Last weekend my friend and I had the pleasure of staying for the first time in the Int'l Guest House. It felt like a fun trip into the countryside, only we were in the heart of D.C. - beautiful patchwork quilts on the beds, homemade breakfast family-style with all the guests, and the most gracious, friendly, positive, interesting host/hostesses. The facility is clean, inviting, and makes you feel relaxed and at ease. Conversation flows between the diverse guests (Dominican Republic, Holland, and several states were represented during our too-short visit). I stayed at a different hostel in D.C. last year - and enjoyed the experience. But this Guest House now tops my D.C. list. The volunteer staff made us feel like long-lost friends and could not have been more accommodating. We will be back!!