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301 i street NW, Washington DC, USA

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1127 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I have stayed in many European hostels and have never had less than a decent experience. This was my first American hostel and I was diappointed. The good: location, free on-street parking. The bad: it's on the sketchiest corner in all of DC-drug dealers, hookers. Homeless loitering at entrances. Broken windows. Loud noise all night long. Broken/cold showers. Blood stain on blanket. Mold. No staff to be found. $10 fee for arriving after 9PM. Weird atmosphere. No refunds (we moved to a hotel).

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Thank you for your comments You did mention the location is good, as we are right in downtown, and the area surrounding it is indeed very nice. We also don't have any broken windows, and would fix that right away surely. There was one shower handle that was broken, that is now fixed; and hot water is always there, as we use tankless water heaters. We haven't noticed other things you've mentioned, as all is cleaned daily, and late fee is only after we close - 10PM. We were not contacted by you


Cant say it's a pleasant stay, I appreciate staff's' responsiveness but the hotel itself was not that wonderful. The utilities need to be improved and the shower experience was the worst. Other than that it's a safe and convenient location for a short term stay. But definitely I wouldn't choose here to stay again, actually it's a quite a disappointment.

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We booked one room in the hostel and one apartment, which is located in another building. The apartment was awesome, really big and fully equipped. On the other hand, the hostel was ok, but I think that there are not enough toilets/showers for all guests, as every time I had to use the toilet or shower, it was occupied.


Very friendly staff, very clean - a nice place to stay. Would come back!

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very good location and facilities

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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