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DC Lofty

Hostel | 1335 11th street NW, Washington, Washington DC, USA 20001

81.1% Overall Rating

116 out of 133 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/11/2015)

"Staff was nice and very helpfull. One of them lent me his cellphone to book a bus as it didnt work online. Perfect size for a hostel, not too small, not too big, nice and comfortable atmosphere. I liked that they had…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 14.50%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Washington?

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We are a newly updated (2013) boutique hostel, situated in Downtown DC, next to Convention Center focused on providing you a great experience for your stay here in DC. We want you to enjoy the hostel - the free amenities and accessories that we offer, as well as the city. Situated a few blocks from famous DuPont Circle, U street, and 14th street corridor. Metro is only 4 blocks away (Convention Center), bus D6 stops right outside the hostel, and two "Circulator" bus routes are within 2 blocks! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

2 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About DC Lofty

Policy -
DC SALES TAX of 14.5% is added upon making a reservation!
Valid foreign/domestic passport or government ID required to Check-in, along with a valid credit card.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. (earliest 11AM; latest 10PM).
Checkout time is 11:00 a.m.
Taxes are not included in the total price. They will be added upon arrival (14.5%)

Our hours are from 10AM to 10PM. We do offer a 24 hour self-check in. Check-ins outside of the office hours must be explicitly approved by manager, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance with the exact time of arrival. A small fee of $10 per reservation applies, to allow us to coordinate and plan for your late arrival.

No hassles, no hidden costs.
No curfew.
Maximum stay per year is 7 nights for any person.

Upon arrival, full payment will be accepted in cash (USD)/traveler checks or credit cards VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER/AMEX. We do not accept personal checks.
We do not allow residents from DC, or residents from nearby MD and VA areas.

Cancellation and Payment Policy -
Reservations that have not checked-in may make changes 24 ahead of check-in time with no fees. Cancellations MUST be emailed to us.
Reservations that have checked-in must notify us at least 3 days prior to departure time (once you have checked in). Any days within 3 days will be subjected to a 50% cancellation fee. Any cancellation of the day of Check-in will be charged the full night’s stay.

All groups (4+) are charged 15% of the total amount, prior to arrival. Small group reservations (4 - 10) have the same 24 hour cancellation period, medium size groups (10-20) have a minimum of 1 week cancellation notice, and large groups (20+) are required to inform us 2-4 weeks in advance for any cancellations (depending on size). Group reservations are not considered valid, unless the deposit is charged with sufficient time, ahead of arrival.

Accommodation Information

We have brand-new metal bunk beds, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an outdoor patio for BBQs. Our hostel is 'shoe free' so it's real clean and comfy!
DC SALES TAX of 14.5% is added upon making a reservation!

Free WiFi unlimited high-speed Internet access throughout
Free computers to use
Free lockers (bring your own lock or purchase)
Free towels, linens, bedding
Free maps
Free usage of gourmet kitchen
Free Hulu, NetFlix, and multiple Cable channels on a projector screen, or common room flat screen
Free world phone usage (mid 2014)
Free coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, cooking materials (oil, salt) and pancakes all day!
Free luggage storage from 9am to 5pm

Parking is $10 - $15 at dc lofty per availability! Parking is not guaranteed.

No elevator in this building.

Smoking is not allowed in the room or in the common areas.
Evidence of smoking in the room or common areas will result in an additional charge of $500 will be billed to cover the additional cleaning for smoking in the room and loss of revenue. Any kind of open flames, including lit cigarettes or burning candles, are not allowed in the room.
Additional charges may also occur due to having other guests leave (harassment, etc.) - it's a shared environment so please be considerate.
No (extreme) physical intimate behavior allowed;
No excessive drinking allowed.
No pets are allowed.

Location Information

DC Lofty is located on 1335 11th street North West in Washington DC, only 5 minutes walking distance from Convention Center Metro and a bus stops right outside.
- Restaurants and Bars 2 blocks away
- Banks are 2 blocks away
- Food stores are 3 blocks away

- Exactly a mile to The White House.
- Walking distance to China Town/Verizon Center (entertainment, basketball games, ice hockey games, food, shops, movie theaters)
- Few blocks to Capitol, The National Mall and monuments