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Chapel Hill, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a traveler I can tell you this is a very nice hostel. The staff was so friendly and welcoming it made our stay pleasant. The walk to downtown is about 20 ish minutes but it's a straight shot. The beds were really comfy! All in all I'd recommend this place.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed over for 1 night in DC and Lofty was my base. Got a single room, everything was pretty basic but it all worked and did the job. I didn't even use any of the facilities available (TV, computers, kitchen etc) but it all looked pretty good. Friendly helpful staff, would recommend if you're travelling alone and want to...

Thank Henry d
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never post negative reviews (and I travel quite a lot) - but my experience with this hostel was terrible. Total rip off. Go elsewhere !!! There are lots of other decent hostels or cheap hotels nearby!

Thank michaelirvine1984
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: affordable parking, easy and friendly staff, nice common areas, and good location Cons: annoyingly slow Internet, bad water pressure in the showers, toilet paper was always gone, and bed sheets need to be renewed.

1Thank Luciano B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed here for only one night on Oct 2016. Friendly staff was very helpful with directions. Décor was tasteful and the light effects in the shower were very cool. Mike (at the front desk) made a room-change recommendation upon my arrival which worked out well and I am very grateful that he had the inclination to do so. Best part...

Thank dollarcounter
Lewes, Delaware
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff are very helpful and friendly, they do a great job. The place is more run down than the photos portray. Room I was in had lots of spackle on the walls and bathroom, 2 outlets didn't have covers (fire regulation?) No staff after 10pm so people come and go-there was a couple who supposedly checked out, but came...

Thank ReGina G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Supernice host and the most different guests from all over the world. If you wanna have a real experience of the American houseparty, this is your place. By te way, clean and comfortable rooms and bathroom, pretty good equipment in the kitchen, close to a supermarket. Perfect price-to-value ratio.

Thank Eszter T
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review, as it means a bunch to us. We do strive to provide a nice value for the stay. The hostel is cleaned DAILY for multiple hours on; our appliances, mattresses, pillows, covers, bed sheets, and equipment is made sure to be updated constantly. We also provide pretty cool events, like the open bar...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went to DC for the week end and picked a random hostel and that was an excellent choice. The location is pretty good and we met some very nice people. Moreover, the hostel ordered pizza on Saturday night for everyone which was perfect before going out.

Thank Valentin G
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, and mentioning one of our events that we do! In general, we encourage everyone, who books with us to ACTIVELY respond to our events emails, so we can plan better, on who's coming. Surely Wednesday Open bar at an upscale DC lounge, or movie and pizza nights are the biggest hits - but we...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Ok, I don´t review much but a couple of days ago a friend asked for tips and places to stay around DC and the first thing that came to mind was to tell him to absolutely avoid this place. I stayed last year during memorial weekend with some friends down at the basement. I have never seen a filthier room...

1Thank Xenxen_Sama
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

Thank you for the time spent in writing your review. We make sure to spend the time to actually read all of them, and make improvements as suggested. As just mentioned in my previous review response I left, this really hinges on price. Since it was a crazy weekend, the prices were up to their highest summer rates, and I'm...

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel is your standard hostel really, cleanliness level was average. It was in a nice neighbourhood, felt safe and secure. We walked down into the main touristy part of DC (National Mall) in around 20 minutes. Only slight issue was parking, it's a small parking lot (only 5 cars at a time) so not best for large SUV's. We...

Thank Cassiet14
Dc L, Manager at DC Lofty, responded to this review

hey there, thank you for your comments. All of the doors inside and outside have locks on them - and are always in the locked position. Our parking lot is a bit small, but we're happy to be able to accommodate everyone, especially for such low prices! We have added another cleaning staff to make sure that the hostel is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located hostel in Washington, DC. We are just blocks, and less than 10 minutes away from The Convention Center, less than a mile from the White House, and only a metro stop away from the monuments, the museums, and all of the major attractions in the capital. Staying at DC Lofty also gives you access to Capital View, its awesome roof top patio with hammocks, lounge chairs, grill, darts, and music! Save at DC Lofty, while utilizing our rooftop pool and Jacuzzi access on weekdays! ... more   less 

Additional Information about DC Lofty

Address: 1335 11th street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: €41 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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