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About Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the US and more than 170 foreign embassies, and a good number of Washington DC hostels. It is a planned garden city designed by French-born architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant and consists of four boroughs. If you are looking for a Washington DC hostel, try to stay in Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle. These are the most convenient bases if you are mainly interested in sights like the White House, the Supreme Court, and the National Museum of Art since they are all clustered around Constitution Avenue. Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan borough and home to a lot of embassies whereas Capitol Hill boasts with numerous architectural highlights. If you do not mind being a bit farther away from the center, Adams-Morgan is a very lively and multicultural neighborhood with lots of art galleries and international eateries.
Getting around in Washington is easy since there is a comprehensive public transport system in place. The three close-by airports (Ronald Reagan, Dulles International, and Baltimore Washington) can all be accessed by train or bus so it's easy to get to a hostel in Washington DC from any of the airports.
While in Washington, visit the White House and indulge yourself by visiting several of Washington’s top-notch museums, such as the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, or the Smithsonian Institution. Take a walk through the streets of Dupont Circle and admire the foreign embassies and discover stunning architecture at Capitol Hill. If you have time and aren't yet ready to return to your hostel, see a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at night.
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HI - Washington DC Hostel
"HI - Washington, D.C. boasts both a good location and good atmosphere. The second after you enter the hall, you know they’ve been doing it for ages. Everything is very well organized and prepared for serving as many backpackers as possible. So the place is big and crowded and anonymous, however the staff is very nice and helpful. They organize a a daily program you can join to explore the city as the locals see it. The reception is...
Washington International Student Center
"Washington International Student Center is a great hostel if you're looking for a cheap place to stay in DC. It's also in the party district of Adams Morgan, so it's great for young, social travelers. It's not the most professional hostel and the building is old and not in the best condition, but it isn't the most expensive either. Also there is no elevator, though there are only two levels above the street level. The Location The...
Hostel Capitol City
"Although it is located in D.C.'s less desirable (for safety) Northeast quadrant, the Capitol City Hostel offers an much cheaper alternative than others in the U.S. Capitol. For safety reasons, there is no big hostel sign letting everyone know that this particular rowhouse (townhouse) is for tourists and backpackers. You can only identify it by the house number and a small sign notice beside the front door. Also, if you are arriving at night,...
International House of Washington
"… like the Department of State, US Agency for International Development,, the US Army, National Institute Of Health and the Government Accountability Office. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable, inexpensive, healthy, educational and fun. Please note We do not permit alcohol, drugs, smoking or persons under the influence of alcohol . Reception for Check ins are only available from 8:am to 11:pm. Please make...
"Hilltop Hostel isn't flash, but it's perfectly reasonable for a short stay, and is very close to public transport. The Location The hostel is located in Washington, DC, in a suburb called Takoma. Getting there from the Amtrak is very easy -- just jump on a red line metro train and head to Takoma station, and walk three hundred feet and you're there. There is a 7/11 across the road, a jazz club up the road, and plenty of cafes and...
William Penn House
"Walking along the E Capitol Street SE, you can find many exquisite, colorful houses, and William Penn House is one of them -- peaceful and quiet. From the house, it's about fifteen minutes' walk to the back of the Capitol Building, and another five minutes to the front of it. However, the transportation is not so convenient, as the nearest metro station is about five blocks away. (the blocks in Washington, D.C., are quite large). Thus, it is...
Loftstel - Washington DC
"Was ok - Loftstel seemed great at first. The staff were friendly and fun and really made you feel at home. Things went downhill after the first couple of days. Kylee -- who i think was in charge -- was not nice and made me feel uncomfortable. Kur'sat was cool. Andy was cool as well. Bobbie was not very friendly and acted like she was to cool as well. The neighborhood is not safe at all. People were shot up and down the street and right...
DC Lofty - Convention Center
"DC Lofty - Convention Center is not outstanding by any means, but it is a perfectly pleasant stay, especially for people who are used to regular hosteling. The Location The hostel is a good thirty minutes' hike with heavy rucksacks from either the Greyhound or Amtrak terminals. Try to aim for Massachusetts Avenue if on foot and turn off to Eleventh street. It may be best to just take a cab as the area directly west from the bus terminal...
Duo Housing Washington DC
"First ever hostel experience - People are friendly and the place is clean. However it would be nice if they had a few extra locks lying around for people who do not carry locks with them." … "Great, close to everything, clean - Definitely recommended if visiting downtown DC." … "Great value for money - The staff are friendly, the place is clean, pancakes for breakfast was a bonus too. I would prefer a private shower area...
Capital View Hostel
"Clean and Comfortable - I just stay there for one day. But the hostel was awesome. You need to take off your shoes when get into hostel. Hostel is clean, just walking three Big Block to Union Station or China town. I really like that place. Awesome." … "… offer a 24 self check-in option, with a $10 organizational fee, and this must be done ahead of your arrival Taxes aren't included in the price; they'll be added upon...
Washington DC House
"Great place! - Downtown DC Hostel was a great place to stay! I spent four nights there and all four of them were amazing. The staff are amazing and very friendly and helpful. You get to interact with and meet people from all over the world! The bathrooms are clean and so is the kitchen. You won't have to wait to use the bathrooms as there's 3 of them. Great place to stay if you're visiting DC!" … "Small, crowded, unfriendly host, no...
