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 bunks) per room. Even the 10-bed dorm was partitioned into 2 rooms.
Plenty of bathrooms, but to get to some requires traversing all three levels of the house. Early morning quiet hours made it tougher to get up early and get rolling.
It's inexpensive, so you make and unmake your own bed and put up with the wiggle-worm on the other bed in your bunk. All said, an enjoyable visit, especially good for a large group of 4-10 people. Dorms are segregated by sex, but I don't know what the rules would be if a family of four wanted a 4-bed dorm.
- 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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