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Hostel | 4115 8th Street NW, Washington, Washington DC, USA DC 20011

82.7% Overall Rating

189 out of 205 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/05/2013)

"It's really well-run and organized. The staff is very friendly, and the guests are mostly interns or job-seekers, so you know you'll get to sleep at night. The no alcohol policy is great because people don't act drunk…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note that prices do not include the 14.5% Washington DC tax, and that your remaining balance is automatically charged to your credit card. Visit our website for our cancellation policy and directions to LOFTSTEL DC. Please note that our check-in times are from 10am to 10pm. If you have a late/early flight, PLEASE contact us ahead of time so that we can arrange for your arrival. You must be over the age of 18 to stay at Loftstel.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 8 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 10:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Washington?

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Clean comfortable accommodations for international students and interns. Free wireless internet, affordable long-term monthly rates, a fun cosy atmosphere, and a convenient location next to the subway! Read more

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About Loftstel

Our check-in times are between 10am and 10pm. If you are planning on checking in outside of these times, please contact us ahead of time. To check in, you must have the following:
- A passport
- Valid university ID

If you have questions about your eligibility for our student/intern discount, please email us.

Please note that prices do not include a 14.5% Washington DC sales tax.

We have monthly rates starting at $500 per month with discounts available through Facebook & our website. Our hostel is designed exclusively for long-term international students and interns (the average length of stay of our guests is 6 weeks). With huge common areas, fully stocked gourmet kitchens, free wireless Internet & public computers, Loftstel offers many free amenities for our guests.

Short-term reservations are subject to the DC sales tax of 14.50% and are not included in the price quoted by Hostelbookers. Your payment through HostelBookers secures your reservation and is non-refundable. You can view our cancellation policy on our website.

"Like people, open spaces and new experiences? Then you're a prime candidate for a Loftstel stay, which caters to young college students, while you're in town. Owner and run by Jeff Pan, Loftstels are huge, prime lofts turned into one big happy share, with bunk beds, communal bathrooms and kitchens, and all the amenities of home: Wi-Fi, laundry, TV, and backyard gardens often used for barbecues and parties. Although Loftstels cater to those staying weeks or months, they've also got cheap daily rates available, from $16 to $50. Both locations are a quick 15-minute subway ride. Loftstel also takes reservations through its page on Facebook."

Accommodation Information

All of our room options include the following amenities:
- Free wireless Internet (if you have a laptop)
- Free public computer to check your email
- Free towels & linen
- Free kitchen access with cookware & dinnerware provided
- Free personal locker & closet storage
- Funky design to make you feel right at home
- A great place to meet other young students & travelers from around the world

Please bring a small padlock with you for your locker.

Please note that guests should be at least 18 years old to stay at the hostel.

Location Information

The Loftstel is located 3 blocks from the Georgia-Ave Petworth metro station. The address is 4115 8th Street NW (between Taylor and Upshur), Washington DC 20011.