Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposit is non-refundable 30 days after booking and is 25% of the total balance due. It is also non-refundable if it is less than 30 days prior to the reservation's scheduled start date.

The final bill is due 2 weeks prior to reservation's scheduled start date and is also non-refundable once it is less than 2 weeks from reservation's scheduled start date.

Additional Terms and Conditions

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Additional Info:

All children must be accompanied by adults in the same rooms.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Situated next to DC Convention Center, in Downtown DC - walking to many historical sites.
Check out on our website, or our Facebook page, and join us for our events, with free hookups to various DC clubs, and tours.

Our hours are from 10 am to 10 pm. Check-ins outside of those hours are allowed with a 24-hour self-check-in option but must be explicitly approved by a manager. Contact us with the exact time of arrival. Please do this at least 24 hours ahead of time. Late check-ins are not guaranteed if we are not able to process the card on file.
No hassles, no hidden costs. No curfew.
DC lofty is located on 1333 and 1335 11th street northwest in Washington DC, only 10 minutes walking distance from Mt.Vernon/Convention center metro (GREEN, YELLOW lines)

Parking is $25/per night is available on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

#FreeTuesdayPizza - every Tuesday at 9:30 PM -ish we'll have free pizza in the common room
#FreeFridayBeer - every Friday at around 9:30 PM -ish we'll give everyone 1-2 free beers to do what you please with it =)
Both followed by an optional club hook up at SoundCheckDC on Tuesdays, and ULTRA Bar on Fridays, with FREE entrance.
#SundayFunday with frequent BBQ evenings, weather permitting and with enough interest!

FREE WIFI unlimited high-speed Internet access throughout
FREE computers to use
FREE lockers (bring your own lock or purchase)
FREE towels, linens, bedding
FREE maps
FREE usage of gourmet kitchen
FREE Hulu, NetFlix, and multiple Cable channels on a projector screen, or common room flat screen
FREE peanut butter, coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, cooking materials (oil, salt), syrup, and pancake mix all day! Is that 'free breakfast'?
FREE luggage storage from 9 am to 5 pm

Cancellation and Payment Policy -
24 hr. cancelation policy; we must receive your email 1 day before your arrival day, by 3 PM.
All cancellations MUST be emailed to us. Any cancellation of the day of Check-in will be charged the full night’s stay.
Please be courteous and inform us immediately of a cancellation or change in plans.
Group reservations policies vary and are will be listed in your group contact.

Upon arrival, full payment will be accepted in cash (US $) /traveler’s checks or major cards listed. We do not accept personal checks.
Group reservations (4 guests and more) will be charged a 25% non-refundable deposit 3 days prior. With more people, this due date moves up to 7 days past 10 people and so on - please view our website for more information.


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2019
    Decent place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Nov 2019
    The location of the hostel was great. The staff person that checked me in was friendly, but overall I did not enjoy my stay. There was a mouse in my room. The mouse got into my backpack and ate some of my trail mix. I told the staff about the mouse in my room and the hostel employee blamed me for the mouse problem because I had snacks in my backpack. I did not like being blamed for a problem that was there already before I arrived.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    24 Oct 2019
    Dc lofty was a lot different in pictures on their website. Very run down and staff were some of the worst hostel staff I’ve dealt with unfortunately . Very rude and super unhelpful. One redeeming quality was the location, super close to a main strip of shops and very easy to get public transport from.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    04 Oct 2019
    The location of DC Lofty is good, we walked everywhere. We had a lot of hassle contacting the staff that we would be arriving late, even though I contacted from 4 pm onward. I didn't feel 100% safe in the building mostly because there was a really weird guy in our room who made us uncomfortable (can't be helped I suppose) but even the guy who was working on the desk in the morning was weird. Blind was broken, room was cold. Bare minimum. Not too bad for two nights but would recommend just one.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    12 Sep 2019
    The entire downstairs needs a deep DEEP clean. The kitchen, in particular, was disgusting.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    27 Feb 2020
    When we arrived at this hostel, we were told that they had a room to store our luggage but that it wasn't secure. I checked out the "room" they were referring to, and it was just a hallway leading to a door to the roof. There was no door or anything to lock away our luggage. Then, they didn't have our rooms properly allocated as we had a large group. I had to work with the front desk for 2 hours to fix our room situation. The lady at the front desk had to IM her manager because he works remotely
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    03 Oct 2019
    My room had bedbugs.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    30 Sep 2019
    They moved my things off of my bed multiple times because they kept thinking my check out was earlier than it was, changed the door code and didn't tell me, and tried to put me on a broken top bunk...
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    26 Oct 2019
    People smoking weed on the property Toilets were not very clean
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    22 Sep 2019
    This place is by far the worst hostel!!! Beware of the staff entering your room without knocking, the big ass Rat traps underneath the beds, the dirty kitchen area where all the food is everywhere. The hanging wire and non working security cameras. My husband and I was a victim of theft. They stole his credit card and money out tge room. Wgen ask to view cameras they not working!!! Then because we complaint and called the police to report the next day they wanted us 2 leave and call cops on us.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi