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Duo Housing Hostel
2 out of 5
1223 11th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$40
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
4/5 Very Good! (343 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Duo Housing Hostel
Duo Nomad
2 out of 5
1010 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$40
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
3.8/5 Good! (84 reviews)
"Did not like that rooms were coed. Liked that the staff are very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Duo Nomad
U Street Hostel
2 out of 5
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Fully refundable
The price is $98 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$98
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
4.1/5 Very Good! (123 reviews)
Lovely staff but cleanliness wasn’t great
"First of all the staff are lovely! Especially Dee who was so ready to make the place look nice outside and in. I think they are doing renovations which is good because the second floor needs some improvement in the pods! The pod I was in had lots of dirt down the sides that hadn’t been hoovered and ..."

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

U Street Hostel

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HighRoad Washington DC
2 out of 5
1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Fully refundable
The price is $97 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$97
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
4.6/5 Exceptional! (335 reviews)
"Nice, clean and quiet environment. Very friendly staff and answered all questions with ease and offering helpful suggestions"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

HighRoad Washington DC
DC International Hostel 2
2 out of 5
1418 9TH St NW, Washington, DC, 20001
2.9/5 (120 reviews)
"There was no toilet paper neither paper towel on the restrooms, if you need to use, you must have some with you; There is no locker to your personal items be locked while you are sleeping; The shared bedrooms are mixed so make sure to align your expectations; The access is just by stairs and all ..."

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

DC International Hostel 2
DC International Hostel 1
2 out of 5
1610 7th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001
3/5 (81 reviews)
"I took a female only room and it was really good. But the only problem is there was no female only restroom. It was a very uncomfortable to use a shared restroom."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

DC International Hostel 1
Hostel Comfort Zone
2 out of 5
2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC, 20002
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
Capital View
1.5 out of 5
301 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001
3.5/5 Good! (71 reviews)
Awful
"The property didn't even open the door after confirming arrival time earlier in the day. Seems racially motivated..."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Capital View
Diplomatic Management
2 out of 5
3305 13th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20010
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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Other property types in Washington

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
550 C St SW, Washington, DC, 20024
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,678 reviews)
"Access to local attractions and taxi service was excellent restaurants and service was very good but Room was bare boned no water no mini bar no room service"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Washington
4.5 out of 5
515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20004
4.3/5 Excellent! (793 reviews)
"Wonderful stay near lots to do and good restaurants. They managed to get us checked in early which great. Would definitely stay again"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Hotel Washington
Club Quarters Hotel in Washington DC
2.5 out of 5
839 17th St NW, Washington, DC, 20006
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,140 reviews)
"Convenient and central to DC"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Club Quarters Hotel in Washington DC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Washington Hostels information

Number of reviews 1182
Accommodation 9 Hostels
Lowest Price $40
Highest Price $209

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Washington?
By going with a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your budget for exploring during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and monuments.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Washington?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start: Duo Housing Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 7th St. Convention Center Station. Property features include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find TVs, desks, and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Duo Nomad - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Eastern Market Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a library, and air conditioning. Rooms come with towels, showers, and bed sheets. U Street Hostel - 2-minute walk from U Street Station for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. You’ll find towels, showers, and bed sheets in all rooms. 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. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers, TVs, and hair dryers. DC International Hostel 1 - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Shaw Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, showers, and TVs.
How many hostels will I find in Washington?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Washington, one of Expedia’s 8 hostels might be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Washington?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 79°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 41°F. Average annual precipitation for Washington is 53 inches.
What is there to see and do in Washington?
In general, Washington is known for its museums, monuments, and art. Major attractions include White House, National Mall, and Capital One Arena. Get out into nature with places like Freedom Plaza, Lafayette Square, and United States Botanic Garden. Cultural attractions include National Museum of African American History and Culture, Historical Society of Washington D.C., and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Washington while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Washington in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 3.8 mi (6.2 km) away. An alternative is Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI), located 27 mi (43.4 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can access metro transit at 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station, and Center Station. Train stations including Washington Union Station and Alexandria Station make it easy to explore more of the surrounding area.

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