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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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62.9%
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Anthony Kang

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 March 2014

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Wi-fi is absolutely horrible. How there is only one router for seven stories is mind-boggling.

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

RICARDO FABIAN MALAGUEÑO

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2013 RICARDO FABIAN would recommend this property

Liked: As it is usual in HI hostels, everything was excellent. Comfortable beds with individual ligth and plenty of electric outlets, great breakfast, very good location, lots of free activities every day. And the giant bowl with free bananas is awesome!!!

Disliked: Few showers in shared bathrooms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very conveniently located to the Metra and also to DC sites.

Disliked: The wifi was a little slow at times, but accessible all the time.

The property's response is...

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

Chan Xie

Alone

Business / conference

13 November 2013 Chan would recommend this property

Liked: People is very kind and helpful

Disliked: no

The property's response is...

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

Edgar Dresme

Alone

City break

27 October 2013 Edgar would recommend this property

Liked: Location Cleanliness Lobby

Disliked: Paying for Internet

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

26 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, proximity to national mall, assigned beds and lockers, clenliness, staff helpfulness, free tours

Disliked: not much!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its situation is really good,close to all the sights and the White House just a few blocks away.

Disliked: During our 4 night stay,there were 2 large groups of students arrived,school pupils maybe on their first stay away from home and travelling with teachers.They were really noisy,running up and down the corridors and banging on doors,both early in the morning and late in the night.The problem rests not with the hostel staff,they were on the ground floor and couldnt hear it all,but more with the teachers who were maintaining enough control. Hard to get a good nights sleep while they were active,but otherwise a really good hostel

The property's response is...

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

Nahuel Higa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2013 Nahuel would recommend this property

Liked: They have differents events and activities to integrate people and the staff is very friendly and funny

Disliked: They have just one slow elevator and carpet on the floor may be a little... dirty?.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, price is reasonable

Disliked: locker

The property's response is...

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

Miguel Farfan

Alone

Business / conference
City break

01 October 2013 Miguel would recommend this property

Liked: It´s very Clean and great location

Disliked: Miguel left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free pool table!

Disliked: Male bathroom unpleasant. Lack of privacy in showers and very unpleasant smell.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of activities, excellent location for sightseeing

Disliked: Wifi wasn't functioning very well

The property's response is...

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

monica lafaire

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 monica would recommend this property

Liked: It was near the event for which I was in the city, and I liked the breakfast

Disliked: It felt too crowded at times.

The property's response is...

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

Sam Roberton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonably comfortable beds, big lockers, good security.

Disliked: We turned up before 2pm check-in and were told we couldn't check in yet (fine, no problems there) and the only option for storing our bags were the $4 (I think) lockers downstairs -- seems a bit crappy not to let you dump your bags somewhere for free like almost all other hostels do. Internet access was surprisingly bad (slow and unreliable) for a hostel/hotel in a major US city.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The large kitchen where you could cook for yourselves.

Disliked: The breakfast was less than expected from a HI-hostel.

The property's response is...

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

Thea Beckman

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013 Thea would recommend this property

Liked: It contains everything you need to enjoy a wonderful stay in Washington. I loved the free tours, the atmosphere and the friendly staff. The location is also ideal and I didn't once have to catch a bus or taxi to get around (although I do love walking).

Disliked: Thea left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Good events organised nightly making it an easy way to meet people. Decent breakfast, clean bathrooms, everything you could want in a hostel.

Disliked: A little expensive for a 10-bed dorm but that generally seems to be the case with hostels in America.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This one has really good site due to the location. Actually if you stay in the HI Washington DC, you'll don't need to use your extra money for transportation fee. It has really near location to the museums, art galleries and etc.

Disliked: Well. I stayed 10 people per room. So late at night, you have to keep quiet. But actually they has large room, and the space is almost separate 2 beds, 2beds, 2bedsm and 4beds. So it doesn't matter.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, within easy walking distance to all the sights.

Disliked: The lift is pretty old I would say and very slow which doesn't help when you are staying on the top floor. The metal bunk beds are probably also quite old as they are very squeaky, but for me sleeping on the bottom bunk was comfortable.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: brilliant, lots of attention to detail eg power sockets and lights per bed. very clean and tidy. staff great. good location and character of the building. free maps and heaps of stuff to get involved with. wifi is very good on lower floors but not past third.

Disliked: nothing I would recommend and stay again. maybe a slow lift but it def has character!

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is as good as described.

Disliked: No individual lights on the beds, unsafe to leave personal stuff outside the lockers (even if it's not valuable).

The property's response is...

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

John Walter Acevedo Valencia

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 June 2013 John Walter would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and modern facilities

Disliked: Wifi not available in rooms

The property's response is...

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

Jason Shreeram

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2013 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful, the location is fantastic for viewing the Capitol and mall, easy access to to the metro and White House

Disliked: Only issue is the web info says to take he metro to McPherson square, but metro center is much closer

The property's response is...

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

Oliver Krumme

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2013 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to public transport and to the most important locations in DC, nice activities and comfortable lounge.

Disliked: I't not necessarily the newest hostel, also I'm wondering why the wifi is only limited to the first two floors and not extended to the whole building.

The property's response is...