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“Felt like staying at a friend's house” 5 of 5 stars
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1441 Kennedy St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-6824   |  
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Ranked #9 of 33 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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“Felt like staying at a friend's house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Stayed 2 nights for $45 per night. Outstanding value. This is a lovey, peaceful place run by members of the Meminite Church who volunteer to run the house. Do not let that put you off staying here as the only religious elements are bible quotes hanging on walls, an invitation to afternoon tea each day, and a brief prayer over the complementary morning breakfast. I went to the afternoon tea which was great because I got to know a little about the staff and other guests, and by the end of my brief stay we had exchanged email addresses. The only negatives are the location (it is about 40 minutes by bus from the Washington Mall) and the 11:00pm curfew (which is understandably needed to allow the staff and guests to get a good nights sleep)..

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kanegem, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Really recommended by us because of the friendly and cosy atmosphere. IGH is run by Mennonite volunteers but you don’t notice that except from a little morning prayer before breakfast. In the basement : a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and dishes, but no stove – some chairs and a TV set (no TV in the rooms) – ping pong table – ironing board – for a small charge : snacks and internet. Everyday at 9 PM super cosy “evening tea” : guests and volunteers exchange stories. Our room type : 2 single beds and 1 play pen (with a small surcharge) – but still a very cheap stay in DC. Shared bathrooms, but very clean. Breakfast : simple but very good. At 8 AM. Orange juice, homemade muffins (!), toasts, cornflakes, milk, coffee, tea. Places tot eat nearby : none. Parking space : 3 place in the back without extra charge. More then enough though. Most guests come without cars. Public transportation every 10 minutes nearby on 16th street and 14th street.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

International Guest House in Washington, DC is a bed and breakfast run by the Mennonites. The volunteers who runs the house are retirees. They took care of every basic need and yet feel like at home. Their special tea time is a great way to tell stories of your travels or experiences. This includes their home bake goods! Best part is like having a grandma or grandpa over and really make you feel like at home. A sweet home away from home. All the modern conveniences included. Plus there is a huge game room! Ample parking on the street and plenty of public transportation nearby.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

This B&B was fantastic. The hosts were very warm and welcoming and the rooms were clean and comfortable. You were really made to feel welcome and the hosts gave you lots of information about their city. In a nice neighbourhood too. A good affordable choice for DC.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1441 Kennedy St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-6824
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Ranked #9 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Number of rooms: 12

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