The city of Seattle is an interesting potpourri of neighborhoods—here, you’ll find everything from the artsy to energetic, urban to green, and affordable to posh. As the British author Jonathan Raban aptly puts it, “At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn’t look like a city at all. The trees out-number the houses. And that’s completely typical of Seattle. You can’t quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back?”
Nicknamed as the ‘Emerald City’ as it has many acres of parkland, Seattle has mountains, water, and evergreen forests on all sides, giving it its beautiful landscape and views. At the same time, a thriving art and culture scene, restaurants, breweries, shopping options, and various events make the city a vibrant, dynamic one. Museums, numerous parks, a zoo, and sports make Seattle interesting for travelers of all ages. When in this Washington city, there are many attractions for sightseeing, the Space Needle being its most famous landmark. With a booming tech industry with their big corporate headquarters, Seattle also attracts many business travelers.
In keeping with the character of the city, the lodging options in Seattle will interest every traveler and suit every budget. Whether you prefer upscale hotel chains, charming boutique hotels, or no-frills bed-and-breakfasts—Seattle offers you a wide range of accommodation choices. So if you are looking for budget Seattle hotels, you have plenty of options to choose from. We list few such hotels as well as hostels that will offer you a value-for-money rate, while also making your stay an interesting and memorable one.
The perfect hotel for art lovers, the City Hostel Seattle is one of the best budget stays in the city. Every room here has been decorated by various local artists, giving the place a unique appeal. Funky pop art, graffiti-style interesting murals, and even a horror-themed room complete with torn curtains make this hostel a cool and artsy stay option for travelers. Voted as the best hostel in the US at the 2012 Hoscar Awards, the location of the City Hostel Seattle is even cooler. Situated conveniently between the Pike Place Market and the famous Space Needle, a stay in this hostel places you close to most of the attractions and entertainment options in the city. However, if entertainment is what you are looking for, stepping out of the hostel is not necessary—live music events, poetry reading sessions, and exhibitions are all held within the City Hostel Seattle. That’s not all—an on-site movie theater with a DVD collection, library, computer room, three kitchens, and a hot tub are all amenities that you can use for free during your stay here. Now if that’s not value for money, what is?
Rooms at the City Hostel Seattle range from six-bed mixed dorms with shared hall baths to four-bed female-only dorms with a private bath. Don’t want to share your room with a stranger? You can choose a private room with private bath or a family room if you are in Seattle for a family trip.
Room rates start at as low as $29.22 for a bed in 6-bed dorms.
A landmark in the city, this Seattle hotel is located atop the Moore Theater in downtown and gives you convenient access to all the downtown Seattle attractions. Just two blocks away from the famous Pike Place Public Market, the Moore Hotel offers you a stay in a historic building that dates way back to 1907. The original built of the hotel has been amazingly preserved, and it still features the decorative moldings, tiles, and marble that were used initially. If you are in the city for business, this is the place for you as it is just a few blocks away from the Washington State Convention Center and the Seattle Center. Friendly staff, a central location, and beautifully-done comfortable rooms are what make this vintage hotel a preferred budget hotel in Seattle. A stay here also gives you a chance to see the historic Moore Theatre, which is the oldest operating theater in the city and has played host to many legendary local musicians like Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
Double occupancy rooms start at $86.
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