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HI - Washington DC

1009 11th St NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20001, United States

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Overall Rating 91%

From 176 Reviews

Hostel rating (176)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 93%
Service 92%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 87%

The best located and friendliest hostel in Washington DC, we're the ideal hostel for experiencing the history and culture of our nation's capital!

  • Dorm
    From €20.70
  • Private
    From €83.74
10 or more people?
hi-washington-dc

Washington DC Hostel

Hostel Washington DC

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Washington DC is set in the heart of downtown Washington DC, providing an unbeatable location close to all of the best things the city has to offer - The White House, The National Mall, Chinatown - and just steps from bars, restaurants and performing art centres.

This friendly Washington DC hostel has both dorms and private rooms, and offers a great range of facilities for you to enjoy your stay including free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a common room with comfortable sofas, TV room with big screen and movies, books, puzzles, pool table and an outside patio seating area.

The Washington DC hostel offers free local maps and area information to help you get around. Visit the US Capitol, meeting place of the United States Congress; the Smithsonian museums, the world’s largest museum and research complex; or check out the Lincoln and Roosevelt Memorials.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 45 radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 03:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +1-202-737-2333

Fax. +1-202-737-1508

reserve.dc@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The White House (500m to 1km)
  • The National Mall: World-Famous Monuments & Memorials, Smithsonian's Many Free Museums & Art Galleries, Capitol Building, & More (500m to 1km)
  • China Town (Bars / Pubs, Restaurants, Night Life) (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Overall, the experience at HI DC was very good. I was helped by most of the people in the front desk all the time. Suggestions to improve: 1. Include in the paper with the guidelines some info related to dirty towels and linens. Nobody told me how to discard the dirty ones and how to get clean ones. 2. I do not think the air conditioner and lights should keep on all the night long. What for ? You need to encourage people to turn them off in order to save energy.

80%

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Tobías,

Sat 07 Jan 2017

Thank you so much for your very honest feedback! Your comments and suggestions help us to make everyone's stay better! I will pass along the suggestion of providing the dirty linen information. Energy saving is very important to us, the heating and air units are actually set on automatic system, so that they only are on when necessary depending on the temperature in the room. We hope that you'll stay with us again on your next visit to Washington, hopefully some of these improvements will be made on the next time around. Safe travels!

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Washington DC,

Mon 09 Jan 2017

The location was great and everything was clean. We got to meet nice roommates, I deeply recommend it!

83%

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NEREA,

Sat 07 Jan 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Our location is one of our favorite features, it's so accessible to so much in downtown DC. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you stay with us again on your next visit to Washington! Safe travels!

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Mon 09 Jan 2017

I liked the free breakfast, the fact that I could walk to the second floor from both the third and fourth, holding my luggage for me before check-in so that I could sightsee unencumbered, the daily activities offered, the closeness of many must visit attractions the proximity to public transportation and the knowledge of the staff on how to get to the many venues nearby. The wait for the elevator can be a bit much but that happens everywhere.

97%

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Joyce,

Wed 04 Jan 2017

Well you seemed to have a really good stay with us! Thanks so much for your honest feedback and review. We are so happy that you got to enjoy your stay and all of our features that we love so much like our staff and location. Thanks for understanding about our slow elevator. It tries it's best. Safe travels!

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Fri 06 Jan 2017

There is no hot water in the bathroom showers after 3 minutes.

83%

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Alice,

Wed 04 Jan 2017

Thank you for feedback. Your comments are important and helpful to us in making everyone's stay better. We will look into the timing of the hot water, but we are aware that depending on the time of day and usage it can take some time. We hope to see you again! Safe travels!

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Fri 06 Jan 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
3 airports service the DC metro area. WASHINGTON / DULLES (IAD): Take Bus 5A toward L’Enfant Plaza and exit at Rosslyn Metro Station. Take the Blue Line train toward Largo and exit at Metro Center Station (See Metro section for directions). REAGAN / NATIONAL (DCA): Take the Blue Line train toward Largo and exit at Metro Center Station (See Metro section for directions). BALTIMORE / WASHINGTON (BWI): Take Bus B30 toward Greenbelt Metro Station and exit there. Enter the Greenbelt Metro Station and take the Yellow Line train toward Mount Vernon Square or take the Green Line train toward Branch Avenue. From either the Yellow or Green Line trains exit at Mount Vernon Square and walk South on 11th Street (about 10 minutes) to HI-DC just North of K Street.
Bus
All major bus lines (Greyhound Peter Pan Mega Bolt etc.) park at Union Station. From Union Station take either MetroRail (called The Metro; see Metro section for directions) or the Circulator Bus (the local bus line). Exit the Circulator at the intersection of 11th & K Streets NW. The hostel is on the Northeast corner.
Underground/Metro
Take MetroRail (called “The Metro”) to Metro Center Station (Red Blue and Orange Lines). Use the 11th Street exit and walk North 4 blocks on 11th Street. Hostel is on the Northeast corner of 11th & K Streets NW.
Alternate Transport
SuperShuttle is another option (door-to-door shared van service): +1-202.258.3826; www.supershuttle.com.
Car
Parking is tricky and expensive in downtown DC and the city is notorious for quickly applied and expensive parking tickets. Please pay close attention to all parking signage for street parking.
Rail
The train (Amtrak) station is Union Station. From Union Station take either MetroRail (see Metro section for directions) or the Circulator bus (see Bus section for directions) to the hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

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