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HI Washington DC

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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
* 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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    Hostel is at a great location, you can easily reach the major sights like the White House or the national mall by foot, I would say it takes you like 15-20 minutes to walk there. A very safe area.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel! By far the best one I've stayed in to date! Highly recommend staying here! The staff is very professional, helpful, and kind. It was a great experience!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    Overall, very good. I would stay here again if I visited. Clean, quiet, great location, welcoming front desk staff. My only complaint is with the breakfast staff. They were rude to myself and other guests. Made one guest wash other people's dishes. One staff member also started making up rules I hadn't been told and moving my belongings. He would also clean tables while guests were sitting at them. You expect this in some countries, but not in America where customer service is important.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    The public spaces in this hostel are fantastic. Huge kitchen and dining area as well as large, super cozy front room hangout area with tons of fun board games and Netflix for guests to use. Staff was great; very friendly and accommodating. Never felt unsafe. Also can’t emphasize enough how grand the location is! Walking distance to many common tourist attractions and museums. The only negative comments would be that the showers could use an upgrade and also the water didn’t get very hot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    전 정말로 만족했습니다 !! 뉴욕에서도 숙소를 썼는데 이곳만 정말 생각 나더라군요 ! 포춘쿠키도 주셔서 괜히 설레고 그랬내요 ㅎㅎ 정말 침대마다 스탠드가 있던건 정말 좋았습니다 나중에 또 기회가 생긴다면 이용하고 싶네용 !! 아 세탁기가 여러명이 쓰기에 조금 부족해요 ㅠㅠ 엘레베이터가 한대고 조금 느려용 ㅜㅜㅜ 그런거 빼고 진짜 조식도 대만족입니다. 완전 추천해드립니다 ~
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Jan 2020
    Enjoyed location, and music playing in the dining area. Experienced small challenge with getting the hot water to run... but eventually got that figured out. The vending machines need some standard fare snacks and a few unhealthy soda options (smile). I would definitely stay again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    14 Jan 2020
    Overall a good stay, however, the AC unit in the room was really loud and did wake me up on occasion during the night. Other than that there’s not really much I would change, great value for money
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    12 Jan 2020
    This hostel is good if you are on a quiet trip, specially for business. Otherwise, if you are seeking a bit more fun, it might not be the place for you. The hostel does not have a bar and alcohol consumption is not allowed inside the premises. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and the lockers spacious. The breakfast is not fantastic but it's good enough. My biggest issue was the heating/AC, as the machine inside the room was rather old and very noisy, which made sleeping difficult.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Jan 2020
    I was disappointed that the TV in the commons room could not get broadcast television (CBS) to watch the college national championship football game. On the other hand, the staff was able to recommend a close sports bar where I could see it. The only downside about the facilities was the plastic pillows which were used for santitation purposes. I brought in my own pillow.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    17 Jan 2020
    HI Washington is in a great location, central to get around. Heating didnt work on our first night, showers on our floor were not working. But heater was fixed for our second night and we went up to another floor for the showers. They do take a decent few minutes to warm up. Overall, hostel was clean and secure. No-frills type hostel and provided what you would expect (towels, blankets, breakfast). Would stay there again.
    Australia, Female, 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

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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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