Budget minded travelers looking for an place to stay that's a cut above a typical low budget hotel or an worn down hostel chock full of backpackers might want to check out these two hosteling options.
City Hostel Seattle
This hostel situated in the Belltown section of Seattle is within walking distance of the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. The exterior has an old world feel but step inside and the minimalist interiors, modern artwork and newly remodeled bathrooms give this place a contemporary vibe. Despite being situated in a bustling district with plenty of bars and restaurants open late at night, the rooms can be quiet, thus affording one a good night's sleep.
This sleek modern hostel is tucked away in the funky neighborhood of Fremont, an area affectionately known as the "center of the universe" and home to Seattle's hippie subculture. This hotel is also a bit smaller and quieter for those looking for a mellow and calming oasis that's a bit off the beaten path but still close enough so one can enjoy the Seattle nightlife.
Depending on one's need for privacy, choode between a private room with a private bath or a shared bath in the hall. Both hostels have enough bathrooms available that one will seldom have to wait for an extended period of time to access the facilities. A family room is available for those families traveling with small children, as well as common bedrooms that sleep 4 or 6 people. Bedding is provided with a $2.00 charge for towel rental with the exception of en suite private rooms where towels are included.
Those who wish to entertain in their rooms should note that only registered guests are permitted beyond the lobby in both hostels. Those staying at either place who wish to socialize can take advantage of the common areas to watch television, surf the web or meet new friends. Free wi-fi is available throughout both hostels for those wishing to access the Internet from their own electronic devices. In the morning each hostel will serve a full breakfast featuring fresh fruit, cereal, toast, milk, teas and coffee.
For those looking to explore the city, both hostels have some social activities planned during the week. In particular, guests at both hostels should take advantage of their free walking tour offered at City Hostel Seattle on Tuesdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm.