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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 87 Reviews

Hostel rating (87)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 96%
Security 91%
Service 91%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 89%

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 $36.00
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 16:00 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

Stayed in a 8 mixed room but didn't feel suffocated. Clean facilities and really good breakfast for free! But the room was freezing at night and staff said there's nothing they could do about it. They checked me in at as late as 11pm but the card machine didn't work which made me pay in cash. But good value stay and would recommend.

97%

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Yena,

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Thanks for the feedback. I'd not heard about the card machines malfunctioning but I'll speak with our staff working those shifts and see what the issues have been. We're glad you enjoyed our breakfast and everything we offer! Take care and safe travels.

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Washington DC,

Thu 18 Oct 2018

could improve with better signage of what to recycle - milk available

100%

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karyn,

Sat 06 Oct 2018

Thanks for the feedback that is something that's easy to work on. It'd be great to hear what about the current signage didn't work for you. Placement, design, size. It would be a big help to know if you feel like reaching out to us again!

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Washington DC,

Mon 08 Oct 2018

I was surprised with the quality of the breakfast - outstanding, thank you! The mattresses and on the bunks were comfortable but incredibly squeaky/loud, every little shift during the night was enough to wake me. I don 't expect much can be done, but thought I'd mention it. The staff were all very professional and engaging when I overheard them assisting other guests. One of the best, most well-equipped hostels I've visited. Thank you, HI for being a part of my experience!

93%

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Mimi,

Sat 06 Oct 2018

We do appreciate you mentioning the mattress! We can't always do things to fix that kind of issue in the immediate but we renovate and exchange our furnishings fairly frequently and those kings of comments inform our decisions. Anyway thanks so much for the feedback. We are happy to have been part of your experience here in DC and we wish you safe travels in the future.

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Mon 08 Oct 2018

The location was great and it was easy to walk to where I needed to go. The staff members where always friendly and answered all my questions. The elevator is really slow.

90%

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Melanie,

Wed 03 Oct 2018

Thank you for the feedback. Our staff is the best, they really make this place what it is and we are glad they left you satisfied. Also we cannot deny that we have a slow elevator. It something we are working on but not a quick fix unfortunately. That being said anytime guests need help moving luggage up and down the building we are more than happy to help.

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Fri 05 Oct 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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