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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
"… clean rooms include new hardwood floors. Some rooms include a private bathroom. The dorm rooms are very secure, with combination door locks. Our clean 6-bed dorm includes a piano, refrigerator, kitchen sink and microwave. Facilities include large lockers (30x30x38) with their own locks (no need to bring your own), games including Taboo, Jenga, Uno, cards, Pictionary, the Wii and golf putting. Our library of books include...
"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
"Great, close to everything, clean - Definitely recommended if visiting downtown 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." … "Interesting ... - I would have given it more stars if the staff were better! Let me break it down: You get into the hostel and the manager starts...
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." … "… throughout the building 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...
Downtown Washington Hostel
"Small, crowded, unfriendly host, no subway or bus station nearby. - First request on arrival was to take my shoes off, before they even said hello. The rooms are small and crowded. The owner can be very grumpy with a bad temper. Long walk to the National Mall, no subway or bus station nearby." … "… in the know. With a downtown location conveniently situated in a hip mixed use district, Downtown Washington Hostel is surrounded...
Capital Comfort Hostel
"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 desk, table and chair. Just a bed which is crazy. The common area, dont think about it. no common area so...
Canal Inn Georgetown
"… guests have a water veiw from every 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:...
"… 3:00 p.m. (earliest 11AM; latest 10PM). Checkout time is 11:00 a.m. TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PRICE. THEY WILL BE ADDED UPON ARRIVAL (14.5%) Our hours are from 10AM to 10PM. We do offer a 24 hour self-check in. Check-ins outside of the office hours must be EXPLICITLY approved by manager, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance with the exact time of arrival. A small fee of $10 per reservation applies, to allow us...
"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 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...
Aunt Beas Little White House
"… Monastery, Childrens Hospital. Many resturants, drug stores and other services can be found within two blocks. **Please email before us before arrival to confirm your reservation** Please note: Check in is at 4.00pm, you may drop your luggage off earlier than that if needed. We will make special arrangements to check in after 9PM by email or phone but after 11:00PM we will need to charge a $20.00 late check in fee to pay...
Serenity Bay Homestay
"… a swimming platform, small sandy beach, picnic pavilion, ball court, and piers for fishing and crabbing. The home and guest room are non-smoking. We have a dog named Huckleberry, who is an 8-year-old Beagle/Basset Hound mix. He's extremely friendly and loves attention! Unfortunately, he's not always fond of sharing that attention, so we cannot accept other pets. Travel Distances to Nearby Attractions: Historic London Town...
Emerson House Bed & Breakfast
"… deposit of $50.00 for guarantee. Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Minimum Stay: 2 nights We do not accept pets Check In: from 7:00 am to 8:00 am and between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm Please contact us beforehand to arrange the Check In! Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash, Credit Cards (there is a surcharge of 2.75 % if paying by Credit Card!) Breakfast is not included. Some refreshments are...
"Great service. good distance from all the major things in Washington DC." … "Convenience and safety - The Braxton Hotel is in a great location, we walked to the White House in about ten minutes and is also near Scotts and Dupont Circle. The room was basic but clean and the bathroom was newly renovated. Overall very happy with the experience considering it was very cheap compared with other hotels in the area. The breakfast in the...
Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel
"… irons, ironing boards and cable television with free HBO. Some rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs. Connecting and non-smoking rooms can be requested. Laundry facilities and valet cleaning services are available for added guest convenience. Whether traveling for business or vacationing with the family, the Comfort Inn & Suites Near Union Station hotel offers you a convenient location, lots of amenities and service with a...
Capitol Skyline Hotel
"… mattresses and bathrooms featuring quarry granite vanities for their Washington DC lodging. Convenient to Washington DC attractions the Capitol Skyline Hotel is within walking distance of US Capitol, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Supreme Court, Washington Nationals Stadium, and Navy Yard Metro. The Capitol Skyline Hotel takes guest satisfaction seriously and we strive to be the best of hotels in Washington DC....
Red Roof Inn - Rockville
"… access. The Red Roof Inn also offers limited shuttle service to the metro station. All rooms offer T-Mobile high speed internet access (a daily fee may apply), in-room safes, and dining delivery service available at a nominal fee. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. All the rooms have contemporary furniture, new bathrooms with granite countertops, and a comfortable easy chair. This location offers “On Command Video”...
Windsor Inn Hotel
"… 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, monuments and memorials) (20 minute walk)...
"… 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
"… free USA Today. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the seasonal outdoor pool and picnic area. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like free wireless Internet access in all rooms and access to fax 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...
"… beds, one 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...
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
"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...
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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