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Hilltop Hostel

Hostel | 300 Carroll St. NW, Washington, Washington DC, USA DC 20012

76.0% Overall Rating

452 out of 527 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/04/2015)

"Great location. Right by the metro station and a 7/11 accross the street. Quite safe at night. Cozy place."

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  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

The hostel has a minimum age of 18 years. PLEASE NOTE: The office closes at 8PM on New Year’s Eve. If you will arrive after 8PM, you MUST notify the hostel in advance. A local tax of 14% is not included in the price We can not accept groups over 8 unless they book directly through HostelBookers group department, keeping in mind that we have a 2 week cancellation policy on large groups. We are closed every year from Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day, Dec 24th and 25th and Dec 31st until Feb 23rd.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Local Tax 14.00%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Washington?

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HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Best Value' in North America Looking to have fun, meet new people, and see DC. This is the hostel to experience all that in a safe laid-back environment! Best atmosphere award 2008 from Hostelbookers. Read more

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About Hilltop Hostel

Only 10 minutes from most attractions. Our house is a converted Victorian Hotel listed on the Washington D.C. register of historic buildings. Very safe suburban setting, beautiful garden and park area. Back yard has ping-pong table, horseshoes, and hammocks for your enjoyment. Decks on 1st and 2nd floors with couches tables chairs and music. Feel free to bring an instrument, beautiful park across the street where you can read a book, exercise, relax etc. There are numerous local places to grab a bite from all different cultures, local pubs to sit and grab a drink as well . Need to do some research? Feel free to visit the library 2 blocks away for those of you that are here for internships or need to study.Guest that stay here are known for hanging out on the deck's at night enjoying great conversation's and sometimes sing a long's as some people will bring an instrument to play

Restaurants, shops, and 24-hour 7-11 convenience stores are across the street. In the basement is a game room including pool table and Foosball table, and satellite TV, video games - all free of charge!

Summer BBQ's in large garden and balcony area . We also have a card table for all you card players and a library for you readers. Along with board games to play. Parties for all major holidays. Alcohol allowed Non-smoking except for the basement/game room. A helpful, friendly staff, at-home atmosphere! Staff lives on premises.
** Office hours 9am - Midnight**
**No one under 18 years of age allowed or DC MD VA residents (unless MD VA residents are at least 2hrs from our location) **
**Please confirm reservation and genders 72 hrs prior to check in date**
** No Curfew No Lockouts **
** We do close early for other holidays you can email us to find out those dates and times **
** We have a storage area for luggage for those who arrive early so that you can go see the sights til 3pm when we actually start checking people into rooms ***
** We only accept cash or travelers checks at time of check in **
** We will be closed every yr on the 4th Wed & Thurs of Nov for Thanksgiving Dec 24th & 25th Dec31st thru Feb 23rd reopening Feb 24th ***

Accommodation Information

Your stay includes free DSL wireless Internet service (works in dorm rooms and outside) along with a free guest computer, phone with free long distance calls within the US and Canada, satellite TV with HBO , museum and area map, lockers ( Need your own lock ), linen and blanket service . Laundry room next door for your convenience . A fully equipped kitchen open 24 hrs.
. Free bike rental . Propane grill in back yard for grilling food .

Location Information

Takoma Station:

When exiting train station ( conveniently one of the main travel hubs in the area you can get anywhere in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area from our station) walk towards the 7-11 Store (that also happens to be a sub police station for a very safe suburban setting with an atm machine), before crossing street to get to 7-11 look to your right . House is on top of hill where all the grassy area is about 50 meters from station.