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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...More
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...More
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Response from William Penn H, Manager at William Penn HouseResponded August 17, 2016
Thank you for the review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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...More
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...More
A very comfortable group living room and eating area accommodates a lot of people. A school group of 6th graders made the evening boisterous, but they were quiet in the sleeping area. Sleeping quarters are bunk beds and there are four to six beds (2-3...More