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* *Passport or face page copy or student ID or environmentalist pay-stub required- drivers' licenses are not acceptable ID for check in (even for Americans)** Capitol City Hostel is the cheapest and maybe the Capital's best value for a non party hostel. Couples can get a $5 discount per person by sharing a big dorm bed. Summer camp counselors can save $10 per person/ per night by sharing a big bed in a mixed dorm. Non campers save $5 per person/ per night by sharing a big dorm bed. We are a private, smoke-free hostel only for international travelers with passports (USA or foreign). We also accept environmentalists with pay stub, or ISIC/ US University prof or student ID holders (from schools at least 50 mi outside of DC) with credit card.

Accommodations are basic. Beds may not be in the same room, despite booking 4 beds in a 4 bed bedroom. Included is free 24 hour WIFI internet ,hot showers and free tea. Also free are maps, phone calls within the US, towels and linen. We offer lockers for free. Bring your own lock. But few problems in over 12 years because of the cosy atmosphere where everybody is a serious international traveler or student. We also have a laundry service ($5). There is no curfew or lock-out. Check-in, however before 9pm (w/ an hour grace period).

We are located 25 blocks (2 miles) from the Capitol Building and National Mall of memorials, monuments and first-quality and free of charge Smithsonian Museums. We also are located 40 blocks to the White House, all along H Street/ Benning, served by the X2 Metro Bus.

The hostel is easily accessible, just 30 blocks east of the Chinatown bus lines or 22 blocks east of Greyhound or Amtrak. (X2 bus going East on H St). By subway: 12-15 min. walk from Stadium. Continue North and East to the 2400 block of Benning Rd (between 24th and 25th on Benning, the main road, H Street extended East).

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet

Important Information

Guests must have their passports or photocopy/ face page screenshot (or ISIC or University IDs from 50 miles outside of DC and credit card or environmentalist paystub) with proof of current or former International travel. Third Party reservations are not valid and may not be honored at the sole discretion of management due to fraud and consequential liability issues. Guests must check-in by 9 PM (w/ a one hour grace period). Guests, at the moment of deposit, agree to release, from liability, manager and/ or owner from any and all claims of loss or damage or injury.

Not all beds are on-line. Simply email HCC management to request additional nights be made available to enable a longer/ complete booking

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Very good 77%

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The worse Hostel and accomodation I have ever been. Please avoid this hostel.There and better and cleaner.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Most important is that Bill provides fantastic service, going out of his way to make sure you have a good time. He gave me medicine when I was sick, called me an airport shuttle,and did other little tidbits that ensured I had a comfortable stay. The double bed bunk beds are also a major bonus!

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Cheap accommodation and you are in for no surprise. The manager, Bill, is amiable and relaxed. If you are looking for a cheap hostel close to the National Mall (museums, Capitol, etc...), go for it.

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We have suffered bites of insects. It´s really dirty and smell not well

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Bill the owner is a pure gent and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Linen including a towel is included and the beds are very comfortable double bed bunk beds which I haven't seen before. A great plus is that unlimited internet including some PCs is included in the price plus there's bread, peanut butter, jelly and milk provided. Overall the location is quite a good bit outside the main mall but it does provide a good base to rest up after viewing the city.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Parking
  • Towels Included

laundry

  • Washing Machine

inroom facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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