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Reviews of Washington International Student Center

Hostel | 2451 18th Street, Washington, Washington DC, USA 20009

61.5% Overall Rating

51 out of 69 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/08/2014)

"Even some previous reviews there was a little breakfast, and that was good I was expecting no breakfast. the information given of the activities close to the hostel and restaurants and how to reach them."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

For reservations of more than 8 people 50% of the total owed will be due within 1 week of the reservation made. The other 50% of the balance will be paid upon arrival. Payment will be taken by credit card for these reservations. Failure to provide us with this payment your booking may be cancelled and your deposit lost CHECK IN HOURS ARE FROM 8:00am to 11:00pm. AFTER 11:00pm YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TO CHECK IN. IF YOU WILL BE ARRIVING AFTER 11:00PM YOU SHOULD CALL TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK. MOST LIKELY YOU WILL NOT GET TO CHECK IN UNTIL 8:00AM IN THE NEXT MORNING.

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61.5%

Overall Rating

51 out of 69 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Washington International Student Center'

Atmosphere
52.8%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
52.8%
Cleanliness
49.6%
Staff
64.8%
Value
62.4%
Safety
70.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

jim binford

Alone

Business / conference

19 March 2012 jim would recommend this property

Liked: Guests interacted readily. Staff works with guests to accommodate needs. This is a fairly quiet place which is lacking at many hostels.

Disliked: Would like a general mixing area.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2012

Liked: Nice atmosphere on the 18th street

Disliked: Old and unclean

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

Ray Warner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2012 Ray would recommend this property

Liked: It was not small and not too big. Old school kind of hostel. The staff was good. A bit off beat but they help you out. Great area to out at night and easy to get around Washington DC

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location and the nice bars in the area. The staff was nice too.

Disliked: The bunkbeds were too old.

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

Adam Verwymeren

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2012 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: I had an awesome time here. Steve, the owner, is a riot and a really helpful guy too. The location was pretty central, with lots of bars, restaurants and nightclubs around. Not too far from the sights either. I would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really nice location, in a safe and bar, restaurant areas. compared to the price, not a bad choice for those on a budget

Disliked: to be honest, not very clean, sleeping on the bed makes me nervous all the time. bedroom smells badly. and could be noisy at night, with only one blanket, sorta cold at night, the so-called free offered breakfast basically is just nothing. and the internet speed kills me

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Tara Elms

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2011 Tara would recommend this property

Liked: It was relatively close to the metro system and was located on a busy street full of good restaurants.

Disliked: There was no lockers in the room to keep things safe.

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

Tim Russell

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 August 2011 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the atmosphere. It seemed more like a giant boding house than a hostel. Made friends had fun didn't have to use provided keys to keep my iPad safe.

Disliked: The only bad thing about the place was that it was next to a few clubs and there was no set breakfast.

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

Karla Brierley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

24 August 2011 Karla would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED the location. The first place we stayed in the whole of USA which had great cafes and shops on your door step. Only stayed for one night, but could have easily stayed for longer.

Disliked: The rooms were a little crowded. Breakfast is just toast. Not the most tidy. (But fine for any backpacker)

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, number of bathrooms.

Disliked: Staff were extremely rude, very trying and it was generally unclean/not well looked after

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent Staff is cool

Disliked: .

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located

Disliked: staff no warm/friendly, money talks!!!, old rooms and air conditioning not enough

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bedsheets were old school. i slept under 101 dalmatians sheets! :) breakfast was alright. had to toast the bread so it was not frozen. and milk and orange was available.

Disliked: no drop off. but guy did honour the agreement by giving me $5 to get the bus.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was awesome. So many bars and great ethnic restaurants in the area.

Disliked: The staff are nice but can be short tempered.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: meet a lot of people,

Disliked: it a little bit old, and the bed make a lot of noise

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - It's location and atmosphere. - Value for money - Good access to communication (internet, transport, services)

Disliked: - Too few toilets/ bathrooms, which were not all that clean. - The kitchen is very limited

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Zhiyi Chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2011

Liked: Nice location

Disliked: When I seek for help, one of the stuff actually said when lying on coach "Sorry I am not working now"

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location for pubs and bars in Adam's Morgan.

Disliked: If you want a quiet night then this is not the place for you as the hostel is situated above a noisy bar.

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

mailys mangin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2011 mailys would recommend this property

Liked: wifi access, warm atmosphere, fair price

Disliked: waiting for the bathroom

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great restaurants very nearby, nice neighborhood.

Disliked: A narrow staircase is always bad for trying to bring luggage inside. The staff is quite disorganized and sometimes seem like they're not too interested in providing service. Directions to the hostel and directions to places around town were confusing and unclear.

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

Federico Schroder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2010 Federico would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value and location. Don't expect any luxuries.

Disliked: No lockers in the room.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Henriette Alert

With friends / other travellers

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

28 October 2010 Henriette would recommend this property

Liked: - The girl at front desk was friendly and helpful- It´s a good location! You have a lot of bars, restaurants and shops around the hostel, and inside your room it´s silent.

Disliked: - The guy at front desk (was walking around almost naked) and was not friendly at all ! - Breakfast was strange: Bread frozen, dishes dirty, pots old, jam empty and the fridge full of waste. - Internet was broken the whole time and nobody cared - I have never seen such a brown, run down shower curtain - In one was bathroom was some mildew at the ceiling - If they tided and cleaned up the whole place, it would be a pleasure to stay there! What a pity....

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

Vera Eberz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 October 2010 Vera would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this place. Its perfect for Students or other Traveler who dont´t have enough money to achieve a hotel.The rooms are pretty simple but clean as well as the bathrooms and the beds are comfortable...There is a living room with a big TV where you can watch movies or talk to other travelers. The Hostel also provide a kitchen where you can cook or get free breakfast.The location is very good there are a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. The White House and the other sights are easily to reach by bus...I just can recommend this place...

Disliked: the extra money i payed for a agency. Call the hostel directly and you will get a better deal...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun location in Adams Morgan and close to several bus stops and amenities.

Disliked: Not the cleanest, but it's a hostel so what do you expect?

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

Timofey Garmashov

Alone

22 September 2010 Timofey would recommend this property

Liked: 1. good price2. free wi-fi3. silence and comfort

Disliked: far away from the main places like White House, Lincoln Memorial and other...