So, how many youth hostels are in Washington State? The short answer is twelve.

Why would you consider using one - for yourself, you and your partner - or you and your entire family?

Let’s talk about it.

The expectations of staying at one are that they’re more inexpensive than your typical hotel. You should bring your own bedding/pillow/sleeping bag. You should also bring your own flip flops for using the shower.

So why a Youth Hostel?

  • They Cost less
  • You and your Family Will Meet New Friends
  • Chat with other travelers and get word of mouth tips on the area
  • You can eat a free continental breakfast - plus shop locally and cook with a stove.

Where are the Youth Hostels in Washington State?

There is one Youth Hostel in the San Juan Islands.

Four others in the Seattle area (Three in the City and one on the North end)

Four hostels scattered around other parts of the Westside of the Cascades

Three in the 509 area code.

Youth Hostels East of the Cascades

Eagle Rock Resort near Naches, WA

I’ve driven here by accident. I was trying to get up over White Pass (on my way to the Oregon Coast) and missed the turn. Eagle Rock Resort is on the road that heads North towards Mt. Rainier and Chinook Pass.

Stayed a couple days, nice little clean cabins at a very reasonable price. Great friendly helpful staff and the convenience of a store, gas station and good food restaurant/bar a short walk away.


Price and availability

8590 WA-410, Naches, WA 98937 - (509) 658-2905

Riverside Cabin in Leavenworth

Before you see the listed price - note that this is a great option if you have multiple groups, or family members to accommodate and are willing to pitch in.

We had a great time. Plenty of room for 3 families (6 adults, 5 children). The kitchen was nice and big so we could have multiple cooks in there at the same time. We really enjoyed the daily visits from the deer! We would love to come back!!

- L.K.

Price and availability

9764 E Leavenworth Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826 - (509) 885-6076

North Cascades Mountain Hostel - Winthrop, WA

The Hostel was clean and organized and Paul was helpful. Everything was well-labeled and the bunk was comfortable. Refrigerator and freezer were available for goods. The hostel was within walking distance of the main street. I'd definitely stay again! -J.W.

Check their website for rates and availability:

209 Castle Ave, Winthrop, WA 98862 - (509) 240-9393


Youth Hostels in the Seattle Metro Area

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle

A block away from the iconic Pike Place Market

Amazing Hostel smack dab in downtown Seattle across the street from Pike Place Market. Super clean all around, spacious bathrooms, comfy beds with plenty of outlets, a fan and a light to boot! Exceptional staff, shout out to Sam! I said I was a light sleeper and after he showed me a room where we heard someone snoring, Sam immediately asked if I wanted to try another room. Thank u Sam I slept wonderfully. Oh ya and free can even cook eggs and oatmeal they provide. -C.E.

Check the Website for availability and price:

105 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 - (206) 340-1222

Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel

In Seattle’s International District and next to Lumen Field, T-Mobile Park & the King Street Train/Bus Station.

Great hostel. Not as "fancy" as some I've stayed in, but a solid HI hostel. No AC in the rooms, so plan on having the windows open if it's hot out. Staff was awesome and helpful. Location was great; all of the food we had nearby was awesome. Area looks a little sketchy, but there are a lot of regular people around so it never felt unsafe. I'd stay again if I were in the Seattle area - M.

Check the Website for availability and price:

520 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 - (206) 622-5443

Hotel Hotel Hostel (not a typo) - a couple blocks from the Fremont Troll

This hostel was in a great location. Quiet and clean. My room was small, i need to change it so the staff did all they could to accommodate us. Tasty food. Great experience at all. -E.D.

Check the Website for availability and price:

3515 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 - (206) 257-4543

Villa Rivarola  - North of Seattle in Edmonds, WA

Great rate for large room with access to kitchen for meal prep or an outside area for BBQ with friends. I was there for a couple of nights and enjoyed the great location just minutes from downtown Edmonds and all amenities. -S.B.

Check the Website for availability and price:

345 12th Pl N, Edmonds, WA 98020 - (425) 205-8603


Other Youth Hostels in Western Washington

Rain Forest Hostel in Forks, WA

Great value, clean comfortable bed, kitchen and bathroom. The owner Jimmy is a great guy. He can tell you a lot about the local flora, the history of the area. I ended up staying an extra day and wished I could stay longer. I will return! - M.S.

Check the Website for availability and price:

169312 US-101, Forks, WA 98331 - (360) 374-2270

Grays Harbor Hostel - Elma, Wa (about an hour from the Ocean)

Linda from the first time talking on the phone was very helpful and sweet. She helped give directions and was patient with me when I had questions. Jay was very informative of the area and when we talked about me finding work he instantly helped give some ideas. Very warm and welcoming hostel, Jay and Linda makes it feel like home. - S.F.

Call the hostel to get more info, price and availability: 

6 Ginny Ln, Elma, WA 98541 -  (360) 482-3119

RV Park At The Bridge - Across the Columbia River from Astoria, Oregon

Great location close to Astoria and long beach and nice views of the water from the park. Theresa was very helpful in arranging our late night arrival. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Only stayed the one night but would recommend! -C.

Check the Website for availability and price:

158 US-101, Chinook, WA 98614 - (541) 595-8303

Gateway Inn - located right outside the Mora entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park

Jeffrey was more than accommodating to our needs, alongside with being an incredible barista! The room was warm and cozy, and it’s location was ideal for our trips into the park. Highly recommend staying here — and trying Jeffrey’s coffee! -H.N.

Check the Website for availability and price:

38820 WA-706, Ashford, WA 98304•(360) 569-2506


There is one Youth Hostel in the San Juan Islands

San Juan Island Hostel - Friday Harbor

Great hostel with helpful staff. The shared bathrooms were very, very clean, with high pressure showers and super warm water. At first, I was hesitant to consider a hostel during the pandemic, but this was definitely a right decision. Would stay again. -B.H.

Call the hostel to get more info, price and availability: 

35 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 - (360) 370-5602

-Info Sources: Google/Travel, and TravelAnnex on YouTube

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