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Hilltop Hostel

300 Carroll St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20012 (Formerly India House Too)
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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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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent hostel, good service, mediocre facilities, nice eployees 2-3 of them are alwast present at the hostel. Far from the city center, but super close to metro station. Rooms have bunkbeds that are verry unstable, anybody in the room moving or turning around will mean that the bed will shake, a lot. Beds are coverd in plastic sheets (in accordance... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The place smells. I had to give my credit card to hold the room and 2 weeks after I checkout they charge my credit card. When I call they said dispute it with the bank. Yes this is a wanna be business

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was a great stay, we were here on a weekend and it was supposed to be 5 in our group but a someone bailed out last minute and we still got a room to ourselves =) because it was off season, the place was 1/2 empty and the perks to having less people is that we didn't have to... More 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

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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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
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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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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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