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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
"… to go. Most museums are free and can take from 2 to 8 hours. Some people only stay one or two nights and are disappointed because they are rushed and can't do as many interesting and educational activities as they would like. Our manager formerly served in a number of US government agencies, like the Department of State, US Agency for International Development,, the US Army, National Institute Of Health and the Government...
"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...
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
"Nice place to stay and hang out - Overall a great hostel. Could use some upgrades like new dishes and rugs, but the basics are well covered. The staff set a good atmosphere for socializing and learning from other visitors. Free computers are a big bonus." … "Excellent." … "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 though!"...
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." … "… as well as free Internet access in the common area. We can also weigh your luggage for free - handy for cramming your luggage before a flight! We're only a few minutes walk...
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
"Newly Constructed in 2012, Canal Inn Georgetown offers Clean and Affordable accommodations for business and leisure travelers. Right next to the charming and historic C & O canal, guests have a water veiw from every room in the hotel and from our balconies. We can accommodate individual travelers and large families. Our designer rooms are clean and comfortable with TVs with Arabic, Spanish, and other International channels. Continental...
The Intern Inn of Washington, DC
"Cool, temporarily - This place was pretty much a free for all. Just a few RAs but not real management which is great for temporary stays. They say it's a dry house, but really you can do what you want since no one seems to care. The house holds college kids there, a few workers, a kid (I think it's one of the RAs son) and a couple of older folks ... They offered free food and sucky internet (can't have it all, right) it's basically a frat...
"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...
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...
"Great place to stay! - The staff is great and the house is very comfortable!" … "Great place, great location, cheap, really nice for money - Great place, great location, cheap, really nice for money, Definitely recommended if visiting downtown DC." … "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...
"… normally are not available for mid-day check in. Please be sure to call us to confirm check in time. We may be able to make special arrangements. Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash, Credit Cards (there is a surcharge of 2.79 % if paying by Credit Card!) Breakfast is not included. Some refreshments are available! Taxes are included. Check out time is 12 noon or before. Check in time must be cleared with the owner...
"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, causing some funny "dances" between the two of us as we changed. The bed was saggy, but...
Capitol Skyline Hotel
"… of Washington DC hotels for meetings, the Capitol Skyline Hotel offers 5,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space perfect for wedding celebrations, business meetings, corporate events, or conferences. Plan your next Washington, DC meeting or special DC event at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Enjoy home–style American cuisine at the Restaurant at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, and poolside dining during our warm Washington summers....
"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...
"Ok if you pay $60 - Good breakfast, rooms ok. Unfriendly personnel (not breakfast ladies!), bad WiFi connection, pool never opened, we were charged extra for no reason and had to complain before we got the money back!" … "… 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...
Quality Inn - Mount Vernon/Washington
"… and copy services, along with lobby computer and printer. Pets are welcome with a deposit and nightly fee. Coin-operated laundry facilities are provided for guest convenience. Comfortable amenities, friendly service and competitive rates make the Quality Inn Mount Vernon the perfect hotel for your visit to the Alexandria area. We look forward to seeing you soon. Important Information: TAX is NOT included in the rates, a 12% TAX...
Metro Points Hotel
"… e)" … "Just off the Capital Beltway 495 Take Exit 20 B" Annaplois Road, New Carrollton MD 2078 Turn right into 85th Ave and hotel on the right" … 8500 Annapolis Road
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
Windsor Inn Hotel
"… a couple 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...
"… queen 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...
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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