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Downtown Washington Hostel

506 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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moniquelees05 Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The bathroom was a little bit dirty but the bed was ok (clean). It was very loud in our room and it smelled not good (smoke). Typical hostel... we really had bad luck with the room mates! The employees were very nice and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

After recently staying here we really enjoyed it. The staff are super friendly and made you feel at home even though we are thousands of miles away. I would highly recommend staying here. It's not the greatest of lay outs or modern, but the staff really make it a wonderful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for two nights and can recommend it. The feeling is great and they are very friendly. I stayed in a 12bed bedroom and met some really nice people. In the evening they had happy hour and we played drinking games and went out after that. Had a really good time :)

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Place has intense security, located down the road from Union Station, makes it a cheap alternative to the HI hostel. If you plan on only sleeping there, its ideal, however its a bit too small for its capacity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Like most of HI Hostels this hostel located in Washington DC, offers a nice location, friendly enviroment and Its not so far of The White House . I really liked of Washington D.C . I visited others places like Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria. I loved Alexandria. This place is sooo cute and charming. I must say that worth it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Really nice staff, relaxed travelers and a great stay. Hostel is 15 minutes walking from the hotspots in DC. Breakfast/lunch/dinner options are in the same street. Hostel is clean and I love the no-shoe policy.

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