Green Tortoise Seattle Hostel 105 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101-2009
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Tired on 10/12/2010
Stayed there for 2 nights for our first mini-vacation in a long time. Awoke at 4 a.m. the first night scratching, and approached the reception staff enquiring about reports and to show them the new bumps that were emerging on my hand. The reception staff denied that it was bedbugs, and offered me calamine lotion stating "it must be a mosquito or something". Returned to bed sleeping very little for the rest of the night, but waking up with many more bites - 4 on my face, 3 on my left arm, 3 on
my right hand. a couple on my neck and back, and later discovered a cluster on my ankle. My partner began to notice he also had bites later that day and now has big marks all down his calf and forearms. The following night we paid $20 extra for a private room (as the staff refused to acknowledge there was a problem) and when we brought it up once more at check-out (not requesting money, merely to ensure they knew it was an issue and could deal with it) the man at reception again denied there was a problem. When my partner showed him the bites on his arm, he merely stated "I don't think that's what those are" and refused to make eye contact with me, as the left side of my face was now swollen as a result or a reaction to the bites and scratching. It could have been a great place, and I understand that it is not an easy problem to deal with, but the lack of accountability was unacceptable. I went to a pharmacy today for cream to treat the itching and swelling and the pharmacist advised that I seek medical attention due to the severity of the bites. I will have to take tomorrow off for a clinic visit - really not impressed. It could have been avoided if they had just let me switch rooms when I initially brought it up. It was room 214, the lower double bed to the left of the door, October 9th-10th.
Stayed ONE night at this hostel, and am still paying for it. ROOM 109, the 6-bed female dorm, April 2010.
I had been staying at a friend's place before, but his place is 2hrs from downtown so thought after staying there I'd get a cheap room downtown instead for a night in-between regular hotels. When I checked in, the place seemed pretty clean (the showers especially) and the service was great. I was in fact raving about the hostel until when I checked out, when I saw a few little red welts o
n my arms. I was still clueless and didn't suspect a thing. It was only later on in the day when I had a shower did I notice MANY of these red spots on my legs, which was really NOT pretty. It itched occasionally, but because I was dressed in so many layers of clothes, I did not notice it until too late.
I am pretty pissed because I don't know how to deal with this and it might mean I will have to get all my clothes laundered. Other than the fact that bedbugs are disgusting of course.
i used to work here...the staff has always been diligent about bed bug awareness.
Anonymous on 12/16/2009
I stayed at this hostel (can't remember the room number, sorry), for three nights, and was badly bitten by bedbugs. I had no previous experience with them, and it took me a while to clue in to what was happening. The third night, I woke up and found a live bug in my bed. I notified the desk, and they moved me to another room but did not notify the other people in the room (it was a shared dorm room). In retrospect, I should have let them know myself, but I left early the next day.
management did not offer much of an apology, either. I would not stay there again, myself.