Capital Comfort Hostel
"Ok - It was ok, a typical Hostel environment. Although I think improvements could be Made." … "AWFUL - the pictures in the website are different from the real ones. Actually they have two or three places so be sure which one are you selecting. Mine was awful. The kitchen is not equipped and so small, no microwave, no cups ... so at least bring your cup. Even for your breakfast you should go out there is no coffee maker. There is no...
Canal Inn Georgetown
"… room in the hotel and from our balconies. Ride the tourist boat on the canal, walk to the harbor, walk the paths along the Potomac, and visit the many restaurants and shops surrounding the hotel. Take a Circulator bus or taxi a short distance downtown to visit the White House, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, the Mall, the Smithsonian museums, the Capital, and much more. Please note: Complimentary continental Breakfast....
"Diplomatic Stay may be one of the best-looking hostels in the world. Previously a B&B, this place has been converted into a classy hostel by three young guys in their early twenties. The Location The location is safe but quite far from the center. You can catch buses 52, 53, or 54 to get to the center of the city within about forty minutes' ride. There is also a major shopping center with a supermarket about ten minutes away by bus if...
"Great place, great location, cheap, really nice for money - Great place, great location, cheap, really nice for money, Definitely recommended if visiting downtown DC." … "Great place to stay! - The staff is great and the house is very comfortable!" … "Don't Settle for this Hostel - The website is terribly misleading. There is no air conditioning and very few rooms have lockers for guests. The staff is often times rude and...
"… the house with a twin sized (single) bed and the occupant will share the bathroom with the other residents of the house. There is a bookshelf in the room for storage, a closet, a bed table, lamp, alarm clock, chair and ceiling fan. There is a 19 inch TV with digital box, free wi-fi. This space is my house. It is not a public property. I will make you as comfortable as the rest of the residents of the house. I offer...
"Great service. good distance from all the major things in Washington DC." … "A bit tattered but workable - We stayed 4 nights. The location is convenient in a neighborhood that is undergoing change, some might say gentrification. We felt safe walking in the area by day and early evening. Our room was very small, barely enough space between the double bed and the walls for our gear; but not enough for two people to pass one another,...
Capitol Skyline Hotel
"… at the Restaurant at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, and poolside dining during our warm Washington summers. Relax with a cool beverage in our casual Skyline Lounge as you watch your favorite sports on the big screen TV. The Capitol Skyline Hotel was designed with your comfort and satisfaction in mind. Ideal for business or leisure travel, and for families and groups, discover contemporary and convenient lodging at the Capitol Skyline...
"The Embassy Inn is a charming family owned thirty eight-room European style hotel conveniently located on 16th Street a couple of blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station. Business travelers as well as tourists seek out the Embassy Inn for its comfort, location, and value. Welcome to Washington DC! **Taxes of 14.5% are not included in the rates shown** Guests cards will be preauthorised after booking. Failure to...
Windsor Inn Hotel
"… of minutes away from the hotel -12 blocks north of the White House (15 minute walk or a 2 minute bus ride away) -5 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro (10 minute walk) -3 blocks from U St./Cardoza Metro Station (5 minute walk) -6 miles from Reagan National Airport -2 miles from Washington DC Convention Center (Taxis are readily available and easy to catch in Washington DC) -13 blocks to National Mall (Smithsonian Museums,...
"… for the weekend or a week, on a business trip or family holiday, the 250 room Comfort Inn offers quality accommodations at an affordable price, plus all the extra touches that make us unquestionably the best value hotel in the Northern Virginia area. Guests can relax in our contemporary style rooms and suites, some with king size beds. Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and indulge yourself in our Complimentary Deluxe Continental...
Quality Inn - Mount Vernon/Washington
"… Visitors will enjoy shopping at The Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Golf courses, jogging trails, boating, fishing and horseback riding are five minutes of the hotel. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area. This Alexandria, VA hotel offers many full-service amenities and features including free continental breakfast, free parking, free coffee, free local calls and free USA Today. Guests...
"… bed, or one king bed are available. 24-hour multilingual front desk staff are pleased to assist guests, and outstanding pub and fine dining fare are available at our on-site Bier Baron Restaurant & Tavern. Live music is performed on weekends, and sports events are shown on giant screens. A hot breakfast buffet is available for purchase daily. Please note: We accept credit cards, debit cards, and cash upon arrival Check...
Metro Points Hotel
"… amenities include a 24-hour sundries/gift shop and a fitness facility. The hotel includes exhibit space, 6 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. The lobby provides a TV Hi. Come on in. We’ve got great rooms, comfortable beds, and extras you’ll love. At Metro Points, even the breathing is easy. As part of our focus on Simple Pleasures (SM), this hotel has smoke-free guest rooms. Giving you one less thing to worry about when...
The Washington Loftstel
"Our facility occupies an entire residential unit. Rooms are outfitted with twin sized bunk beds, and linens are provided. Each floor has its own bathroom, and there is a large common kitchen and living space." … "We are located a short walking distance away from the Brookland-CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. The hostel is in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Northeast Washington." … 2951 Mills Avenue NE
Washington, DC Travel Tips & Suggestions
The monuments are beautiful at night! Also, during the summer, check out the internationally focused fairs by the National Art Museum/on the National Mall. There was one for Israel and one for the Philippines while I was there and they had concerts and delicious, authentic cuisine! There are jazz nights on the National Archives too -- all free -- and the sangria you can buy there is delicious.
If you are looking for a cheap vacation, this is it! All the museums, monuments, and a great zoo -- totally free. You can find cheap good eats everywhere and for the cost of a day pass on the Metro or a great pair of walking shoes you can get everywhere!
I think it's awesome. I liked it.
— billy bob joe
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