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Reviews of HI - Washington DC Hostel

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

88.8% Overall Rating

1108 out of 1198 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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88.8%

Overall Rating

1108 out of 1198 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC Hostel'

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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%
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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.

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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%
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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

88.6%
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Ryan Williams

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Can walk to the Whitehouse and national mall. Good hostel activities like pub crawls and walking tours. Rooms and bathroom were really clean.

Disliked: Nothing really. The kitchen can get a bit crowded when it's really busy. And no alcohol is allowed in HI Hostels !

80.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Katalin Horváth

Alone

City break

17 January 2011 Katalin would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was helpful and kind! I was quite satisfied with the free breakfast and the kitchen turned out to be a very convenient place to cook!

Disliked: sloooow elevator

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gabriel Alberti

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 January 2011 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: quiet place

Disliked: more owelsavailable for guests

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent. It is within walking distance of all the main areas you would want to visit as a tourist and it is easy to get the bus anywhere else. I also liked the free breakfast, and really fun events!

Disliked: The hot water in the showers sometimes randomly didn't work for no apparent reason, and the hair dryer on our floor was broken. I would prefer showers with proper doors instead of just curtains as well. But these were only little things and they didn't really matter.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, good staff

Disliked: no locker

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

Heather Purdie

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2011 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location for walking to all of D.C.'s famous sites. Great TV room and breakfast was extremely good value for money.

Disliked: The hot water was problematic and the heating system in the room was very noisy during the night. No wifi in the rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: elevator, towels, TV room, free breakfast

Disliked: one night no warm water

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a really good atmosphere and the dorms were really nice

Disliked: I got the impression that despite the fact it was the middle of winter the air conditioning was on and blowing out cold air so I was really cold in the evening. It also made a lot of noise.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's well situated near the With House, there is no need to use the bus or the subway to visit the National Mall. The staff is helful.

Disliked: Maybe the property need to be a little bit improved.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location,

Disliked: the lift was crap, staff not overly helpful, windows in our room wouldnt open and no a/c (turned off in winter) handyman wouldnt come open windows with the key.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great if your arriving by megabus, it's only a short walk from the stop.

Disliked: They really need to replace the lift. It's soooooo slow, and the door often won't close completely unless you hold down the close door button. Expect there to be times when you wait 5-10 minutes for the lift to arrive. At one point right before I left the lift broke completey Shower are has limited privacy. Staff were not always friendly, but they were helpful. Events organised by the hostel did not always take place as planned

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

VIANNEY Duburque

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2011 VIANNEY would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: almost nothing !

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2010

Liked: The volunteers who give tours. Also, there is one nice guy who works on the front desk, so you have about a 20% chance of someone being nice to you.

Disliked: Too many rules..... When you treat people like animals, they start behaving like it. Kitchen sinks are gross; unhelpful staff; room cards that stop working 1+ times per day; breakfast runs out before finishing time; broken showers; Broken outlets; broken pcs; broken printer; broken dryers; faux parties where the staff begrudgingly put out some ? left over food.

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

Jialiang Zhao

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2010 Jialiang would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and clean rooms

Disliked: No

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

chih ching hsu

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break

26 December 2010 chih ching would recommend this property

Liked: perfect

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The lounge/TV room is good and breakfast is okay for a continental (although fresh fruit salad - not canned - and some yoghurt would spruce it up a bit). The location's good but because not much happens in downtown DC on a weekend it can feel pretty dead.

Disliked: The kitchen is way too small and the way the sinks don't drain and dishes get stacked up meant I'd wash everything before I'd use it so I knew it was clean. Having said that, the number of fridges and the freezer were great. The bedroom was either too hot (sauna hot!) or cold and of the 4 days I was there on 2 there were constant cold showers (with the odd blip where if you were around you got a hot shower). Not great odds. It's not a cheap hostel to stay at so would expect if they are charging a decent price then they deliver at least on the basics like hot showers. Hearing "We've called maintenance" again wears thin when you need to catch a bus and your only option to wash is with freezing water.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i liked daily event, every day in a week such as free tour or visiting free music concert at night.

Disliked: Breakfast service, I was not satisfied since there was no more milk when it is done. The staff who is serving breakfast didn't provide more milk for the people who come later.

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

Justin Layland

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2010 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a easily accessible area.

Disliked: I disliked the beds, the bar running underneath the mattress that ran vertically made sleeping uncomfortable. Also the hot water did not work on two showers on the 8th floor. As well as the heat was turned off in the men's bathroom the day after my stay there making the bathroom very cold.