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301 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014
Steph C London, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear traveller; If you are the kind of person who can put up with anything, then stay here. The location is excellent. However, if you enjoy amenities like hot water, water pressure, or pleasant and helpful staff, then I suggest you find somewhere - anywhere - else. The rooms are not awful, though I stayed in room 0 and there... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

As other people have noted, there were quite a few rules such as "no shoes" - you have to leave them at the door and food to be confined to the kitchen area. But as a result, the hostel is quiet and very clean and respectful which was perfect for me who only wanted to stay to sleep prior to... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Easily the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. The nightmare began from the moment my girlfriend and I arrived. They charged us a $10 late fee for checking in 40 minutes past regular check-in hours. Once we were situated, they informed us of the house rules which included no shoes and no eating in the residence area. Fine. Nice kitchen... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights with my partner in a private double room. The location is 5 minutes from the useful and cheap DC circulator bus, 15 minutes from the Amtrak station and only 20 minutes to the White House. I enjoyed my stay here but the rules are strange. No food in the rooms and must be left... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at Capital View Hostel in a double private with shared facilities. Let's start with the plus points, the location is fantastic only a 15 minute walk from the Amtrak station and within a 20 minute walk of the White House. All sights are walkable and there is a large Safeway just a couple of blocks away, we didn't... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

1. They changed our room reservations upon arrival so our group was no longer bunking together. 2. I walked into my room to discover a gray-haired man masturbating on his bunk. 3. Some people wore only underwear in the rooms, the halls and bathrooms. 4. There was a fight outside my window at 2 a.m. with screaming and a crowd... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A group of us traveled to Washington in late April 2013. We were expected to land in Washington at around 6pm and take a taxi/public transport to this hostel. Unfortunately our flight from Paris, France directly to Washington D.C. was delayed by 4.5 hours. As there was no public internet option on our Terminal in Roissy airport in Paris we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We spent 4 nights in Washington DC, and we greatly enjoyed our experience of the city, so much so that we spent a very minimal amount of time at the hostel (arriving back at 22:30 and departing at 08:00 each day). At first, the hostel did seem very strange, as we were shown to it by an extremely kind and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The location was not too bad and most of the main sights were within walking distance. Nice common area and a good kitchen so we were able to cook when we wanted to. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm which had lockers in the room. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The bathroom was right opposite our dorm... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

everything about this hostel was disappointing! upon arrival my friend and I were asked to take our shoes off (something I have never experienced in any hostel before) we were shown the stairs and told verbally that the communal kitchen was location down the hall, however the next morning while having our breakfast another staff member was giving a full... More

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Address: 301 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty lodging in Washington DC
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