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Walla Walla, WA
Reviewed November 2, 2010

A fellow Quaker told me about this hostel. Like others reviewers I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The location is a big plus. It's a 20 minute walk from Union Station and it's located about 6 blocks east of the Capitol Building, easy walking distance to the National Mall. I was able to always find at least...

6Thank Jubilado
Reviewed August 13, 2009

I stayed here on a one-night layover after a trans-Atlantic flight in a four-bed women's dorm. As the other reviewers said, the staff here are wonderful, the value is great and the location is second to none. I slept well in my bunk bed; my roommates were quiet and courteous. I even got up early enough to attend their 7:30...

5Thank seyahateden
Reviewed August 4, 2009

I was a solo female traveler and I had a great time at William Penn House. The staff is very friendly, the building is clean, the beds are confortable. Only one bathroom for 10 girls, but I took a shower at night so I didn't have to wait in the morning. They offer fresh towels and linens. I could tell...

4Thank leatitianet
Redding, California
Reviewed August 1, 2009

The William Penn House staff is incredibly helpful. They kept the office open until late at night to check me to accommodate the weird scheduling of flights between San Francisco and DC during the week prior to the Inauguration. On the night of the Obama for America Staff Ball, they called and held a taxi to the DC Armory for...

3Thank Cephalus
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 $45-$50 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. ... more   less 

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Address: 515 E Capitol St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1142
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Capitol Hill
Price Range: $40 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Dorm style - think Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles M7546NLkarens, Jul 18, 2015 | Read review
“Shared rooms, but top bunk in men's dorm has nighttime view of Capitol.”
 of 5 bubbles Megapod1988, Mar 5, 2015 | Read review
“The Ten Bed Dorm is just as good as the Four Bed Dorm in my not so humble opinion,”
 of 5 bubbles Star4Liberty, Jan 21, 2014 | Read review
“Any room with other travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandradawson, Nov 2, 2011 | Read review
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