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DC Lofty

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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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!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Could not be happier with my stay here i i was so impressed by the professionalism of the staff and how accommodating they were. The hostel itself was immaculate everything was clean and very comfy the beds were a plus quite more comfortable than you would think for a hostel hats off to Josh and the rest of the employees...

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

Thank you so much! We take such a long time, to find the nicest people on staff!

Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The people who work there are very easy going and easy to talk to! Free coffee and breakfast is nice. It's spacious and has nice living room spaces for mangling with over travelers! My room mate was very cool as well!

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Thank you for your great comments

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had a great time at DC Lofty, Everything was good especially for that price ! You have a big well equipped kitchen, a lot of bathrooms, fast wifi, wide TV areas, free access to computers and friendly staff ! I think that's almost all what you will need. Everything was convenient especially if you are a busy professional looking...

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Thank you for taking the time to review us!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was travelling alone so had booked a private room with a shared bathroom. Without me asking, they switched my room so I had an ensuite, which was a really welcome relief since I was only in DC for one night, very tired and looking for a bit of privacy. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The...

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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 St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4219
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $40 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get an ensuite :) I know the communal bathrooms were always busy!”
jesscotttt, Apr 3, 2017 | Read review
“Book at the hostel down the street. It's almost the same price and much better. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is good.”
jeremyf758, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“get a private room for just a little extra”
307henryd, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“If you dont like steps, try to book to the lower floors”
, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“I don´t know about the upper levels... but avoid the basement!”
Xenxen_Sama, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
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