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Capital View

Nice hostel with a cosy family like atmosphere. Not the party type place. The guys working there were unusually friendly and helpful.
I would go there again if I come back to DC.

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Facilities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Included

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Capital View

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.

EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE ANNEX PROPERTY 1 BLOCK AWAY FROM CAPITAL VIEW

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', and for your comfort 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.

Our hours are from 10AM to 10PM. Check-ins outside of those hours are allowed with a 24 hour self check-in option, but must be explicitly approved by a manager. Contact us with exact time of arrival. Please do this at least 24 hours ahead of time. Late check-ins are not guaranteed, until they are set-up ($10 late fee).

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

Welcome to Capital View!

FREE WIFI unlimited high-speed Internet access throughout

FREE computers to use

FREE lockers (bring your own lock or purchase)

FREE towels, linens, bedding

FREE maps

FREE usage of gourmet kitchen

FREE Hulu, NetFlix, and multiple Cable channels on a projector screen, or common room flat screen

FREE world phone usage (mid 2014)

FREE coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, cooking materials (oil, salt) and pancakes all day!

FREE luggage storage from 9am to 5pm

Please note that without previous approval, we only accept guests between 17 and 65 years of age.

Important Information

Conditions

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TAXES of 14.5% WILL BE ADDED UPON MAKING A RESERVATION

Our reception hours are from 10am to 10pm; check-in outside of these hours must be EXPLICITLY APPROVED by a manager. Please contact us at least 24 hours before your arrival time. The charges will cost an extra $20 to $30 (until midnight). Your late check-in is not guaranteed until you have received and explicit confirmation from the management. Midnight is the latest we check-in after hours.

Taxes aren't included in the price; they'll be added upon check-in at a rate of 14.5%. 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.
We do not allow DC residents, or those from the nearby MD or VA areas.

No pets, please.

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Location

301 i street NW

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Guest Reviews

Although the location is good I can't recommend this hostel. The owners are very cheap and "nickel & dime" it every where they can.

Pros:
only three blocks from the Metro.

Cons:
Their hours are 10-10 but there often isn't anybody there. Their policies are poorly written and posted. One worker told me .25 per sheet to print black and white and .50 for color and another worker said .50 for black and white and .75 for color. They have extra charges for a multitude of "offenses". They have several security cameras throughout the hostel but few outside. They're more concerned with protecting their hostel than their visitors.
There are no trash cans in the rooms. No dressers or shelves to put your belongings. They provide you a towel but no hook to allow it to dry. The mattresses are cheap and not very comfortable.
Shoes are not allowed and they admonish you for wearing them in the main room even though you are by the front door where people come in and it's the only place you can sit down to take your shoes off.
The shower stall floors are missing tiles and the water doesn't work right. It can take several minutes for the hot water to work.
You can go out on the roof but the wood hasn't been treated in years; make sure you wear your socks. The tables and chairs are old and beat up and there's no shade or cover if it rains.

Conclusion:
There is nothing "luxurious" about this place. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Overall
1
Location
4
Cleanliness
2
Value
1
Facilities
1
Service
1

Nice hostel with a cosy family like atmosphere. Not the party type place. The guys working there were unusually friendly and helpful.
I would go there again if I come back to DC.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 80% for this property is based on ratings provided by 219 guests.

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