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Warren from North Carolina on 5/2/2019 10:31:46 AM:
Has anyone spent the night at the HI Washington, DC? Just wondered how secure their bicycle storage is.

Rivnuts from Homestead. PA on 5/5/2019 7:22:18 AM:
I was waiting for someone else to respond as I have not stayed there but thus far no one has. A web site describing their services indicates that "bike parking" is available but does not elaborate. Why not just give them a call and inquire as to where and what security may be provided in that bike parking area. I'm hoping to ride to DC within the next month and would be staying near that hostel, I'f so, I'll attempt to stop by there and see what that parking area consists of. If I get any further info and no one else has responded, I'll post a future comment.

Warren from North Carolina on 5/5/2019 7:58:10 AM:
Thanks Rivnuts. I talked to the front desk and was told that bikes can be left on the back patio or locked in a storage room. I'll be there one day next week and will do a report.

Warren from North Carolina on 5/15/2019 11:47:58 AM:
I spent the night at the HI Washington, DC last week so I can now answer my original question. Bike storage is out on the patio which has walls on 3 sides and a tall fence on the fourth side. I locked my bike to the railing behind the stair well and removed the front tire. I could have also locked the bike inside a wooden shed located on the patio. I felt like it was a safe place to leave a bike overnight. The hostel itself was nice and the staff was friendly. I would definitely stay there again.