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Washington International Student Center

2451 18th Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20009
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

2 words, don't bother!! Worst hostel in the world. Where to begin, it's extremely difficult to find, a small door with a piece of paper attached to the door. The staff don't seem to care about the place at all, they use it as a place to live rather than work. We turned up and were told they only take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I'll start with the cons:- This hostel is pretty basic and only had 2 bathrooms for nearly 20 people, a kitchen but the oven didnt work and a lounge but the couches often had people sleeping on them. Also the guy who managed the place was pretty rude, not to me personally but to some of his staff and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

As someone who's really picky and who reads reviews a lot I stayed here during the Vice President debate. The hostel has a great location with tons of shops and bars around, near the metro, and has a very fun, homey atmosphere. Great place to meet ppl. I met some from England, Norway and Brazilian and we all went out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I understand some of the negative reviews, but they are exaggerated, and probably from travelers who have no business in a hostel in the first place. It is loud here at night, but only because it is located on a bustling strip of bars and clubs. The noise from the street is easily defeated with ear plugs. The owner is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Generally speaking this hostel is extremely excellent. I think so mainly because of its location--right located in Adams Morgan, the most intriguing district that embraces a vibrant diversity in DC! There are Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, and even Ethiopian restaurants right across the street! The most well-known music band and night clubs just several footsteps away! All kinds of grocery... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I booked this hostel only because at the last moment I had to find a place to sleep, and all the other hostels were already full. The owner and all the people who work at the "reception" are very unprofessional and rude. In the morning you always find people sleeping in the common room, the floor is covered with rubbish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

This place is interesting. The location is to die for nexted to the diner, clubs and good shopping as well as amenities like cvs and safeway. However, it is not so close to the metro. The actual hostel is not clean. The sheets do not fit thebed and it is greatly in need of a clean. Half the people who... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Located in Adams Morgan, a really nice and lively area of Washington, which is why we chose this hostel. Surrounded by bars and restaurants...and a club...but I'll get back to that. Stayed here for 2 nights in October with my boyfriend, in a private room, shared bathroom. The bedroom was large, and the bed ok, but the curtain to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The location was great, an easy bus ride or walk from the main attractions of Washington and the street itself has got loads of great restaurants and bars. The hostel mentions that it has free parking, which is a bit misleading - they have one pass to a nearby carpark, which is available on a first come first serve basis,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Obviously the location..is amazing!! The owners are chill and not uptight. I loved being able to step outside and be surrounded by great diners (you can find any type of cuisine you want) some vintage shops and super fun bars. I slept great and the bathrooms and bedrooms were adequate. Would definitely stay here again!

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