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1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Upper Northwest)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013
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Amersham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hostel has a shoes-off policy which seems to translate to staff as "no need to clean". The foyer stinks with foot sweat as a result. The staff was off- the girl making breakfast was more keen on gossiping with her mates than actually cooking...lots of hungry people stood in line waiting. Very young crowd who seem to know it... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed at Duo Housing early 2012 for the first time and instantly fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere and the staff. I returned last month and was not disappointed!! Pros: staff cleanliness bedding lounge areas outdoor decks Cons: No free food :-( no drinking after 10pm upstairs deck closes at 7pm (but the downstairs one stays open!!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Duo housing is one of the cheapest ( but Aldo central) places to stay in Washington DC. The place is very clean ( they ask you to take off your shoes before entering) and is nice. Bedrooms are large and very clean, toilets are ok. We also had free food (hamburgers and hot dogs) on Sunday night. Highly recommended!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This hostel has a more controlled atmosphere. The owner keeps tight control. However, that may be a good thing because of such control, this is a good hostel to get your "feet wet" in the world of hostel travel. Some other hostels have little to no rules, and because of it, it may be dirty, or hard to sleep. I... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a very good place to stay. This is a very nice and clean place with very friendly staff. I think this is the best hostel I've stay in the USA. The location is excellent, it is near the National Mall. I recomend the hostel, I think it's ideal for young travellers that are travelling alone.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I was looking for a cheap, secure place to stay during my travel to DC. I was apprehensive about this hostel before I arrived but after I got here I really liked the place. I stayed for two nights in a mixed 12 bedroom dorm room without any concern, issue or fear. The staffs were great, the place is clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The first couple of nights I thought this hostel lacked a bit in atmosphere. Alot of people were mostly just staying in their rooms. But the last night was good fun with people having a few drinks in the kitchen. I thought it strange that you have to take off your shoes before entering, but this seems to be the... More

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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I spent 5 AWESOME days there with guests REALLY friendly! The staff are very welcoming and the atmosphere is FANTASTIC. The price is fair and the location is also good (near to Georgetown-museums-monuments), you can do everything walking. There is a grocery store close by and also 2 liquor stores at the block, so you can eat and drink very... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was my first experience with a hostel and I am now a fan. Although in my 50's I was warmly welcome and join in conversation with both other guests and staff. I arrived after 11pm so it was a little strange walking into a dark room where a number of other guest were sleeping (snoring) or texting in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Good place to stay for a couple of days, travellers were friendly and talkative. Location is good. Close to walk to/take short bus to all big attractions, restaurants, theatres, union station. Clean inside but doubt its due to the no-shoe policy and no eating in the rooms. How much mess do shoes really generate!!? Plus, I saw people eating and... More

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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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