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

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: brill location, clean and spacious

Disliked: no early check in

The property's response is...

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

Kirsti Halcomb

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2011 Kirsti would recommend this property

Liked: It's location was good, within walking distance of Chinatown, white house, national mall (eg museums, galleries and Capitol Hill/Washington monument). Breakfast of all you can eat bagels, bread, cereal, juice and coffee was quite good. Large lockers in room was also good.

Disliked: The life is tiny and extraordinarily slow (literally waiting 5 minutes sometimes) which was imconvenient being on the 7th floor. The wifi only works on 1st and 2nd floor, not in rooms.

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

paula maffei

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2011 paula would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and the staff very friendly

Disliked: thy runned out of coffee in the mornings

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to metro station "Metro Center", nice place to hang out with people, free breakfast

Disliked: elevator is too slow, facilites look a little old

The property's response is...

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

Angela March

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2011 Angela would recommend this property

Liked: Great friendly staff! Awesome breakfast and great facilities:) Nice sized rooms!!

Disliked: I found the guy that checked me in was a little rude and abrupt! This was honestly only this one guy however and all the other staff were so incredibly kind, helpful and friendly that it more than made up for this guys rudeness!

The property's response is...

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

Kieran Randell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2011 Kieran would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No bar

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
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like everything about it, especially the friendly guy serving breakfast =)

Disliked: The elevator is a little bit slow, if that counts

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Andrew the receptionist on March 15, 2011!

Disliked: Price!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011

Liked: it was in a good location and the breakfast guy was pretty cool

Disliked: cant drink, eat breath or pretty much do anything in this hostel. no fun at all! no atmosphere and no night life. if ur looking for fun and a few good nights out with new people then go somewhere else!

The property's response is...

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

Christopher Dore

Alone

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

10 April 2011 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities and very good breakfast Close enough to the main sites of DC Eassy to get to from Union Station and Greyhound

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean and it's calm!

Disliked: Very poor breakfast! And the lockers at the basement are expensive!

The property's response is...

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

NICOLE KHONG

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2011 NICOLE would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location, near to many attractions.

Disliked: Washing own cutlery after eating breakfast. No dishwasher provided.

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

City break

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: none

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great staff! decorations in the stairway

Disliked: rather sterile atmosphere when you weren't in the common areas

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2011

Liked: the staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is great.

Disliked: This is not a hostel for backpackers. There were a lot of students, many under age - hardly who you want to hang out with when you're traveling. The showering facilities are pretty basic and water is generally luke-warm to cold. It's just not worth the money

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I especially liked the breakfast and how the dormrooms are split up in several corners, so that you have more privacy.

Disliked: A bit pricey for a hostel, but probably the best value for money in DC

The property's response is...

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

David Hong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and very helpful staff. Went on a group tour and meet loads of fun people.

Disliked: Showers were not the best. Water can be just hot or just cold.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was great, muffins and bagels! and the tv room is good at night

Disliked: .

The property's response is...

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

Daniel Henrique de Mendonça

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2011 Daniel Henrique would recommend this property

Liked: Safe, clean and Cheap. I really enjoyed my time there.

Disliked: Nothing

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

ZHANG Fan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 February 2011 ZHANG would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Cleanness. Helpful staff. Nice people to meet.

Disliked: The wifi can only cover within 3 floors. I can't get access to wifi at 5th floor, which is really sad!! (I like surf Internet on bed) The water on 5th floor is not warm enough when showering.

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

Jordan Boyd

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011 Jordan would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel set over 8 floors. Plenty of common areas, free breakfast. Free wifi downstairs

Disliked: Breakfast area very crowded. However hostel was full as 300,000 people were goign to washington for a march

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

Martins Berzins

Alone

Business / conference
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 February 2011 Martins would recommend this property

Liked: Good-morning guy is absolutely amazing! He made my every morning. The lockers are huge, I could store everything there (must have lock with you).

Disliked: Although I have nothing against the policy to wash my own dishes, it can result that sometimes when you take 'clean' dishes, they are not so clean. One night it was really hot, the heating was I believe to maximum. Next day talked to staff and they made it right.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

31 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing. Maybe some chairs and a table in the laundry area would be great as there is no place to sit and fold your laundry.

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

Paul Lennon

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 January 2011 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Well what i liked the most about it was the close proximity to the bus stop and the museums. I didn't even need to take the subway.

Disliked: No hostel designated parking and you had to pay for internet

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

Brett Kortum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Brett would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good

Disliked: Atmosphere was lacking a bit