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Free Breakfast

Duo Housing DC

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8.6
Fabulous
7731 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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

Interning or moving to Washington DC? Just exploring the United States Capitol? This is the perfect housing alternative for international students and interns in any of the cities we service! We're located just 5 minutes to the US Capitol, The Library of Congress, The Washington Navy Yard and many more nearby attractions. Furthermore, we have restaurants and cafes within walking distance, easy for you to reach! Close to Multiple Metro and bus stations.

Check out what makes Duo Housing the #1 choice for students, travelers, and interns!
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.
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 coffee and tea as well as free kitchen utensils if you want to cook for yourself.
Free Breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free Internet, free computer usage, free use of our Nintendo Wii and free house events, as well as drinkable water, all throughout the house.
...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.


Duo Housing Policies & Conditions:
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.

Cancellation policy: We have a 48 hour 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 pre-authoriziation is declined 24 hours prior to arrival, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

Payment pre authorized by credit cards, debit cards. You must pay with a credit or debit card 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 or debit card card.

If your credit card information changes please contact us immediately. Any reservations with declined/expired credit cards are subject to termination.

Check in any time after 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Breakfast included.
Taxes not included - This is an additional 15.95% as mandated by the government; this shall be added to your balance upon arrival.

General:
24 Hour
No curfew.
Non smoking.
We do not accept guests under the age of 18. All guests in a party must be over the age of 18.
You must have a passport and / or US drivers license to check in.

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.

Any groups with 4 or more guests will be pre-authorized for 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.

THINGS TO NOTE:

Duo Housing Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: We have a 48 hour 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 pre-authoriziation is declined 24 hours prior to arrival, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards. 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.

If your credit card information changes please contact us immediately. Any reservations with declined/expired credit cards are subject to termination.

Check in any time after 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Breakfast included.
Taxes not included - This is an additional 15.95% as mandated by the government; this shall be added to your balance upon arrival.

General:

No curfew.
Non smoking.
We do not accept guests under the age of 18. All guests in a party must be over the age of 18.
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.

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.

Any groups with 4 or more guests will be pre-authorized for 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.

This property does not offer free airport shuttle service

Reviews & Ratings

8.6
Fabulous
7731 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.4
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8.1

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Latest Reviews

7.7
Very Good
Apr 13, 2024
Airless rooms, opening windows not allowed. Otherwise ok, can stay a few days and the location is certainly all worth it!
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Male, 18-24
5.1
Rating
Apr 11, 2024
Super cramped rooms with poor ventilation. Bathrooms get super busy during certain times which can be frustrating. Worst of all, the staff were not friendly at all. I have a back injury which requires a 2nd pillow and they didn't want to provide this for me citing a "one pillow per guest" policy. If you're short on cash then this may be an option but otherwise I would not recommend this hostel.
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Male, 25-30
7.1
Very Good
Apr 09, 2024
Decent location. Sparsely furnished. No curtains around bunk beds, and no shampoo or soap in shower.
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wii
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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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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.

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