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1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Mount Vernon Square)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel for three nights and they were just great! Awesome staff, awesome atmosphere, awesome people! I liked the no-shoe policy because it gave the hostel such a homely touch. The chillout areas were pretty nice and a good way to talk to other travellers which is particularly enjoyable when you are travelling alone. They serve free... More

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Canberra, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I had a pleasant and enjoyable stay at this small-ish hostel. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere was pretty good. The rooms are pretty basic but adequate. The hostel has a no shoes policy and a lot of rules (I would consider most of them reasonable), which you have to agree to before you can stay there. There... More

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Porto, Portugal
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The staff were really friendly and helpful. The free pancakes for breakfast were great as was the free rooftop BBQ on Sundays. Its about a 20min walk down to centre. About 30min walk to Adams Morgan - for a young traveller this is a funky / interesting place to visit.

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I spent three nights at Duo Housing with my friends in late January 2014. It was a little bit tricky to find at first but we made it eventually. It is located just next to a small supermarket and further down on the block you can find a liquor store. If that store has closed there's another one on M... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I travelled with a group of 8 people (Kiwi, Brits, and Americans) in August 2013. Upon arrival we were greeted by the welcoming receptionist and their dog Popeye- both were very friendly! The only downside to the dog being there is that there is no mention of him on their website (as reviewers have stated before). I personally had no... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I stayed in a hotel for three days avoiding this hostel thanks to the reviews I read, but then I took the risk and realized that I should have just stayed in this hostel the whole time I was in DC. To find a hostel with clean, hot showers with towels provided is a miracle find. Most hostels never have... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed here for three nights. Noise coming from the third floor made it difficult to sleep at night. My last night was terrible: I was awoken by the receptionist who was standing in the middle of the room assigning beds to three people. This would have been OK with me if it hadn't been at 2:46AM! YES! People were checking... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Is Ok for a couple of nights, they require to remove your shoes so be prepare to smell feet. The shower head is strong and the hot water work very good make sure to bring some sleepers the shower area is not very clean. Is difficult to sleep before midnight due to people talking loud and snoring. The location is... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hostel is something a little different! I quite liked having to leave my shoes by the front door in the p[orch. I couldn't detect a smell of anyones bad fee or shoes and it also kept the hostel clean. It was a mare finding your shoes in the morning though unless you can remember where you left them. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Didn't enjoy staying here at all, the dorm i was in was treated like a hall way as the door didn't lock and everyone had to go through our room in order to get to the only available bathroom. It was very noisy at night so i didn't get much sleep at all. Not a bad location, quite close to... More

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Also Known As:
Duo Housing Hotel Washington Dc
Duo Housing Hotel
Address: 1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Mount Vernon Square , Upper Northwest
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #4 of 23 Specialty lodging in Washington DC
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