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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.

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."

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Duo Housing DC

Book more than 3 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Nov 2021
    Excellent
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Nov 2021
    Amazing! If you wanna stay in a hostel in DC this should be your first second and third choice! Great location friendly staff and just overall great experience
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Nov 2021
    It was a safe and clean hostel to spend the night at. I felt very comfortable and welcomed.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Nov 2021
    Now best place to stay in DC (RIP HI). Good staff.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Oct 2021
    Highly recommend. The guy who checked me in gave me a house tour and was super nice. The place is really clean.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Oct 2021
    This place was one of the best places I've ever stayed in. Better than all the Airbnb's that I rented during my trip. It was so clean and so calm. The staff were so professional and nice to me, not to mention the location which was just perfect and close to everything. I literally walked to the white house, the capitol, museums, Washington memorial and other famous places. I highly recommend anyone to stay in, it doesn't matter whether you're going Solo or with a group. It's so safe and cozy.
    Algeria, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Nov 2021
    Friendly staff, clean building and very nice showers
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Oct 2021
    While my stay itself was fine, I've been emailing and calling relentlessly in efforts to secure a refund for the extra booking I accidentally made and haven't heard back. I wouldn't have made this mistake if my communications had been responded to earlier and if the hostel world app hadn't stated incorrect booked nights.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    17 Nov 2021
    I suspect the value and cleanliness depends on the room where you stay. I was in the second building, on the ground floor next to the window. The window was extremely drafty and heat for the room totally inefficient, so as the temperatures dropped, the room was the same temperature as the unheated building entry. If a person likes to sleep "cold" that might be fine. The upstairs seemed perfectly warm and upstairs shower was very nice and quite clean. The downstairs bathroom, not so much.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.1

    Rating

    25 Oct 2021
    I really wanted to enjoy this place but regretted staying there. First of barely any security. Nice lock on the front door of the second building but no locks on any room doors. Beds are on cheap metal bunks that squeak all night. Bathroom has broken toilet seats but the absolute worst part was the two nights when they just walk in your room middle of the night while you're finally asleep to make sure you don't have strangers. Good potential but I won't be back! Don't reserve!!
    USA, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


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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