We spent 4 nights in Washington DC, and we greatly enjoyed our experience of the city, so much so that we spent a very minimal amount of time at the hostel (arriving back at 22:30 and departing at 08:00 each day). At first, the hostel did seem very strange, as we were shown to it by an extremely kind and helpful man who literally walked us from the station for no other reason than to be nice, and he was immediately told to wait outside if he wanted to speak to us and that we could only go outside and speak to him once we had fully checked in (presumably for security reasons however we felt this was excessive, as he had also provided the hostel with extra business along the way, as we met an Austrian traveler who he convinced to stay and attend the 50th anniversary of the MLK speech). Once checked in, we were informed that we were not allowed to wear our shoes on the premises (equally strange), and we were then provided with pairs of white spa slippers and told to put our shoes in one of the racks beside the door. Our room was alright, we slept well enough but the air conditioning seemed to be on some kind of hyper mode, as it was like stepping back into Scotland when entering the room. The kitchen facilities were decent, and the living area spacious enough, although we didn't spend much time there at all. Overall, we probably would stay here agan due to the good location and cleanliness of the rooms, but it was a very odd experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most centrally located hostel in Washington, DC. We are just blocks, and less than 10 minutes away from The Capitol, The Monuments, The Museums, and all of the major attractions in the Capital. Feel free to explore, or just spend the time on our roof top patio, and utilize our roof top pool and Jacuzzi access on weekdays! ... more less
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