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Capitol City Hostel

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this hostel was cheap and a bed for the night (or three), but it was pretty dirty, difficult to find and far out from where you woud probably wanna be if visiting DC. The owner is lovely, and helpful, but the one thing that absolutely ruined it for us was a certain other 'guest' who had been essentially living at... More

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Capetown, South africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Thanks Bill. Great stay. Folks, bill is a caring, helpful and wonderful man. The hostel at first appears cramped and a little stuffy, but there is a garden area to suit in and is really quick to get to the museums and center. Good place to stay. Go well Stef

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Bill, the owner, makes the whole experience of getting to and from the hostel a breeze. Our flight was delayed by 8 hours and he was kind enough to stay up late to check us in and collect us from the metro. He's really helpful and friendly and always on hand to help. Th e hostel itself is comfortable with... More

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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44 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: 2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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