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HI - Washington DC Hostel Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
2776 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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71%

I like its location, security and staff but I don't like some facilities. Too much air conditioning and poor water faucet. Water flow was too weak.


100%

I had a really good time during my staying in this hostel. All hostel is really clean and nice and offers for visitors many things for free like night tours with tour guide through Washington. The atmosphere is really friendly and people working there are trying to help make a good society among all visitors. I definitely recommend this hostel. Big advantage is breakfast which is included in the prize. The location is also really good just a couple minutes from White House and another sights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Romana, thank you so much for your kind review on our hostel! We are pleased to hear that our location, facilities, and breakfast helped make your stay in Washington DC better! We look forward to your next stay with us! Safe travels-Dylan

83%

elevator was supposed to be shut down from 6 to 7 so I woke up early to get my bags down but it was already out of service.


100%

I loved stayed there, the staff is very polite with everybody and there is a man in the kitchen during the breakfast that almost everyday greet everyone that come in with a good morning in native language of all people, so it's awesome!!! I strongly recommend this hostel.


66%

Beds not overly comfortable and bathrooms could be cleaner. Breakfast was good and location was pretty good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We are continuing to improve the appearance and amenities of our hostel everyday. We are also happy to hear that our breakfast and location was able to attribute to your stay here in Washington DC. Safe Travels-Dylan

66%

The hostel and the staff are very nice. This is exactly what we expect from a youth hostel. But surprisingly, I am going to put a bad comment... 40$ for a dormitory bed? 10 years ago, it was 20 dollars MAXIMUM for a bed. I thought the mission of a youth hostel was to welcome young people who travel and to provide them a basic bed for cheap? Now youth hostels are becoming luxury hostels, but without the comfort... It is ridiculous. A dormitory bed shouldnt be more than 20$, wherever you are.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

I had a great time! I love meeting international students and people coming from all over the world. I would suggest to add more fun group activities that foster to know each other. It is a very great environment at HI. Also, they must add a variety of breakfast.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Democratic Rep. of Congo
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comments and review. We continually have tours and activities around the hostel that are available for sign up in the lobby in order to promote fun in a group setting. We try to have one to two of these activities everyday. We are working to improve our complimentary breakfast currently. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the international atmosphere. Safe travels- Dylan

94%

I liked the hostel: there was a lot of space, especially the dining room and kitchen, which I found really great. I also liked the eco-friendly nature of the hostel. I would recommend it to all people who are fond of youth hostels. The only thing that I would ask for - could the air conditioning in the rooms be individually set by the guests?

Owner Comment (Hide)
We truly appreciate your kind comments and review! We are pleased to hear that our facilities were able to make your stay in Washington DC a pleasant one! We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration as we are always improving here at HI- Washington DC. Thank you for the recommendation! Safe Travels- Dylan

100%

Was a great place I didn't get to utilise it as much as I was only there one night but had a lot to offer.... They need to add fruit to their breakfast menu way to many carbs

Owner Comment (Hide)
Adele Hunt, We appreciate your review of our hostel! We are pleased to hear that our hostel was able to make your stay in DC an enjoyable one. We will work towards adding more fruit to our breakfast. Have safe travels!- Dylan

100%

An excellent hostel all around! Will you please consider free internet for travelers without computers?


74%

Really enjoyed my stay. The hostel has a great location, everything I wanted to see was close by.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate your review and comments. We take pride in knowing that our location was able to make your stay with us an enjoyable one. Please stay with us again soon. Safe Travels-Dylan

94%

The free breakfast was good. I like the guy(i think, John) at the breakfast room trying to make everyone talk to each other.


86%

Wonderful place to stay, everything in walking distance. Staff were very helpful. One of the best hostels we've stayed in on our trip around America.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We truly appreciate your kind comments about our hostel. We are glad here at Hostels International Washington DC, was able to make your stay a good one. Have wonderful future travels- Dylan

94%

The facilities are great and the staffs are polite and friendly. Breakfast is really worth and taste good. The hostel is well maintained and clean. More important is: it only likes 5 to 7 mins walk from the metro station.


89%

Really great hostel guys- though its so big I'd suggest having an intern or social person, answering questions, hanging out in the common area - not just behind the front desk

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your comments in order to help us improve. We currently have an intern doing just that, although we generally schedule the intern too answer important questions around the hostel during busy/rush hours. We look forward to you staying with us again. Have a nice day! Regards- Dylan

100%

One of the best hostels that I have stayed in the US. Great location :close to metro, a lot of the tourist attractions are walkable from the hostel. Chinatown is several blocks away and you can always get wonderful food there. Nice breakfast and super helpful staff. Clean ans safe . I like the guy working in the kitchen . He will ask every guest to say Good morning in their own language and responds in the guest's native language.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We appreciate your very kind comment and review! Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to your next stay with us here in Washington D.C.

89%

This hostel is very nice and convenient. At breakfast the staff tried to connect people sitting around. It's the best place to find new friends. The air conditioner was a little bit loud at night, but with earplugs I could sleep very well. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They organize many events you should attend. HI-Hostels are the best hostels ever.


100%

The hostel is great, has the best ubication, great enviroment, breakfast is really good and the staff so welcoming, and most important is really clean, I will defenetely stay there again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dulce, Thank you so much for your kind words and great review! We really appreciate it, and look forward to your next visit with us! Safe travels, Christina

94%

This is the best hostel ive ever stayed in.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow! Thank you for your great review! We really appreciate your feedback! You didn't seem to think the value for the money was as good as your overall stay. Could you elaborate? We hope you'll stay with us again on your next trip to Washington, DC. Safe travels, Christina

89%

Location is good, 15 mins walk to subway, bus stop is next to hostel. Room is very clean, breakfast is free and excellent. Staffs is good and very friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and we are thankful for your kind words. We hope that you will stay with us again on your next visit to Washington DC. Safe travels, Christina

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