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300 Carroll St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20012 (Formerly India House Too)
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Hilltop Hostel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Such a great place to crash for solo or travellers in pairs. Very low price! 10-15 min metro ride from the centre. Metro is opposite the hostel. Not 100% clean or private, but if you're passing through it's a great place to meet people doing the same thing. You can head down to H street behind union station for a... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There's no need to ask for directions when you leave Takoma subway station, look to the right and there it is. Absolutely ideal for subway connections throughout D.C. The place itself is extremely welcoming and cosy, the owners are full of information about the local area and D.C itself. Takoma itself is a nice place with surrounding bars and restaurants,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Hilltop hostel is very convenient : corner stores such as 7 Eleven are near the Hostel and the hostel is just one block from the metro station with a direct line to downtown DC . Police officers are continually present at 7 Eleven for a break .I felt safe while coming back late from downtown . The hostel is... More

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Shocking security -you only need to punch in a number code to get access through the front door -and there are no locks on any of the doors or lockers in the rooms, so anyone can get to your stuff. Also, ANYONE can come in the hostel through the backyard gate!! The metro is close by and the area is... More

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Clean hostel, you pay for what you get. I stayed for a week, 7 nights. Some of the bunk beds are shaky so you may be woken up in the middle of the night when someone climbs up onto the top bunk. Also be prepared to wait for the shower, unless you wake up early. Overall I found that the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Hilltop Hostel is the best place to stay in Washington DC if you're a budget traveler. This historic house is full of treasures and the backyard is awesome. I was able to make free nationwide phone calls, use the internet, do my laundry and store my luggage. Tacoma Park is a terrific neighborhood with a decent amount of shops... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Nice clean hostel, in a safe, quiet suburb. Great restaurants and cares close by. Hostel is a bit out of town but very close to the subway, which gets you all over dc, cheaply and easily. Friendly staff, would recommend to all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

I arrived at 11:30pm after a long drive. Though I had already notified the staff I would arrive late, no one was there. The door sign read to call a number if no one answers. I called, no answer, called several times. Even texted. Finally one of the hostle guests saw me and let me in. I waited an hour... More

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Los Angeles, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just recently stayed here and I’d like to comment regarding some of the poor reviews. This is kind of a homestyle pad more than a standard hostel. Old house with backyard, lots of nooks and crannies. Feels like hippie pad at times, some interesting residents. No organized activities, but good food options in the neighborhood, especially for vegetarians. Kitchen is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Unexpectedly nice hostel. My experience with hostels in big cities is that they are too crowded, noisy and rundown. This wasn't true for HI DC at all! The kitchen is absolutely stunning and free breakfast are a good value for money. The only weak point is very little space for your things in the rooms. The lockers are quite big,... More

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Address: 300 Carroll St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20012 (Formerly India House Too)
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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