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301 i street NW, Washington DC, USA

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1057 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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On arrival we got a nice welcome from the staff, but having to take your shoes off was quite weird.in the room we were staying in, we could barely connect to the WiFi.the bathroom was REALLY small and not that clean. We even saw a rat running down the hallway.the rooftop patio is actually quite nice, but it was really noisy for the rooms next to it.normally you wouldn't be able to stay on the patio after 00:00 but apparently that doesn't matter when the staff are the ones making all the noise..

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fantastic hostel, located within walking distance of all the sights in DC. Definitely check out the bar/restaurant on 4th and i, just over the road, which has a late happy hour after 10pm. Busboys and Poets was also a great place to grab a bite. Roof terrace of this hostel is ideal for a few late night beers!


We booked a private room with en suite which turned out to be awesome. We stayed at a site separate from the hostel which was a fully furnished luxury apartment. That was a pleasant surprise. I wish we had stayed longer. We hope we will back sooner rather than later.


Great staff there. Keep up the good work!


The staff were friendly and helpful at all times, even jointing us for a drink once they were off duty on the wonderful roof terrace. The atmosphere was chilled and they even helped make the free pancakes on the morning when we were too tired! They also let me charge my phone while I went out, stored the luggage securely and gave great night out recommendations.


Went to a pool party on a roof top which they organised which was really fun and then the next day the lady helped me get where I needed to go with really good directions, so helpful

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The only downside is the shared bathrooms


This hostel is in a fantastic location close to Union Station and local shops and restaurants and a short walk from The Mall. Their no shoe policy is strange and never fully explained and the kitchen and bathroom facilities could be improved with little changes such as more food storage space, more crockery, regularly changing the towels and more trash cans. The staff were very welcoming but should offer more information on things to do around DC. I would recommend a stay at this hostel.


Great hostel,facilities, with big new rooftop terrace for chilling too.


Good place to be.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I would never go to this place again. Security is all by code which means as long as you have been told the code, you have access. Bathrooms were a disgrace! Filthy. 1 toilet and 3 showers on our floor. The bed was horribly uncomfortable with protruding springs. I flipped my mattress for a bit of relieved, only to find cigarette burns in it. People were running up and down the halls screaming at 1am on a Thursday morning. And as staff are only there until 10:00pm, there was nobody to assist.

Owner Comment (Hide)
sorry you didn't enjoy your one night over with us. Security is done by code, that is constantly changed - both for the outside door, and inside doors - much safer than by keys that can be copied or lost. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, and usually everyone comments on how clean everything is, as we 100% bleach all of the bathroom/shower square footage daily, as well as clean the rest of the hostel =/. Front desk is there until 10PM, live ins until midnight to help. Thanks


Wifi wasn't very strong


Rooftop balcony is awesome, rooms pretty basic but a PowerPoint above each buck was very handy, staff was helpful and had tips for going out etc. Good location easy to get to main sites and plenty of places to eat nearby (try matchbox in Chinatown for sliders and pizza and RFD for a crazy selection of beers). Got stuck in the habit of taking off my shoes every hostel I go to now.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice Place to Stay!!


Loved my stay here, mostly because of the people, but also because of the close proximity to the heart of Washington.

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