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Downtown Washington Hostel

506 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Kuba S Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Location
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wroclaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really few bathroom, too little lockers... You're staying in Washington and you don't have locker? While hostel at my staying didn't seem that busy lockers were full. Cleaning lady who wakes you up... And it was my first time in a hostel where you shouldn't wear shoes, a bit strange, but okay. Guy who checked me in was really cool.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were staying one night int this hostel, the room was clean, the bathroom also. the staff were so friendly specially Ysa, she help us to find a good coffee shop for breakfast and shared about many things to us. the only problem for us was we couldn't access the wifi from our room. because it was only in the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My stay started out with me being very offended by the way the woman by the counter talked to me. she talked to me like I was a kid! I'm 26 years old and usually share a kitchens, bath and toilets with many others - believe me; I know how to behave! It was not just about their many many... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Positives - Short walk to Union Station - Staff very friendly and helpful, nice hang out area - Bus stop on doorstep for certain attractions - Some attractions very walkable (US capitol, smithsonians) - Big grocery store 2 minutes away Negatives - Security, no locks on room doors, only need keycode to access all rooms(not changed during my 5 day... More

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Auburn, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wasn't a fan of the lady who checked me in at the front desk. She had a tendency to speak down to whoever she was helping. The cleaning lady's child was also yelling and screaming in the common room which made it hard to hear the laundry list of rules I had to go over during check-in. The facilities... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I very rarely write negative reviews but I was really disappointed by the lack of professionalism and unfriendliness of the hostel's manager. I have had the bad luck to have my passport along with some souvenirs that I bought during my trip thrown away by their staffs, assuming that it was a rubbish bag without checking the content inside. The... More

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Holderness, New Hampshire
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you want to be treat like a child, then this hostel is for you. Upon arrival we were bombarded with rules, such as no shoes (unnecessary in my opinion) and additional rules such as no stealing - inappropriate and unnerving. Security lacking, only a code to access the front door, anyone could just follow you in and your room... More

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Koronowo, Poland
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Realy good location, very close to union station and national mall. It's very cheap so don't expect any luxuries - 3 bed room was very small, not big enough to place your luggage ( you have to put it under the bed), room walls were very thin so you can hear everything form other rooms.There aren't enough bathrooms - sometimes... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very friendly, clean + quiet. The common room was away from the rooms + was like a home away from home with a huge comfy couch to chill out on. Highly recommend this place. The burgers at the bar 'Big Board' across the road were delicious. Thanks to AJ for suggestion.

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Munich, Germany
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The rooms are TINY, there was hardly space for me to climb to the top bunk because the beds were so close together. The security is poor, there is only a code for the door and the room doors do not have locks on them and the doors are often left hanging wide open so anyone could come in at... More

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Address: 506 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > National Mall
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