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Hilltop Hostel Hostel

300 Carroll St, 20012, NW, Washington DC, USA

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

75% Overall Rating 48 out of 68 customers would recommend this property based on 68 reviews

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 60%

Facilities 66%

Location 78%

Safety 78%

Staff 86%

Value 80%

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Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

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 for Thanksgiving Eve/ Thanksgiving Day and day after Thanksgiving, Dec 24th 25th 26th and Dec 31st until Feb 23rd.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 03:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Washington DC?

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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

Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Hilltop Hostel

The Hostel is a Victorian Brick House built in 1891 and registered on the Historic Homes and Buildings Our lovely back yard has deck,table,chairs,couches w/ hammocks,gas grill, gardens,patio,lawn furniture to hang out to enjoy the out doors lots of seating area to have sing along's with guest.We keep a Acoustic Guitar on hand for those that like to play but didn't bring along their instrument.No neighbors so you can party til dawn's early light.Very private back yard to enjoy 7-24 Did I mention we allow alcohol to make things more enjoyable No curfew .

The neighborhood has lots of unique shops that sell mostly things created by local Artist and Artisans The neighborhood is surrounded by Historic Homes,Building's etc.In fact,the house next to Hostel was owned and lived in by one of Richard Nixon's Assitants.Sorta gives you a feel of being at Woodstock.Being 2 blks from Takoma Park MD line.Takoma Park is a Historic neighborhood and take's pride preserving all that's historic For those of you that like Historic Homes and Garden's.The 1st Sunday of May they have a House and Garden Tour.People open their homes for tours.You'll need a tix.People in neighborhood are very friendly and welcoming to people from outside the local's.There are many eateries and resturants in the neighborhood from different cultures Several Pubs and Breweries that serve food for enjoyment and relaxation.CVS and Post Office blocks away.There is always something happening in the neighborhood example: Drum circle,Live Music,Block Parties etc.Two doors down is Electric Maid that has live bands for a small donation at the door.Across the street is BusBoy's and Poet's that have a great menu as well as live Poetry Reading's on some nights. Every Sunday morning there is a local Farmers Market w/ fresh breads,veggies,etc

Entertainment we have a Living room with 3 couches there's plenty of room for everyone to watch TV. We have a nice Flat Screen TV. Xfinity Satelitte Svc Whether it's a Movie,Sports,News or History Channel Have a Movie Night In Dining Room there are games,books, poker table and chips for card games for a rainy day. Guest Computer and phone .

Our basement provides the perfect party atmosphere with a pool table ,foosball couches ,and music .

** For those who prefer the great outdoors,there is area to set up your own small tent where you can sleep under the stars in our Private Backyard.

**Be sure to bring instruments for jam sessions, sing along's.
**We look forward to meeting you.

Terms And Conditions / Policies
**Latest check in time is 1130pm.
**WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH AT TIME OF ARRIVAL BALANCE DUE TO BE PAID IN FULL..
**Please note: We accept bookings for a maximum of 7 nights If there are no issues we do extensions Mininum 1 Night Stay
**No under 18 allowed.
**NO DC MD VA residents accepted at Hostel Must live 2 hrs from our location to stay
**Guest phone free local calls and log distance calls within the US /Canada also accepts incoming calls
**Hostel supplies linens , pillows and blankets
** NO Pillow's Blanket's Stuffed Animal's Sleeping Bags Linens Allowed to be brought into Hostel If your traveling w/ any of these will give you bag to store your things
**Free lockers need your own lock
**Laundry facilities next door 5pm til 11pm available
**We have 2 Private Rms One room sleeps 2 people The other
room sleeps 3 people
** Office hours 9am- 1130pm
**If u arrive b/4 3pm we have place to store luggage in order to go enjoy your day until 3pm We start checking people in.
**Call 202-291-9591 If problems w/ arrival time
**No curfew nor lock out
**Common area /dorms are smoke free, We allow smoking in basement and outside
** Parking folks pay to park @ Metro across the street. Evenings after 7pm street parking is free.Also free street parking on Weekends and Holiday's .
**There is an ATM across the street and also 2 blocks away.
**Group rates for parties of 15 people or more.
**Our friendly helpful staff live on premises .

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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.