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Hostelling International - Washington DC

the hotel is well placed (15 min monuments and museums essential), clean and excellent service. Breakfast was simple, is the opportunity to discuss with other travelers but could be improved with more local products.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Communications

  • Card Phones

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

About Hostelling International - Washington DC

Located near the city's most famous attractions, Hostelling International-Washington, DC (HI-DC) offers a friendly and inexpensive lodging experience for travelers. We provide an unbeatable environment (and a long list of amenities) that brings together international and domestic travelers. We also offer groups a safe and comfortable place to stay.

LOCATION

Set in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, Hostelling International-Washington, DC (HI-DC) is close to all of the best the city has to offer:

* The White House (8 blocks)

* The National Mall (8 blocks) - home to the Capitol, monuments and museums

* Chinatown (4 blocks)

* Metro Center (3 blocks) - Metrorail is the local subway system

* Bus stops and taxi stands (1 block)

* And just steps from bars, restaurants, performing art centers and many more attractions

ROOMS & AMENITIES

In addition to being the best place in DC to discover new cultures and make new friends, our hostel offers safe, clean and comfortable accommodations, with a wide variety of amenities and services. We provide dormitory-style and private rooms to satisfy our guests' needs. Dorm-style rooms (all with bunk beds), come in four-bed, eight-bed and ten-bed configurations, while private rooms sleep two hostellers in two twin beds. All of the dorm-style rooms and most of the private rooms share single-sex bathrooms on each guest room floor, the hostel also offers a limited number of en suite rooms (private room with private bath).

Amenities Include:

* 24-hour front desk service & security

* No curfew, no lock-out

* All rates include tax

* An environment that is drug-free, smoke-free and alcohol-free

* A/C and heat in all guest rooms

* FREE breakfast (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Daily)

* FREE in-room lockers (please bring your own locks), linens and towels

* FREE tours, movie nights and programs

* FREE Wi-Fi in the lobby

* FREE local map and area information

* FREE pool table, books, puzzles, and games

* FREE body wash in all showers

* Common room with big, comfortable couches, Internet stations ($3 per hour), information center, ATM, and pre-paid phone card machine

* TV room with big screen, 150+ channels, DVD, VCR, a library of FREE movies, and leather club chairs

* Fully-equipped, self-service kitchen

* Outside patio seating

* Laundry facilities (open 24-hours)

* Luggage storage ($4 for 24 hours, single use)

* Elevator

* Iron/ironing board

* Hair dryers (in all bathrooms)

* Wheelchair accessibility

* Visa and MasterCard accepted

* Nearby restaurants, bars and pubs, grocery shopping, pharmacy and other conveniences

* Individual travelers and groups welcome

* Bicycle rack on-site, and bicycle rental available near the hostel

*Group bookings are offered through our Group Sales department

STAFF

Our staff is ready to welcome you to our capital city, help you with information about the local attractions and help to make your stay fun and relaxing. Make your reservation and be ready for an incredible stay at HI-DC!

HI-DC & THE ENVIRONMENT

We are committed to being stewards of the environment. However, we do not view our environmental responsibility as a destination. Rather, we see it as a continuous journey.

* The only hostel in the DC area to be designated an Eco-Friendly hostel by Hostel World

* The lowest water consumption per overnight guest of all HI's Gateway City properties

* Currently renovating all guest rooms using low VOC paint and carpet that is low VOC, made from recycled materials, and is itself 100% recyclable

* Follow a linen re-use program to conserve water (during a hosteler stay, linens are washed only by request)

* All paper (office paper, toilet tissue, and hand towels) is from at lest 95% recycled materials

* Recycle Aluminum, Glass, Paper, Plastic, Cardboard, Batteries, and ink/toner cartridges

* Use (and then recycle) compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) throughout the hostel

* Have monthly documentary movie nights on environmental topics

* Have push faucets on all sinks (the timer reduces water consumption)

* Use low-flow aerators on all sink faucets

* Provide environmentally friendly dish soap in the kitchen

* Have all re-usable products in the kitchen and for breakfast (no disposables)

