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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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Facilities

  • 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.

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82.7%

Overall Rating

189 out of 205 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Loftstel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
84.0%
Safety
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97.1%
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Mareen Zschichold

13 October 2009 Mareen would recommend this property

Liked: accommodating and easy going staff. Almost homely atmosphere, but in a cool way. The kitchen provides almost everything you might need (alos oils, pasta, tee..) and supermarkets to provide you with the rest are in walking distance, as is the metro station. All in all the best hostel I have seen in the US!

Disliked: Mareen left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Samy Quigley

08 October 2009 Samy would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel that felt like home. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Samy left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

27 September 2009

Liked: The cosiness.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Ayan Chatterjee

23 September 2009 Ayan would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location to all the DC sights, and lots of the amenities like internet and storage were free. Felt more like a family home than a hostel.

Disliked: Ayan left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alexandra Oliver

08 September 2009 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: This unmarked house in a residential neighbourhood feels more like dropping by at a friend's friend's place for a night than a "proper" hostel--in a good way. You have to take your shoes off at the door, a courtesy observed by all guests, but the casual, homey atmosphere doesn't mean less cleanliness or poor service. A staffer is at the desk 24/7 to help with questions or complaints. There's not much to do or see or eat in the area except an organic grocery store, a gas station, and a few fast food Chinese + Carribbean joints, but the location is well connected via the Green/Yellow lines.

Disliked: Alexandra left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

27 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place, with very nice people! comfortable to sleep and to hang out!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I would recommend the LOFTSTEL to anyone who comes to DC and doesn't know anyone else there. I myself am a little shy and not the first person to make friends with strangers but the common areas offer many opportunities to talk to other people and get to know new friends. Nevertheless, it also offers quiet areas if you want to be alone, so you could easily stay there for longer!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

07 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: best hostel in town

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kathleen Villondo

18 July 2009 Kathleen would recommend this property

Liked: A really clean and nice hostel! Shoes off at the front door, beds are really comfortable and the blanket is great You can really tell that they recently rennovated the place. People who stay here are usually around college age and are staying at LOFSTEL long term doing internships or jobs in DC. So a lot of people know each other but everyone is really nice to travellers too and include you in group activities. :) A really great atmosphere. The only downside is that it's in a pretty shady neighborhood. However, I feel that the hostel is safe though because it requires a door code to get into the building. Also, there are RAs that live in the building 24/7/

Disliked: Kathleen left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

01 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Josh Carrico

04 May 2009 Josh would recommend this property

Liked: It was located in a central neighborhood with quick access to the Metro.

Disliked: Josh left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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olivier maleysson

16 April 2009 olivier would recommend this property

Liked: a tiny place with a very friendly atmosphere, located in a pleasant and safe part of DC. The people in charge are friendly and helpful. I'll recommend this place to anybody travelling to DC

Disliked: olivier left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

08 April 2009

Liked: great beds but not a good location and not as friendly as anticipated

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nicholas French

08 March 2009 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very nice. Very nice showers and in general house is in great condition. I also liked the fact that there was a quiet area so that people could do work if necessary

Disliked: Nicholas left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

28 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great but it's too far from the city center.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

26 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A "family" atmosphere where people can all eat dinner with eachother.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is perfect- but the area is pretty dangerous! don't get there after dark!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tibor J. Molnar

01 December 2008 Tibor J. would recommend this property

Liked: I was impressed about the safety and security. Being from Europe and staying many Hostels I can say that it was the most safest place that I have ever been. It do need a little bit more space in the room to keep the belongings because the closet was not easy to access.

Disliked: Tibor J. left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stephen McHugh

25 November 2008 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: people very friendly

Disliked: Stephen left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Curtis John

24 November 2008 Curtis would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly staff, the kind other people staying there, and the unexpected amenities.

Disliked: Curtis left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

16 November 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The fact that it's not like most hostels!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

09 November 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very cozy and comfortable, place is generally clean (including bathroom), got tv and public computer. Stuff is nice and helpful. It's a nice place to stay and is at good value! Though it's a bit hard to find and you can't tell it's a hostel by its front door.But i definitely recommend it~

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nathan Budziszewski

08 November 2008 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice atmosphere. The location felt a little unsafe but the hostel is secure.

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

02 November 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, very clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

27 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere,the people and the location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.