SEATTLE – ACCOMMODATION
The cheapest accommodation options in Seattle are:
City #Hostel #Seattle, my home before I got a job on a fishing boat. The owner use to be a commercial fisherman on a freezer longliner in the Bering Sea. When I ran out of money, he offered me to work in the hostel, I didn’t ask him! – three weeks later I was on a flight to Dutch Harbor. Say hello to Kindel Lee for me will ya? 🙂 #CityHostelSeattle #building #street #urban
- Living with friends/acquaintances if you have any over there.
- www.couchsurfing.org. I don’t have any experience with couch surfing but some of my friends speak highly of it. It consists of people from all around the world offering free accommodation under certain conditions.
- If you don’t know anyone living in Seattle and do not feel comfortable crashing at a stranger’s house; hostels are the cheapest option for you. The price is around $30 a night including breakfast. However these are not private rooms! The only hostel I can recommend is City Hostel Seattle. It was very clean. They are now also located in Freemont; further from the airport and down town, but nearby Fisherman’s Terminal, where some of the fishing companies are located. I also stayed in Green Tortoise, but I did not find that as satisfactory as City Hostel Seattle. Breakfast was free in all hostels. They also offer work-trade, where you can work for your accommodation (and breakfast). I worked as a night-time receptionist 20 hours a week but I was quite lucky to get it and I don’t recommend relying on it.
- expedia.com or similar sites would be my last option when searching for accommodation as hotels are more expensive. After finishing my contract I stayed in Days Inn hotel located by the airport; their private rooms are cheaper than the ones in the hostels located down town. I paid around $60 for a private room with breakfast.
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