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Loftstel

Cool hostel. Nothing to complain about really. Comfortable beds. The air in the room got quite thick when all beds were occupied though. And I'd say that calling it next to the subway is a truth with modifications. You have to walk a few blocks, but no, it's not that far so it still is convenient.

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About Loftstel

The DC Hostel provides its guests with clean, comfortable dormitory rooms for international students and interns in Washington DC. We are also conveniently situated by the subway!

We offer free wireless internet, free public computers, spacious lounges and gourmet kitchens.

Our building is designed to encourage interaction among our guests as much as possible. Our rooms (separated by gender) are shared, as are the bathroom facilities, kitchens, and living rooms. Note that privacy is limited, so if you're relatively shy, you may want to consider other options.

We have rooms with four bunks, six bunks and eight bunks. There are female-only, male-only, and co-ed bunks. The bunks are assigned based on a first-come first-serve basis.

Hostelworld allows you to make reservations in advance to arrange your booking over the internet. All you need is a credit card and a computer. In addition, we have 24-hour email and phone support, and our friendly staff are always available to answer your questions and to help get you settled into the big city.

All of our students have access to shared kitchens and a full bathroom on every floor. The bunk beds are a twin-size. Each student receives a locker about the size of a large microwave for their personal belongings. The student will be able to lock their personal belongings but will be responsible for providing a lock.

All of our room options include a free phone for guests, free HBO and Wii on our flat-screen TV and free towels and linens. There’s also laundry facilities.

Simply take the metro from the Georgia-Avenue Petworth station, and you can get to any of Washington DC's great sites (Capitol Hill, White House) within 10 minutes.

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Conditions

Please note that you must contact us via email or telephone to adjust or cancel your reservation to avoid having your credit card charged. Our refund policy is available on our website.

Short-term reservations are subject to a sales tax of 14.50% in Washington DC for credit card and cash transactions. Deposits are excluded from the taxable total.

Please note that in order to qualify for the student rate, you must present a university ID and a passport.

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4115 8th Street NW

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's a great place for students or for someone who is looking for a temporary accommodation in DC.

1. You should watch out your personal belongs. One of my roommates lost $100 in the first day he moved in.

2. 4 double-deck beds and 8 people in each room. The space for each person is too small. You cannot even sit straight on your bed if you sleep in the lower deck.

3. It has free wi-fi. Very good.

4. $10/day is very affordable for poor people like me. I enjoyed my stay in this hostel.

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Cool hostel. Nothing to complain about really. Comfortable beds. The air in the room got quite thick when all beds were occupied though. And I'd say that calling it next to the subway is a truth with modifications. You have to walk a few blocks, but no, it's not that far so it still is convenient. So, all in all, I would definitely recommend Loftstel!

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

The staff and guests are nice, and I did enjoy my stay. Unfortunately the way the place is advertised seems intentionally misleading. The ads you'll read on craigslist or facebook seem to intentionally show a price much less than the actual one. After a few weeks there I started to see bite marks which I originally thought were just mosquito's or something. My doctor eventually found that it was scabies.

Don't let yourself be desperate enough for a place to do to yourself. I did not feel it was not worth it.

Overall
2
Location
4
Cleanliness
2
Value
1
Facilities
2
Service
4

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 80% for this property is based on ratings provided by 62 guests.

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