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Reviews of HI - Washington DC Hostel

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

85.8% Overall Rating

1128 out of 1223 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2015)

"Good location, wifi available in all areas we needed. The free breakfast was good. There was enough privacy in our room which was a 10 bed female dorm."

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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 • Maximum number of guests is 10 • 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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85.8%

Overall Rating

1128 out of 1223 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC Hostel'

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84.8%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
81.6%
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85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

01 September 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, wifi available in all areas we needed. The free breakfast was good. There was enough privacy in our room which was a 10 bed female dorm.

Disliked: None of the staff that we encountered at the front desk were particularly helpful or even happy to be there, I didn't feel welcomed to the hostel.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kelly Power

Alone

Business / conference

10 August 2015 Kelly would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is really substantial and served by a really geenial guy that has a lot of enthusiasm for what he does! The kitchen is really clean and modern, I felt happy cooking there. There are lots of free tours/nights that you can join for free that are hosted by local volunteers and I found was a great way of seeing parts of the city I wouldn't have otherwise have seen (eg; the H Street bar tour ??)

Disliked: The lift is painfully slow especially around check out time, the aircon machine in my room (601) was really noisey. Its quite a big hostel which when I first arrived as a lone traveller made it feel a bit impersonal, that said the tours were a great opportunity to meet others.

100.0%
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Barnabás Oláh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2015 Barnabás would recommend this property

Liked: I liked to stay here. The staff is supernice, they keep upbthe good mood in the morning at breakfast and take good care of people. The common places were always nice and neat and clean.

Disliked: I couldnt stay longer.

94.3%
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Aleksandra Bebel

Alone

City break

30 July 2015 Aleksandra would recommend this property

Liked: I loved that the large dorms rather than one large open space were separated into small compartments, which gave a lot of privacy. The free tours organized every day were a great way to learn about the city and meet people. It was clean, the breakfast was great, great location and they give out a nice map with a lot of tips, great common facilities.

Disliked: A couple of the reception staff were not very friendly (but they rotate a lot so it was rare)

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Dylan Price

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2015 Dylan would recommend this property

Liked: In a great location a few minutes walk from a key Metro Station as well as the Circulator bus. The hostel has great facilities including a very good kitchen. The common areas are good and the TV area has both cable and Netflix if your inclined to watch! The free breakfast is excellent - be prepared with a good morning in a language other than English though - this is your cost to access the free breakfast! Activities are good with normally one or two each day and all free. The staff are outstanding and having John run the breakfast and always ready with a smile gets your day stated well!

Disliked: OMG the heat! Not the hostels fault at all but if your thinking of coming to DC consider mid spring or mid autumn when it is cooler! Most days we were here was 30-35 degrees C with humidity in the 80% range!

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katie dale

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2015 katie would recommend this property

Liked: Everything about this hostel is great. I've stayed in tons of hotels and this is one of the best. The events and location is great.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: Dirty bathrooms, lights didn't work in the room and weren't fixed either, AC was way too cold in the rooms, many old people staying there, no pub crawls or similar nights out Only HI hostel that didn't offer an early check in

82.9%
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Julena Callea

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2015 Julena would recommend this property

Liked: The location to the train and helpfulness of staff

Disliked: We stayed in a 4 bed room with 3 people. Would have been nice to leave other bed empty. The fourth person was not happy or friendly with the accommodations. We made the best of it but she complained and no one asked us our thoughts on it.

100.0%
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Chrysanthi Papazoglou

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2015 Chrysanthi would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent, cheerful staff and great atmosphere! they gave my friend and I a free upgrade to a private room with bathroom.really luxurious.breakfast was absolutely fantastic!would definitely go back!

Disliked: everything was great

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

Thomas Janssen

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2015 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast, free bananas at the reception in the afternoon. That's good in a country where good food is rather expensive.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Service

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is close to the subway and it is safe during the night to walk from the station to the hostel.You have all you can eat breakfast which is great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Thiago Lucena

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2015

Liked: It is very close of the main touristic points.

Disliked: The heat system was not working properly,the blanket they gave to us didn't warm, they do not make easy the access of the internet (they don't give to us the password in the moment of check-in). In addition, there was not butter, jelly or whatever to put in the bread.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2015

Liked: Na

Disliked: Personal not polite Elevator not works Not young enviroment Small kichen Shower not work and too small

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

31 December 2014

Liked: Great common kitchen; o.k. breakfast; awesome location

Disliked: very slow wifi; bathrooms need renovation; very bad insulation (windows); terrible HVAC system in room (either way to hot or way to cold)

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2014

Liked: helpful staff, excellent location, good place to meet people

Disliked: beds are not very cosy...to be honest, not cosy at all. noisy beds and nothing for people taller than 1.80m

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, good location

Disliked: Poor bunkmates. Came late talking loudly, had forgotten to turn off alarm on their phone at 5;30 am.

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

Björn Schuster

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2014 Björn would recommend this property

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

Disliked: The group rooms are capable of development. There was only a small lobby and the dining room in the second floor.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Marina Miji?

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2014 Marina would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was nice and helpful, cleanliness and locatoin were good

Disliked: A/c all day and all night, almost froze. The beds are somewhat uncomfortable.

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

Lauren Dempsey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2014 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Tours on offer

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

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

Sylvia Lubberts

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 Sylvia would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast, large kitchen. The place is super clean. Location is perfect in downtown Washington.

Disliked: Sylvia left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, good events put on

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to city and main attractions, easy to get to by means of public transportation, organized tours by the hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.