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Hostelling International - Washington, DC

1009 11th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
111 helpful votes 111 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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33 reviews 33 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
21 helpful votes 21 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

Long Beach, California
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289 reviews 289 reviews
36 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the 10 bed dorm and it's a nice setup with the room being partitioned off so there is a little privacy a real nice setup is that each bed had its own reading lamp and electrical outlets. The location is within walking distance to a number of cheap eateries and was at the most 1/4 mile walk... More

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

Hoben01: Thanks for the review, and another nice note about the guestrooms! Yes, each bed has its own bed lamp, with a pair of power outlets. And our location can't be beat. Thanks for all of the praise! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More

Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Clean and efficient, they are good at promoting networking, always planning group activities. The rooms are subdivided so there is a great sense of privacy even without a private room. The lockers are right beside your bed which is convenient

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

TT442: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our amenities! We do try to create additional privacy in the dorm rooms (particularly the larger dorms), making it feel as though you are in your own area. From my experiences hostelling, this is a unique set-up. Hope to see you again, soon! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

excellent hostel! Since attendance at the reception until the breakfast, cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast also very good morning! Local entertainment and very good internet, for use with computers is gaming in general.

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

TT442: What a wonderful review! And completely accurate! :-) OK, OK. So maybe I'm not the one to ask due to my bias, but I do agree. Glad you enjoyed. ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More

FOLSOM
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great seeing all the young adults and how they interact. Room was very clean, staff friendly and helpful, and all amenities were adequate including laundry, lockers, wifi, TV room, and walking tours of a fabulous city. Safe area.

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

Richard: Thank you for the lovely note and kind words! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager 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 , Upper Northwest
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Number of rooms: 42
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