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DC Lofty

815 7th Street NE, Washington DC, DC DC 20001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and loved it! Great homely feeling, you can't wear shoes inside but they give you these slippers to wear instead. It was a bit of a walk into the city centre, but there was a cheap liquor store one block away, definite plus. The staff were very friendly and we met some amazing people. They... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The hostel is well located (close to Mt Vermont metro station, with good neighborhood), the staff is friendly, beds and rooms are clean. If I'm coming back to Washington DC on a budget or know someone that plans a visit there, it's the place I would turn to.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Not sure I understand the whole "take your shoes off" thing as this is the only hostel Ive come across so far that has this policy. But the hostel was clean and tidy and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and can point in the right directions. The kitchen and lounge well maintained. Not quite walking distance but on... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had rang up the day before we arrived to ask to check in early around 10am which they said was no problem (check in is supposed to be at 3pm but our booking confirmation told us that you could check in from 10am if you rang in advance to ask them). When we arrived, no staff were in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm a student and I was traveling on a low budget, so I decided to go to a youth hostel. I was traveling alone so I decided for a 4-bed girls dorm. We had our own bathroom and I was with 3 really nice other guests in the room. The hostel has a kitchen where you can store and cook... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here for a few days with a friend. It's a nice place with two houses next door to each other you do have to walk outside to get from one to the other but it's not a big hassle. The staff are really friendly and helpful. There is also a kitchen but no oven but there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were great. Reasonably priced, clean, spacious. Each bed has its own outlet and light, along with the room light. There's a bathroom with a shower in the rooms, and the overall setup made sense. They have this weird policy where you have to wear these slippers instead of your shoes inside, but you can wear those outside... Can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Good location. About 20minutes walk to the Smithsonian, or the Washington Mall. Hostel has stairs. Not good for carrying luggage. No shoe policy, but they do provide slippers. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with ensuite. Big room. Comfy beds. Each bunk equipped with reading light and power points. Big locker. Good bathroom. Showers abit cold. Floor length... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This hostel is by far the best I've ever stayed at. The cleanliness is magnificent, even in the kitchen and the bathrooms. We were staying in an 8-bed mixed dorm in the basement at street level which was cool, but not great. The temperature was good, the beds great and there was enough space for suitcases without the room being... More 

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Delray Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I would not recommend anyone to stay at the DC Lofty Hostel because 1) there were BEDBUGS in the bed I was sleeping on (I did not notice this until the morning I was packing to leave to go home when I found 2 bedbugs on the bed), 2) the hostel is not located in a safe area in DC,... More 

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