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International Guest House

1441 Kennedy St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-6824
International Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A warm, wonderful guest home in a safe and convenient neighborhood. Off-street parking is available. This is more like a hostel than your typical B & B. There is a communal bathroom for men and for women, a curfew of 11 pm (which is flexible), no food allowed in rooms, etc. Nonetheless, the International Guest House is a delightful experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

An excellent home-away-from-home atmosphere with salt-of-the-earth people taking care of your every need. Icing on the cake: it's a perfect location; easy to hop on a train or a bus and get anywhere in DC within a half hour! Tell them Jacki sent you!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excelent place I just fell at home !!!! During my stay I have made some friends and have experience some changes for additional dates with no problem. THe cople Ray & Mary just were very friendly and ready to attend all needs.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A Quiet Respite in Bustling DC.....A home away from home, meeting people from all over the world, the staff, cleanliness and the evening music and tea are just a few noteworthy comments. There is a great park nearby and bus transportation to downtown DC. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I spent the last weekend at the International Guest house and had a blessed time. Every night the host ring the bell and you have the opportunity to chat with the other guest but of course you are not supposed to do it. Instead of sitting in the living room you could've gone downstairs to hang out in the well-appointed... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I stayed at the IGH for two weeks when I first moved in to DC. At first I was nervous about sharing a room with strangers, because I had never stayed at a hostel before. In the end, the two girls I shared my room with became my good friends. The hosts at the guest house make every effort to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed here with my 10 year old son who was so hesitant to stay somewhere other than a hotel. I convinced him to give it a go and the night before we left he was so upset that our visit was coming to an end. Every single staff member was kind, caring and welcomed us like family. There is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited DC for 4 days and were so pleased we came across this wonderful guest house run by the Mennonite church. Indeed, it was a highlight of our stay in this city. IGH is a refreshing change from impersonal hotels, a beautifully renovated 100-year old home in a quiet street, with simple but immaculately clean facilities. We were made... More 

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We really appreciated the warm welcome and the feeling of being in a home where people cared. This may not be for everyone as there are separate bathrooms for men and women on different floors, but every room is immaculate and the evening tea and cookies is a highlight. Hosts make sure people share and talk to one another! There... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was in DC for a conference and wanted to stay a few extra days to take in the sights. A friend suggested the IGH and who could beat the price?! But really, it's more than that. It is the sense of safety and community that really makes this place. By eating together, having tea and checking in at the... More 

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