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“BED BUGS. BAD NEIGHBOURHOOD” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Capitol City Hostel
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Capitol City Hostel
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“BED BUGS. BAD NEIGHBOURHOOD”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2010

Pros: The owner, Bill is great, really friendly and will tell you how to get to places in Washington and what is good to see. Also free internet (and computers) and free peanut butter and jelly. This hostel was also cheaper than most others.
Cons: The hostel is filthy. I'm not sure if the rooms have ever been cleaned. And there were BED BUGS! We all got bitten. The rooms were also very crammed (two double bunk beds, and a matress on the floor - total of 10 people in the room) and there is only one bathroom per floor. There are no lockers in the rooms. This hostel is in a bad neighbourhood as well, I felt unsafe going outside and I was travelling with a group of girls, so we always made sure we stuck together. I would not recommend this hostel, particularly if you are a solo traveller.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed here for 5 nights and bill the owner was amazing. He has two houses both equipt with digital tv, Internet and cooking equiptment. The rooms have double size bunks so as a couple we were able to save some money by sharing a bed.

The area seems a bit scary espwhen u arrive at night but the locals are funny and the bloke who owns the liqour store on the corner is really nice.

The x2 bus drops off and picks up outside the hostel and takes you into town. It's $1.75 each way and takes about 30 mins

bill will tell you everything and anything you need to know about dc and American life

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Britishtravellingduo
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Property: Capitol City Hostel
Address: 2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4827
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Ranked #27 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Washington DC
Number of rooms: 20
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