I travelled with a group of 8 people (Kiwi, Brits, and Americans) in August 2013. Upon arrival we were greeted by the welcoming receptionist and their dog Popeye- both were very friendly! The only downside to the dog being there is that there is no mention of him on their website (as reviewers have stated before). I personally had no problem with it, but I can see why others would find that frustrating- especially if you are allergic to dogs and have pre-booked your accommodation. The receptionist was also really helpful when we wanted to go to a ball game- she even let us use her computer and printer even though she technically wasn't allowed to! The whole concept of taking your shoes off upon arrival, although smelly, is a good idea as the carpets were all clean and tidy.
We were lucky enough to all be allocated in the same room, as we were staying at a relatively quiet time. The overall vibe of the place is very homey and welcoming. It is definitely not as flash as other hostels I have stayed in, but for the price you pay it's worth it.
We all loved our stay here- the beds and bedding were clean, the hostel itself was clean and tidy and the services they did provide (the pancake breakfast and Sunday BBQ) were a good way to meet others staying there at the time. Free wifi was also available, and the showers were always hot and clean. The rooftop terrace was a bit rundown, but as we had just come from a rustic Summer camp we were totally fine with the facilities not being as flash as they could have been.
Overall if you're not a fussy traveller and you're looking for a nice place to stay in DC with friendly staff, clean basic facilities, close access to the city centre and cheap prices I would definitely recommend staying here- I will be returning if I am ever back in DC for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All brand new!! New bathrooms! New media room! Cleanest rooms in dc! (Thanks to our "no shoes in house" and "no food in bedrooms" policies! ) Check out what makes Duo Housing THE #1 Choice for travellers! We provide the MOST FREE Amenities of any Hostel in DC! Duo Housing is just MINUTES away from nightlife, tourist attractions, and shopping! Less than 2 blocks to the Metro Rail! Come see why everyone LOVES Duo Housing DC! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duo Housing Hotel Washington Dc