Avoid at all costs!
On arrival, even ascending the dirty stairs filled my heart with trepedation.
On meeting the owner - a thiry something stoner - I could tell I was going to be out and about A LOT! He said there were no clean sheets so would get some later as he lazily gazed at a stack of dirty laundry taller than me (6foot).
Aside from being a long walk out of central DC (though quite a nice walk), it is a great location for going out, being on what many of the local students consider the "party area" of DC.
Underneath the hostel is a 24 hour diner which serves amazing food night and day and is really good value. It's always bussling and really gets you into the American spirit.
The hostel is hideous.
8 people crammed into a room big enough for 4. Electrical sockets and wires hanging around everywhere. Broken glass from lightbulbs on the wooden floor.
(just warming up)
Grimey unwashed bathroom, plasters (Band-aids) lying around, nails from the floorboards exposed.
(coming upto the good stuff).
RATS under the floorboards [i woke to hear a strange scratching noise - unfortunately that was not the first time i had heard rats under floorboards so knew what it was immediately].
BUGS/FLEAS in the sheets and mattresses. I was eaten all over with small bites - some of which I am still scared with!
And upon check out the owner said "Oh yeah, if you get a card in the mail asking how you rated your stay, make sure you give us like a nine or nine and a half out of ten yeah?".
I think not.
If you plan on staying there make sure you have had a tetenus shot.
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