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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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80.0%
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Michael Smith

Alone

City break

21 November 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location. Could walk to everything.

Disliked: No food served or bar meant that mixing with other travellers was a bit hard.

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

ira Coover

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2010 ira would recommend this property

Liked: clean and friendly

Disliked: Don't know the answere to number 7

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Siobhan Bradley

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2010 Siobhan would recommend this property

Liked: It's central location. The cost.The couches in the 'sitting room' area.The number of computers available for the internet.Able to store bags (in paid lockers) while away from hostel.

Disliked: Needs a good lick of paint/ revamp to tidy it up. Needs better circulation of air- far far too stuffy in bedrooms/ hallways- wasn't possible to open some windows. Breakfast was ok - but not great - plastic bagels, one type of muffin, processed cream cheese - with the number of people passing through there the hostel could easily offer a more imaginative/healthy/ varied breakfast at a good cost to itself. On checking in, I had to DRAG the info out of the person checking me in - as to how to find the room, how to use the lift/security system/ access during day/night to hostel. Even still i wasn't told about breakfast nor about how to deal with the laundry (used sheets/towels etc) at the end of the stay. Depending on the person I dealt with at the desk at any time after that, determined the level of courteousness/ service I got- 1-2 people were v. friendly/helpful/knowledgeable and used initiative - the others (most of them) made you feel like you were an inconvenience / dismissive and certainly had limited understanding of how to communicate with people from out of town and are not familiar w/ the way things work/run in teh city- giving directions was dire!! I say this even though I've travelled WIDELY across teh world, am independent, great sense of direction & initiative and only ask help if I need it....poor barometer most of the staff. Friendly enough though.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

31 October 2010

Liked: The location is great!You can walk to so many places in ~20 minutes. And the metro stop is also really close by.

Disliked: Some people in my 10 bed room slept really early and so if you plan on staying out late, get ready to undress in the dark.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

29 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the style of the hostel and the staff

Disliked: the bathroom

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A hostel of the traditional variety, nothing more nothing less. Great location.

Disliked: Compared to the newer breed of hostels common in Europe this place seemed a bit tired but that's just because there are some very good hostels around which are almost like boutique hotels but at hostel prices. There aren't many other options in DC though.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. I was in the 6 bed dorm and it was nice and roomy, had to move to the 10 which wasn't so much. Great activities and breakfast was fantastic. Pumpkin decorating was fun.

Disliked: There weren't many tours during the week, mostly on weekends.

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

Liene Araja

With my spouse / partner

City break

23 October 2010 Liene would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Luggage storage available for fee only (4USD).

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Nice rooms. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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GARY BARRS

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2010 GARY would recommend this property

Liked: The helpfulness of the staff was much appreciated.Everyone was very friendly.The breakfast was good .

Disliked: The lift was slow, quicker to walk upstairs. not a real problem.

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

jingyuan wu

With friends / other travellers

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

11 October 2010 jingyuan would recommend this property

Liked: I like the way of "checking out", to throw the room key in the box. It is so interesting! I just regret that I only have 1 day to enjoy the hostle. Everything is perfect!

Disliked: jingyuan left no negative feedback.

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

Jamie Reilly

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2010 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, would reccomend to all.

Disliked: Jamie left no negative feedback.

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

Clayton Kimball

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2010 Clayton would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast

Disliked: Slow elevator

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Localização, limpeza, organização, pequemo almoço gratuito.

Disliked: .

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

Ingrid Fogelström

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

27 September 2010 Ingrid would recommend this property

Liked: Confortable bedrooms, clean and confortable bathrooms, nice common areas

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere. Really clean. Big kitchen and good equipment. Very good tours and hostel activities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a

Disliked: a

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

Hannah Murray

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 September 2010 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay at HI D.C, infact i extended my stay because of it. The front desk staff are amazing and one guy in particular helped me out a lot with directions, even went above and beyond to find me a map with all the spots I needed on it. The free tours of the city hosted by the Hostels volunteers gave me a chance to hang out with different people and hear a locals point of view and facts about different places

Disliked: I know the hostel cannot do much about it but there are very few grocery stores within walking distance and the if you are trying to save money by cooking your own food lugging shopping backs 10 blocks is a little uncomfortable

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free tours were are excellent idea that I have not seen offered elsewhere

Disliked: I had a roommate staying in 506 bed 9 for about 3 nightswho had people coming into the room for long periods of time and I found it disturbing when trying to quietly relax. People playing the piano badly in the foyer area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean rooms, big kitchen

Disliked: price

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

Bruno Borin

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping

23 September 2010 Bruno would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, ver clean. Good breakfast. Would stay here again for sure!!

Disliked: Bathrooms are way too small.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good free breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Nikki Farrell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2010 Nikki would recommend this property

Liked: The location was incredible + the information sheet given to us at the start was so valuable. Best hostel in the US

Disliked: Air con wasn't really working

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything you need has in this hostel.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big breakfast, clean room and restrooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.