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Washington International Student Center

2451 18th Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20009
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. Within minutes of checking in, they tried to charge me 75 dollars more than hostelworld had confirmed. The rooms must be of an illegal health and safety size for the amount of space per person! Beds are old, bunk beds bending in the middle! The whole place is dingy... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy. The staff is quite friendly and the neighboorhood is nice. The hostel is a long walk from the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial etc. etc., but public transportation in DC is fine. The breakfast is simple but it's always a nice touch when they have free juice and toast. Besides, it's a hostel, not a Holiday Inn.... More 

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Bursa, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed only for 2 nights at this hostel. Considering the price, I would say it is an OK hostel. Staff was helpful. Location is a little far from midtown, however transportation is very convenient in DC. If you walk it takes 35 min to midtown (fast-steps). The room I stayed was for 8 people and it was definitely what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I just spent 4 nights at this hostel. We booked online through the company website and put a 5% deposit on our stay. The owner told us this was a booking fee and not a deposit and refused to credit it towards our stay. Looking back on our receipt it clearly stated this was a deposit and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Simply the worst hostel I have ever stayed It has not been cleaned for ages (especially in the rooms) It is 1 hour from the center on foot and 20 min from the metro Not safe in my opinion as well the only positive is that it has a lot of bars around The photos are not representative

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Hostel was really dirty. Only two disgusting bathrooms for loads of people. Pictures aren't accurate. Everything was sticky and messy. The room was tiny and freezing. There were clothes all over the floor. The kitchen was revolting, I didn't want to touch anything. The staff were quite abrupt. Everyone in the living room area seemed drunk and intimidating. Not the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The location is far away from subway station, it takes you roughly 15-20 minutes to get here. And you have to look up your eyes, because there is only one small door of the hostel in the ground (between two restaurants). The smell is not so good. And you will heard big noisy during the night, because there are bars,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't believe their pictures online! And they don't provide free airport pickup as they advertised. When I got in there, they checked me in by writing on a notebook and only accepted cash - they don't even had a computer or POS machine. I was then surprised by the dirty floor, broken furniture and smelly rooms. When I stepped in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Do yourselves and favour and pay a little extra for a decent hostel. My friend and I didn't think it would be that bad- we were wrong. Let me start off by saying the only good thing about this hostel is the location (Adams Morgan). It was a really cool area and not very far to all of the main... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Well the hostel is right in the middle of Adams Morgan. If you are looking to be in the middle of a great area of DC this is it. There are clubs and restaurants all up and down 18th Street NW. The hostel is very old school but fine. I was there for 5 nights and the weekends it gets... More 

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