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Hostelling International - Washington, DC

1009 11th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The location is perfect - within walking distance to pretty much everything you want to see when staying in DC. The staff is extremely polite and helpful and knows the area quite well. The rooms are quite OK and the bathrooms are in a good condition. The breakfast is basic but better than in many other hostels. The "breakfast host"... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

Jay P: Thank you for your kind thoughts! I will be sure to pass along your note to John, our world famous Breakfast Host. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Mark Schneider, HI DC General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This hostel is brilliant with location approximately 10 to 15 minutes walk to national icons in Washington DC. It's location close to subway and bus access makes it a great point to get around Washington DC. Great Wifi coverage in the hostel and fun activities available for solo travellers to meet other travellers. Tips for improvement: - Bathroom partitioning needs... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

sagidec: Thank you for your uplifting comments and for the helpful tips! Renovating the bathrooms showers to include individual rooms with doors (instead of dual curtains -- one each for the shower and individual changing area) would be a nice improvement. This is a big ticket item. Hopefully, we could make it happen in a couple of years. [Rignt now,... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My immediate comparison was to the Newyork HI and here this one pales. It is much smaller and the big disappointment came in on the activities front. Save the sole concert activity, there was none on Sunday and Monday.The rooms were decent though small but comfortable. HI does serve good breakfast and any hunger pangs during the day or night... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

travellersfootprint: Thank you for your note and your very fair review. Yes, HI-New York is a monster hostel -- 670 beds! -- and they have an array of activities that is unrivaled at any hostel I have seen in the USA. We do strive to have an activity every day, which we generally do. We had the free concert on... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The rooms and bathrooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. Great breakfast and very sociable, partly thanks to the guy who asks everyone to say good morning in a different language! Large kitchen and nice lounge area. Good price for the central location. Would stay here again.

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

Bedrijfsbakker: Thank you for highlighting the value of staying with us! And John, our Breakfast Attendant and Ambassador To The World, is legendary. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to him. ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place was lovely and exactly what you expect from a hostel. Decent 10 bedroom dorm with a decent kitchen, and other amenities in a pleasant welcoming hostel. I had one problem though. My iPhone charger and American adaptor had mysteriously gone when I left my room and came back later that day. No one in my room took the... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

Oliver A: Thank you for your review and telling me about your iPhone cord. Overall, it sounds like things went well, except for your missing equipment. I reviewed the Lost & Found Log, and the Housekeeping Supervisor did turn in a charging cord a few days ago. It appears that a cord had fallen to the backside of the bed,... More 

Hobart
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm getting too old for hostels it has to be said. But I like to give them a go every now and then just to remind myself of the glory days of backpacking around this wee planet of ours. Check-in was smooth, and we were in a room with 8 bunks. The entire floor shared a bathroom (or rather two... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

Tassie_Steve: Oh, please don't think that you're too old to be in hostels -- you're never too old! :-) Thank you for your feedback, all of which is helpful to readers and to us at HI-DC. I'm pleased to know that the Guest Service Team treated you right, and that you enjoyed our activities, breakfast, and other amenities. My apologies... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Hostelling International is in a good part of town that is easy to get to from the Ronald Reagan airport via a train trip and a short walk. The rooms are clean and you are provided with a towel so no need to pack one! Lockers are provided so just bring a lock. The bathrooms are clean but could do... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

quattle: Thank you so much for all of your kind comments, and especially for all of the great advice to future hostellers. Everything you described is golden: bring your lock to use free lockers; wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking; the value of the Circulator Bus; Capital BikeShare; and most of all, HI Membership. Woo-hoo! It is a great... More 

Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've booked a private room in this hostel which was quiet dear to be an hostel but the price for a hotel room was double: unaccetable. The place is kept very clean and the staff is very nice. The location it's unbeatable! They defenetly need an extra lift but they should provide soon. Free breakfast was full of choices.

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

crislondon08: Thank you for your writing to us! As a resident of the DC area, I agree that this city can be very expensive. We do our best to keep our rates, even our private rooms, as reasonable as possible. It's tough, but I think we do well. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the "little extras!" ~ Mark Schneider,... More 

Thornton, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My mom and I chose to stay here because of the price, great location compared to the National Mall and government buildings, and the access to a kitchen to cook our own breakfast and dinner (they do offer a free breakfast but we prefer our own food). We met all kinds of interesting people of ALL ages while in the... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

LadyoftheArts: It's fun to read about all of the diverse and fascinating people who stay with us. Thanks for sharing your story! The people are what really make hostels the wonderful option that they are. All of us at HI-DC hope that you and your Mom are able to continue to create many more fabulous memories. ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC... More 

San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The staff were very friendly and helful. The hostel was clean and nicely done out. The rooms were bent so you had more privacy than you would otherwise with lockers and power points for everyone. The hostel was pretty close to the mall and all of the attractions around there too. Breakfast was good every morning. Went on a couple... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at Hostelling International - Washington, DC, responded to this review

Tom E: Thank you for your nice comments! Rooms - Check! Location - Check! Activities and events - Big ole check! Our volunteers are amazing job helping hostellers to meet one another. It's true about Suzie, our elevator. The great news about this is that she's retiring (she's worked hard for a long, long time), and we're getting a new... More 

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Address: 1009 11th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
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Number of rooms: 42
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