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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 131 Reviews

Hostel rating (131)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 91%
Service 91%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 88%

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 $32.00
  • Private
    From $120.00
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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

I particularly enjoyed the embassy tour and the morning breakfasts coordinated by the very friendly gentleman.

100%

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Peter,

Mon 21 May 2018

Great clean place. Everyone was helpful and nice.

100%

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summer,

Mon 07 May 2018

Fantastic! It's a pleasure to hear back from you and we thank you for the review!

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Washington DC,

Wed 09 May 2018

If breakfast is out and it’s 6:40, at other Hihostel’s, I’ve always been able to eat and be done with breakfast so I can go on with my day. I don’t feel I should have had to wait, especicially since your breakfast area is small

93%

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diana,

Fri 04 May 2018

Hey, Thanks for your feedback. We do not have one policy across all our hostels as to how or when Breakfast is served as we all have differing facilities and procedures. I do apologize if you felt singled out by the way our attendant does breakfast. To explain part of the reason we are strict in regard to the time is because we do post specific breakfast times as to when it begins and ends. We aim to be reliable and consistent with this and we do not find it to be fair to let one person get breakfast early unless we allow that for everyone which would effectively change our breakfast hours. This is something we can review if it is consistently an issue if there is a greater demand for breakfast starting early. Thanks again for reach out and we are happy to listen if there is more feedback you have on the matter.

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Washington DC,

Sun 06 May 2018

it was my second stay there; will definitely be back

100%

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Thomas,

Tue 01 May 2018

We'll be happy to have you back. Thank you for choosing HI and it's great to read that we've won you over! Take care and safe travels

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Washington DC,

Thu 03 May 2018

Vaccum the rooms !!!

63%

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Anne-Sophie,

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comment and we will certainly revisit the topic with our housekeeping staff. Any time you stay with HI feel free to report incidents of cleanliness if they every happen while you are staying here. Take care and safe travel.

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Washington DC,

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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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