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Italy
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I've booked a private room in this hostel which was quiet dear to be an hostel but the price for a hotel room was double: unaccetable. The place is kept very clean and the staff is very nice. The location it's unbeatable! They defenetly need an extra lift but they should provide soon. Free breakfast was full of choices.

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2 Thank crislondon08
Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

crislondon08: Thank you for your writing to us! As a resident of the DC area, I agree that this city can be very expensive. We do our best to keep our rates, even our private rooms, as reasonable as possible. It's tough, but I think we do well. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the "little extras!" ~ Mark Schneider,... More 

Thornton, Colorado
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

My mom and I chose to stay here because of the price, great location compared to the National Mall and government buildings, and the access to a kitchen to cook our own breakfast and dinner (they do offer a free breakfast but we prefer our own food). We met all kinds of interesting people of ALL ages while in the... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

LadyoftheArts: It's fun to read about all of the diverse and fascinating people who stay with us. Thanks for sharing your story! The people are what really make hostels the wonderful option that they are. All of us at HI-DC hope that you and your Mom are able to continue to create many more fabulous memories. ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC... More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The staff were very friendly and helful. The hostel was clean and nicely done out. The rooms were bent so you had more privacy than you would otherwise with lockers and power points for everyone. The hostel was pretty close to the mall and all of the attractions around there too. Breakfast was good every morning. Went on a couple... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Tom E: Thank you for your nice comments! Rooms - Check! Location - Check! Activities and events - Big ole check! Our volunteers are amazing job helping hostellers to meet one another. It's true about Suzie, our elevator. The great news about this is that she's retiring (she's worked hard for a long, long time), and we're getting a new... More 

Long Beach, California
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413 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the 10 bed dorm and it's a nice setup with the room being partitioned off so there is a little privacy a real nice setup is that each bed had its own reading lamp and electrical outlets. The location is within walking distance to a number of cheap eateries and was at the most 1/4 mile walk... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Hoben01: Thanks for the review, and another nice note about the guestrooms! Yes, each bed has its own bed lamp, with a pair of power outlets. And our location can't be beat. Thanks for all of the praise! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Clean and efficient, they are good at promoting networking, always planning group activities. The rooms are subdivided so there is a great sense of privacy even without a private room. The lockers are right beside your bed which is convenient

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

TT442: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our amenities! We do try to create additional privacy in the dorm rooms (particularly the larger dorms), making it feel as though you are in your own area. From my experiences hostelling, this is a unique set-up. Hope to see you again, soon! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

excellent hostel! Since attendance at the reception until the breakfast, cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast also very good morning! Local entertainment and very good internet, for use with computers is gaming in general.

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1 Thank Thiago B
Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

TT442: What a wonderful review! And completely accurate! :-) OK, OK. So maybe I'm not the one to ask due to my bias, but I do agree. Glad you enjoyed. ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

FOLSOM
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Great seeing all the young adults and how they interact. Room was very clean, staff friendly and helpful, and all amenities were adequate including laundry, lockers, wifi, TV room, and walking tours of a fabulous city. Safe area.

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Richard: Thank you for the lovely note and kind words! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This hostel, in general, is nothing more and nothing less than it should be - a cheap place to stay, where you won't be spending a lot of time. Especially if it's raining outside and your dormitory ceiling starts leaking, like it happened to me.There's a kitchen available if you feel like cooking (which I didn't) and there's complimentary breakfast,... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

EastEurope101: Thank you for your notes, and your very kind words about the HI-DC team. I'm very sorry that the rest of your stay was not what you were seeking. It's true, we did have an unexpected roof leak during your stay, and it unfortunately affected you. On the plus side, we have contracted with a roofer, and he is... More 

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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Super clean Friendly environment. All staff was super helpfull and always in good spirits. Great free breakfast and full kitchen. Super near all landmarks, can even go walking to all museums and memorials.

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Estefania G: Well, all of that's just...SUPER! Thanks so much! ~ Mark Schneider, HI-DC General Manager More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Clean and breakfast is fantastic. That's all really on the positives. Situated in a really seedy area. We watched prostitutes walk up and down the road being picked up etc pimps in blacked out cars speeding up, early one Sunday morning. Did not make us feel comfortable, the hostel does not have a great atmosphere but is better than one... More 

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Mark-GM, General Manager at HI Washington DC Hostel, responded to this review

Beeks873: Thank you for your insights about the hostel and your experience. I am sorry to read that the best parts of your stay were the breakfast and cleanliness -- even though those are two (2) very important aspects. Usually we receive high marks for our location, being so close to the many wonderful sights in our city. Being in... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HI-DC is the best value in DC! Our dorm-style and private rooms bring together international and domestic budget travelers in a safe, clean, and fun environment. We have a long list of FREE amenities and an unbeatable location - just 8 blocks to The White House and The National Mall (home to world-famous monuments, museums, and galleries), 4 blocks to China Town, and 3 blocks to the Metro. We're Gold Level Certified by Sustainable Travel International's STEP ("green") program, too! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Washington DC Hostel

Address: 1009 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4409
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $38 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Washington DC Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Frontdesk and staff are always very happy to help. Also go early for breakfast so you don't have to eat in a rush.”
 of 5 bubbles 908jeremiaha, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room off the street and choose a room with the least amount of beds for your budget”
 of 5 bubbles RamblingRonda, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“go for a room with less people in it”
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“Stay as close to the ground floor as possible since there is only one elevator”
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“Ask for an upper or lower bunk ahead of time if you have a preference.”
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