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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%

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!

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Washington DC Hostel

Hostel Washington DC

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

If your group is planning a trip to the capital city of the United States, then why not make an enquiry at our hostel in Washington DC?

Ideally situated to see the sights, the hostel is a mere eight blocks from one of the most iconic buildings in the world – the White House. It is just four blocks from Chinatown and if you want to see more of the city, just hop on the subway which is just three blocks away.

A great way to see all that DC has to offer is by getting on a bike. It was the first city in North America to offer a bike-sharing service and as it is quite flat, it’s a great way to see a lot quickly and easily. There are a number of city trails – ask at the hostel reception about hiring a bike.

No visit to Washington DC would be complete without seeing The Mall. This unique park is filled with monuments, museums and memorials. To name but a few - The White House, the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Holocaust Museum are all within walking distance of each other.

After a busy day’s sightseeing you can kick back and relax at the hostel. The friendly staff often organise theme dinners, walking tours of the city and visits to the best local pubs.

Breakfast is included in the price (as are your sheets and body wash in all the bathrooms) and while you are staying there, say hello to John the chef who can greet you with a ‘Good morning’ in no less than 65 languages!

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator

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

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

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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