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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Don't believe their pictures online! And they don't provide free airport pickup as they advertised. When I got in there, they checked me in by writing on a notebook and only accepted cash - they don't even had a computer or POS machine. I was then surprised by the dirty floor, broken furniture and smelly rooms. When I stepped in...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Do yourselves and favour and pay a little extra for a decent hostel. My friend and I didn't think it would be that bad- we were wrong. Let me start off by saying the only good thing about this hostel is the location (Adams Morgan). It was a really cool area and not very far to all of the main...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Well the hostel is right in the middle of Adams Morgan. If you are looking to be in the middle of a great area of DC this is it. There are clubs and restaurants all up and down 18th Street NW. The hostel is very old school but fine. I was there for 5 nights and the weekends it gets...

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Valletta, Malta
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Let me start with the positives just to get them out of the way. For the money you pay it is not that bad. But that sums it up! Firstly the hostel is amazingly difficult to find, there are no signs whatsoever and when I asked the staff online to give me directions it was a joke what they have...

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2Thank dan d
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed at WICC for a night and it was fine. Kinda reminded me of HK hostels in dingy establishments. But for $25 a night, one can't complain. The people were cool and the service was great. The environment not so much. We went the Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend and I did not get to sleep at all because...

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

2 words, don't bother!! Worst hostel in the world. Where to begin, it's extremely difficult to find, a small door with a piece of paper attached to the door. The staff don't seem to care about the place at all, they use it as a place to live rather than work. We turned up and were told they only take...

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Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I'll start with the cons:- This hostel is pretty basic and only had 2 bathrooms for nearly 20 people, a kitchen but the oven didnt work and a lounge but the couches often had people sleeping on them. Also the guy who managed the place was pretty rude, not to me personally but to some of his staff and other...

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montreal
Reviewed 14 March 2013

As someone who's really picky and who reads reviews a lot I stayed here during the Vice President debate. The hostel has a great location with tons of shops and bars around, near the metro, and has a very fun, homey atmosphere. Great place to meet ppl. I met some from England, Norway and Brazilian and we all went out....

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1Thank d k
The Hamptons
Reviewed 14 February 2013

I understand some of the negative reviews, but they are exaggerated, and probably from travelers who have no business in a hostel in the first place. It is loud here at night, but only because it is located on a bustling strip of bars and clubs. The noise from the street is easily defeated with ear plugs. The owner is...

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Yueyang, Hunan Province, China
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Generally speaking this hostel is extremely excellent. I think so mainly because of its location--right located in Adams Morgan, the most intriguing district that embraces a vibrant diversity in DC! There are Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, and even Ethiopian restaurants right across the street! The most well-known music band and night clubs just several footsteps away! All kinds of grocery...

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Address: 2451 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2058
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Adams Morgan
Price Range: $38 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Alls rooms are ok there”
 of 5 bubbles LaureninBoston, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the street can be loud at night but it didnt bother me”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles hyeninc, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“avoid at any cost. you are not safe even on a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles PatriciaR805, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Avoid it at any cost !”
 of 5 bubbles George888888, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
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