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Reviews of HI - Washington DC Hostel

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

88.1% Overall Rating

1107 out of 1197 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/09/2014)

Björn Schuster thinks…

"Clean rooms with lockers. The shower room was ok. There is a breakfast until 9:30."

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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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88.1%

Overall Rating

1107 out of 1197 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
85.6%
Safety
93.6%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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

The property's response is...

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

Rebekah Izzard

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2011 Rebekah would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff, very friendly. A great things about this place was it had a lot of space. It had an area downstairs where you could chill out, get on computers, play pool etc. It also have a kitchen/dinning/tv area that was on another floor that was also really great. Big kitchen, and great free breakfast. They also offered a lot of free events that you could sign up for. Great location

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great staff - particularly John (?), the breakfast boss. Great (free) tours with informative and personable guides, clean rooms with plenty of space and secure storage.

Disliked: As per usual with HI hostels - the no-alcohol policy.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and large kitchen space

Disliked: Elevator is old and slow

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the breakfast alot, refrigerator access, hairdryer access, the room (also that its climate was well regulated), the fact that there was access to computers with Internet, and the location, also staff and the other hostelers were friendly.

Disliked: Finding another person sleeping in my bed was not so much fun. Maybe you can make sure, people understand better which bed they are supposed to sleep in.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds, lots of space or bags etc in the dorms, good breakfast options, great location near all major sites and museums, very clean bathrooms.

Disliked: Wifi didn't work in the rooms, only in the communal areas. The showers didnt really have a dry place to get dressed that was also private.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, and much more spacious rooms than other hostels, breakfast was very good also

Disliked: Slightly further from the main DC attractions than expected

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

Tina Milavec

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2011 Tina would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very nicely maintained and smartly furnished. The dorms were huge so there is way enough space and privacy for everyone in the room. The bathrooms were clean and there was even shower gel and shampoo available. The breakfast was very good.

Disliked: The guy at the reception desk didn't reply when we said hello when entering.

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

Marcus Liddicoat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 November 2011 Marcus would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are friendly especially the morning breakfast man , who is a champion !! Great array of free activities to participate in . All within a decent walk of the major sites of an amazing city !!

Disliked: Bit outdated , needs refurb, and elevator really slow :(

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: in the room were some corner so that the two people who shared a bed had some space for their own - that was nice. the dining area was nice and clean. breakfast was ok.

Disliked: the air conditioning was to loud and to cold in the room - also in the dining area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 October 2011

Liked: That I only booked one night

Disliked: that they falsely stated their cost... and that it cost 36 bucks to stay in a 10 bed dorm!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lage, sher freundliche und Hilfreiche Mitarebiet, super Angebote: Stadtrundfahrt, geinsame wander,...

Disliked: undichte/ ungenügend isolierte Fenster-- es wurde dadurch sehr kalt im Zimmer (keine Heizung)

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

Leroy Clarke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2011 Leroy would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and easy living quarters

Disliked: Not really it was pretty great all round

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location for all the top sites!! We just walked everywhere! The kitchen well equipped and the tv room is really good too!

Disliked: Internet didnt reach room