Centrally located across the street from the world famous Pike Place Market.
The Green Tortoise philosophy is that beautiful places, great food, and sociable people are the only essentials for gratifying travel experiences. We built the Seattle and San Francisco hostels around this social communal experience. We have expanded and refined the hostel experience with free internet, communal meals in our self-catering kitchen, private bathrooms, and comforts that make the Green Tortoise unique. Located across from the world famous Pike Place Market, in the heart of the city, come see what Seattle has to offer!
We offer co-ed dorms (males & females), female dorms, private rooms and family rooms. Each bed has a large storage locker, reading light, fan, four plug outlet and privacy curtains. Bathrooms are all shared in the hallway but are individual units; sink, shower, toilet and locking door so it’s just you while you use it.
Seattle Free Walking Tours was inspired by the adventures and travels of the organization's co-founders. Free tours are a phenomenon throughout much of Europe, and it is our hope to introduce the concept here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. seattlefreewalkingtours.org
We guide visitors through three sections of the historic underground passageways in Pioneer Square. Our tour guides have been leading tours in this historic district for years. Professional, courteous and knowledgeable, they share a contagious love of history through their tales of Seattle’s amazing past. We truly love what we do. We explore tunnels that have not been offered on a tour before. beneath-the-streets.com
EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. empmuseum.org
Seattle’s original farmers market, established in 1907. We proudly continue the “Meet the Producer” tradition, 363 days a year. pikeplacemarket.org
The Green Tortoise Hostel is partnered with SpeediShuttle to provide guests a convenient way to travel to and from the airport. SpeediShuttle Seattle’s shared ride rate in its Mercedes shuttles is $15.99 one way, $31.98 round trip between SeaTac and the Green Tortoise. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are greeted in SeaTac’s baggage claim area and directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, Speedi HDTV, roomy seating, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests, and a large cargo area. You can book a shuttle here.
You can take the Sound Transit Light Rail soundtransit.org (follow signs to parking ramp for access to Light Rail) or bus #124 link (from outside the baggage claim area) and get off at the Westlake Station in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine St. and 3rd Ave. Once above ground, walk one block down Pine St. to 2nd Ave. Turn left on 2nd Ave for one block (going with traffic) until Pike St. where you will take a right. We are 3/4 block down Pike St. on the left, just past Seattle Coffee Works. You can also book a shuttle ahead of time with Greyline (206-624-5077), or with the vanshare company Shuttle Express shuttleexpress.com (425-981-7000). Taxi's generally cost $25-45. Seattle also has all the rideshare apps available, Lyft lyft.com, Uber uber.com and SideCar side.cr
Walk west to the SODO Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light 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.
Take the stairs or elevator down to the bus tunnel, take any northbound bus (Bay A&B), get off at the Westlake Station in the underground tunnel. Exit onto Pine St. and 3rd Ave. Once above ground, walk one block down Pine St. to 2nd Ave. Turn left on 2nd Ave for one block (going with traffic) until Pike St. where you will take a right. We are 3/4 block down Pike St. on the left, just past Seattle Coffee Works.
You can take any bus heading North from 4th Avenue (it's a one-way street, so the only direction you can go) and get off at Pike Street (5-10 minute bus ride) then walk West (opposite direction of traffic) to 1st Avenue.
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 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).
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 (but there are no in and out privileges). Just bring us your parking stub to us to stamp and they will charge you $18/ 24 hrs. Hours: Mon-Thurs 6am-10:30pm, Fri 6am-1:30am, Sat 8am-1:30am, Sun 8am-7pm.