Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Great choice if you are planning to stay in a bit longer in Washington DC. Perhaps looking to do an internship or studying at the Capital?!
Well, we have found the right place for you. Duo Nomad welcomes any traveller who wants to stay longer in the capital by providing very cosy accommodation, social events to make some friends and a 24h assistance.
If you are just exploring the city, Duo Nomad Hostel is great too, located 5 minutes from the US Capitol, the Washington Navy and the Library of Congress, this place is perfect for digital nomads too.
Join in dinner evenings and patio gatherings – score!
Sleep soundly and wake up to a free breakfast to cure that fuzzy head. Sorted.
We mention a fuzzy head because there is often a party atmosphere here, so keep that in mind.
Check out the relaxing area as well, with video games and TV with unlimited netflix.
Good to know: no shoes allowed inside the house and please bring your own padlock for the locker!
This is one of the best hostels in Washington DC for:
Alright, let us introduce you to U Street Capsule Hostel where you sleep literally on pod unit. It is almost like taken from a Sci-Fi movie, this sleeping pod units provide better audio and visual privacy.
Now, let’s check out the freebies!!!
Free gym access
Free tea & coffee (All day!)
Laundry facilities and
Every day social events.
This hostel also offers a office area w/ chairs and tables, perfect for digital nomads travelling around the USA.
Located at one of the best historic and vibrant neighborhood in Washington DC, this hostel is a great choice for solo travellers and backpackers alike.
Update: Unfortunately, HI Washington DC permanently closed its doors in December 2020.
If you’re after an inexpensive option that doesn’t skimp on great amenities and staff, HI Washington DC could well be the hostel for you.
Although their no-frill rooms are pretty basic, you can’t beat the space and brightness of each one.
Anyway, there is far too much to enjoy at this place so dump your bags and make use of the…
FREE tours & movie nights
Pool table, games & books
Common area w/ couches + TV
The list literally goes on and on (and on). These are just a few of the perks you can expect, wow!
Good to know: there’s free Wi-Fi in the lobby and $3 per hour Wi-Fi throughout the rest of the property.
Don’t worry about arriving at a certain time – the reception is open 24/7 which means no curfew, no lockout, no worries.
Groups are welcome here thanks to the many different room types and tons of space.
There is a big selection of shared dorms from 6-10 beds and this includes a female only option. Either that or upgrade to a private room.
As a bonus this place really cares about the environment. They recycle, show monthly documentaries and stay clear of one-use plastics.
Location: this is a central hostel in the heart of downtown DC. The White House and National Mall are both within walking distance, just 8 blocks away.
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