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Reviews of Hostelling International – Washington, DC

Hostel | 1009 11th Street, NW, Washington, Washington DC, USA DC 20001

88.9% Overall Rating

1069 out of 1158 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/03/2014)

Anthony Kang thinks…

"Good location just a 20-minute walk from most major sites. There was also free food on a few occasions and the complimentary bananas are great."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

HOSTEL CUSTOMS • A valid credit card is required for guaranteed reservations. If you need personal attention or have special needs, please call us or email us • Please retain your confirmation number when making a reservation • A $3 per person, per night Temporary Membership Fee for those who aren't members • Please show a government issued photo ID upon check-in • Check-in is at 2:00 PM on your arrival date, and check-out is at 11:00 AM on your departure date. Guests have until 2:00 PM on the date of arrival to cancel their reservation. Any guest who does not call and cancel by 2:00 PM on the date of arrival will be charged one night stay • Children under 12-years-old must stay with their guardian in a private room. Children 12-18 years-old must stay in the same room with their guardian • Extension requests made after 11:00 AM on the scheduled date of departure may require the hosteller to switch beds and/or rooms • FREE in-room lockers are provided (please provide your own lock). A limited number of electronic lockers are available for a small fee • The maximum length of stay is 14 days within a twelve-month period • Accommodations are available only to travelers from outside a 55 mile radius of the hostel • Refunds will be provided using the original method of payment "Accepted credit cards, for making reservations and paying for stays, are limited to VISA or Mastercard."

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88.9%

Overall Rating

1069 out of 1158 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostelling International – Washington, DC'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
88.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
95.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013

Liked: free wifi and breakfast were good. daily activities are tours were fantastic.

Disliked: bathrooms were appalling. absolutely no privacy in the showers. walls are very thin, could hear the street noise and people in the next room.

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

Santiago Toro Acelas

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013 Santiago would recommend this property

Liked: It has an excellent location. The staff was very friendly.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Yanjun Wang

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2013 Yanjun would recommend this property

Liked: The kind and friendly staff. The free breakfast (like sooo much ) the chef John who can speak . good morning in 65 languages and he is so funny. The free tour and the guide Mike. Love... the dorm layout. Feels like 2 beds room instead of 10 beds. Love!! "" hangout in the lounge or bring your laptop join the free wifi in the cafeteria. What a nice international family! Highly recommended! Love!

Disliked: There were two flies in the dorm of the first night. did not see them the second day and night. There were kind of bugs? flies in the shower room. My roommate put her laptop on the floor and it was lost. What a shame.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bodie Thorpe

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2013 Bodie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very clean and organised facility.

Disliked: Bodie left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hans Kristian

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2013 Hans would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast, the fast internet access, lounge with billiard table, piano & guitar.

Disliked: the location is quite far from the subway around 4-5 blocks walking. there is no internet access @8th Floor in the room

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

RUBEM CARVALHO

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2013 RUBEM would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Breakfast was nice too.

Disliked: Everything was ok.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is really well located, and its quiet. Rooms are good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Bavasuthan Gnanasampanthan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2013 Bavasuthan would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great and it had a good atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, good price, quiet, clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Wifi only worked on common areas

The property's response is...

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

Rosie Owens

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2013 Rosie would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel was great, it is right near the white house and good transport links. The hostel offered a great free breakfast and free tea and coffee, the staff were friendly and they have a great locker service which came in handy for us as our bus wasn't until late at night. The kitchen facilities were fantastic and there was a great TV room.

Disliked: Just lacking a bit of atmosphere but think it was because it was a big hostel.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful, the rooms were clean and the location was good, within walking distance of all main attractions in Washington.

Disliked: The atmosphere in the hostel was pretty dull, for a single traveller it wasn't a good place to meet new people.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Gina Poertner

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

08 March 2013 Gina would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to where I needed to be for work. It is also close to many reasonably priced restaurants. There is a bike share station on the corner, so very convenient if wanting to use a bike for commuting.

Disliked: The carpet in the rooms could use some deep cleaning or replacing.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and atmosphere, very good for mixing with other travellers

Disliked: Nothing really, I can imagine it suffering the same things every hostel does when crowded but no specific faults to pick. The area it is in is safe and convenient, though without much character - but then you could say that about most of Washington DC.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andrea Van Der Plaats

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Location and atmosphere.

Disliked: Room was really too hot.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was pretty great. Everything was in walking distance. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Breakfast in the morning was very decent, and John the breakfast guy was awesome. The rooms had nice big lockers. I was alone in a 4 bed room which was great, advantage of travelling in the off peak season i suppose. And the little things like free fruit and an extra pillow help to improve the place.

Disliked: There is only wifi on the 1st and 2nd floors. The bunk beds are too short for anyone over about 6'2.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is so friendly and helpful. The place is spotless and well taken care of. I would recommend this to everyone. I will definitely make several trips over there again with friends and family.

Disliked: Nothing--!

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, not so far away, safeway, cvs in the near

Disliked: we had a very small room with 8 bed's and it was so few place! mattress no stove in the kitchen because of reconstruction and no replacement

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Victor Lopes

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 Victor would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent!

Disliked: Victor left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff!

Disliked: The bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. Also the elevator was really slow.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yang Yang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Yang would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location and good breakfast.

Disliked: Slow elevator

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Met a few people. Free breakfast.

Disliked: Showers take a while to get warm.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

nuha ebrahim

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break

19 December 2012 nuha would recommend this property

Liked: I had some bad experience with hosteling in other hostels but to be honest hostelling international changed the meaning for me ! it is really an amazing atmosphere , great value and pocket friendly especially for student traveler . I've been recommended to stay in it by my sister who enjoyed her stay last year !

Disliked: nuha left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice place

Disliked: all is perfect

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, the central location and the tours they had available for the travelers.

Disliked: not much, maybe a slow elavator at times, but it doesn't really matter.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, reasonably large rooms with decent beds, all facilities one could expect, loads of social events.

Disliked: Nothing particular.

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