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

89.1% Overall Rating

1092 out of 1181 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/08/2014)

"Library nearby, Ethiopian restaurant right next door, subway nearby, good neighborhood, near what I needed to be near."

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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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89.1%

Overall Rating

1092 out of 1181 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
90.4%
Value
85.6%
Safety
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, free wifi, good location just about in walking distance from the Mall and associated sites, and reasonably handy for the bikeshare and metro too. Free pool table's a bonus, and a nice communal area. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Alejandro Lopez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Alejandro would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff, the guests, etc.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

28 March 2012

Liked: Very very clean. Free Breakfast.

Disliked: Staff is not very bothered to help. I've been to many hostels and this is the only one that doesn't keep your luggage for free in case you need to stay in town for some hours after the checkout.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It felt more like a hotel with the hostel environment.

Disliked: The walls are thin, I would recommend ear plugs.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Gabriel Candela

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2012 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, lockers in the room, key card, wifi free, towels and breakfast free

Disliked: Nothing to comment.

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient, reliable

Disliked: No

The property's response is...

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

Paul Harrington

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2012 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel,great location,great staff really liked this hostel.

Disliked: Only complaint was the elevator.It was unbelievably slow and should be replaced.I know its seen as a bit of a feature but everyone i met were really irritated by it and the cleaning staff seemed to spend most of their day in it.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast, the ability to hire a free umbrella.

Disliked: elevator was very slow, maintenance staff were rude when entering the room at 7:45am. both washing machines weren't working.

The property's response is...

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

29 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great.

Disliked: Too cold at night.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Victoria Campbell

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 February 2012 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Nice service by the staff

Disliked: Victoria left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Steve Paez

As a family with children

Family Holiday

22 February 2012 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: I love hi

Disliked: Maybe that not is close a stop subway, but is not problem of hi.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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SAMI EL GUIZANI

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2012 SAMI would recommend this property

Liked: Everthing, the staff and the cleaning women from Salvador are good fun and did a great job as usual. i also enjoyed teaching spanish to John the breakfast man. he's funny. he will expect you to say good morning to him in a language other than english. BEWARE !!

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is really good and the atmosphere is great. I really appreciate the activities they organize, that allows to know other people staying in the hostel and makes the atmosphere even better.

Disliked: There's only two things I didn't like about the hostel. The forst is that beds are a bit noisy. I didn't want to move a lot because I was affraid to wake up the persone above. And also that you have to pay if you want to leave your luggage for some hours after you check-out. I've been in other hostels and I've never had to pay. Appart from that, I really liked my stay at HI Washington, I totally recommend it!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: locations and staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

SEULGI CHOI

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2012 SEULGI would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was nice for me except I couldn't use elevator.

Disliked: Elevator was slow

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SHANNON MCCULLAGH

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

15 January 2012 SHANNON would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, good value for money

Disliked: Not very friendly staff, Seem more interested in being on facebook than assisting backpackers

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was one of the best I have had in years of staying at hostels around the world. Location is very good and central. Staff is quite friendly.

Disliked: Pub crawl was very disorganised, the tour leader came an hour too late and didn't wait for all participants. There are very noisy ventilators in rooms so don't stay here if you are a light sleeper.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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tamara marquez

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2012 tamara would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super friendly and helpful. Free Wifi. Cheap Laundry facilities. Clean Bathrooms. Very warm at night. Great Stay would stay again if I go back to DC.

Disliked: tamara left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Lowell Reddy

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2012 Lowell would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good and the hostel was clean.

Disliked: The wifi was interemittent and there was no wifi above the second or 3rd floor, it would have been nice to have wifi in the rooms.

100.0%
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Veron Cheong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012 Veron would recommend this property

Liked: It is a great place to stay & connect with other travellers!

Disliked: Veron left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - breakfast included

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen well organized with bins for indivuduals, lots of dining space.

Disliked: all ws OK

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff and location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Johanna Schuller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2011 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast, Inetfacilities, Activities offered by the hostel

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to all the sights, staff were helpful and breakfast was great!

Disliked: Nothing

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