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1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Upper Northwest)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is perfect if you're a young traveler like me who is looking to meet people and have a sociable time. All the communal areas are fairly cozy which means that you have to talk and interact with others; the only people that weren't getting to know the others were the older residents (35+). The beds are comfortable and... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel met all my expectations of what a hostel should be and provide. There was an ok social area, there was some food (just pancakes) provided in the mornings, there was a bed and air conditioning, wifi etcThe wifi could have had better connectivity throughout the hostel, this needs to be fixed. Some of the rules were a bit... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free breakfast was great! Showers didn't look very clean though, hostel should pay more attention to this. Also saw some bugs in the hallways. But great value! Just note that their "luggage storage room" is just a open spot in the hallway, with a camera. Was not a problem for me, but might be for some people. I would stay... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I just stayed one night in a mixed 12 beds room. The room, restrooms and kitchen were clean and at morning the staff made pancakes for all of us, so you start your day with a good breakfast sharing with everybody at the table. the hostel have a roof top were you can meet the people and drink some beers... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Despite many of the grumbles about some of the more strict rules they inforce at the hostel, I would have to say for the value for money, friendlyness and condition of the place it's really worth it. And really the only rule being: No Drinking Booze after 10pm-which considering many hostels don't even allow drinking it's pretty good. The location... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Duo Housing has the nicest staff! I felt like I was staying at a friend's house. Freshly made pancakes, free WiFi, conveniently located near Mt. Vernon Station. Couldn't ask for more at such a reasonable price.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hostel was amazing. Myself and 3 friends visited in March, we were welcomed so warmly to the hostel upon our arrival and even though we did arrive relatively early we were provided with somewhere to leave our bags while we went out to get some lunch and explore the city. We arrived on a Sunday so we were lucky... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had the best time! Most amazing staff! Pancakes in the morning ( they actually make them) BBQ every Sunday! Chicken, burgers, sausages, hot dogs, chips, Ice cream...they really take care of you and it's all free! I really felt like home and seriously, if you are in DC Duo Housing is the place to stay! No surprise it was voted... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Its understandable why Duo Housing has won so many awards. The staff are very friendly and efficient and helpful. The rooms are clean there is free breakfast and the wifi is available through out the the building and is quick. There is a strictly enforced policy of no drinking on premises after 22h00. The staff organises outings so that people... More

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Ada, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Good: Very friendly Atomosphere, All the guests were nice and open-minded. Great Value Bad: Bathroom was small and crowded. Not very quite. Beds are old. No waching machine in hostel. (there is a lundry shop 1 block away but it was quite sketchy and very expensive)

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Address: 1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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All brand new!! New bathrooms! New media room! Cleanest rooms in dc! (Thanks to our "no shoes in house" and "no food in bedrooms" policies! ) Check out what makes Duo Housing THE #1 Choice for travellers! We provide the MOST FREE Amenities of any Hostel in DC! Duo Housing is just MINUTES away from nightlife, tourist attractions, and shopping! Less than 2 blocks to the Metro Rail! Come see why everyone LOVES Duo Housing DC! ... more   less 
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