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Duo Housing DC Reviews

1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, USA

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86%

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2483 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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29%

The smell when entering the hostel needs to be addressed, it makes spending time in the living area undesirable. One member of staff was high and made our group very uncomfortable, especially when he locked himself out of the hostel and we were responsible for letting him in. The security in the bedrooms wasn't very reassuring and the end bed in 1b has no space for getting onto the top bunk, making it a very uncomfortable stay.

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice hostel comfortable beds clean really nice roof terrace really easy to get downtown capital bikes stop nearby easiest way to get around and DC really safe for bikes


66%

too few washrooms on each floor. The water mountain is located near the television which does not favor people to use it because people watching tv will be disturbed.


100%

Awesome place! Awesome people! PANCAKES IN THE MORNING, BBQ ON THE WEEKEND! Only place to stay in DC!

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The politic of no shoes is terrible. The hall of entrance and living room smells too bad. The location is very good and staff could be more friendly. It's a hostel to stay no more than 2 days like me.


69%

Living in the cellar with a dirty bathroom and cheap and old ikea sheets was bad. The staff was great though! Facilities where mostly clean however not so much downstairs and the secure room for luggage was horrible!!! Everyone could have taken something if he wanted... luckily most guest are cool I guess :) Oh and i didn't like that I had to give my passportnumber to google via a spreadsheet. Not a bit! Verrrrry bad! I like my Date stored save!!!!


97%

Very good, staff good but one was much nicer than the other.. very welcoming, might want to invest in some spray for the entrance as the stench of smelly shoes isn't the most welcoming entrance! but nice idea having no shoes allowed. rooms and bathrooms very nice, and the communal areas really sociable. nice hostel wish we could have stayed for both nights. book early!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

recommended strongly

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


86%

Overall a great hostel, more of a "home" type of feeling. The staff is pretty helpful--they could do something about the show room being the first thing (and smell) that greets you. Overwhelming smells like Febreeze in the living room/third floor

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


80%

loved free bbq and pancake breakfast


86%

Reasonably good hostel. walking distance to everything. Comfortable bed. Supper staffs, Easy to talk to, can resolve n desolve situations especially the manager. breakfast could be better.


94%

As someone who was travelling alone, Duo was a good hostel to stay at. There was a reasonable social atmosphere and after staying there for a couple of nights you felt as though you were part of a big family. The staff were always happy to give advice on what to do, where to go etc. Pedro, the hostel manager, was really friendly and went above and beyond to make sure people staying at the hostel were having a good time. If I was to return to DC, I would definitely stay at Duo again.


91%

2 words: pancake breakfast ;) Staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was great. Also within walking distance from National Mall etc


100%

As always my first choice when visiting Washington D.C. Everyone at the hostel is always friendly and knowledgable. Will stay here again when visiting D.C.


94%

This is a great hostel overall. The staff is helpful, the hostel is clean and the neighborhood outside is quiet so you're able to get a good night's sleep. Pancakes every morning, but that's it. So you don't necessarily get a great breakfast, but you can get all you want so that's good. The upstairs shower is horrible, but if you want the hostel experience, use it once. Upon entering the hostel, you have to remove your shoes, and it smells cuz everyone else's shoes are there, so that sucked.


94%

very good atmosphere and good person!


100%

Easily the best hostel in the US. Definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff are so welcoming and make you feel at home and speak a billion languages. The location is great, right near the metro. The rooftop is fantastic! No complaints. Would come back any time.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Pretty chilled out place. Everyone was quite social and helpful with various queries. Really good location, probably 10-15 mins from the White House and you're close to everything at that point! The immediate area was safe although just like any city be very wary during the evenings!


69%

The general atmosphere is good, and the location is close to different places of interests, and also close to convention center. However, the shoes-off policy needs to be improved a bit, especially the room in which the shoes are stored. Most people travel all day and get back to take off the shoes and store it in that room, isn't a better ventilation system needed?


80%

Overall good. Cant give a proper review since we only stayed for a night, but have a solid feeling that I'll stay here on the next visit. From first impressions I'd definitely recommend it


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