Staff

Luggage Storage

Game Room

Close to Public Transit

Tours & Social Activities

Guest Laundry


Free Towels & Bed Sheets

Work Space

Personal Power & USB Outlets

Private Bathrooms

The Basics

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Pets not allowed

Room Types


Number of Guests: 3
Room has Ensuite bathroom

Get to Know Seattle

What's Nearby

Pike Place Market

1 mi. away

Space Needle

2 mi. away

Starbucks Roastery

1.5 mi. away