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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

1109 out of 1199 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

1109 out of 1199 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Washington DC Hostel'

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

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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Youth Hostel was really close to the National Mall, the metro station and the bus station. It was even possible to walk from Union Station to the hostel. The staff was really friendly and also ready to answer all your questions. The breakfastthey provided was a good basic breakfast with a nice atmosphere. I went on the Monument Tour By Night, which was a great way to meet new people and get some of the Washington history.

Disliked: The matrass on the bed was not very thick, which means it was hard to sleep on my side (but perfect if you sleep on your back).

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

Russell Arnott

Alone

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

08 September 2014 Russell would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice a clean

Disliked: A bit lacking in character

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

Nathan Hart-Hendy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: clean, friendly, lots of communal space, good bedroom design

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

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

Trevor Strea

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 September 2014 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: location is good, if you dont mind walking you can get too most sites within 20-30 minuted. Quiet part of washington unless it's because of dates we were staying.

Disliked: only a couple of bars restaurants close

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

Barbara Alvarez Moreno

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2014 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, great facilities, good breakfast and perfect location.

Disliked: No activities during our stay, so it was difficult to meet others.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2014

Liked: Library nearby, Ethiopian restaurant right next door, subway nearby, good neighborhood, near what I needed to be near.

Disliked: They didn't have my reservation when I got there. I showed them the email confirmation and they put me in a larger dorm but charged me the same price, though they did fix that after the first night. The room was chilly, probably down to the 50s or even 40s, and when I asked they said the air conditioning couldn't be fixed. So we're wasting fossil fuels to make people uncomfortably cold in the summer. The lockers were too small for even my laptop, much less my suitcase, and were far away from the rooms.

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

Avit Kumar Bhowmik

Alone

Business / conference

09 August 2014 Avit Kumar would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and well-organized. The breakfast was good and the bathroom was tidy.

Disliked: The hostel should offer a baggage storage for free for few hours since it has a check-out deadline at 11:00. People may have their journey back around the evening and thus may like to have a final look at the city. The current baggage storage in the hostel costs $4.00 for the whole day. A crazy guy moved into my bed after I slept there one night and wore my pijamas that were lying on my bed. The staff in the reception gave me fresh bedding right way. However, they should be more careful of whom they are letting in.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Wasn't very social

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed my stay as it was my first exprience at a Hostel----John in the kitchen was outstanding!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Eunice Tan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2014 Eunice would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and helpful staff

Disliked: Location fro attractions

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

Carol Madigan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014 Carol would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a great location

Disliked: I think the rooms were too small for 10 people

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are all helpful and cheerful. :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was the best.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Caitlin Gray

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Caitlin would recommend this property

Liked: The included breakfast was substantial and made the price worth it. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and beds were made for you before arrival which is always nice - especially if you have a late check in.

Disliked: Some of the staff at the front desk were not very friendly and seemed to want to rush everything even when there was noone else waiting to speak to them.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very well administered. Everything seems to be in order and the kitchen is well equipped. It was nice to have a free cup of tea when I arrived.

Disliked: also

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff when I arrived. Was made to feel welcomed & accommodated.

Disliked: So many people to one room.

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

RICARDO VERIDIANO

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2014 RICARDO would recommend this property

Liked: Very well located with great living environments.

Disliked: The breakfast could have more option of fruit.