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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room and although unsure at first became to love the place. The staff are all really knowledgeable and friendly and are happy to sit and chat with you and give you advice about the local and surrounding areas. The place itself is a little out the way but the metro station... More 

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Provo, Utah
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
14 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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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