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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: affordable parking, easy and friendly staff, nice common areas, and good location Cons: annoyingly slow Internet, bad water pressure in the showers, toilet paper was always gone, and bed sheets need to be renewed.

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Chicago
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Stayed here for only one night on Oct 2016. Friendly staff was very helpful with directions. Décor was tasteful and the light effects in the shower were very cool. Mike (at the front desk) made a room-change recommendation upon my arrival which worked out well and I am very grateful that he had the inclination to do so. Best part...

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Lewes, Delaware
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The staff are very helpful and friendly, they do a great job. The place is more run down than the photos portray. Room I was in had lots of spackle on the walls and bathroom, 2 outlets didn't have covers (fire regulation?) No staff after 10pm so people come and go-there was a couple who supposedly checked out, but came...

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Supernice host and the most different guests from all over the world. If you wanna have a real experience of the American houseparty, this is your place. By te way, clean and comfortable rooms and bathroom, pretty good equipment in the kitchen, close to a supermarket. Perfect price-to-value ratio.

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review, as it means a bunch to us. We do strive to provide a nice value for the stay. The hostel is cleaned DAILY for multiple hours on; our appliances, mattresses, pillows, covers, bed sheets, and equipment is made sure to be updated constantly. We also provide pretty cool events, like the open bar...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 29, 2016

We went to DC for the week end and picked a random hostel and that was an excellent choice. The location is pretty good and we met some very nice people. Moreover, the hostel ordered pizza on Saturday night for everyone which was perfect before going out.

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, and mentioning one of our events that we do! In general, we encourage everyone, who books with us to ACTIVELY respond to our events emails, so we can plan better, on who's coming. Surely Wednesday Open bar at an upscale DC lounge, or movie and pizza nights are the biggest hits - but we...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Ok, I don´t review much but a couple of days ago a friend asked for tips and places to stay around DC and the first thing that came to mind was to tell him to absolutely avoid this place. I stayed last year during memorial weekend with some friends down at the basement. I have never seen a filthier room...

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thank you for the time spent in writing your review. We make sure to spend the time to actually read all of them, and make improvements as suggested. As just mentioned in my previous review response I left, this really hinges on price. Since it was a crazy weekend, the prices were up to their highest summer rates, and I'm...

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is your standard hostel really, cleanliness level was average. It was in a nice neighbourhood, felt safe and secure. We walked down into the main touristy part of DC (National Mall) in around 20 minutes. Only slight issue was parking, it's a small parking lot (only 5 cars at a time) so not best for large SUV's. We...

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

hey there, thank you for your comments. All of the doors inside and outside have locks on them - and are always in the locked position. Our parking lot is a bit small, but we're happy to be able to accommodate everyone, especially for such low prices! We have added another cleaning staff to make sure that the hostel is...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Clean accommodations, nice neighborhood, economic and social. I am well over the age of the usual hostel traveler but I meet a much more interesting class of people at hostels compared to when I travel by myself and stay at a hotel. This hostel was no exception. I enjoyed several meals in the kitchen, chatting with people from all over...

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Hey there, thank you so much for your nice review!

Reviewed April 27, 2016

My friends and me we went in Washington Dc for a weekend and we were hosted in this Hostel. The position is quite good, it is only 20 min by foot from the station and downtown, and 10 minutes by foot from the most well known clubs, pubs and discos of the city. The room is quite confortable, it is...

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, as we are paying very close attention to all of them!

Grand Bahama Island
Reviewed January 19, 2016

So, I am a cycling tourist and I have 3 months on the road both in Europe and the States.. I' ve been to many many hostels, honestly. This is like the friendliest I 've been so far. I don't know about the rest of the staff but the guy there called Josh is amasing! A lot friendly and gave...

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Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

YES! Thank you so much for reviewing the other side - the people!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located hostel in Washington, DC. We are just blocks, and less than 10 minutes away from The Convention Center, less than a mile from the White House, and only a metro stop away from the monuments, the museums, and all of the major attractions in the capital. Staying at DC Lofty also gives you access to Capital View, its awesome roof top patio with hammocks, lounge chairs, grill, darts, and music! Save at DC Lofty, while utilizing our rooftop pool and Jacuzzi access on weekdays! ... more   less 

Additional Information about DC Lofty

Address: 1335 11th street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $30 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you dont like steps, try to book to the lower floors”
 of 5 bubbles , Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“I don´t know about the upper levels... but avoid the basement!”
 of 5 bubbles Xenxen_Sama, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was epic flashing color changing lights in the walls of the shower”
 of 5 bubbles I8519NSjohnd, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have their charms.”
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“Avoid basement rooms !!!!”
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