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Capitol City Hostel

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Timo S Hamburg, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 5 days at this hostel and I really enjoyed my time there. Bill is a really nice person and the bathrooms were cleaned really often. But its not like a normal hostel it's more like a house with lots of beds. But that mean not too much people around and a comfortable livingroom . There is just one... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capital City host Bill is really kind, helpful, considerate, running the best hostel hosting business, in my opinion. . I lived there for days, very comfortable! The best service compared with other hostels I have stayed before,and the lowest price you can ever get--$20 ! Bill may be not famous on the website, but if you come to this real... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I had a really enjoyable stay. Like Mike F says down below, this area is really not as bad as other reviewers make it out to be as long as you have an open mind. There's really good grungy Chinese food and Pakistani food next door if that's your thing. Shout out to the awesome peeps I hung out with:... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Capitol City Hostel has a really pleasant vibe, which you can probably gather from the other reviews, is in the main part to do with Bob...really lovely guy, very forthcoming with any information you need. I stayed in the second house a few doors down and had plenty of space in the huge room at the front. The Wifi works... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

I'm from the States and I stayed for a week at the hostel. Pros: -Hot showers -Bunk beds are large & comfy -Wifi is fast -Satellite TV Cons: -The place is cluttered -House is dirty and could use a deep cleaning -House has an unpleasant odor Observations: -Appliances and furniture (computers, and TV) are outdated, old or dirty. Computers are... More

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Semenyih, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The owner bill was fantastic, he gave us a good explanation of the bus schedules, the safety, the food around the area as well as things not to do. The accommodation was good as we expected it to be. THANK YOU!!

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Let me address the two main issues raised by others: 1. Cleanliness: I have to agree this is not a very clean place overall. Keep in mind though that it (both houses) are private houses and you get the good (vibe) with the bad. If you're visiting someone, you'll tolerate some dirty corners I'd say. Also, if you think this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Bills hostel was more like a house with the option of staying in two houses next door but one to each other. Beds are double bunks so plenty of space and you can cut the cost if you bunk up with a friend! Bill had great advice on what to do, was helpful with parking, bus schedules and even which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in June 2013. Bill, the owner, is a very enthusiastic man and is always happy to answer any questions you might have about buses, trains, what to do, where to go etc. The house itself is quite old and the walls could do with a fresh coat of paint, but the... More

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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights, taking advantage of the shared bed rate. We managed a semi-private situation; nobody took the bunk above us, and while there was another bunkbed in our room, it was partially separated by a half-wall. The other guests were friendly but gave us our space. Bill was a great host. Offered advice on... More

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Address: 2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Ranked #6 of 23 Specialty lodging in Washington DC
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