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Hostel King County, United States

26 reviews26

4 days off every week & the beauty of the northwest at your doorstep

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
18 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
16 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

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 6 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.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Be from outside United States
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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26 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

18 Meeting international travelers

16 Immersing in the local culture

15 Meeting locals

12 Practicing English

10 Get in touch with nature

5 Developing social awareness



It’s been a great place to stay , meet a lot of people , just steps to the market , very central and convenience , no cons for me .

4 days ago

United States


I have had such a great time at the GT! I have met incredible people from around the world. The location is central and accessible to public transportation that can have you in different neighborhoods with ease. The leadership is kind and great at communicating expectations. Both the employees and other work trades have made me feel safe and supported. Incredibly grateful for my time. I would highly recommend this experience to other travelers. Thanks GT! <3

19 days ago



The green tortoise hostel was my first Worldpackers experience and I’m so glad I choose them to do it so, the team is so friendly and I felt welcomed since the first day. Haru is so understanding about some situations that could happen and when it comes to schedule your shifts and obviously super nice! The tasks are super easy and nothing different to what you usually do in a hotel/hostel environment. I met so new many great people from around the world and also made some great friends during my stay, what a great experience! Thank you all for having me and I would totally recommend it!

about 1 month ago



My first volunteer and it has been amazing, I really like this place, I feel welcome and happy to have made the decision, I really recommend having the experience in this hostel you will definitely feel safe, you will have a good work environment, you can also meet meet lots of people and make new friends among your co-workers or the guest.

2 months ago



I really enjoyed my time here at the Green Tortoise in Seattle. There are many volunteers and everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I felt at home right away. The whole week there are fun activities at the hostel. the common areas are nice and inviting to meet people. every evening there is a dinner made by one of the volunteers, its a fun way to interact with the other volunteers while also getting to know new kinds of food from across the globe.

4 months ago

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Hosted by Rex

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 70% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days
1 published videos
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