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May Flower Hostel Llc - Washington, D.C.
May Flower Hostel Llc
Dupont Circle$157+
DC International Hostel 2 - Washington, D.C.
DC International Hostel 2
4.1 Mediocre
Duo Housing
7.8 Good
Mount Vernon Square$101+

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Top tips for finding Washington, D.C. hostel deals

  • Consider booking hostels within the city center if you want to stay in some of the best Washington hostels. One such hostel to check out is Highroad Hostel DC, centrally located in the city’s business and entertainment district. Highroad Hostel DC offers 24h reception, laundry facilities, spacious storage space, daily housekeeping, private bathrooms, privacy curtains, lockers, heating, and key card access. This establishment also offers a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee-making facilities.
  • For those visiting Washington on a budget, Duo Housing is the place to be. This cozy establishment is one of Washington hostels that offers affordable luxury with a satisfying mix of amenities like business center, room service, air conditioning, express checkout, an onsite mini-market, lockers, bathtub, shared lounge, grocery delivery, 24h front desk, and 24-hour security. It also offers board games, table tennis, karaoke, evening entertainment, and a library to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
  • Consider staying at City House Hostel Washington DC if you’re visiting with a group of friends. It’s located just a short drive from the city center of Washington and offers clean rooms that accommodate up to eight people, a shared bathroom, and a common area for TV. You will find a fully-stocked kitchen where you can make homemade meals, but there are also several restaurants where you can share meals or chat over some drinks. Moreover, the establishment organizes evening events and offers complimentary beer during happy hour.
  • For those looking for Washington hostels ideal for solo travelers, Hi- Washington DC Hostel has you covered. Whether you are on an official trip or just looking to explore Washington, this fine establishment is the place to be. It offers comfy single rooms with a private bathroom and single beds. You’re also welcome to make your meals at the establishment’s shared kitchen.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Washington, D.C., you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Washington, D.C. in February and June.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Washington, D.C. if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 0 days before your stay to get the best price for a Washington, D.C. hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Washington, D.C. for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Washington, D.C.

  • What are the best hostels near Washington Hilton?

    Washington Hilton is a popular area in Washington, D.C. and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Washington International Student Center or Highroad Washington DC for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Washington Hilton.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Washington, D.C.?

    Hostel prices in Washington, D.C. can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Washington, D.C. is $91 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $30 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Washington, D.C.?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Washington, D.C. is $91 compared to $420 for a night in a hotel.

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City House Hostel Washington DC - Washington, D.C.
City House Hostel Washington DC
H Street Corridor$1,573+
Free Wi-Fi
Capital View Hostel - Washington, D.C.
Capital View Hostel
Mount Vernon Square$389+
Free Wi-Fi
Duo Housing
7.8 Good
Mount Vernon Square$101+
Free Wi-Fi

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