Hostels in Washington

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Featured Hostels in Washington

HI Washington DC - Hostel
2 out of 5
1009 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$98
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

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

4.3/5Excellent! (431 reviews)

"Great value, and centrally located in DC made it convenient to get to anywhere in town."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

HI Washington DC - Hostel
Duo Nomad
2 out of 5
1010 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$25
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

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! (42 reviews)

"Good ubication. Nice staff. Very clean............"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Duo Nomad
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, Ford's Theater, and CityCenterDC. Washington ...

4/5Very Good! (236 reviews)

"This was my first experience in a hostel, and All i can Is that I love it. This place is amazing and always willing to help if you need anything. If i go back to DC, i will for sure stay at this hostel again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Duo Housing Hostel
U Street Hostel
2 out of 5
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$98
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

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! (51 reviews)

"This was my first stay in a hostel and I deeply enjoyed it. THE LOCATION IS SO CLOSE TO THE METRO and other places like ATMs and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

U Street Hostel
HighRoad Hostel DC
2 out of 5
1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$114
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (288 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

HighRoad Hostel DC
DC International Hostel 1
2 out of 5
1610 7th St NW, Washington, DC
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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 property was very convenient and transportation was convenient as well. The price was great and I had privacy and great service. Will stay again and again. Again love the price."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

DC International Hostel 1
DC Lofty
2 out of 5
1335 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$91
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

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

3.3/5 (75 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
DC International Hostel 2
2 out of 5
1418 9TH St NW, Washington, DC
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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
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 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Supreme Court of the United States, and United States Capitol. Capital ...

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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Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
4 out of 5
415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC
$105
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
4.1/5Very Good! (4,436 reviews)

"Close to everything I needed and meetings I attended."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
The Wink Hotel
The Wink Hotel
4 out of 5
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
$94
per night
Dec 25 - Dec 26
4.1/5Very Good! (1,841 reviews)

"The staff was great and the valet guy name Ben is a very nice person he is cool and help u in a lot of ways go out his way to make u feel at home. I love the room for the price"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

The Wink Hotel
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4 out of 5
1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
$93
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.2/5Excellent! (3,840 reviews)

"Is a good place to stay,great walking area to many places"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Washington, one of the 10 hostels here could be a great option. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Washington for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums and monuments.

Hostels in Washington

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start:

Duo Nomad - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Eastern Market Station. Property features include free WiFi and air conditioning. Rooms come with showers.

HI Washington DC - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of McPherson Sq. Station and Center Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers in all rooms.

HighRoad Hostel DC - Located within a 20-minute walk of Smithsonian's National Zoo. You can take advantage of free continental breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with free toiletries and hair dryers.

Duo Housing Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 7th St. Convention Center Station. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with desks and coffee/tea makers.

DC International Hostel 2 - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 7th St. Convention Center Station and Shaw Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as air conditioning. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Washington?

Good weather's always better when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • 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 Washington?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Ford's Theater
  • White House
  • United States Capitol
Natural Features
  • Franklin Square
  • Freedom Plaza
  • Ellipse
Cultural Attractions
  • Historical Society of Washington D.C.
  • Civilian Art Projects
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Overall, Washington is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Monuments
  • Art
  • Parks
  • Theater
  • Entertainment
  • Flowers
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Washington and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) away from the city center. An alternative is College Park, MD (CGS), which is 7.6 mi (12.2 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to make use of public transit. Nearby metro stations include 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station, and Center Station. If you're hoping to see more of the surrounding area, head over to Washington Union Station to catch a train.

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