I spent three nights at Duo Housing with my friends in late January 2014.
It was a little bit tricky to find at first but we made it eventually. It is located just next to a small supermarket and further down on the block you can find a liquor store. If that store has closed there's another one on M street if you turn left.
The staff were friendly and social. The pancakes in the morning was well appreciated, although I wish they had proper maple syrup instead of just ordinary syrup.
The kitchen was small and the frying pans and so on were a bit run down and there were handles missing and so on. It was still good enough to cook with and I fried a lot of eggs there and even fried some chicken and cooked rice one evening.
The social areas were really nice and we met some really nice people at the hostel. I would recommend though that the "dining room" next to the kitchen should be cleaned a bit more often as there were cereal and other crunchy stuff on the floor quite often.
The wifi worked quite ok. It was really slow or not working at all some times but most of the time it worked well.
The rooms were not very spacious and there was little space to put a suitcase, especially if you had a bed in the corner like I did. I had to lift my suitcase and place it on top of the security lockers. The lockers were spacious and sturdy.
The showers and toilets were nice and clean, nothing to complain about there.
Dog allergics, be aware. There's a dog in the hostel, but he stays on the ground floor and is not dangerous or overly social.
The temperature in the hostel was in general good. The dorms and toilets were very warm one morning though. The ground floor could be a little chilly but I rarely went there except for when passing through to go out.
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