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

91.9% Overall Rating

1085 out of 1174 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/07/2014)

Caitlin Gray thinks…

"The included breakfast was substantial and made the price worth it. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and beds were made for you before arrival which is always nice - especially if you have a late…"

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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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91.9%

Overall Rating

1085 out of 1174 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
88.0%
Safety
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94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of activities, excellent location for sightseeing

Disliked: Wifi wasn't functioning very well

The property's response is...

100.0%
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monica lafaire

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 monica would recommend this property

Liked: It was near the event for which I was in the city, and I liked the breakfast

Disliked: It felt too crowded at times.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Sam Roberton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonably comfortable beds, big lockers, good security.

Disliked: We turned up before 2pm check-in and were told we couldn't check in yet (fine, no problems there) and the only option for storing our bags were the $4 (I think) lockers downstairs -- seems a bit crappy not to let you dump your bags somewhere for free like almost all other hostels do. Internet access was surprisingly bad (slow and unreliable) for a hostel/hotel in a major US city.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The large kitchen where you could cook for yourselves.

Disliked: The breakfast was less than expected from a HI-hostel.

The property's response is...

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

Thea Beckman

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013 Thea would recommend this property

Liked: It contains everything you need to enjoy a wonderful stay in Washington. I loved the free tours, the atmosphere and the friendly staff. The location is also ideal and I didn't once have to catch a bus or taxi to get around (although I do love walking).

Disliked: Thea left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Good events organised nightly making it an easy way to meet people. Decent breakfast, clean bathrooms, everything you could want in a hostel.

Disliked: A little expensive for a 10-bed dorm but that generally seems to be the case with hostels in America.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This one has really good site due to the location. Actually if you stay in the HI Washington DC, you'll don't need to use your extra money for transportation fee. It has really near location to the museums, art galleries and etc.

Disliked: Well. I stayed 10 people per room. So late at night, you have to keep quiet. But actually they has large room, and the space is almost separate 2 beds, 2beds, 2bedsm and 4beds. So it doesn't matter.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, within easy walking distance to all the sights.

Disliked: The lift is pretty old I would say and very slow which doesn't help when you are staying on the top floor. The metal bunk beds are probably also quite old as they are very squeaky, but for me sleeping on the bottom bunk was comfortable.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: brilliant, lots of attention to detail eg power sockets and lights per bed. very clean and tidy. staff great. good location and character of the building. free maps and heaps of stuff to get involved with. wifi is very good on lower floors but not past third.

Disliked: nothing I would recommend and stay again. maybe a slow lift but it def has character!

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is as good as described.

Disliked: No individual lights on the beds, unsafe to leave personal stuff outside the lockers (even if it's not valuable).

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

John Walter Acevedo Valencia

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 June 2013 John Walter would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and modern facilities

Disliked: Wifi not available in rooms

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Jason Shreeram

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2013 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful, the location is fantastic for viewing the Capitol and mall, easy access to to the metro and White House

Disliked: Only issue is the web info says to take he metro to McPherson square, but metro center is much closer

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Oliver Krumme

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2013 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to public transport and to the most important locations in DC, nice activities and comfortable lounge.

Disliked: I't not necessarily the newest hostel, also I'm wondering why the wifi is only limited to the first two floors and not extended to the whole building.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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