Overview of Hostel
With the best location of any hostel in Seattle, conveniently located at First Avenue and Pike Street, right across the street from the world famous Pike Place Market. The elegantly restored Elliot Hotel Building, now home to the Green Tortoise Hostel, boasts 30 remodeled bunk rooms. The beautiful
Getting to the hostel is simple and easy...
From Seatac airport: Take the Light Link Rail (soundtransit.org) to its last stop at Westlake Station in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine Street and 3rd Avenue. Once above ground, walk one block south to Pike and turn right. We are on Pike Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, just past Seattle Coffee Works. You can also book a shuttle ahead of time with Greyline or Shuttle Express. Taxi's generally cost $25-45.
From Greyhound Bus (503 S Royal Brougham Way) - Walk to Stadium Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light Rail (soundtransit.org) to Westlake Station/Downtown in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine Street and 3rd Avenue. Once above ground, walk one block west on Pine to 2nd St Then walk 2nd street south to Pike and turn right. We are on Pike Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, just past Seattle Coffee Works.
From the Victoria Clipper: A taxi will be the easiest way and will cost about $8. If you want to walk (it will take about 15 minutes), just go along the waterfront until you get to the Lenora Street steps/ elevator (across from the Bell Street Pier and Conference Center). After you go up the stairs, continue up Lenora to 1st Ave and make a right. Our hostel will be on your left hand side in four blocks on the corner of 1st and Pike (the entrance is on Pike Street).
From the Quick Shuttle- Walk one block west to 5th Avenue and make a left. Follow 5th Avenue to Pike Street (about 10 blocks) and make a right. We're on the corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street. You can also take bus #3 ,4, or 16 from 5th Avenue in front of the EMP (1 block West from the Quick Shuttle drop off ).
If you are driving, we have a deal with the West Edge Garage located on the corner of Pike and Second Ave. Bring your parking stub to us to validate and the discounted rate is $18 per 24 hours (no in/out privileges). Hours: Mon-Thurs 6a-11p, Fri 6a-2a, Sat 8am-2a, Sun 8a-7p..
Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Banks, Loads of cool shops, Waterfront, Ferry Terminal, Bus Terminal, Major Transit Lines and so much more.
Conditions & Policy
We're looking forward to seeing you. Check-in begins at 1pm; if you'll be arriving in Seattle earlier please feel free to stop by the hostel to store your bags free of charge. Our reception desk is open 24 hours a day but the front door locks around 10pm. If you’re arriving after 10pm you must make arrangements or your bed will be resold! All guests must provide a valid government issued photo identification and credit/debit card upon arrival. Currently your credit card is guaranteeing your reservation; we have NOT charged it yet. All payments occur during check in for the full amount of your stay; Washington State sales tax of 9.6% is added to the price upon checkin. If you need to leave early, any additional nights will be refunded if you check out by 11am on the day you wish to leave. We do not take payment over the phone, all transactions must take place in person. Our system places you in the first available bed, so we can't guarantee multiple bed reservations in the same room. If you are traveling with other guests and want to be in the same room please call or email us to make arrangements. We can be reached 24 hours a day; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-206-340-1222 or toll-free 1-888-424-6783.