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The 10 Best Hostels in Washington, D.C., USA

Some of the best backpacker spots in Washington, D.C.

HighRoad Hostel DC

Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.

Highroad Hostel offers a choice of mixed, exclusively female and exclusively male dormitories. All rooms are air-conditioned and the beds have memory foam mattresses. All rooms are accessible only by stairs. The atmosphere surrounding the hostel..nice

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9.2
Awesome
1,869 reviews

Duo Housing

Downtown D.C., Washington, D.C.

Located 1.8 km from The White House in Washington, Duo Housing offers free WiFi access. The property has a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage.

Washington Monument is 6 minutes’ drive from the hostel. The Lincoln Memorial is 9 minutes’ drive. The staff was amazing, caring and always available for anything we needed. The hostel itself was very clean and comfortable.

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8.2
Very Good
1,794 reviews

HI Washington, DC Hostel

Downtown D.C., Washington, D.C.

This Washington, DC hostel offers Wi-Fi access along with dormitory style rooms equipped with a locker, lamp, and shared bathroom. The Metro Center Metro Station is a 5 minutes’ walk away.

Guests staying at the Hostelling International Washington, DC have access to a common room, game room, laundry facilities, TV room, library, and full kitchen for self-service. Luggage storage is also possible. such a reasonable? no, more than reasonable. it`s perfect. you can enjoy breakfast as well. you wanna stay in hostel located at D.C? then, just make it. highly recommended hostel.

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8.5
Very Good
4,247 reviews

Hostel Comfort Zone

Northeast, Washington, D.C.

Located in Washington, 3.8 km from Supreme Court, Hostel Comfort Zone provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a garden. The property is situated 5 km from The Capitol, 5 km from National Museum of the American Indian and 5 km from Newseum. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and free WiFi. I stayed more then 2 weeks, and I felt like home. The staff team is so nice and helpful. I enjoyed my stay very much and felt safe. They also stayed very professional with a difficult guest. I will definitely choose this hostel again when I will visit Washington again.

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8.3
Very Good
194 reviews

U Street Capsule Hostel

Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Located in Washington, 1.9 km from Phillips Collection, U Street Capsule Hostel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. The property is situated 2.1 km from Walter E Washington Convention Center, 3.1 km from White House and 3.4 km from Washington Monument. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a shared lounge. intimité propre good location

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8.4
Very Good
580 reviews

Duo Nomad

Southeast, Washington, D.C.

All rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a shared bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Amazing hostel and wonderfull staff

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8.7
Excellent
399 reviews

Hilltop Hostel

Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Situated in Washington in the District of Columbia Region, Hilltop Hostel is 2.7 km from Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Each room at this hostel has air conditioning. Certain rooms have a private bath while the rest of the rooms have a shared bathroom equipped with a shower. Hilltop Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. Nice, clean and affordable place. Very good employees. So many free tv channels to watch. Easy parking. Quiet place to rest and relax. I will recommend to friends and family.

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7.6
Good
183 reviews

DC International Hostel 2

Downtown D.C., Washington, D.C.

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Northwest district of Washington, DC International Hostel 2 is 600 metres from Walter E Washington Convention Center. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. National Gallery of Art is 2.3 km from the hostel and Phillips Collection is 2.6 km away. It was comfortable and hosts were kind

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6.3
Review score
424 reviews

DC International Hostel 1

Shaw, Washington, D.C.

DC International Hostel 1 is located in Mount Vernon Square, 1 km from DC convention centre and from Old Dominion Brew House. Free WiFi access is available.

Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and cable TV. Extras include a desk and linen. They have the best team ever!!! I am so grateful to them. I have tried other hostels in DC that look fancy but have no way of offering the same excellent service, simplicity, uncomplicatedness and warmth that DC 1 has. If you are a simple person and wanna feel welcome, please, go to DC 1. I have tried one by tge Du Pont circle but I regret so much. There's no other hostel I'd rather stay in: DC 1 wins, from my perspective.

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6.6
Review score
344 reviews

Washington International Student Center

Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.

Washington International Student Center is set in the Northwest district in Washington, 1.4 km from Jefferson Memorial. Free WiFi is offered to all guests.

The property offers both, dorm rooms and private rooms. - I super appreciate that the owner waived off the transportation expense that I incurred to get to the hostel. - free breakfast - surrounded by lots of restaurants

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6.2
Review score
390 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

Most Booked Hostels in Washington, D.C. This Month

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FAQs about hostels in Washington, D.C.

  • HighRoad Hostel DC, U Street Capsule Hostel, and HI Washington, DC Hostel have received great reviews from guests in Washington, D.C. about the views from these hostels.

  • The average price of a hostel in Washington, D.C. this evening is $98 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • For hostels in Washington, D.C. serving highly-rated breakfasts, try Duo Nomad, HighRoad Hostel DC, and HI Washington, DC Hostel.

  • The average price per night for a hostel in Washington, D.C. this weekend is $117 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • Northwest, Downtown D.C., and Northeast are popular with other travelers visiting Washington, D.C..

  • These hostels in Washington, D.C. are highly rated by couples: HighRoad Hostel DC, Duo Housing, and HI Washington, DC Hostel.

  • Many families visiting Washington, D.C. enjoyed staying at HighRoad Hostel DC, U Street Capsule Hostel, and Capital View Hostel.

  • HighRoad Hostel DC, HI Washington, DC Hostel, and Duo Housing are some of our most popular hostels in Washington, D.C..

  • On average, a hostel in Washington, D.C. costs $33 per night (based on Booking.com prices).

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