U Street Hostel

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Overview of U Street Hostel

U Street Hostel

2 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAfrican American Civil War Memorial6 min walk
  • Popular LocationHoward University11 min walk
  • Popular LocationWalter E. Washington Convention Center2 min drive
  • AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)9 min drive

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About this area

Washington

Located in Washington, U Street Hostel is in the city center and near a metro station. White House and Arlington National Cemetery are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Smithsonian's National Zoo and National Museum of Natural History. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Capital One Arena or Nationals Park. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: U Street Station is just steps away and Shaw Station is 12 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • African American Civil War Memorial - 6 min walk
  • Howard University - 11 min walk
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 2 min drive
  • White House - 3 min drive
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • U Street Station - 1 min walk
  • Washington Union Station - 4 min drive
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Saloon — 2 min walk
  • Desperados — 2 min walk
  • Solly's Tavern — 3 min walk
  • Tropicalia — 3 min walk
  • Tico — 3 min walk

About this property

U Street Hostel

Washington hostel in Northwest, near Walter E. Washington Convention Center
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and safes. Premium bedding and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
U Street Hostel offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations with safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9 AM

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Scooter/moped rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) and Monday - Sunday (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk, smart lock

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 1.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 67 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 67 (one-way), (from 2 to 18 years old)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

U Street Hostel Washington
U Street Hostel Washington
U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 92 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 29 out of 92 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 92 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 92 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 92 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great location
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Shower Water pressure was too low.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
overall it was really nice, the staff was friendly and the capsule felt very safe. i think the sheets could be cleaner, and i didn’t like how they ask us to remove the bed sheets for them before checkout.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
For my first ever stay in a hostel, I was excited especially to see and being one that had the capsules or if you will, pods that I have seen on TV or read about being in many of the hostels on continental Europe. This was a very exciting and it far exceeded my expectations.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021