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Capitol City Hostel

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Porto, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I Stayed at the Capitol City Hostel for 3 nights, in may 2009. Though Bill was very kind and helpfull and met some nice people, if I knew then what I knew now, I woudn't stay here. First of all is quite far from the center. A long ride in the H2 from downtown, or a 20 min walk to... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and that was enough. The neighborhood is pretty bad, we felt very unsafe even during daytime. The common area and the dorm rooms were not clean, the bathroom was even worse. All in all not a good experience, though it was pretty cheap. In the end you get what you pay for.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Despite what the other reviews say, my 2-night stay at this hostel was the worst I've ever had - and I'd say I stayed in about 25 hostels all over the world during my travels so far. Firstly, the neighbourhood is dodgy and it doesn't feel safe at all (the cornershop has a bullet-proof glass between counters and customers, just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 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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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
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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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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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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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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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