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Reviews of Canal Inn

Hotel | 1061 31st St., Washington, Washington DC, USA 20007

84.7% Overall Rating

17 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/04/2014)

"Great location for touring Georgetown area. National Mall only about 35 minutes away walking. On "Circulator" bus route that takes you almost anywhere in DC for $1. Staff very helpful and accommodating! Super clean…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.7%

Overall Rating

17 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canal Inn'

Atmosphere
78.8%
Location
95.3%
Facilities
72.9%
Cleanliness
94.1%
Staff
75.3%
Value
85.9%
Safety
90.6%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Colin Crone

Alone

City break

22 August 2014 Colin would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet even in the dorm

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location by the canal with lots of places to eat nearby.

Disliked: Hairdryer didn't work.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really awesome location in Georgetown

Disliked: The staff was totally uninterested in helping visitors. Not a very friendly hostel to meet people in

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice & well located

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for touring Georgetown area. National Mall only about 35 minutes away walking. On "Circulator" bus route that takes you almost anywhere in DC for $1. Staff very helpful and accommodating! Super clean bathrooms with towels provided and cozy rooms.

Disliked: Narrow stairs hard to pull luggage up. Rent on lower floor if you have heavy luggage.

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

Charlotte Laity

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2014 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Small room

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

Karen McPherson

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2013 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location , clean , comfortable .

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So conveniently located to where I wished to visit, right in a nice neighborhood of the university. So safe that I could walk alone in the lats night. Like a little breakfast offered right in time as it said, with fresh fruits, bagels, cream cheese, jellies with other breads and fresh coffee :) line that they have a filtered water cooler for us in the gathering area. Free wifi is very good. Nice hot shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap. Just remodeled and very clean. Multiple electric outlets for the easy access for the cellular etc.. TV on the wall. For me, it was my money's worth in DC.

Disliked: Room very small ! While bed was very nice and comfortable, we were really chummed up :) I liked the top of the bunk bed, and slept well,though.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms - private bathrooms

Disliked: Nobody lives on site - which means if you have any problems, you have to call a number to bring someone in from offsite. V little floor room in dorm accom.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is in a great location. It is right next to a pretty canal in Georgetown, a pretty little area not far from Downtown. The area seems safe to walk around even at night and there are many little shops and bars. Downtown is easy to get to by bus and there is a bus stop just a block away. The hostel is clean and newly decorated, and the bathrooms are better than some of the hotels I've stayed in.

Disliked: I had to call to be let in and when I arrived the receptionist was polite but seemed to be more interested in watching TV then talking to me. There isn't much info about the hostel or the area and there isn't a welcoming social space, at least I didn't find one. So this might not be the best hostel to meet new people. These are not big problems but there are no lockers in the room and the internet is not good in some of the rooms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location right off the main street in Georgetown, overlooking the beautiful canal and very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Georgetown is amazing and the Canal Inn is conveniently located. Moreover the rooms were clean and personal friendly.

Disliked: In the summer the AC really needs to be working in the room because sleeping is otherwise unbearable (especially on the higher floors). On the first night our AC was defectious and we requested a move to another room. In our new room everything was in order including a working AC! Breakfast was really disappointing due to the very limited offering! The hotel should really improve. Offered were bagels/bread and 3-4 types of sandwich spreads like Philadelphia, honey and jam. Drinks limited to coffee, tea, water and orange juice. Some cheese and sausages would be welcome as well as musli and enough milk to poor a glass or bowl of musli etc.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

13 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean and secure.

Disliked: Poor breakfast

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean and comfortable

Disliked: There was a little problem with the heating.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

19 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price is right. Breakfast offerings sparse. Loud clock ticking in room was annoying.

Disliked: See above

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

Rafael Fernandes

Alone

Business / conference

31 October 2012 Rafael would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel, everything new and clean, located in the heart of Georgetown and its amazing spots. Great wireless connection, even in the rooms. The best italian pizzaria is just beside the hostel and I strongly recomend it (pizzaria il canale). The staff people are nice and helpfull

Disliked: I had some problems finding people from staff in the service desk, especially after 20:00. I think they should keep at least one person all time there.