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Washington International Student Center

2451 18th Street NW, DC 20009, Washington DC, USA, Distance from city centre: 2.3km

Rating: 70% from 23 reviews

  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 65%Staff
  • 65%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 87%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 63%Facilities

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  • The common rule for mingling was very small, but I actually prefer it to be small as everyone in the Hostel got to know each other really well. I had so much fun because of this. Bring a case of beer, play some drinking games and it's all good. Very close to lots of food places and the irish pub across the road is awesome. About a 10-15 minute walk to the station but that was fine by me.
  • 69%
  • 18 Aug 2014 David Australia
  • This was a pretty bare bones facility. Nothing wrong with it, per se. Just average. Comfortable. What hostels used to be before they all turned into hotels with shared rooms. Bring cash! They don't take cards (and the ATM in the common room charges a lot).
  • 74%
  • 07 Aug 2014 benjamin
  • The details on this hostel say there is a parking pass for people who come with cars but when I got there one of the employees rudely told me that there was only one parking pass and someone else already had it so I need to just deal with it and find parking in the neighborhood on the street which was extremely difficult as it is a very crowded area filled with students. They really need to change this part on the website. I definitely wouldn't go to this hostel if you have a car.
  • 63%
  • 07 Jun 2014 Manuel USA
  • They only take cash, and that is very inconvenient, I had lost my debit card in the earlier part of my trip, and went through a lot of inconveniences just to pay for the hostel. At this day and age, they should take credit.
  • 31%
  • 30 May 2014 Jorge
  • My sister and I had a wonderful stay at Washington International Student Center -- it was JUST what we were looking for. **Awesome** location in the heart of Adams Morgan, which is a great neighborhood for going out. The staff were all very kind to us and competent. We really appreciated their help checking us in and out. A great value!
  • 86%
  • 28 Apr 2014 Alayna USA
  • You pay for what you get. It's for students on a budget and don't mind having just a minimal place to stay. Staff are down to earth and provide you with info you need well. Overall a pleasant stay.
  • 69%
  • 19 Mar 2014 Calvin Singapore
  • Pros: Great location, staff, and overall value Cons: Squeaky bunk beds (bring ear plugs!) and wi-fi disruptions
  • 86%
  • 09 Mar 2014 Hyder USA
  • The owner is too sarcastic for my taste, the Asian-looking girl was cold and another employee had no manners (burps, farts) although he was friendly. The only person I liked was a South African (?) woman. They have heating problems (too much AND too little), and the dishes are dirty, although previous tenants are to blame since THEY are supposed to clean. The location is good but is a little hard to find (no signs). I had fun talking with a French,
  • 69%
  • 02 Jan 2014 Pierre-Guy Canada
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