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HI - Washington DC

1009 11th St NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20001, United States

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Overall Rating 92%

From 122 Reviews

Hostel rating (122)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 95%
Security 92%
Service 92%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 89%

The best located and friendliest hostel in Washington DC, we're the ideal hostel for experiencing the history and culture of our nation's capital!

  • Dorm
    From $32.00
  • Private
    From $129.00
10 or more people?
hi-washington-dc

Washington DC Hostel

Hostel Washington DC

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Washington DC is set in the heart of downtown Washington DC, providing an unbeatable location close to all of the best things the city has to offer - The White House, The National Mall, Chinatown - and just steps from bars, restaurants and performing art centres.

This friendly Washington DC hostel has both dorms and private rooms, and offers a great range of facilities for you to enjoy your stay including free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a common room with comfortable sofas, TV room with big screen and movies, books, puzzles, pool table and an outside patio seating area.

The Washington DC hostel offers free local maps and area information to help you get around. Visit the US Capitol, meeting place of the United States Congress; the Smithsonian museums, the world’s largest museum and research complex; or check out the Lincoln and Roosevelt Memorials.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 45 radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 03:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +1-202-737-2333

Fax. +1-202-737-1508

reserve.dc@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The White House (500m to 1km)
  • The National Mall: World-Famous Monuments & Memorials, Smithsonian's Many Free Museums & Art Galleries, Capitol Building, & More (500m to 1km)
  • China Town (Bars / Pubs, Restaurants, Night Life) (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Very very good

100%

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marcos,

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Thank you so much for your comment an review. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your stay!

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Washington DC,

Wed 20 Jun 2018

This is a well-run hostel with a good location and easily the most affordable accomodation around. Good breakfast, nice kitchen and common areas only minus they charge for lockers and it would be better to bring your own lock. Just be aware that, since it:s a business area, no groceries near and it can be difficult to find (take-away) to eat nearby on weekends or late.

93%

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Leonie,

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Thank you for such a complimentary review. It's always great to hear back from our guests but its especially nice when we get to ready now satisfied our guests were with our hostel. Thanks again, take care and safe travels.

Manager avatar

Washington DC,

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Ayesha is so friendly & kind & Jaye greets you enthusiastically & is very helpful too. Staff like Priscilla and Heydi were helpful but don't smile especially Priscilla. I was in a 4 bed coed dorm and a guy drunk beer in the room. Heydi said something would be done about it but he drank the next day again. Also,another roommate brought a non-guest (male) at 11 pm to the room. I didn't report it because I didn't want any hassles at night being the only female there so was frankly scared

90%

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CLAUDETTE,

Wed 06 Jun 2018

First off thank you for the great compliments to Jaye and Ayeisha. We love our staff and believe they are an integral part of the experience here and we are glad they were part of your experience. We are also sorry nothing was done about the person drinking in your room. That is not allowed and it seems that it may have persistent do to a miscommunication on our part that we are addressing. We are also deeply sorry that someone else brought in a non guest that is against our policy and had we know action would have been taking. We prioritize the security of our guests and it's saddening to hear you felt unsafe. We would have gladly changed you to a different room given we had the availability as well as kick out someone who was not supposed to be in the building. Thanking for mentioning this. Any time we hear about such incidents it helps us address the issue and prevent it in the future. Take care and Safe Travels Francisco Back Office Manager Hostelling International

Manager avatar

Manager,

Fri 08 Jun 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
3 airports service the DC metro area. WASHINGTON / DULLES (IAD): Take Bus 5A toward L’Enfant Plaza and exit at Rosslyn Metro Station. Take the Blue Line train toward Largo and exit at Metro Center Station (See Metro section for directions). REAGAN / NATIONAL (DCA): Take the Blue Line train toward Largo and exit at Metro Center Station (See Metro section for directions). BALTIMORE / WASHINGTON (BWI): Take Bus B30 toward Greenbelt Metro Station and exit there. Enter the Greenbelt Metro Station and take the Yellow Line train toward Mount Vernon Square or take the Green Line train toward Branch Avenue. From either the Yellow or Green Line trains exit at Mount Vernon Square and walk South on 11th Street (about 10 minutes) to HI-DC just North of K Street.
Bus
All major bus lines (Greyhound Peter Pan Mega Bolt etc.) park at Union Station. From Union Station take either MetroRail (called The Metro; see Metro section for directions) or the Circulator Bus (the local bus line). Exit the Circulator at the intersection of 11th & K Streets NW. The hostel is on the Northeast corner.
Underground/Metro
Take MetroRail (called “The Metro”) to Metro Center Station (Red Blue and Orange Lines). Use the 11th Street exit and walk North 4 blocks on 11th Street. Hostel is on the Northeast corner of 11th & K Streets NW.
Alternate Transport
SuperShuttle is another option (door-to-door shared van service): +1-202.258.3826; www.supershuttle.com.
Car
Parking is tricky and expensive in downtown DC and the city is notorious for quickly applied and expensive parking tickets. Please pay close attention to all parking signage for street parking.
Rail
The train (Amtrak) station is Union Station. From Union Station take either MetroRail (see Metro section for directions) or the Circulator bus (see Bus section for directions) to the hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

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