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Hostel Seattle – Trekker’s Hostel Highlights

Greetings and Salutations fellow travelers. While the Green Tortoise Hostel is the only one located downtown there is a fantastic place to hang your hat located 30 minutes by bus away in the Ballard Neighborhood. Hostel Seattle was opened in December 2007 by a wonderful couple, Lee and Nancy. They focus on making everyone feel at home and being part of the family and have succeeded beautifully.

Ballard is the old Scandinavian settlement and has lots of great things to see and do. After taking bus #17 or #18 from Downtown Seattle, to the center of Ballard catch the #46 and it will drop just a short walk from the front steps. Hostel Seattle is a small cozy hostel a short walk from Golden Gardens Beach and with a great view of sunset over the bay. There is a warm fire surrounded by piles of comfy cushions to relax in front of. The rooms are an open air style, which might be a drawback if you have a heavy snorer, but creates a friendly homey feel. There are 30 beds spread throughout the dorms and one private room available. Two of the highlights are the hot tub in the backyard and the movie theater in the basement, which has a door leading to the hot tub!

There is a great deck on the roof to catch some rays and the staff are super friendly. Free breakfast includes toast, spreads and fresh strawberries. If you are lucky enough to be around on the days Lee surprises everyone with a huge homemade breakfast then you will have a fantastic family-style feast. The door is a 24 hour coded access so no worries about security.

If you are looking for a relaxing few days out of the rat race of the city, Hostel Seattle is a perfect place to take a break and enjoy the scenery Seattle’s neighborhood of Ballard has to offer.

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6200 Seaview Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107


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