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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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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)

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Dec 2018
    Great Hostel to use as a Base to see the sights of Washington DC! Had very friendly hostel staff who loved to chat and help out, also had a range of interesting alternative activities / tours on offer!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Dec 2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hostel is so clean and neat, with a comfortable homely feel. It is so well run and the staff are great. The planned activities were an awesome way to meet others and get an authentic local experience. The Pub Crawl with Rachel and James was my favourite. Thank you everyone!
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Dec 2018
    Great hostel, would definately recomend if you’re planning to visit Washington. It has the best free breakfast I’ve ever seen at a hostel, it includes small sausages, boiled eggs and a wide selection of cereal. Also in a great location. It’s walking distance from the White House and the Smithsonian museums and the metro is a few blocks away so it’s easy to get around. Plenty of food options near by as well.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Dec 2018
    Staff were really helpful and dorm was nice. It’s a little on the small side but I guess hostels are like this sometimes. Would stay again if needed to :) cookie on arrival was also a nice touch!
    England, 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

  • 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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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

HOSTEL CUSTOMS
* A valid credit card is required for guaranteed reservations. If you need personal attention or have special needs, please call us or email us.
* Please ask for and retain your confirmation number when making a reservation.
* A $3 per person, per night Temporary Membership Fee for all guests who are not Hostelling International members.
* Every hosteller must show a government issued photo ID upon check-in.
* Check-in is after 3:00 PM on your arrival date, and check-out is by 11:00 AM on your departure date. Guests have until 4:00 PM on the date of arrival to cancel their reservation. Any guest who does not call and cancel by 4:00 PM on the date of arrival will be charged one night stay.
* Children under 12-years-old must stay in the same room with their adult parent or guardian in a private room. Children between 12- and 18-years-old must stay in the same room with their parent or guardian. This may be a shared / dorm room or a private room, may require the room to be mixed gender (if the adult and child are different genders).
* For the greatest likelihood of success, please make stay extension requests the day before your scheduled departure. Extension requests made after 11:00 AM on the scheduled date of departure may require the hosteller to switch beds and/or rooms.
* In-room lockers are provided free of charge for registered hostellers, hostellers provide their own locks. Locks are for sale at the Front Desk. For those wishing to store luggage prior to check-in or after check-out, a limited number of electronic lockers are available in our basement locker room for a small fee.
* The maximum length of stay is fourteen (14) days within a calendar year.
* HI-DC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve hostellers. Accommodations are available only to travelers from outside a 45 mile radius of the hostel.
* Refunds will be provided using the original method of payment (if payment was made using a credit card, the refund will be made to the same card).


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