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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Dec 2018
    Very friendly place and people, excellent location, and quite affordable price. I had a good three days stay here.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Dec 2018
    Great place for the price.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    13 Dec 2018
    Atmosphere feels kind depressing. I don’t know if they had tours, but I didn’t see any posted. Breakfast tipically unhealthy like in almost all hostels. It feels like conversation between guests is not encouraged. The location isn’t bad, as their premises.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7

    Rating

    14 Dec 2018
    The only "lockers" are in the large shared room across the hall on the second floor. Let me describe these "lockers". Laminated Walmart cabinet furniture with tiny eye hooks screwed into the doors for your padlock. Two of the "wood" doors already looked like they had been ripped off the hinges. When I inquired why we were being asked to trust shotty cabinets in someone else's room with our things, I was told that "We do have metal lockers....somewhere. Leaky windows, mold on the bathroom floor.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners USA

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

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

Things to Note

We will not allow ANY guests under the age of 18 to check in.

Taxes are not included in the rates shown online. This is an additional 14.5% as mandated by the government; this shall be added to your balance upon arrival.

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation.

All reservations are pre-authorized 48 hours in advance of your arrival. If your credit card information changes please contact us immediately. Any reservations with declined/expired credit cards are subject to termination.

You must pay with a credit card. We do not have the facility to take any cash whatsoever. You will not be able to check in unless you are paying with a credit card.

You MUST have a passport and / or US drivers license to check in.
If you are a resident of Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland, you are restricted to a total of 1 day in any 30 day period.

Any groups with 4 or more guests will be charged the entirety of their reservation 30 days prior to their scheduled check in date. Within this 30 day period, any large group that cancels is only eligible for half their refund up to 7 days before their arrival. Any group cancellation within 7 days will not be eligible for a refund.

Check in 3pm/ Check out 11 am. . You may register at any time, but you may not be 'on property' until 3pm. You may leave your luggage with us prior to that. Your bed will be ready by 3pm on the day of your check-in. We request that you vacate the property by 11am. This means all of your belongings must be out of the room and you must leave the property by 11am. You may leave your luggage with us until 3pm on the day of your departure, but if your luggage stays past 3pm you will be charged the currently posted daily rate as a luggage storage fee.You are more than welcome to leave your luggage in our secure closet area while you spend the rest of the day in the city, but if you are checking out today, you must be out of the bed by 11am so we can change it for the next guest.

This property does not offer free airport shuttle service.


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