This is a photo of a bite I got from the HI Hostel in DC.
They cost a lot more than the other hostel I was staying at and I only stayed there because there weren't any beds at the other Hostel (DC Lofty- Really lovely Hostel).
Stayed in a (typical) HI hostel with old men and no atmosphere. They offered to pay for some ointment and laundry but I managed to get my money back.
When you call the hostel, you get this automated response that tells you you've called the best hostel in Washington DC and that it's unbeatable value. What a load of cods wallop!