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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is disgusting! Do not stay here! It smells like pee the moment you walk in and gets even worse once you get into the bedrooms. I've never smelt anything so strong and vile in my life. My friends and I thought it was a cat but they clearly have a rat problem that they are refusing to address....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a group of 3 friends booked a room here a few weekends ago. We never ended up sleeping there because of the stench that encompasses the entire hostel. You have to take your shoes off and leave them in a room before you entire the living space so I assumed the rest of the rooms would be very...

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1Thank Caitlin C
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my reservation through Expedia. The room was described to me as a "private bedroom with two bunkbeds". I asked some clarifying questions...I told them I was traveling with one and possibly two companions and wanted to be sure there was room for us. Again I was told it was a private bedroom with two sets of bunk beds....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this place in November for a visit in January! The online website "Hotels.com" charge me $ 249 and led me to believe that even the rom had 4 bunk beds the room will be empty since they were charging me for all the other empty beds. Not true, arrived with 2 ladies from Olympia Washington and one of the...

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1Thank Pilar C
Ljubljana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the hostel. You must not except too much of it. Building is old, there are some problems with plumbing and electricity. It is very cheap, location is the best. Beds are OK. They are maximising the number of guests. They have computers with free internet, but half of them are too slow for anything. WiFi is free and...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The place is excessively small and tries to exploit every space inefficiently (in the 8 bed dorms u can barely move on ur bed. There is no space for luggage (the padlock-free-lockers are useless, some are also broken) not even enough plug to charge your phone. In the building where I have stayed there were 2 bathroom for over 24...

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1Thank Andrea L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed at the duo housing for 2 days on the 16th November, having never stayed in a hostel as a lone traveler i was a little nervous, but on arrival all nerves were left at the front door! Great place with great staff and guests, check in was quick and easy and as expected everything was explained clearly, breakfast...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Some of the staff are rude, helpless and unfriendly, there is no space between beds, beds were not comfortable, I couldn't sleep because the other mate's feet were hitting my head while he was sleeping, the manager didn't bother himself to ask me in person what's happened after he knew from an email written by one of his staff and...

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2Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Been here with a wife. A cozy home for a few days. Friendly stuff. Friendly guests. Quite slow internet over Wi-Fi and few kinda weird rules however. There's a supermarket in a few steps and plenty of places to have a lunch.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The place is perfect for a short trip for young people. Friends who wish to just get a place to sleep and spend the rest of their time in the capital. The mixed dorms are cheap and there is free breakfast (pancakes!) every morning until 9:30. Walking to the white house in only 15 minutes, after which it is only...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All brand new!! New bathrooms! New media room! Cleanest rooms in dc! (Thanks to our "no shoes in house" and "no food in bedrooms" policies! ) Check out what makes Duo Housing THE #1 Choice for travellers! We provide the MOST FREE Amenities of any Hostel in DC! Duo Housing is just MINUTES away from nightlife, tourist attractions, and shopping! Less than 2 blocks to the Metro Rail! Come see why everyone LOVES Duo Housing DC! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Duo Housing

Address: 1223 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $37 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Duo Housing 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Stay away if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles 134pilarc, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Absolutely avoid the 12 bed dorm, I suggest taking the 8 bed dorm in groups.”
 of 5 bubbles E9370QJandreal, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dorm - cheap”
 of 5 bubbles StefAlfrink, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms without windows.”
 of 5 bubbles josehJ7524JN, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bunks on the bottom have better access to wall outlets.”
 of 5 bubbles MorganLJefferson, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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