We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Downtown Washington Hostel

Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Downtown Washington Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 89: English reviews
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and didn't find the place to be at all welcoming. The common area is by reception and it just didn't have a normal hostel vibe and didn't seem a place you could just sit and chill. The room looked like a prison and was absolutely boiling. The AC wasn't very effective and was loud.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Avjeet G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

~Super friendly and easy going staff. ~No shoe policy is homey and clean ~Cleanliness abounds ~Fantastic location with a DC Streetcar stop right outside the door. This is convenient to go to Union Station where you can catch your ride home or a $1 Circulator Bus to the National Mall. ~Capital BikeShare station on 6th and 3rd streets. Literally 1-2... More 

Helpful?
Thank John M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were staying here for 3 nights over the 4th of July to celebrate in DC. It was my first time staying at a hostel and it was awesome! The beds were a little hard but I got used to that pretty fast and our roommates were never too loud. They have a small kitchen where you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maren K
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saltwater for three nights this past week with a group of 10 university students. We had a good experience in the hostel! Rooms and bathrooms were clean, it was easy to get in and out, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended for budget travelers looking to meet new friends and explore DC!

Helpful?
Thank Jeff_Pituch
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stayed at this hostel for almost a week. In that time, we got little to no sleep. They did not enforce quiet hours AT ALL. It's not unreasonable to want things to be quiet at 2,3,4 am. We were on the first floor, so if you have to stay here I would request to be on... More 

Helpful?
Thank dalk222
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

An ok hostel but insanely overpriced for what it was - if it cost a quarter of what they charged I would give them a good review... But it was over $60 for a night on the top bunk of a kiddy bunkbed that shook when people climbed in/out and my legs had to hang over the bars on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank kjkdf
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed in an 8 person room, it was my first hostel experience and I would definitely do it again. The room was clean, big enough and had AC. The location is easy to find and great as a starter point for discovering Washington. The staff (Ricky, Tori, Mike and Craig) are crazy 😃helpful, friendly and fun to hang out... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anja P
Machias, Maine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a hostel..-6-12 folks sleeping on bunkbeds requires certain respect for fellow travelers. Minutes away from Union Station/metro, it's nestled into a bustling neighborhood-close to restaurants and major food store. Fully equipped and very clean kitchen--free fresh coffee. Someone always at front desk-computerized quick check in and out. Scout out bathrooms ahead of time on all floors to see... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Martha S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This little gem in the heart of all the goodness that is happening on H Street is a real find. Accommodations are basic dorm-style, yet everything is clean and well run. The staff is super friendly. They have tours every afternoon and events in the evenings in and around the neighborhood. They even give out a couple of free beers... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thomas J
Frankston, Australia
Level Contributor
142 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We were suspicious as soon as we turned up and realised this place goes under many different names! On TripAdvisor they are called 'Downtown Washington Hostel'. On HostelWorld they are called 'Washington DC House' & when you walk in, their name says 'Downtown DC Hostel'. I asked them what was their ACTUAL name and the girl on reception said "We... More 

Helpful?
Thank nursenatti
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (26)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Washington DC hotels
Upper Northwest
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
The George, a Kimpton Hotel
#14 of 140 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 stars 1,938 reviews
Capitol Hill
The Liaison Capitol Hill DC
The Liaison Capitol Hill DC
#81 of 140 in Washington DC
4.0 of 5 stars 322 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
National Mall
Phoenix Park Hotel
Phoenix Park Hotel
#37 of 140 in Washington DC
4.0 of 5 stars 1,310 reviews
Capitol Hill Hotel
#12 of 140 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 stars 1,053 reviews
Downtown / Chinatown
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The iconic, trend-setting Washington DC House is still a 'Washington DC must' for travelers in the know. With a downtown location conveniently situated in a hip mixed use district, Washington DC House is surrounded by a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Washington DC buzzes from early morning until late night. Travelers are connected via 2 nearby metro stations, 3 bus routes, and a bike share program just a block away! At Washington DC House we aim to provide you with comfortable, affordable, and fun accommodations where you can feel at ease and meet fellow budget travelers in a lively and relaxed environment. We provide a unique backpacker experience which offers great facilities including internet, chill out areas, lockers, tourist information, internet access, movie nights, luggage storage, telephone facilities and much more. The rooms in our hostel are large, bright and spacious with modern decoration and interior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downtown Washington Hostel

Address: 506 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $27 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Downtown Washington Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, Hotwire, Odigeo, Agoda, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Downtown Washington Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay