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HI - Washington DC Hostel Reviews

1009 11th Street, NW Washington, Washington DC, USA

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87%

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3097 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Really enjoyed my stay with HI Hostel! Great location for site seeing DC with lots of facilities! The staff were really helpful, approachable and friendly! The free breakfast was really good! And the kitchen staff great too! Lots of helpful advice and brochures on things to do/places to see! And optional get togethers/entertainment for the evening, which is a great way to meet new people as a lone traveller! Worth the extra penny's/dollars!


54%

Run like a soul less corporation. Not my type. Go on the pub crawl if you can. Cool guy runs it. He's not affiliated with the hostel.


89%

Central location with plenty of activities and chances to meet people. Decent enough breakfast included. Only negative was the beds are really noisy so if someone is tossing and turning all night then the whole room will hear it.

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Once again HI hostels deliver, after staying in the San Fran branch I had high hopes and again it came through. Well located in the Metro Centre area near shops and restaurants. The hostel itself was very clean, well facilitated and the complementary breakfast was abundant even though the hostel was full. Perfect place to stay for busy tourists!


91%

Glad I decided to stay at this hostel. The braekfast is plenty, the rooms are good, there's a lift to the floors and everything is clean. A bit impersonal though.


77%

Had a nice stay at hi-dc. The staff is really professional and caring. Will definitely come back again.


63%

The staff was not very knowledgeable at all. Thankfully the volunteers that organized the outings were.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. Stumbled upon a free BBQ on arrival and the kitchen is great- industrial sized so we cooked a meal for 12 people. Security is good and they have lockers. No parking and it costs $19/day at garages but hostel is very clean and has a pool table, vending machines and an outside area with benches. Overall great hostel would recommend!


97%

Friendly helpful clean and well-located hostel. Annoyingly costs $4 to leave your bag there for a couple of hours after checkout so factor that into the overall cost.


100%

A pretty great place stay!


100%

Good hostel with a handy location. Liked getting to know people through breakfast (good morning in every languagage :P) and tours.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Peter, Wow! Thank you so much for your review! Glad you had a great time and we look forward to you hopefully staying with us on your next trip to Washington. Safe travels, Christina

91%

Everything was good except that it's a little far from the metro station. It takes 10-15 min on foot. But breakfast and facilities are good and the staff are kind. The location is near the main tourist attractions. On the whole I am satisfied with this hostel. Thank you.


91%

The staff here really puts HIDC over the top. Everyone there was extremely helpful, and a few go above and beyond (looking at you Victoria, Aisha, Michelle, and the guy in the kitchen whose name I can't remember--love you guys!). .

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dale, Thank you so much for your great review! Our staff really loves our guests and we look forward to you hopefully staying with us on your next trip to Washington. Safe travels, Christina

100%

This place was awesome. It sets the standard for hostels. The check in process was smooth, the common area was amazingly comfortable and clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful, even taking people on tours. I loved how the cleaning staff came to the rooms every day and tidied up, vacuumed, etc. The beds were decently comfortable, I appreciated the AC very much, considering how hot Washington was. The amenities were on point as well. I had a wonderful wonderful time here.

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Cody, Wow! Thank you so much for your review, it sounds like you had an amazing time and an experience we hope all of our guests can have. We look forward to you hopefully staying with us on your next trip to Washington. Safe travels, Christina

97%

great hostel the only thing is breakfast should be from 7.30 till 10.30 not 9.30 as its too busy everyone queing up for food! great location! great tours

Owner Comment (Hide)
Elise, Thank you for your great review! I will pass along your suggestion of longer breakfast. Hopefully you will stay with us on your next visit to Washington. Safe travels, Christina

100%

I had a great stay at HI DC! The beds were comfortable, bathrooms clean, and the common areas had funky decor and atmosphere. The location is great for walking around the national mall and close to a metro stop for getting everywhere else around DC. The staff were very friendly and gave great suggestions on places to eat in the area. I will definitely stay here again!

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Its a great hostel, I really enjoyed staying in it, only thing is the bed are really noisy when you move about in them so if the guy on the top bunk stirred it would wake up the room. The free breakfast was great and the gentleman helping out was really friendly and funny.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location, just a few blocks from all major atractions. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. Big kitchen and good breakfast.


69%

the personal at the front desk was a little bit rude


94%

Breakfast was amazing! So much variety, it was such a feast! And the guy organising breakfast was super energetic and upbeat. Hostel was really clean, and even though we were staying in a 10 bed dorm, it wasn't at all noisy, and felt fairly private due to walls in between bunks. Everyone was super friendly, and there were good break-out areas to relax. Maybe the outside patio area could be livened up a little? Really enjoyed the stay.


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