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Green Tortoise is a highly rated city hostel located in the most convenient location in the city. There is a consistent crew of 12 trade workers so you have an instant pack of friends to cook meals with/ explore the city with / and work with to help make our hostel one of the best places for travelers on the planet. The 7 hour shifts make it so you can really see your progress and the 4 days a week off allow you to enjoy your time in Seattle.Learn more
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6 Immersing in the local culture
5 Meeting locals
4 Get in touch with nature
4 Meeting international travelers
3 Practicing English
2 Developing environmental awareness
it was our best volunteer ever!! thanks to rex and haru to trust us! we met more than a team but a family! we loved our experience there! the hostal is perfectly located in the city; it's verrrrryyy clean! the food is really good. the organization is perfect... we never felt as employees but members of a community. we even play tennis with our "boss". the energy is amazing... i really hope coming back! thank you for everythings! barbara and diego
3 months ago
Everyone at the Green Tortoise was very welcoming and accommodating. It was such a good experience to have a small community even with covid restrictions. The hours were manageable and the location was so perfect for exploring seattle life. I would recommend anyone who wants to meet new people and immerse in Seattle culture to check out this trade work!
3 months ago
Green Tortoise was my first experience as a Worldpacker. I have been very well accepted since my arrival until my last day there. You will not find any other place as friendly nor as well-disposed as GT. I was able to solve any issues I had directly with my host during my stay. The work isn't hard,but a certain discipline is required to perform the necessary chores. There are a bunch of ways to contribute during your stay. Such as housekeeping, cleaning, cooking, projects, etc. They provided me with much more than I needed. I am very grateful I was selected to stay and volunteer there.
4 months ago
Rex an Haru are hands down are the best host any traveler could hope for! The culture of family and community are present at not only the hostel but in the market and local shops around. The accommodation are some of the best I have stayed in. Even with COVID restrictions closing down the city, Rex and Haru made me feel welcome and at home during the holidays. Giving me a chance to help with the cooking of the dinners meant a lot to me to be able give back in a time when so many need it.
Thank you for all the amazing experience and so many more to come!!
7 months ago
I had the most amazing experience at the Green Tortoise. The staff and guests made the hostel feel like a home. The work was fair & introduced me to people that have changed my life—I’m currently backpacking across Washington with tradeworkers/past tradeworkers I met at the hostel :) I can’t wait to make my way back for more family dinners! It has been one of the greatest joys of my life working at this hostel and experiencing life with everyone in Seattle.
12 months ago
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