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DC Lofty - Convention Center Reviews

1335 11th street NW, Washington DC, Washington DC, USA

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80%

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1378 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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97%

진짜 깔끔하고 좋아요. 침구도 귀엽고 깨끗하고 에어컨도 있구 다 있는지 모르겠지만 방에 샤워실이 있어서 너무 편리했어요. 비록 따뜻한 물은 안나왔지만.....제일 좋았던건 침대에서 삐그덕 소리가 전혀 안나는것과 슬리퍼 제공!


54%

We chose to stay at this hostel because it received similar ratings to Hosteling International DC on hostelworld.com, but this location was not nearly as well taken care of as the other. It doesn't look as though they put much money back into the place to improve it and they don't seem to take much pride in the appearance or cleanliness of the rooms. That being said, the staff was very very nice and worked hard to make sure we were satisfied with out experience with them.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Stayed one night here. Overall really good spot. Staff is friendly and helpful. They genuinely care. Got some nice slippers to wear around the place. Enjoyed that. The place is pretty clean and the set-up/design of the inside is cool. The rooms are nice as well. Loft style of course, clean beds, good bathrooms (which are ensuite). The place is secure they give you codes for the hostel front door and your room door. It's a bit out of the way, but not too much. Expensive, but it's DC. Good spot.


91%

Prime location. Great atmosphere. 2 big screen HD TVs!


100%

Fantastic vibe


57%

The hostel was further out of town than we expected when we booked it. It was a 15 minute walk away from the nearest train station. The hostel is old and rather run down, but all rooms are secured with a combination lock. The bathrooms are fairly new, however in order to get hot water in the shower it was necessary to turn on a second shower. The staff were friendly though.


69%

DC Lofty is friendly and in a good location. The building shows considerable age and could use some renovation, but for a hostel it is fine.


66%

The staff at DC Lofty were very friendly and helpful. One felt safe and the location was convenient to major attractions. the atmosphere, facilities need major renovation, which perhaps adds to the perception of lacking in cleaning.


80%

Good kitchen and rooms, near to metro station, easy to get to attractions, good and friendly people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thanks a lot for your review!

49%

The best description of this hostel is 'unpleasant'. When booking a hostel you expect a drop in quality from a stay in a hotel but this hostel was very disappointing. The rooms are not clean. It's not a stretch to assume this place has never seen a vacuum. The staff ranged from indifferent to rude and are not helpful with questions about the city or your stay. The location is excellent if you are looking to visit the main tourist attractions but I would NOT recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is really clean and secure, with excellent amenities: a well-equipped kitchen, fast WiFi along with a couple of desktops if you don't have a computer, a nice lounge area with a big TV, and a BBQ out back. The bathrooms are kept clean, and there is plentiful hot water -- it just takes a minute to get going. If you're driving in, there's parking in back for a small fee. The dorm rooms were cool and clean. Don't hesitate to book here if you're looking for a solid budget option in DC.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thank you for a longer review, so that other guests' can have a better idea of what the place is like! We've set the place up like what your home away from home could be like, and it's nice when it works. Thank you for mentioning the showers...we constantly get reviews on those, due to people not understanding the tank-less concept, and how rewarding endless hot water is. Also, thanks for mentioning our working ACs, thanks again!

100%

The place was very calm and friendly. Unfortunately the rooms were hot. However cleanliness of rooms and bathrooms were impeccable. Good place to stay in Washington!


57%

Stayed at the 4-bed female dorm, mid-June, where the weather was pretty warm. The dorm at the top of the stairs didn't have AC (well, they did, but you couldn't feel any air conditioning whatsoever), and during summer, it could be pretty nasty. Had to ask for a fan instead. Also, there are no elevators, keep in mind if you have a huge suitcase. Price wise, if you're going to be with more than two people, better to just rent a room in a better hotel. The innkeeper (Tom) was very nice though.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thanks so much for your review. We do apologize for the lack of HVAC in your room. We have segmented HVAC installed throughout the building, and the top floor on one side of the building HVAC had broken for a few days. We've installed window units in all 4 rooms to alleviate that issue, and since then we've fixed the HVAC as well, thank you for your understanding.

80%

Fair hostel in an excellent location in DC. I recommend it!


74%

Good hostel choice, try to go to their roof top pool (at another building) if you can. Could have been cleaner, but was very busy, which also made it noise for sleeping. Our air con was broken which was a bit annoying. Overall I'd recommend.


74%

I booked this place last minute so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Was a pretty decent hostel. Relatively close to the metro. Bed was decent. Plenty of power outlets. Staff were cool and laid back. Good common area with two big TVs and several lounges. Good kitchen area.


83%

Staff was very nice. Kitchen and common room great. Basement bathroom was a bit humid. Just a short walks distance from main attractions.


86%

It was best hostel for me in Washington. I slept in 4 female room, the room was quite big and it has private restroom which is so clean. You can go anywhere if you can walk about 10minutes. But one thing... the water was so cold. I had to finish my shower very quickly since the water tempreture. Except for that, it is awesome.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thank you for your review. The water heater issue has been resolved, but we understand some guests are still perplexed. We use tank less water heaters, and it takes 5-10 minutes for the cold water to run through, and hot water to come up, and that's just how the system works. Afterwards, it's flawless delivery forever! thank you so much for nice review!

57%

Just a place to sleep. Be prepared to be on your own. Don't expect tons of activities or information from the front desk.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, sorry you felt alone. We have Wednesdays YOGA that is run by the gym for $5, and staff as well as guests can go. We go to pool/Jacuzzi on Thursdays and other days of the week. We have special discount for OLD trolley bus, as well as some food tours, and will suggest and/or go out with you on Friday and Saturday nights! Also, now that the patios (July, 2014) are getting super nice upgrade, we will have nice evenings out there on hammocks!

80%

Ideal for students trips etc. Generally there are no really bad points if sleeping i. A room with many people doesnt bother you. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere was nice when we were there but that depends on the current visitors for the biggest part.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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