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HI Washington DC Hostel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by my stay at the hostel for several reasons: -The clerk at the front desk was very professional -The bed was clean and reasonably comfortable -The shared bathroom area was humble but well-kept -Quiet hours starting around 11pm were respected and enhanced by the insulation of thick walls (a seemingly foreign concept to newer hotels where...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside from the excellent downtown location, clean dorm rooms, FREE bfast of cold cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels & cream cheese, coffee or OJ, the STAFF is what sets this place apart! John in particular is extremely friendly. He prepares the breakfast early so it starts on time. Then he greets everyone warmly, including his coworkers, like a welcomed guest....

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Everything was walkable but I preferred to take the bikes Washington DC has all over the city, also a very good and cheap bus connection to the train station. I had a comfortable (6 beds, female) dorm room with large lockers which could easily fit my suitcase. The beds were comfortable but very noisy, if someone turned around...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is the only plus point of this hostel, when i stayed there, the wash basins were dirty and clogged,beds were squeaky and they had plastic covers on pillows ,blankets and mattresses, thats not only uncomfortable but also noisy. i was waiting for checkin along with a large group of students, there was just one common restroom in the commons...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading a lot of reviews I was able to experience myself. Rooms: We stayed in rooms of 6, so we had bunk beds and lockers which was fine because most of us had padlocks. Loved the lockers because they could fit suitcases. The beds were alright but every time you moved everyone could hear it. Something that really ruined...

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Vicenza, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place located just a few blocks away from The White House & neighbouring attractions. Good choice of parking places opposite and close to the Hostel. Kind staff. Good quality of sleep - no noises from the outside. I was staying at Christmas so I figure it was high season, although I did not have any delay with using the...

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Alessandro D: Great to hear from you, and thanks for the quick note! We, at HI DC, appreciate all of the compliments to the Team and the amenities -- location, sleep quality, and bathroom facilities. ~ Mark Schneider

nyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this hostel was pretty good. There are different rooms to hang out in, the price was good. There were always people at the front desk. The beds were pretty comfortable, and room was quiet. The only thing bad I can say is the shower water was cold! lol brrrr The people at the front desk were nice enough....

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

heygirl123: Thanks for the note and review! Glad to know you liked your visit to DC and staying with us. Sorry about the water. The boiler went down for about 24 hours, but thankfully we were able to get it back into service quickly. ~ Mark Schneider, HI DC General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first hostel I have ever stayed in and I am so glad that it was here! The facilities were Great! Delicious free continental breakfast, free wifi, clean bathrooms, clean beds and rooms, and surprisingly trendy. It exceeded my expectations and I will definitely stay here again if in the area. Whether you are travelling solo or with...

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

mistisa21: Welcome to our warm and friendly community of travelers! We're so glad that you tried hostelling, and we're thrilled that we were able to provide great first experience. After reading your review, it sounds like you know how to adapt to new environments and find the joy in trying new things, which are both wonderful traits. All of us...

London, England
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've stayed in a few HI hostels around America and I have a great stay each time. The room was clean and so was the shared bathroom. You always expect hostels to maybe be not so clean especially in the bathroom area but that's not the case here. I also love the free breakfast too. A nice selection of cereals,...

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Sharmayne S: It's such a treat to hear from our loyal hostellers, like you. Thank you for choosing us, and for the terrific review! It sounds like you enjoy traveling and the experience of discovering something new. Hostels are definitely a great way to do that. We're glad you liked our location, breakfast, and cleanliness. Come again, anytime! ~ Mark...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A well organized hostel located around easy-to-get-to touristy areas. Clean rooms and bathrooms. The amount of people in a room depends on the price you pay. You just have to google their website and find out what they have available. You also have to book online and pay a small percentage so that when you arrive, you pay the remaining....

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Ami0415: Thanks for the great note! I greatly appreciate your overview of the booking process, for those who may not be familiar. Other hostellers will find this very helpful. DC is a very "walkable" city, and it looks like you found that out. It's true that most of the main sites (monuments, museums, galleries) are on and around the The...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at HI DC is like visiting your friends in the nation's living room! As a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural understanding through travel, we're excited to warmly welcome everyone. Our dorm-style and private rooms bring together budget travelers from around the world in a safe, clean, and fun environment. We have a long list of FREE amenities and an unbeatable location - just 8 blocks to The White House and The National Mall (home to world-famous monuments, museums, and galleries), 4 blocks to China Town, and 3 blocks to the Metro. We're Gold Level Certified by Trip Advisor's Green Leaders Program, too! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Washington DC Hostel

Address: 1009 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4409
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $54 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Washington DC Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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“If you can get a en suit, do it.”
JojoG173, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The 10 bed mixed gender room was mainly an area for couples which was quiet and relaxing. Couldn't have asked for a better room!”
mistisa21, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The private room and 6 bed dorms are great.”
841abbieb, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think you can choose, but the elevator is often busy so the closer to the lobby the better (there are 8 floors)”
Danimost, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Frontdesk and staff are always very happy to help. Also go early for breakfast so you don't have to eat in a rush.”
908jeremiaha, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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