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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

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Duo Housing DC

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld guests have had high praise for Duo Housing DC, saying 'the staff are really friendly and the atmosphere fosters a welcoming community'. This hostel has a very home-like atmosphere, with free Wi-Fi and internet, a study area, free towels and even a guest phone. We like their no-shoes policy, contributing to a clean, secure, friendly house.

Property Description

Everything is all brand-new - we've got new bathrooms and a new media room!

We also have the cleanest rooms in DC because we have a policy of no shoes in the house and no food/eating in the guest rooms.

Check out what makes Duo Housing the #1 choice for students, travellers, and interns!

Interning or moving to Washington DC? Just exploring the United States Capitol? We're convenient to public transportation. This is the perfect housing alternative for international students and interns in any of the cities we service!

We're located just 15 minutes to the US Capitol and just five minutes to Chinatown and are surrounded by cafés, stores, shopping, and nightlife.

There's also free coffee and tea as well as free kitchen utensils if you want to cook for yourself.

Room rates include free bed linen, free bath towels, free maid service and a free lockable locker - bring your own lock!

There's also free Wi-Fi, free Internet, free computer usage, free use of our Nintendo Wii and free house events!

...and, of course, free meeting new friends. :) The big city is intimidating to new guests, but you can plan on making some great new friends. Many of our guests end up becoming friends and getting apartments together!

Duo Housing is designed to encourage interaction among our guests as much as possible. Our rooms are shared, as are the bathroom facilities, kitchens, and living rooms. The living room (or social room) has a huge 42' flat-screen TV, all the premium cable TV channels, DVD player, and a phone to call anywhere in the continental US.

Need some down time? There's a separate quiet study area, too.

What makes us different? The biggest difference is our hostels were started by people just like you and are run by people with needs just like yours. So instead of coming home from school or your internship to an impersonal warehouse of beds, you feel like you're coming home - you're staying with people who fast become your friends; you cook with people from all over the world; you get to learn and experience the city first-hand with friends.

Our friendly staff are on duty 24 hours a day to help you with anything you might need, whether it's directions or restaurant suggestions. This also means there's no lockout, you can check in anytime and there's security on the property 24/7.

Please note that we do not accept guests under the age of 18. All guests in a party must be over the age of 18.

Duo Housing and all affiliates are not responsible for any actions of the guests and their parties during their stay.

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking View House Rules

Overview

With cosy rustic décor, free breakfasts and friendly staff, our Duo Housing DC hostel is a real home base in the US capital. Take it easy with a game of chess in our cosy lounge, or make the most of the free Wi-Fi to catch up with family in our study. Our rooftop deck is the place to be on sunny days, with views across the DC skyline – make sure to snap a selfie with your brand-new travel companions.

Location

We're in the centre of Washington DC, just a 20-minute walk from the White House. Our neighbourhood – Logan Circle – is one of the trendiest areas around. 14th Street is just a few blocks away, where you'll find craft beer bars, hip restaurants and boutiques selling quirky home goods. If you fly into Washington Dulles International Airport, you can get to us in just over an hour using public transport.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got three types of mixed dorms: basic, superior and deluxe. The superior rooms are in a separate, more peaceful building, and the deluxe ones have their own private bathrooms and kitchens attached. Every room is set up with free bed linen, towels and maid service. You also get your own locker – just bring along a padlock to keep your stuff secure. You might want to pack some slippers, too: we have a 'no shoe' policy so you can always enjoy a clean crash pad.

Extras and activities

Every Sunday we have a pizza and movie night – drop in for some much-needed downtime during your trip. On top of serving up breakfast, we also have free coffee and tea all day. Grab a mug of strong brew and a novel from our book exchange for a chilled-out afternoon. With our late check-out, you can sleep in if you want to so you're geared up to discover DC's super chic cocktail bars.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Dec 2019
    I had a lovely time at Duo Housing! The staff is very nice and the facilities are very cozy and welcoming. One of the staff, Eli, helped me a lot with my trip in Washington and he also cooks amazing pancakes for all the guests! Thank you to all!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Nov 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Duo Hostel. I also appreciated that they refunded my money when I needed to leave earlier then planned.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Duo Hostel was pretty fantastic! The hostel was cozy and warm, all the staff was very friendly and happy to answer questions or help with anything that was needed. The owner was there all the time and helped with everything. There were many food options within walking distance and a little market 2 doors down. Located in Downtown DC, DuoHousing is a good choice for every budget traveler. Bars, clubs, restaurants around and National Mall in walking distance. 10/10
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Friendly staff, clean beds and showers. It is definitely the best hostel in DC (and I've stayed in a lot of hostels in DC). The price is affordable and the whole hostel is very comfortable.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Extremely clean! · The location is very good, and it feels nice and safe around the hostel.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    Extremely clean, conveniently located in the downtown area and friendly staff!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Nov 2019
    Stayed here over Thanksgiving while I visited DC-turned out to be a hell of a good choice and good value for money. Good location, and a short walk to the Mall and public transport nearby, with good restaurants and shops nearby. Facilities are standard fare but very comfy. Also, they cooked for about two dozen guests on Thanksgiving, free of charge! Made my first Thanksgiving a memorable one. Absolutely incredible time, lovely staff, and a brilliant stay-highly recommended!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Nov 2019
    A very nice place to stay, and so easy to make new friends from the lounge room in the reception. The overall style and decoration of the house were so nice I liked it so much. and very nice pancakes in breakfast.
    Egypt, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Nov 2019
    locations perfect. Easy to find. Overall the facility is well maintained. Staffs r friendly. It’s well worth the price. I’d like to recommend to others
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Nov 2019
    Pretty secure, and location is pretty good for what you pay for which also includes breakfast pancakes which was quite nice! Atmosphere was generally quite relaxed and not too different from most hostels. Pretty tidy place, regularly cleaned and maintained. Only 3 showers for men, one of which didn't have hot water and they are all see through which is very weird but you get used to it. Staff were helpful when checking in and moving luggage, but not much interaction aside from that.
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Entertainment
  • Board Games


Awards

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Washington DC

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2013

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Duo Housing DC says

I think what really makes us special is our extras, particularly the comprehensive map tour given by one of our friendly, multi-lingual, knowledgeable resident assistants. They give a lot of great suggestions for things like their favourite Smithsonian Museums, their favourite places to eat inexpensively or where to get the most beautiful photos of the skyline. We also give each guest a house tour to acquaint them with our property in an effort to make them feel comfortable and welcome.
We strive to make this each guest's home-away-from-home and endeavour to make guests feel at home, as if they're staying with friends rather than in an impersonal environment.
The National Mall, where all of the Smithsonian Museums and national monuments are located, is about a 20-minute walk from our property. Personally I recommend that all of our guests make sure to stop by Georgetown Cupcake-they won a national cupcake contest!
We have activities planned for almost every day of the week, like Movie Night, American Football Night, Bingo Night, etc. Our staff have also compiled a list of fun things to do and fun places to visit that we've arranged by neighbourhood. Plus there's an announcement board with a daily-updated list of fun things going on in town. This always includes something cultural, something for food and drinks and something just for fun. Nino, General Manager

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