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Best Washington, D.C. hostels

Most recommended Washington, D.C. hostels

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DC International Hostel 1 - Washington, D.C. - Outdoor view
DC International Hostel 1
5.1 Fair
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Diplomatic Management - Washington, D.C. - Living room
Diplomatic Management
Columbia HeightsR4 810+
R4 810+
Free Wi-Fi
Duo Nomad
8.1 Very Good
Capitol HillR973+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Capital View Hostel
Mount Vernon SquareR4 305+
R4 305+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Highroad Washington DC
9 Wonderful
Adams MorganR2 321+
R2 321+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
City House Hostel Washington DC
H Street CorridorR17 405+
R17 405+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Cohi - 102
7 Good
Columbia HeightsR2 414+
R2 414+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

Washington, D.C. hostels near the city centre

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May Flower Hostel Llc - Washington, D.C.
May Flower Hostel Llc
5.5 Fair
Dupont CircleR1 834+
R1 834+
Duo Housing - Washington, D.C. - Living room
Duo Housing
7.8 Good
Mount Vernon SquareR749+

How much is a Washington, D.C. hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Average price (weeknight)

R1 193

Average price (weekend night)

R1 105
Cheapest month to stay with an average 36% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 336% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Washington, D.C.

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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 October 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 Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 52 days before your stay to get the best price for a Washington, D.C. hostel.

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

  • What are the best hostels near Foundry Gallery?

    Foundry Gallery is a popular area in Washington, D.C. and there are many hostels closeby. Check out DC International Hostel 2 or Diplomatic Management for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Foundry Gallery.

  • 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 R71 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R23 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 R71 compared to R273 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Washington, D.C.?

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