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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
- Franklin Square
- Freedom Plaza
- Historical Society of Washington D.C.
- Civilian Art Projects
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
Overall, Washington is known for its:
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.