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

Here staff do a little extra to help the guests. How much you accomplish with limited resources! I love the free tours and the dinner. Beds are comfy, AC works well. Love the bananas! You don't need to improve. Ideas: name tags for events so people get to know each other more easily. Prices are high just so you know. You would keep them lower if you could. Breakfast was ample, if unhealthy. Would it be too expensive to offer each person a hard-boiled egg? I plan to return to this hostel.

97%

Avatar for Kira

Kira,

Thu 21 May 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

nothing much in D.C., too quiet at night

Avatar for xiaoli

xiaoli,

Fri 09 Jan 2015

Budget meal tip

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

Avatar for Mandy

Mandy,

Mon 16 Jun 2014