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Washington International Student Center

Hostelworld.comUS$ 58*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This hostel, if you can even call it a hostel, is not worth visiting. Firstly the title of this hostel is completely misleading, there are no students here only adults that seem to live and work here? At first glance this place is unclean and unorganised. We were given only a bed sheet as a duvet and a dirty blanket,...

Thank cass1a
Reviewed 7 April 2017

For it's value, the Washington International Student Center is excellent. My co-founder and I had originally booked an AirBnb that didn't work out in our favor, and so we were stranded in DC without a place to stay for several hours. The International Student Center was very accommodating and gave us our own room at a moment's notice. The rooms...

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical about staying here after reading some of the reviews on here, but I've decided a lot of the information was wrong, or those involved had no idea what to expect from a hostel. The place was great. It was really clean, the front room was awesome, filled with comfy sofas and seats. The wifi probably won't work...

Thank Cory T
Southington, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We arrived at this hostel in the evening, and it was hard to find it, because the hostel does not have any sign, and the people we asked did not know about any hostel around there !! So, I called and asked about the hostel and the FREE parking - that they promise in their website, the person who talked...

Thank Nah R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Normally I would not feel required to write a review, but this hostel experience was a memory to share. Run away. You still have time, because we didn't -- The scars are still in our memories. The pictures do not do justice to the hostel. The place is nasty, it smells odd, the floor feels sticky and dirty. We even...

Thank jarnoboot
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I arrived later in the evening and the manager tried to be extra accommodating. The Managers are nice people. They were considerate. There is a very steep staircase leading up to the hostel so be prepared with a light suitcase. The price was attractive and there was a light breakfast. Everyone was doing the best they can, given the circumstances.

Thank LaureninBoston
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've stayed at a few different hostels in DC. This one is the most basic that you'll find. It's okay for the price, which is about as low as one can find in town, but it's not really the kind of place to stay for someone looking to enhance and smooth their first visit to DC. (In fact, there is...

Thank RfromCA
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Not so dirty. But... It is Old. Stinky. The kitchen is dirty. The lockers are si small you cant really fit anything in there and it costs 5 dollars. Owner is friendly, but he could walk into your room without knocking. The good thing about that hostel is location and has breakfast included.

1Thank Kasia B
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I stayed from June 21 to June 24, 4 nights. I read what others had said on here AFTER I booked the hostel and prayed for the best. Well, I want to say I had nothing to worry about. I paid $25/night and it was worth it, I'd stay there again, and yes, I'd recommend it to others. I am...

2Thank ndurose
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 4 April 2016

It´s by far, the worst hostel I´ve stayed in mi hole life! It´s dirty, smelly, and it´s not properly a youth hostel (there are some people actually living there). The manager is unpleasant and the rooms are not properly cleaned (nor the bathrom). Also, they say it includes a breakfast, but that´s not true. In the kitchen they just have...

Thank Susana2020

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Additional Information about Washington International Student Center

Address: 2451 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2058
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Adams Morgan
Price Range: ₹ 2,011 - ₹ 6,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Alls rooms are ok there”
LaureninBoston, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the street can be loud at night but it didnt bother me”
maxwelll2013, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you lock your door,that black guy that works there is creepy and I think a pervert.”
hyeninc, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“avoid at any cost. you are not safe even on a private room.”
PatriciaR805, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Avoid it at any cost !”
George888888, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
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