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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Staff was nice and friendly. There is a fully equipped and big kitchen, which you can use and a spacious common area. Wi-fi worked fine as well. The only drawback is that I had no warm water when showering! Would not expect that in Washington:P

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We had a great weekend staying at DC Lofty in Washington. The room was clean and perfect for what we needed. Location was great for sightseeing. The staff were really friendly and fun, and had organized activities each night if you wanted to join; shout outs to Josh, Ed and Lex for showing us a great time. Would definitely stay... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is pretty bad... Pros- location is awesome Cons- let me start by saying if you are a girl you get the full tour of the place, services and benefits explained and then you get hit on and asked to drink. If you are a boy you get nothing. Creepy male staff. 2nd- stayed in basement room, filthiest worst... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for the cheap prices. I suggest bringing your own towel, since mine smelled like Doritos. The beds weren't really comfy as well, but that's kind of expected. The staff is nice and they will help you out if you ask them. I'd say that if you are looking for something cheap and decent for the price, this... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This hostel did not meet our expectations. It was not clean neither the hostel or the bed sheet. The shower didn't drop much water. The location is not bad, but you preferably need to take the bus/underround to go to DC main attractions. This hostel is useful if you don't want to waste a lot of money (breakfast not included),... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Good hostel, good location, about 30 mins walk to the centre, or very near the subway to access everything. Nice kitchen and social area. The only negative was lack of help with what to do in DC, the only suggestions I was given were paid activities and there is so many free things to do in DC. Washington monument, smithsonian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

First time hosteling by my self so was a bit daunting, however DC lofty gave me a great base to explore Washington from. Staff were all great, diy pancakes in the morning was great too. The only downside for me was the chilled showers, but overall a great stay.

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Thank Jacob R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with 3 friends. Perfect hostel were supposed to be in a dorm of 6 but ended up having a little room of 4 to ourselves. Mike the manager was fantastic, couldn't of been more helpful making recommendations for a great bar. (Marvin's on u street check it out if you are into hip hop/rap, cool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and friend booked this hostel because it was the cheapest online by far. We were expecting something okay, but were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was! High speed wifi; two tvs (with Netflix) in big living rooms with comfy couches; a big, well equipped kitchen; and good sized rooms with big and comfy beds! Two very small negatives:... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I never right reviews but the service and condition if this hostel was appalling. I went to the front counter to ask for toilet paper as the shared room had none and the person behind the desk was counting money. I asked for toilet paper as I needed to use the bathroom. He said he would get some and told... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about DC Lofty

Address: 815 7th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-3609
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $41 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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