Hello to all of you
I would greatly appreciate if you could help me deciding where to stay. I will be heading to DC for Job Fair Interviews in the MLA (Modern Language Association) between 27-30 december, although I will stay a few more days to visit DC since it is gonna be my first visit.
I am an student and I am trying to find a cheap but secure, clean hostel. I would like to be able to walk to some interesting places. Also, I would love to find a hostel nearby resturantes, coffee shops, night clubs and bars. I learned from you posting the downtown is pretty dead at night, therefore, I ruled out this area.
Well guys, these are the hostels I found on the net I would love to get some advise from you.
1. Hilltop Hostel
300 Carroll St, 20012
2. Bloomingdale Inn
2417 First Street, NW
3. The Braxton Hotel
1440 Rhode Island Ave NW
4. Washington International Student Center
2451 18th Street NW
5. ALLEN LEE HOTEL
2224 F Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 331-1224 U
6. HI-WASHINGTON D.C.
1009 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Again, thanks a millions for you help
MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS amigos y amigas
Univesity of Florida, Gainesville.
the one on Rhode Island Ave. looks like a good bet. (I work in DC, and my Y is near there, also it's not far from Dupont Cir., a good area for restaruants, etc.) I just posted a deal for the Ramada in New Carrollton. It's a bit of a metro ride out there from dwntwn, but it's very cheap.
Good luck with your interviews from a former English grad student!
We are looking for a reccomendation of the best hostel to stay in while in D.C for four days....we think the HI is the best located but have had bad experiences with these before (in NY one now and it sucks!!!) and have been told theres one in Adams-Morgan (called something like 'Washington International Student Center) that is OK but online reviews arent too hot!! Can anyone advise us where to stay...if either of these are any good, or of any better ones? We're looking for a friendly, clean hostel to meet other travellers aswel, as a base to do all the touristy stuff but also to sample a bit of the nightlife
Thanks in advance
Claire and Amy (UK)
Hi Claire and Amy,
Well, in 1994 I did stay in the Washington, D.C. Youth Hostel and it was alright as far as clean rooms, big lobby and well equipped kitchens and washrooms were concerned. They even arranged a lot of activities for us to go to, which otherwise would have been impossible like visiting the Pentagon building from the inside on a guided tour!!! Situated very close to the city centre so not far away from most of the sites in DC and a very helpful staff as well as most people there were very friendly too so it was a nice experience there!!! Would definitely recommend it to everyone!!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and hope you find a nice place for your X'mas lunch in NY!!!
With apologies to members based there, my experience of D.C and the statistical facts too, are that it has a really major problem with street-crime in some areas . Some of these areas are surprisingly very close to the centre of the city so it may be worth thinking of 'safe' location first and foremost.
Any members who live locally may consider emailing you a list of known areas that they consider risky, to avoid upsetting those who live there and disagree.
D.C offers some wonderful sights though, so I'm sure you will enjoy the trip.
Honestly, DC is pretty safe. Just dont go into deep SE or north NE late at night. I feel very comfortable in DC all the time. What I consider the main parts of DC: Georgetown (or Gtown), Midtown (18th and M), Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Waterfront, Capitol Hill. There are some other hot spots too; check out the local newspaper like the Post for guides and entertainment.
Regarding hostels and the like, I didn't even know they existed in DC. Thanks for the info; i will pass along to friends!
Thanks all. So what is Adams-Morgan like? Safe? Good nightlife...is there public transport from there to the main attractions?
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