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2451 18th Street NW, DC 20009, Washington DC, USA

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880 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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This hostel has a very friendly and courteous stuff, a cozy living room and it is located in an artsy area with lots of different restaurants around. The price is a bargain! I highly recommend this place to travelers who want to get to know interesting people and the world out there.


The facility is average. Service is average. I wonder how it is in the peak season.


Had a great time Steve and the staff were friendly and helpful. Not clean but not dirty . Crazy cheap and great location. Bravo. You won't regret a stay here

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Neighborhood is a very bar/nightlife heavy area and having stayed in the front room there was a lot of incedental noise. Not anything reflected on the site themselves, but if you are a light sleeper it may be an issue for you.


Excellent value. Friendly people. A computer charger went missing between leaving in the morning and coming back at night, even though the door was locked. On a different day, we came back to find the door unlocked and left wide open, even though it was definitely locked when we left in the morning. We had a private room, so the only thing that makes sense with these incidents is if the people that come around and vacuum the rooms every day accidentally left the door unlocked.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I've slept in many hostels, but this hostel was the worst ever. The people were nice but also very strange. The beds were very old and it smelled disgusting in the whole house. There was not enough privacy and we have not felt really safe. The next subway station is about 10 minutes away.

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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