As the recently built Four Seasons filled its walls with copies of art by dead people that's owned by the Seattle Art Museum,

Reflecting the Hotel’s appreciation of local art, guest rooms display a selection of 16 works by classic Northwest artists, reproduced from the collection of the Seattle Art Museum.

the new Seattle City Hostel on Second across from Roq La Rue—in the old Lorraine Hotel—has filled its rooms with original art by locals who actually live and breathe. Lucky hostel travelers: the New Economy has at least one perk.

Here's a piece by Carlos Esparza and Sierra Stinson, with more hostel art here and here. The rooms will be open for visitors during Belltown's artwalk on September 11.

SOULE's transformation of a room on Flickr here.

And Gurldogg's Flickr image of one of the rooms.