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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at DC Lofty for five nights in a four bed dorm with an ensuite. The location was great - about a fifteen minute walk from the centre of DC (Chinatown, Verizon Centre), half hour from Pennsylvania Avenue and maybe ten to the nearest Metro. We were able to drop our bags before check-in and after check-out so we...

Thank jesscotttt
Reviewed 20 March 2017

DON'T DO IT! Horrible customer service. Bad management. No communication. They don't care about their guests. They close during hours customers might arrive arrive. So good luck if you planned on arriving early or flying in late! Save yourself the trouble and go to a different hostel. I arrived late and they wouldn't help me! I had to sleep in...

1Thank Jeremy F
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Dear friends I staid in this hostel ( DC Lofty) for four nights last week in this hostel. I want to shear with you the things which i did not like and you might also do not like it. 1. The rooms ware to old, with old iron med beds which has a kind of voice when you sleep on...

Thank Mirwais E
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thank you for your review nonetheless, but of course we have to correct things, so as to give the right advice to other travelers. "1. The rooms ware to old, with old iron med beds which has a kind of voice when you sleep on it. " - We do use IKEA bunk beds, but none of them are more...

Chapel Hill, United States
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

As a traveler I can tell you this is a very nice hostel. The staff was so friendly and welcoming it made our stay pleasant. The walk to downtown is about 20 ish minutes but it's a straight shot. The beds were really comfy! All in all I'd recommend this place.

1Thank Sara C
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I stayed over for 1 night in DC and Lofty was my base. Got a single room, everything was pretty basic but it all worked and did the job. I didn't even use any of the facilities available (TV, computers, kitchen etc) but it all looked pretty good. Friendly helpful staff, would recommend if you're travelling alone and want to...

Thank Henry d
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I never post negative reviews (and I travel quite a lot) - but my experience with this hostel was terrible. Total rip off. Go elsewhere !!! There are lots of other decent hostels or cheap hotels nearby!

Thank michaelirvine1984
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

This person never actually stayed with us. They had a reservation, but cancelled on the same day. We do follow the usual hostel practices, and charge 1 night for same day cancellations and no shows... We also never received any communication, asking for a partial refund, or an exception, just this review =(

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: affordable parking, easy and friendly staff, nice common areas, and good location Cons: annoyingly slow Internet, bad water pressure in the showers, toilet paper was always gone, and bed sheets need to be renewed.

2Thank Luciano B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed here for only one night on Oct 2016. Friendly staff was very helpful with directions. Décor was tasteful and the light effects in the shower were very cool. Mike (at the front desk) made a room-change recommendation upon my arrival which worked out well and I am very grateful that he had the inclination to do so. Best part...

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Lewes, Delaware
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff are very helpful and friendly, they do a great job. The place is more run down than the photos portray. Room I was in had lots of spackle on the walls and bathroom, 2 outlets didn't have covers (fire regulation?) No staff after 10pm so people come and go-there was a couple who supposedly checked out, but came...

Thank ReGina G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Supernice host and the most different guests from all over the world. If you wanna have a real experience of the American houseparty, this is your place. By te way, clean and comfortable rooms and bathroom, pretty good equipment in the kitchen, close to a supermarket. Perfect price-to-value ratio.

Thank Eszter T
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review, as it means a bunch to us. We do strive to provide a nice value for the stay. The hostel is cleaned DAILY for multiple hours on; our appliances, mattresses, pillows, covers, bed sheets, and equipment is made sure to be updated constantly. We also provide pretty cool events, like the open bar...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located hostel in Washington, DC. We are just blocks, and less than 10 minutes away from The Convention Center, less than a mile from the White House, and only a metro stop away from the monuments, the museums, and all of the major attractions in the capital. Staying at DC Lofty also gives you access to Capital View, its awesome roof top patio with hammocks, lounge chairs, grill, darts, and music! Save at DC Lofty, while utilizing our rooftop pool and Jacuzzi access on weekdays! ... more   less 

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Address: 1335 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4219
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: ₹ 2,891 - ₹ 7,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get an ensuite :) I know the communal bathrooms were always busy!”
jesscotttt, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book at the hostel down the street. It's almost the same price and much better. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is good.”
jeremyf758, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a private room for just a little extra”
307henryd, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you dont like steps, try to book to the lower floors”
, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I don´t know about the upper levels... but avoid the basement!”
Xenxen_Sama, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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