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The William Penn House is a hospitality center on Capitol Hill grounded in the Quaker faith. We provide overnight accommodations for travelers from around the world in an affordable community-based setting. Rooms are shared with 4-10 beds per room, and cost $50-$60 per person. Included are linens, towels, hot showers, and access to internet and computer. Our public dining room facilities include, tea, coffee, microwave, toasters, and fridge. Books, games, meeting and living rooms available. We also serve a simple breakfast every morning. In addition, we work to engage people from all walks of life with issues of peace, social justice, and environmental awareness, through inward reflection, service, education, and community building.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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30Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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To be candid, I've never stayed in a hostel before, and I'm not a Quaker either. Found myself with the need to stay in Washington overnight, but with limited funds. I was lucky enough to get a room to myself for just $65, since no one took the upper bunk that night. In exchange
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Staying at the William Penn House is like staying with family. It's a big, rambling structure with cozy public spaces and old-style dormitory sleeping options, which means, mostly, lots of beds in large rooms with shared bathrooms. I reserved the only two-person room and had
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This was a wonderful place to stay. Traveled with a 13 year old and stayed in a female dorm room. VERY clean and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Lockers available for valuables ($5 for entire stay). Quiet time was observed by all so resting was easy. Nice large
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Response from William Penn H, Manager at William Penn House
Responded Aug 17, 2016
Thank you for the review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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I've been staying in this 30-bed hostel since 2008 when I first brought a 6th grade class to DC. We diverted one year to the International Hostel on 1009 11th Street, NW, but the ambiance was completely different. Both are good, but it depends what you like. The William Penn
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The staff was really friendly, the hostel is located in a nice area close to the Capitol. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean. I stayed in an all female 4 person dorm, which was really nice. The breakfast was nice, nothing special, but good enough as a basis for a long day in
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What is the cost per night?
I believe it was $45 per night per person (including tax). May be cheaper with group rates (we were not traveling as a group)
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Sorry this is too late for your trip, we're a small non profit and didn't have anyone managing this account recently. Hope your family had a great visit to DC! For other travelers, we do welcome children with parent/guardians in the shared rooms, and have a family special of $150 for the 4 person (2 bunk bed) room. Generally costs are $45-$50 per person per night, which includes breakfast. Nearest metro is Eastern Market, 8 minute walk, on Red Line. Street parking is possible, but can be scare, on weekends. Weekdays is only 2 hour parking, but there is paid covered parking by Eastern Market, or Union Station.
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costo entrando el 19 de mayo y saliendo el 21 de mayo. Somos una familia de 5 personas
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"I was on the first floor in the back, so it was really quiet."
"Dorm style - think Hostel"
"Shared rooms, but top bunk in men's dorm has nighttime view of Capitol."
"The Ten Bed Dorm is just as good as the Four Bed Dorm in my not so humble opinion,"
"Any room with other travelers."
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