Capital View Hostel, Washington, DC

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Come enjoy this recently renovated (2013 - new roof top patio lounge, new computers) hostel right in the center of downtown DC, providing great stays for backpackers, young professional, interns and more.

We have brand-new metal bunk beds, a fully-equipped kitchen and a huge terrace for BBQs. Please keep in mind that our hostel is 'shoe-free', but if you stay for more than 1 night, we provide you free high quality hostel slippers!!'

Once you have checked in, we have no curfew so you can come and go as you please. Every door has a security lock on it. We have free Wi-Fi 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 only a few minutes walk from Chinatown metro station and Union station, where all the buses coming into DC stop. From here you can easily get to the White House, the Convention Centre, Chinatown, the Capitol, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute and the Supreme Court.

We offer some of the hotel-like luxury with a home-like feel and hostel prices!

Welcome to Capital View!

Our reception hours are from 11am to 10pm; check-in outside of these hours must be EXPLICITLY APPROVED by a manager, at least 24 hours prior to expected arrival. We 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 check-in at a rate of 14.5%
We do not allow residents of DC or nearby MD and VA areas.

We accept cash (USD), travellers' cheques and credit card.
We have a three-day cancellation policy. Cancellations received within 3 days of arrival will be subjected to a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of check-in will be charged for a full night's stay. Group reservations( 4 )have a minimum of 2 weeks cancellation notice, plus a non-refundable 15% deposit. Valid credit card and passport or photo ID required at check-in.

Smoking and drinking isn't allowed. Evidence of smoking in the room or common areas will result in an additional charge of $500 to cover the additional cleaning for smoking in the room and loss of revenue. Any kind of open flames, including lit cigarettes or burning candles, are not allowed.
We have a long-stay policy of a maximum of 7 days, unless the staff approve otherwise.
No pets, please.

Location and Contact


• 301 i street NW, Washington, Dc 20001
• 5 min walk from Chinatown Metro Green/Yellow station or Judiciary square Red line
• -VERIZON center- movies and concert hall; also ice hockey
• - Chinatown buses just a few blocks away.
• - Restaurants and bars are plenty, from 3 blocks in Chinatown.
• - Banks, Supermarket, and food stores are 1-2 blocks away in several directions.
• - Less than a mile to The White House!
• - Less than a mile to the National mall, and of course the Capitol!
• - Only a few blocks away from Chinatown/Verizon Center
• On foot from Chinatown bus station and center.
• Walk one block to letter 'i' street. Then take right on i street going east and walk for three blocks. You will see our red brick historical mansion-building on the left!
• Important! Don't be confused - 'i' street continues after joining Massachusetts Ave and 5th street! Just slightly moves to the left - just walk pass bicycle place.
• From Dulles International Airport
• At Curb 2E, take the 5A bus towards L'Enfant Plaza Metro. At L'Enfant Plaza, take the green/yellow line metro to Chinatown metro station in the direction of Greenbelt/Fort Totten. Then follow walking directions as above.
• From Reagan National Airport:
• Take the yellow line metro Metro towards Fort Totten to Chinatown metro station. Then follow walking directions as above.
• From Amtrak/Union Square/Megabus/BoltBus stations
• Walk on Massachusetts Ave towards downtown (west) and take a right on 3rd Street NW. You'll see us at the intersection of 'i' street and 3rd street NW. If you miss 3rd street, take a right on 4rd street.
• From the Greyhound Station
• Walk south towards Union Station on 1st NE for two or three blocks to the Union Station metro entrance. Then follow walking directions from Union Square as above.
• From Baltimore/Washington International Airport
• Take the B30 bus towards Greenbelt station, and then take the Green line metro to Chinatown station in the direction of Brand Avenue. Then follow walking directions as above.



Address: 301 I Street NW, Washington, DC (Washington DC), Washington, DC, USA

Distance to city center: 1.95 km

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Website Capital View Hostel Washington, DC
Phone Number: +1-202-450-3450
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms



Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup



Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: 75

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 10

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 10

Min. Age without Parent: 17

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 10AM to 10PM

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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