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HI Washington DC - Hostel
HI Washington DC - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1009 11th Street NW, Washington
$119
4.3/5 (329 reviews)

It was clean. It was cheap. Good quality and staff. Not too many options in the breakfast but it’s included so not too much to complain about. I personally had some trouble sleeping because of kids being on my hall, not really going through with quiet hours.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this eco-friendly hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of CityCenterDC, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and International ...
Duo Nomad
Duo Nomad
2.0 out of 5.0 1010 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington
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$25
4.1/5 (19 reviews)

Nice staff, friendly service, close to everything, clean rooms.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2018
Located in Capitol Hill, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Eastern Market, Washington Navy Yard, and Supreme Court of the United States. United States Capitol ...
Duo Housing Hostel
Duo Housing Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1223 11th Street NW, Washington
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4.0/5 (194 reviews)

Arrived super late, around 11:30pm, but was greeted fairly quickly when I rang the bell, got checked in quickly, and was given a tour of the place. Bed was comfy. There was a bathroom on each floor, which was convenient. Delicious, homemade pancakes every morning. There was WiFi and also computers ...

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, International Spy Museum, and Capital One ...
HighRoad Hostel DC
HighRoad Hostel DC
2.0 out of 5.0 1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington
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$119
4.7/5 (205 reviews)

Everything from the bathrooms to the kitchen was in clean and working order.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018
Located in Adams Morgan, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Smithsonian's National Zoo, Dupont Circle, and White House. Smithsonian American Art Museum and ...
Capital View
Capital View
1.5 out of 5.0 301 I Street NW, Washington
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3.4/5 (38 reviews)

Excellent location. Quirky building. Friendly staff. Kitchen is a bit small. Roof top patio (with hammocks) is really cool. Quite clean (but too many flagrance dispensers/diffusers -- not good for people with asthma). Mattresses are a bit old and could be replaced--but that's what you'd expect in ...

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019
Located in Capitol Hill, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Building Museum, Capital One Arena, and International Spy Museum. Walter E. Washington ...
DC International Hostel 1
DC International Hostel 1
2.0 out of 5.0 1610 7th St NW, Washington
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3.1/5 (48 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
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Capital One Arena, and International Spy Museum. ...
DC Lofty
DC Lofty
2.0 out of 5.0 1335 11th Street NW, Washington
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$110
3.2/5 (31 reviews)

I stayed in a private room during a 2 day conference. Great staff, great location, beautiful room. Planning on visiting again (for fun or business).

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, International Spy Museum, and Capital One ...
DC International Hostel 2
DC International Hostel 2
2.0 out of 5.0 1418 9TH St NW, Washington
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2.9/5 (64 reviews)

The staff was extremely helpful! Nice crowd of travelers to keep you company, too.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, International Spy Museum, and Capital One ...
City House Hostel Washington DC
City House Hostel Washington DC
1.5 out of 5.0 506 H Street NE, Washington
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3.8/5 (121 reviews)

This was my first time at a hostel, so I had no idea what to expect. I had no need to worry, the staff were amazing and made the atmosphere feel homey. Will for sure be using City House Hostels Again.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Located in Capitol Hill, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gallaudet University, Capital One Arena, and United States Capitol. Walter E. Washington Convention ...
U Street Hostel
U Street Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 1931 13th St NW, Washington
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$88
Located in Northwest, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lincoln Theater, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Smithsonian's National Zoo. International ...
Diplomatic Management
Diplomatic Management
2.0 out of 5.0 3305 13th Street NW, Washington
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3.2/5 (20 reviews)

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
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 ...
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    1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington
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      4.3 out of 5 (1,048 reviews)

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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.