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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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HI Washington DC

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located near the city's most famous attractions, Hostelling International-Washington, DC (HI-DC) offers a friendly and inexpensive lodging experience for travelers. We provide an unbeatable environment (and a long list of amenities) that brings together international and domestic travelers. We also offer groups a safe and comfortable place to stay.

LOCATION
Set in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, Hostelling International-Washington, DC (HI-DC) is close to all of the best the city has to offer:
* The White House (8 blocks)
* The National Mall (8 blocks) - home to the Capitol, monuments and museums
* Chinatown (4 blocks)
* Metro Center (3 blocks) - Metrorail is the local subway system
* Bus stops and taxi stands (1 block)
* And just steps from bars, restaurants, performing art centers and many more attractions


ROOMS & AMENITIES
In addition to being the best place in DC to discover new cultures and make new friends, our hostel offers safe, clean and comfortable accommodations, with a wide variety of amenities and services. We provide dormitory-style and private rooms to satisfy our guests' needs. Dorm-style rooms (all with bunk beds), come in four-bed, eight-bed and ten-bed configurations, while private rooms sleep two hostellers in two twin beds. All of the dorm-style rooms and most of the private rooms share single-sex bathrooms on each guest room floor, the hostel also offers a limited number of en suite rooms (private room with private bath).

Amenities Include:
* 24-hour front desk service & security
* No curfew, no lock-out
* All rates include tax
* An environment that is drug-free, smoke-free and alcohol-free
* A/C and heat in all guest rooms
* FREE breakfast (7:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Daily)
* FREE in-room lockers (please bring your own locks), linens and towels
* FREE tours, movie nights and programs
* FREE Wi-Fi in the lobby
* FREE local map and area information
* FREE pool table, books, puzzles, and games
* FREE body wash in all showers
* Common room with big, comfortable couches, Internet stations ($3 per hour), information center, ATM, and pre-paid phone card machine
* TV room with big screen, 150+ channels, DVD, VCR, a library of FREE movies, and leather club chairs
* Fully-equipped, self-service kitchen
* Outside patio seating
* Laundry facilities (open 24-hours)
* Luggage storage ($4 for 24 hours, single use)
* Elevator
* Iron/ironing board
* Hair dryers (in all bathrooms)
* Wheelchair accessibility
* Visa and MasterCard accepted
* Nearby restaurants, bars and pubs, grocery shopping, pharmacy and other conveniences
* Individual travelers and groups welcome
* Bicycle rack on-site, and bicycle rental available near the hostel
*Group bookings are offered through our Group Sales department

STAFF
Our staff is ready to welcome you to our capital city, help you with information about the local attractions and help to make your stay fun and relaxing. Make your reservation and be ready for an incredible stay at HI-DC!

HI-DC & THE ENVIRONMENT
We are committed to being stewards of the environment. However, we do not view our environmental responsibility as a destination. Rather, we see it as a continuous journey.
* The only hostel in the DC area to be designated an Eco-Friendly hostel by Hostel World
* The lowest water consumption per overnight guest of all HI's Gateway City properties
* Currently renovating all guest rooms using low VOC paint and carpet that is low VOC, made from recycled materials, and is itself 100% recyclable
* Follow a linen re-use program to conserve water (during a hosteler stay, linens are washed only by request)
* All paper (office paper, toilet tissue, and hand towels) is from at lest 95% recycled materials
* Recycle Aluminum, Glass, Paper, Plastic, Cardboard, Batteries, and ink/toner cartridges
* Use (and then recycle) compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) throughout the hostel
* Have monthly documentary movie nights on environmental topics
* Have push faucets on all sinks (the timer reduces water consumption)
* Use low-flow aerators on all sink faucets
* Provide environmentally friendly dish soap in the kitchen
* Have all re-usable products in the kitchen and for breakfast (no disposables) View House Rules

Overview

The HI Washington DC has everything a backpacker needs: food, fun and plenty of space to relax and meet new people. Begin your day with a free breakfast (is there a better way to start?), then let us show you around on a free city tours or pub crawl. In the evenings, hang in the common room, play some pool or come to movie night in the TV room decked out in huge, comfy seats and a stockpile of DVDs. When the sun’s shining, head out onto the patio and toast your stay in DC with a cocktail!

Location

We make seeing all the best sights in DC super easy, thanks to our central location. Stroll to the White House in just 15 minutes, the National Mall in 23 minutes and Chinatown in 10. Flying into Dulles International Airport? Hop on the bus, then switch to the metro blue line – you'll be with us in an hour. If you’re exploring farther afield, you’ll find we're just 10 minutes from the nearest Metrorail stop, Metro Center.

Rooms and Dorms

You can pick between mixed, male- and female-only dorms, as well as twin private rooms if you like your space. Every floor has single-sex bathrooms with free body wash, and every room has secure lockers for your stuff (just remember to bring your lock). There's air con, and we’ve thrown in linen and towels for free, too.

Extras and activities

You'll find friendly staff at our 24-hour reception, along with free city maps. There's no curfew, so you can stay out as late as you want. Load up your route using the free Wi-Fi in the lobby to save on data roaming, and get some cash at the ATM so you're never strapped. If you’re staying in, our kitchen has everything you need to cook up your favourite dinner for a taste of home, or make your version of the great American cheeseburger!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Dec 2019
    Fabulous to meet other travelers and staff. All helped to quickly get oriented with activity options and transportation. Even met a travel companion.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    Safe and clean for solo female or male travelers. Bathroom super convenient across the hall. Although you can def hear chatter in the hallway. No heater but there is AC. They provide you with extra blankets as it was 35F and I had 3 blankets. It’s on top of the locker. Also lockers are super spacious to fit a carry on bag. Basement lockers if you check out early but want to explore are double the size of the one in the room. Outlet and light next to every bunk! Felt super safe :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2019
    Great place! Friendly receptionist. Easy check in, I like how after hours you have to swipe your card to get into the building. I felt safe at all times. It was literally near everything. You could walk anywhere in about 10 minutes.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Amazing staff, great atmosphere and location. Everyone at the front desk was amazing and very helpful. The ladies who cleaned and prepared the breakfast area were super nice. The hostel is within walking distance from public transportation, restaurants, pharmacies, store and clubs! Furthermore, they give FREE tours! However, when they cancel they don't notify you. That's a bummer! But I would love to stay there again. Shout out to Erin and Jaye at the front desk!
    Puerto Rico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Nov 2019
    Great facilities, clean rooms, clean bathrooms, really good breakfast. Hard to meet people, atmosphere was a little cold. Lots of older residents, no alcohol allowed. If you're looking for a quiet clean place to stay, this is it. If you're looking for a party, maybe go elsewhere. They're breakfast includes hard boiled eggs which I really appreciated.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    Staff were great and the location was excellent!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Dec 2019
    This hostel is wonderful!! Location, activities offered, accommodations, cleanliness, it's great on all accounts. I had to give it a little less than perfect review because I had a negative interaction with one of the staff who was very angry and impatient with me. However, 5 out of the 6 staff I interacted with were very kind! I would definitely stay here again and just walk on eggshells around the staff.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    21 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with fantastic facilities in a great location. Only problem is that it suffers from 'big hostel with no bar' syndrome. Hostels of this size need bars/alcohol or they end up just feeling like budget hotels with dorms.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Nov 2019
    Everything was great. My only complaint is that the only elevator is slow, abd if you are carrying big bags. Showers were a bit tight. This was not a party hostel.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Nov 2019
    A lack of fruits for the breakfast. However, likeable guy to help you.
    France, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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