Hostels in Washington, DC, USA

10 hostels available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Washington, DC

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Our guest rooms have memory foam mattresses, luxury linens, reading lights, customizable LED lights, bed dividers for extra privacy, all the storage and hook space you could need, large windows … More

Duo Nomad

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Cancellation policy: We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. All reservations are pre- … More

Duo Housing

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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, … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Guests are not allowed to stay for more than 7 days a year, and we do not allow locals from Washington, DC. Please do not forget the 14.95% dc taxes are added to all reservations. No Smoking … More

Washington International Student Center

Adams Morgan
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…The atmosphere is good. you can meet a lot of people from europe and other countries. You can get many useful information from them- like free performance. people are very open minded and easy to … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"We understand the needs of Tight Budget Travelers and we have created an inexpensive High End Hostel Experience that is fun, yet, peaceful and relaxed for your enjoyment and for the price of the … More
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Great place to stay if you're visiting DC! Great hostel - I stayed there for 4 nights and its a really great hostel. Very clean, good showers, really nice and helpful staff, good free breakfast, … More
1217 Franklin Street ... More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…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 … More

Hotels in Washington, DC

Windsor Inn

Free Breakfast
"…Windsor Inn Hotel is a Boutique and a WALKED-UP HOTEL with a 3-story building. 2 stairs up and 1 stair down. If you need help with the luggage ask for guest services assistance. Hotel Policy … More

District Hotel

Free Breakfast
1440 Rhode Island Avenue NW ... More

Guest Houses in Washington, DC

American Guest House

Free Breakfast
"…Free wireless internet and free full hot breakfast POLICIES: No Smoking, No Pets facility No Children under 10 years of age CANCELLATION: 5 days cancellation/change notice or pay for 3 nights. … More

Hostels in Washington, DC, USA

10 hostels available. Prices start from $36 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Washington, DC (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Washington, DC.

Guess what? Washington, DC is also named and spelled Washington DC - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Washington, DC hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Washington, DC hostels Mona

Washington, DC Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Washington, DC, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 10
Average dorm price $52
Average private room price $105
Cheapest hostel in Washington, DC Washington International Student Center with $36
Party hostels in Washington, DC HighRoad Hostel DC (7 in total)
Most Washington, DC hostels are located in Adams Morgan, Logan Circle
Average rating of all hostels 7.4

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