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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The hostel is right next to a subway station which is a short ride into down town DC. The neighbourhood Takoma Park has some lovely shops and bars. These are the only advantages of this place however! The service is terrible! No reception and you can only get in through calling a number - which doesnt work if you are... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

CLEAN!, well-worn, all amenities youth hostel. Good systems in place for kitchen, internet, front door lock. Bathrooms honestly cleaned every day. Single room had locking door with key, air conditioner, tv, shared bath. Extremely convenient, nice and helpful staff. The right thing for this conference trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Although a bit run down, this hostel had a very homely feel to it, however, finding someone who worked there to check in posed difficulties. As a lot of other backpackers, we were coming from another country, meaning that we do not have cell phone access in the states. The only way to get into the hostel is to call... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A little on the outskirts but right next to the metro so wasn't really an issue. Staff are lovely genuine people people. The house is beautiful on the outside and quirky on the inside. Our private double room had plenty of storage space. The bed wasn't the most comfortable. The bathroom was clean. Kitchen had everything you need. Although I... More 

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District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The toxic staff made my experience intolerable. I have stayed at over 20 hostels, many of them so run down they had bed bugs and rats. However, out of all them, this was the worst. After a long day, I didn't even want to come home. Stay out of here.

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Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Hilltop Hostel for a few nights while I was travelling the states and exploring the capital. The hostel had an ideal location just a minute's walk from the Takoma metro stop - around 15 minutes direct to Union Station. It was easy to get there from Reagan Airport via the yellow and red metro lines, which were... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I like this hostel . very well furnished .the owner is very nice person .The staff are all really knowledgeable and friendly and are happy to sit and chat with you and give you advice about the local and surrounding areas. The place itself is a little out the way but the metro station is literally just outside which takes... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Decent hostel, good service, mediocre facilities, nice eployees 2-3 of them are alwast present at the hostel. Far from the city center, but super close to metro station. Rooms have bunkbeds that are verry unstable, anybody in the room moving or turning around will mean that the bed will shake, a lot. Beds are coverd in plastic sheets (in accordance... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The place smells. I had to give my credit card to hold the room and 2 weeks after I checkout they charge my credit card. When I call they said dispute it with the bank. Yes this is a wanna be business

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room and although unsure at first became to love the place. The staff are all really knowledgeable and friendly and are happy to sit and chat with you and give you advice about the local and surrounding areas. The place itself is a little out the way but the metro station... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 rooms that can sleep up to 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. Convenient parking is available one block away $7 per 24 hours. 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Hostel

Address: 300 Carroll St NW, Washington DC, DC 20012-2008 (Formerly India House Too)
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $28 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hilltop Hotel Washington Dc
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