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Hostels in National Harbor

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HI Washington DC - Hostel
2 out of 5
1009 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
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$75
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of CityCenterDC, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Washington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (439 reviews)

"Great run, clean and quiet. Great team keep the place fun and home-y."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

HI Washington DC - Hostel
Duo Nomad
2 out of 5
1010 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC
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$25
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Capitol Hill, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eastern Market, Washington Navy Yard, and Supreme Court of the United States. United States Capitol ...

3.8/5Good! (44 reviews)

"The men's bathroom was downstairs, diffcult for a pee in the middle of the night not to address the topic of fr from upstairs where the sleeping areas were"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Duo Nomad
U Street Hostel
2 out of 5
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC
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$98
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Located in Northwest, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Theater, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Howard University. White House and Smithsonian's ...

4.2/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"Everything is ok. Everything is ok. Everything is ok. Everything is ok. Everything is ok. Everything is ok."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

U Street Hostel
DC International Hostel 2
2 out of 5
1418 9TH St NW, Washington, DC
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$22
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Theater, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and International Spy Museum. ...

3/5 (75 reviews)

"This is a very nice place to stay while in Washington."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

DC International Hostel 2
HighRoad Hostel DC
2 out of 5
1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$107
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

Located in Adams Morgan, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Smithsonian's National Zoo and Dupont Circle. White House and Smithsonian American Art Museum are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (294 reviews)

"It has changed in the last 2 years. Not as friendly."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

HighRoad Hostel DC
Duo Housing Hostel
2 out of 5
1223 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
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Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, CityCenterDC, and Washington D.C. Madame ...

4/5Very Good! (240 reviews)

"Very friendly stuff.A safe structure situated just few steps from the most important monuments in DC"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Duo Housing Hostel
DC International Hostel 1
2 out of 5
1610 7th St NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$21
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Theater, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and International Spy Museum. ...

3.1/5 (51 reviews)

"This place was rather noisy. The rooms are very small, locked and with minimal air flow--very moist. It's next to a 7-11 on a somewhat sketchy patch of road."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

DC International Hostel 1
DC Lofty
2 out of 5
1335 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and CityCenterDC. International Spy Museum ...

3.2/5 (81 reviews)

"Very good place to stay :) Feels like a DC home"…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

DC Lofty
Capital View
1.5 out of 5
301 I Street NW, Washington, DC
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Located in Capitol Hill, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of National Building Museum, Capital One Arena, and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. International ...

3.6/5Good! (63 reviews)

"The walking tour at night was awesome. The room was OK. It'll be better if you remind people to bring their own shampoo and body wash in your property description."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Capital View
Hostel Comfort Zone
2 out of 5
2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC
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Located in Northeast, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gallaudet University, United States Capitol, and Capital One Arena. International Spy Museum and Union ...

1.8/5 (5 reviews)

"A LOT of work to be done at this Hostel. While the staff was friendly and helpful, the absence of amenities like a stove are key to have a successful hostel. There's a code to enter the property and all the rooms do not have a key or access code. There were several instances where other guests would ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Hostel Comfort Zone
Diplomatic Management
2 out of 5
3305 13th Street NW, Washington, DC
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Located in Columbia Heights, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Theater, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and Howard University. Washington Hospital Center ...

3.2/5 (20 reviews)
Beware...be aware confirmation means nothing.

"We arrived to find that confirmation did not mean anything and we had no room, and were told five others had booked or "overbooked" exactly the same room for the same date. This is not a service."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2016

Diplomatic Management
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD
$209
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.2/5Excellent! (1,945 reviews)

"This is a beautiful property, especially around the holidays. My only disappointment was the lack of personnel at check-in. The Elite desk had three people working it. The mobile desk had three people working it. The bulk of the guests were in the regular check-in line - easily four times as long ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
The Westin Washington National Harbor
The Westin Washington National Harbor
4 out of 5
171 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD
$152
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.2/5Excellent! (1,287 reviews)

"Great hotel! Reserved a Potomac River view. Cons: -Didn't like the fact every floor had 1 microwave in the ICE room. Wished microwaves was in the room. Pros -Housekeeping was great never had a problem. -Check out was easy due to i did express checkout because i left at 6am. -Spa tub was lovely. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

The Westin Washington National Harbor
MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino
MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino
4.5 out of 5
101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD
$199
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4.4/5Excellent! (770 reviews)

"Very clean and smell good.. the room is very good lighting. More spaces and i like the bathroom, the toilet is separate from the shower,"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino
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Hostels and More in National Harbor

National Harbor offers 14 lodging choices, so if you can't find hostels in the area, you can still choose something that has what you need. With the budget-friendly options here, you can reduce your spending on overnight costs and save more money for everything you want to do during your vacation. You can enjoy activities like shopping, and the sunsets create an appealing natural setting.

If you're hoping to find a reasonable accommodation in National Harbor, you may like this popular option:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and an indoor pool at this hotel.

When Is the Best Time to Visit National Harbor?

The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 28° F
  • April-June: 88° F is the daytime average and 42° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 57° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.68 inches in a year

What Can I Do in National Harbor?

Depending on your interests, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • United States Capitol
Natural Features
  • Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park
  • Fort Foote Park
  • East Potomac Park
Cultural Attractions
  • National Children's Museum
  • Capital Children's Museum
  • Ford's Theater

Generally, National Harbor is known for its:

  • Live music
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment

How to Get to National Harbor and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. Another option is College Park, MD (CGS), located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) away.

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