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Downtown Washington Hostel

506 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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  • Location
    4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the hostel location to be fine. It's not the nicest of areas (but that's DC for you) but we never felt threatened and there are restaurants and some bars near. It is near the metro station and also walkable to most things. Room was small, even for a hostel but it was clean and comfortable. There could be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, let me first say, I did pay for a night here, but there was no way I could stay...And Im not writting this review to be negative only informative...for when I was researching this place all reviews roared A+ ( and maybe for some it is ) I just wish I would have read a review like mine before... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bad experience. Terrible!! they cancelled on their behalf the confirmed reservation. They have my records on the commuter but somebody deleted our reservation. They wanted to charge us more than flour times the previously agreed fare. They don't care and about us with no solution at all

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Chester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The hostel was only a 12 minute walk (or so) from Union Station, the nearest metro, which wasn't bad. Approx. a 15-20 minute walk to the Capitol and the National Mall. Located in a residential area, hostel feels fairly safe and secure. Shoes free policy meant it was pretty clean. Communal areas felt a little cramped. Staff were friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When my sister approached me about staying in a hostel, my first thought was all the movies where things go terribly wrong... I couldn't have been more wrong! The staff was friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. If you drive, I'd recommend parking at a parking deck within walking distance of... More 

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Plainfield
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

So when I first thought hostel, I was honestly nervous. I'd never stayed in one and had not heard great things. But this place has given me a whole new outlook. First, the staff are very friendly and helpful. They make a genuine effort to make you feel welcome and are extremely knowledgeable about the area. My sister, who is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have nothing but good things to say about this place. It's clean, close to all the main attractions, and the staff are super friendly. If you're looking for a place to stay, have fun and meet lots of great people this is it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

One word sums up this hostel. Potential. Its got a great location, superb staff and fantastic atmosphere. Two things let it down. Firstly, the interior of the building needs some minor investment. Everything is in working order, but bare brick in this showers is grim. Also, please put locks on the room doors! Secondly, the management need to take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everything about this hostel was great. Especially the younger staff. They were O kind and helpful to myself and the two friends I was travelling with. They provided up with maps and recommendations and even cooked us a special 4th July breakfast! All in all clean, friendly and lovely place to stay. Great facilities and good location.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a pretty unhappy experience in a UK hostel (Safestay York) I was a bit apprehensive about getting bitten twice but luckily my stay at the Downtown Hostel couldn't have been more different. The staff (all of them) were great - all the time - and most actually live on site and work for their lodging and often have other... More 

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