Important Information

Conditions

HOSTEL CUSTOMS
* A valid credit card is required for guaranteed reservations. If you need personal attention or have special needs, please call us or email us.
* Please ask for and retain your confirmation number when making a reservation.
* A $3 per person, per night Temporary Membership Fee for all guests who are not Hostelling International members.
* Every hosteller must show a government issued photo ID upon check-in.
* Check-in is at 2:00 PM on your arrival date, and check-out is at 11:00 AM on your departure date. Guests have until 2:00 PM on the date of arrival to cancel their reservation. Any guest who does not call and cancel by 2:00 PM on the date of arrival will be charged one night stay.
* Children under 12-years-old must stay in the same room with their adult parent or guardian in a private room. Children between 12- and 18-years-old must stay in the same room with their parent or guardian. This may be a shared / dorm room or a private room, may require the room to be mixed gender (if the adult and child are different genders).
* For the greatest likelihood of success, please make stay extension requests the day before your scheduled departure. Extension requests made after 11:00 AM on the scheduled date of departure may require the hosteller to switch beds and/or rooms.
* In-room lockers are provided free of charge for registered hostellers, hostellers provide their own locks. Locks are for sale at the Front Desk. For those wishing to store luggage prior to check-in or after check-out, a limited number of electronic lockers are available in our basement locker room for a small fee.
* The maximum length of stay is fourteen (14) days within a twelve-month period.
* HI-DC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve hostellers. Accommodations are available only to travelers from outside a 55 mile radius of the hostel.
* Refunds will be provided using the original method of payment (if payment was made using a credit card, the refund will be made to the same card).

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

the hotel is well placed (15 min monuments and museums essential), clean and excellent service. Breakfast was simple, is the opportunity to discuss with other travelers but could be improved with more local products.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I had a wonderful stay at this hostel. It's in a good location to access downtown and the National Mall. I walked there from the train station. I also walked down to the mall, which took me about 15 minutes.

The hostel staff was very friendly and helpful. My room was clean. My bed had crisp clean sheets on it, and I had no problem falling asleep after walking all day.

The kitchen is well appointed, though at the time of my visit had some renovations going on. There are great restauarants all over downtown, so that wasn't a problem for me..

I could go on, but this hostel was great. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Central location, good price and clean.
Be careful not to pay twice the deposit you already paid with Travellerspoint reservation. They asked me to pay the total price but I refused and it was ok. Not very clear (if they always do it to customers or not) I was surprised because Travellerspoint is very clear of what you have to pay at the hotel when you receive the booking reservation. However, it seems that this HI doesn't know it... !!?
However, good place to go.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
2

good price, convenient transportation.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We stayed here over christmas after numerous stops throughout the USA. This is by far the worst hostel we stayed in during our entire 3 1/2 month trip. The staff were beyond rude, incredibly unhelpful and quite frankly could not care less. There were no activities organised for christmas, even though numerous other visitors asked for this as there were no facilities open in the surrounding area - the other visitors ended up organising something themselves. The lifts were slow, the rooms were ridiculously hot and to top it all off we got bed bugs! Oh, and the staff couldnt have been any ruder about the whole experience. We were made to feel like filthy vermon for getting bed bugs and they refused to help us in any way. We had to wash our entire contents - at cost to us - before we could move rooms - and it was nearly midnight before we were told this - consequently we had to sleep in the lounge room. After asking for a refund for the nights accommodation - we were told it was not their policy - even after we explained the circumstance they still refused. To top it all off while we were trying to negotiate a refund the cleaners stole our clothes from the laundry as they used the same laundry to wash their uniforms and the bedlinen from the hostel! WOULD DEFINATELY NOT RECOMMEND - UNLESS YOU WANT PERMANENT SCARS!

Overall
1
Location
3
Cleanliness
1
Value
1
Facilities
2
Service
1

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Nice room, nice place, and nice staffs.
But, the shower room was separated with bathrooms only by curtain.
So we can't lock the shower room.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

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Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This was a very effective place to stay in a city that thrives on action. I like the location because it was near a Circulator bus stop and a major street so easy to use for all purposes.
The staff was very friendly and realistic but also adhered to the rules. The fellow guests were a delightful mix and even some who were in the "senior" category other than myself.
It's not fancy. It is cheap and clean. It is a hostel and it works extremely well.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 85% for this property is based on ratings provided by 2367 guests.

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