This wasn't really like staying at a youth hostel, more like staying over at someone's house when they happened to be having a lot of houseguests, or an extended lost weekend.
Looking to have fun, meet new people, and see DC. This is the hostel to experience all that in a safe laid-back environment!!!! Hilltop Hostel a lovely privately owned Victorian home built in 1891 with lots of charm and character and is listed on the DC register of historic buildings.
The neighborhood has lots of unique shops, with CVS and Post Office blocks away. There's many eateries from different cultures several neighborhood pubs that serve food for enjoyment and relaxation. If you prefer to cook in our kitchen grocery store is located short walk from hostel. Visit the library 2 blks away for those of you here for internships needing to do research. Entertainment we have TV room with satelitte svc including HBO lots of other channels. There are games,books poker table and chips for card games for a rainy day, Our basement provides the perfect party atmosphere with a pool table ,fusball and electronic bowling game couches and satellite TV for your enjoyment.
Our lovely back yard has horse shoe pits, deck, table, chairs, couches and hammocks where you can socialize, party or just relax .Gas grill for barbecuing. We're known for our popular back yard parties, cookouts, lovely gardens, and our holiday parties. Guests are welcome to alcohol.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.
Neighborhood is perfect location for those of you who love historical homes or gardening. In fact, the house next to hostel was owned and lived in by one of Richard Nixon's assistants previously, I myself love to just walk about looking at the homes and their lovely gardens. We provide free maps of downtown sites. 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 . Occasional cookouts and a party for all holidays . Be sure to bring instruments for our jam sessions and sing along's . We look forward to seeing you at what we hope can be your home away from home!
Latest check in time is midnight.
We only accept bookings for a maximum of 7 nights** Guests booking more than 7 nights will not be accommodated.
**Please note: We only accept bookings for a maximum of 7 nights**
Guest phone for free local calls and log distance calls within the US also accepts incoming calls
Hostel supplies linens.
Free lockers though you need your own lock Locks are also
Laundry facilities next door 3pm til 12am available for purchase in office.
Parking is available 1blk away $7 per 24 hours
We have 2 pvt rooms that sleep to 3 people
** Office hours 9am- midnight **
**No curfew nor lock out **
The common area /dorms are smoke free, We do allow smoking in the basement and outside .
300 Carroll St, 20012 NW
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This wasn't really like staying at a youth hostel, more like staying over at someone's house when they happened to be having a lot of houseguests, or an extended lost weekend. This is the sort of place where some people go off to bed at a sensible hour, while others stay downstairs playing poker till two in the morning, or drinking beer, or just talking about stuff (on the night I was there, the crowd included an epicure from Arkansas, a young graduate interviewing for a job at the White House, an actor from England, and a Dutch man about to run his 53rd marathon). Also, there are plenty of communal activities - if you like that sort of thing; it's also perfectly possible not to take part. During the day, though, when the place is empty, sitting on the porch and reading a book feels restful, like you're visiting your parents.
Location wise, it's a short walk from a metro station, which is useful, although the station is about 15-20 minutes out of town. Not much in the neighbourhood - a handy seven-eleven and liquor store nearby, but really you'll be wanting to head into the centre. Slightly too many beds in each room, and slightly too few bathrooms, but that probably keeps the cost down. Very good value, and a great place to meet interesting people.
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