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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Located right next to the train station, this hostel offers usual facilities that hostel offers. There is parking in the street facing the hostel at night and there is a parking lot (you have to pay to stay there) next to the train station during...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Sp_Backpacker
Reviewed May 25, 2018

My son & I stayed here. It is very laid back and casual. The whole place smells like Marijuana. The bunks were comfortable, but the people in the other bunks were moving around & getting up & down all night. Next time, I would ask...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Cathy K
Response from Lori B, Manager at Hilltop HostelResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you . We have a guest that has a backpack made out of Hemp therefore the smell gets all thru the house . He keeps it w/ him no matter where he is at Lori

Reviewed November 16, 2017

Having found Hilltop Hostel a couple of years ago, it has become my go-to choice for trips to D.C. Being right across the street from the Metro stop means complete accessibility to downtown, having Busboys & Poets one block up means that meals are excellent...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank SallijaneG
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This should have been a nice stay. I tried to check in with a 60ish man, when a woman of the same age burst into the office shrieking "why have I been called over?" She ignored my attempts to check in while yelling at her...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank Coreee
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

If you want a hostel in Washington there isn't much other choice that I can see We had a private double room, at a very reasonable cost for Washington. It is very handily situated with the Red metro line straight to town centre, the mall...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Hilltop Hostel is a lovely privately owned Victorian house built in 1891 with lots of charm and character listed on the Washington D.C. register of historic buildings. We have 2 private room that can sleep up to More 3 people. Our hostel is conveniently located across the street from the Red Line Takoma Station of the Metro system, which also happens to be 1 of the major bus hubs in DC. There is no where you can't get to from here, including Maryland and Virginia. Downtown just a short 10 minute ride on metro, with quick access to numerous tourist spots. Across the street is a lovely park great for a picnic or just laying on blanket and reading a book on a nice day with a 7-11 store next to it for 24 hr convenience that also happens to be a sub police station for a very safe suburban setting. The neighborhood has lots of unique shops, with a CVS and Post Office just blocks away for your shopping convenience. There are also many eateries from different cultures and several neighborhood pubs that serve food also for your enjoyment and relaxation. If you prefer to cook your own food in our kitchen, a grocery store is located just a short walk from the hostel. Need to do some research? Feel free to visit the library 2 blocks away for those of you that are here for internships or need to study. We have a fully stocked kitchen with all appliances, seasonings, and cookware. Our kitchen is open 24 hrs for your use. There is a public computer for those of you without laptops free to use and free wifi that works in dorm rooms and outside. A guest phone is also available for free local and long distance calls and also accepts incoming calls. Our hostel supplies linens and towels at no extra cost. Free lockers are also available, although you will need to provide your own lock. Locks are also available for purchase in our office. For your entertainment we have a TV room w/satellite service including HBO and dozens of other channels. There are plenty of games and books available for a rainy day and poker table and chips for anyone wanting to get a poker game started. Our basement provides the perfect party atmosphere with a pool table, foosball and electronic bowling game; as well as couches and satellite television for your enjoyment. Our lovely back yard is complete with horse shoe pits, deck, table and chairs, couches and a hammock where you can feel free to socialize, party or just relax. There is also a propane grill for those of you who like to barbeque. We are very well known for our popular back yard parties and cookouts and lovely gardens, as well as our holiday parties. Guests are welcome to drink alcohol. For those who prefer the great outdoors, there is space for to set up your own small tent where you can sleep under the stars in our private backyard. Guests must be 18 or older, and we have no curfew nor lock out Sorry, we do not allow guests from the DC area. We have special rates for people that would like to stay long term (month or more). The common area and dorms are smoke free, however we do allow smoking in the basement and outside. There are laundry facilities conveniently located next 3pm til midnight. We accept cash or travelers cheques only, although you will need credit card to secure reservation. Office hours are 9am til midnight. We cannot check you in if you arrive outside of these hours unless arrangements are made in advance as we understand that times there are delays with transportation or late flight arrivals Cancellations are required to be given before 24 hrs of arrival date. We provide free maps of downtown sites to help you with finding your way around the area. There is an ATM across the street at 7-11 and another 2 blocks away. We offer group rates for parties of 15 people or more. Our friendly helpful staff live on premises. Occasional cookouts and a party for some holidays!!! We have no curfew nor lock out. No one under the age of 18 allowed without previous consent and knowledge. No locals are allowed. This hostel is for people traveling only. We look forward to seeing you at what we hope can be your home away from home! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
7
Price range
$21 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
India House Too
Also Known As
Hilltop Hotel Washington Dc
Location
United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
7
Price range
$21 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
India House Too
Also Known As
Hilltop Hotel Washington Dc
Location
United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Room Tips
"No A/C. fans only. dorm rooms are noisy & disruptive."
CathyK27
May 25, 2018
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"across from Metro; convenient neighborhood; staircases"
SallijaneG
Nov 16, 2017
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"Dorm room 9 on the top floor is the quietest in my opinion"
keeniew
Oct 28, 2016
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"The private room on the top floor was nice and spacious."
EverSince1986
Jun 20, 2016
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