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.

*****Very important message for all guests booking from December-March***

Due to the renovation of our elevator, we will not have elevator access in
our hostel from mid-December to mid-March. This renovation means that we
will not be able to accommodate guests with limited or compromised
mobility. For guests on higher floors, we do have storage lockers available
in our basement. If you have a reservation during this time and have
limited mobility, please do not hesitate to contact us for reservation
changes or cancellations at (202) 737-2333, or reserve.dc@hiusa.org.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this refurbishment may cause for
your travel plans.

If you are interested in bringing a group to HI-Washington, DC, please
complete the following group request form.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

87%

Reviews

need signs at base of street.... and/or coming out of near METRO stations front desk folks very helpful & patient ! enjoyed John the breakfast guy. send him to the Boston AYH to see breakfast set up & great selection food ..... boston stores luggage free.. private bathrooms. AYH makes my travel affordable ! spent time at Nat Gallery of Art and in the garden. wow. thanks again ! don't forget to include the nearby museum: National Museum of Women in the Arts = on your handy list

100%

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Linda,

Sun 19 Apr 2015

It's a little expensive.

97%

Avatar for Pei Hua

Pei Hua,

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Lincoln's Waffle Shop. Yes, a waffle shop named after *that* Lincoln. Touristy but with its own weird, chaotic charm.

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Mandy,

Mon 16 Jun 2014

Attraction tip

White House and all important sites are around the area

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xiaoli,

Fri 09 Jan 2015