The 10 Best Hostels in Washington, USA

Some of the best backpacker spots in Washington

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Duo Housing

Downtown DC, Washington

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. Beautiful neighborhood, amazing staff, clean and comfy. Would recommend 10/10

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Very good
1,647 reviews

HI Washington, DC Hostel 2 stars

Downtown DC, Washington

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. Everything! There is absolutely nothing not to like about this hostel Superb location Friendly staff Clean rooms and washrooms

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Very good
3,643 reviews

Hostel Comfort Zone

Northeast, Washington

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. Great customers service. Located in a convenient location. The facility felt like home.

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Very good
216 reviews

U Street Capsule Hostel

Northwest, Washington

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 Centre, 3.1 km from White House and 3.4 km from Washington Monument. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a shared lounge. Staff is really nice. They have events every day. They have plenty of space for you to put your luggage and stuff, USB ports for charging are provided as well!

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Very good
665 reviews

Duo Nomad

Southeast, Washington

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. Big fan of their no-shoe-policy, everything was really clean and comfy, the staff was super nice, pancakes for breakfast and lemonade&coffee the whole day.

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400 reviews

Hilltop Hostel

Northwest, Washington

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. 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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134 reviews

DC International Hostel 2

Downtown DC, Washington

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. The property is 2.3 km from National Gallery of Art and 2.6 km from Phillips Collection. staff where amazing and the location was perfect

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290 reviews

DC International Hostel 1

Shaw, Washington

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. nice place very neat and Clean i love it

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293 reviews

Washington International Student Center

Adams Morgan, Washington

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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309 reviews

Capital View Hostel 2 stars

Northwest, Washington

Capital View Hostel is located in Washington, D.C. city centre just 10 minutes’ walk from The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Verizon Centre. Free WiFi access is offered.

Capital View Hostel offers access to the nearby Crossfit Shaw for a discounted rate. I was with my family here and we liked very much. The kitchen has so many things and also free pancakes coffee and tea.

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346 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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FAQs about hostels in Washington

  • Northwest, Downtown DC and Northeast are popular with other travellers visiting Washington.

  • The average price of a hostel in Washington for this evening is £93 (based on prices).

  • For hostels in Washington that serve up a highly-rated breakfast, try Duo Nomad, HI Washington, DC Hostel and Duo Housing.

  • On average, a hostel in Washington costs £37 per night (based on prices).

  • Duo Nomad, HI Washington, DC Hostel and U Street Capsule Hostel have received great reviews from guests in Washington regarding the views from these hostels.

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

  • These hostels in Washington are highly rated by couples: Duo Housing, HI Washington, DC Hostel and U Street Capsule Hostel.

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

  • The average price per night for a hostel in Washington for this weekend is £96 (based on prices).

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