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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Must cancel 2 weeks in advance to not be charged a no-show fee.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Washington International Student Center

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Small friendly hostel located in Washington DC. Located in the popular, safe neighborhood of Adams Morgan we are surrounded by ethnic restaurants and nightclubs.

Easy to get to the White House and other major sites by Metro, bus or walking. The hostel has a kitchen so you can cook. There is internet access, cable tv in the common room, lockers, no curfew, you have your own key to come & go. We provide a free breakfast of juice, milk, bread, jam & tea. The hostel does have air conditioning. If you want to check us out through a independent reference you can find the hostel listed in the two well know Travel Guide Books \' Lonely Planet \' and \' Lets Go USA\'
Happy Travels and Adventures.
Please note that the hostel does not allow children.

Reception open from 8 am to 11 pm

**Please note we operate a 48 hour cancellation policy

Located in safe area
FREE pick-up from Greyhound and Amtrak
Close to the White House, FBI, Smithsonian & US Capitol
Convenient to bus & Metro
Close to bars & clubs
Kitchen Facilities
No curfew - 24 hour access
Cable TV & Lockers
Check-in 8:00 AM to 11 PM
Free Parking for first night
(Customer will receive parking pass, security deposit of $100 is required for this and will be returned on departure) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.8

  • Cleanliness 4.8

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Für den Preis das beste Hostel in Washington DC. 😊
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Aug 2021
    This hostel has an amazing location and the price is very good for what it offers and for the US standards of course. I felt safe and welcomed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing is that it is a very old building with old furniture so no matter how much you clean, it can never seem 100% clean. The bathrooms were very clean though, I must say. Overall, I enjoyed my experience there.
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 May 2022
    At first glance, might seem shady but it is safe and has good value for the money. Have a functioning kitchen, not the cleanest but does the job for a short-term stay. Charging plugs are accessible only by lower bunks, so those on top are inconvenienced. Common area is the best place for conversations. People I met there were incredible and helpful. The station for buses #42 and #43 is only 2-3 mins away and connects to all places to visit in DC. Lots of restaurants, clubs, and grocery stores.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2021
    I like the Washington international student center however I didn't like the room where the ladies were not as tidy it was real small people had things everywhere you couldn't hardly even get the room clean I don't recommend a six woman's
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    28 Dec 2021
    The facilities were old and outdated, the bathrooms were pretty gross (I didn't dare go into the kitchen based on the state of the other facilities), and there were always people sleeping in the lobby at all hours of the day and it made the stay there very uncomfortable. I don't know if they were homeless, but it didn't seem like the typical hostel guest just chillin' in the common area. I definitely would not stay there again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    15 Oct 2021
    First that this is not a hostel. It's a housing where people actually live there. Very dirty and poorly organized. I was waiting to go shower and passed a mouse by my side. The place stinks of liquor. Money wasted, the people who reviewed this hostel probably have no notion of basic sanitation. For health and hygiene reasons this place should be removed from the Hostel app. The staffs are nice tho but the place is definitely not a hostel. I would like my money back
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    25 Sep 2021
    Room was crowded not only with people, but what seemed like long term boarders and all their boxes/bags/clothes strewn about. Room smelled like sweat and body odor. Noise from street. The building is in disrepair. Basic trash/health type measures (emptying trash cans, cleaning up loose items around room, etc) were disregarded. This is one of the worst hostels. I can't believe it's up to code.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    21 Jan 2022
    Based on the information on the website, which said that a parking pass would be provided, we planned on driving to the hostel. When we got there, we were told 'park on the street and you will probably not be ticketed.' I tried insisting the website promised a parking pass (with a deposit provided.) However, I was told that there was no such thing; had I known this, I would not have chosen this hostel. Due to the misinformation, we had to pay an extra $40 for an overnight parking garage.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    30 Oct 2021
    very crappy place. We did not stay because they said they did not receive the prepayment and demanded a fee again. they said that the application takes that fee and we have to pay the full fee. It was also extremely dirty and unsafe.
    Turkey, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    30 Oct 2021
    It was not looking safe, employees were looks like using some drugs or weed, too dirty. they were not okay and they wanted more money then our receipt. We dont recommend
    Turkey, Female, 18-24
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  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Security Lockers
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire