Hostels in Washington, DC, USA

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

Hostels in Washington, DC

"…We at the Highroad have thought of all the ins and outs to make sure our guests have a smooth and comfortable stay so they can focus on exploring the city and being able to be immersed in all … More

Duo Nomad

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…What makes us different? The biggest difference is our hostels were started by people just like you and are run by people with needs just like yours. So instead of coming home from school or your … More

Duo Housing

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…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 … More

Selina Union Market

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Selina Union Market can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National, 11 km from Selina … More
Solo Traveller
"…14.95% Taxes not included General: Reception hours 8AM to 1PM and 6PM to 10PM No curfew. Non-smoking. Cancellations and modifications are allowed up to 24 hours prior to arrival date, … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…the whole rooms are dark without light. No TV. The doors are so noisy and because some people come back at night or leave in the morning, your sleep time sucks. The worse hostel ever." …"…Our … More

Washington International Student Center

Adams Morgan
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…The floor is very nasty. There is not even a room key. Everyone can come in and come out. If somebody lock the door in side, you can't enter. Also, because adams morgan street is a popular place … More
Solo Traveller
"…Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 20:00 … 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
"…There are no meals provided "once a week." Food that is stored in the refrigerator is routinely thrown in the trash without guest consent, even if food is fresh and recently bought. The hostel is … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"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 … More

Hotels in Washington, DC

District Hotel

Free Breakfast
1440 Rhode Island Avenue NW ... More

Windsor Inn

Free Breakfast
"…It provides great amenities, not limited to, but includes: - Complimentary, Free high-speed internet and WiFi throughout the hotel - Complimentary continental breakfast every morning - and 24-hour … More

Guest Houses in Washington, DC

American Guest House

Free Breakfast
"…Reservations made less than 5 days from arrival date have 2 hours to cancel reservation otherwise your credit card will be charged for 3 full nights. This is the correct cancellation/change … More

Hostels in Washington, DC, USA

11 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 11
Average dorm price $55
Average private room price $130
Cheapest hostel in Washington, DC Washington International Student Center with $35.5
Party hostels in Washington, DC HI - Washington DC Hostel (4 in total)
Most Washington, DC hostels are located in Adams Morgan, Logan Circle
Average rating of all hostels 7.5

FAQ about Washington, DC Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Washington, DC. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

6 Hostels with Private Rooms in Washington DC

6 Hostels with Private Rooms in Washington DC

3 Best Hostels in Washington DC

3 Best Hostels in Washington DC

6 Cheapest Hostels in Washington, DC

6 Cheapest Hostels in Washington, DC

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Travel Tips for Washington, DC - from the Community

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