Hostel King County, United States

38 reviews38

3 days off every week & the beauty of the northwest at your doors

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
26 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
23 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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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!
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We're a highly rated city hostel located in the most convenient location in the city. There is a consistent crew of 15-20 trade workers so you have an instant pack of friends to cook meals with/ explore the city with your fellow travelers. 4 shifts around 4-6 hours make it so you can really see your progress and the 3 days a week off allow you to enjoy your time in Seattle.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from United States

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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38 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 26 Meeting international travelers
  • 23 Immersing in the local culture
  • 20 Meeting locals
  • 16 Practicing English
  • 13 Get in touch with nature
  • 8 Developing social awareness

United States


Working at the hostel Tortise was fun & convenient! Everyone there was very friendly and easy going, the accommodations were amazing, and the work was pretty easy. The location made it easy for me to go snowboarding, hiking and backpacking on my days off and also take part in some events in Seattle. A few of my favorite things about the hostel Tortise include the amazing management staff (Milton, Haru, Torin & Tiggy all do an amazing job at supporting their staff and keeping things going smoothly), people watching out the windows at Pike Place Market & the rain shower heads.

about 9 hours ago

United States


Working at the hostel was a great experience! As someone who had never worked at a hostel before I was a bit nervous going in, but Milton and Cassandra were very thorough in their training and helpful in answering any questions I had. Once you get past the hurdle of training, the work is very easy: cleaning, mopping/sweeping, bathroom duties (pun intended, haha), and such. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the staff and fellow hostel workers were very welcoming and kind. I would definitely look into staying/working here again when I return to Seattle!

25 days ago

United States


Great first hostel experience, everyone is super friendly and welcoming. There's no shortage of friends to make. The work is super easy and time flew by here

7 months ago



I recommend it to everyone. The experience was so good that I stayed longer. I loved all of the staff and other trade works. If you're reading this and still have doubts about applying, you won't regret going to the hostel. I learned so much and made a lot of friends for live there.

10 months ago

United States


I had the most amazing month at the hostel. Staff is a stunning group of people I feel so lucky to have met. This was my first worldpackers gig and I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you to everyone who made it so special. I will carry my experience here in all my future endeavors. Eternally grateful.

10 months ago

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